Youth Ministry Fall 2022 Calendar

08.30.22 | by Stephen Haverstick


Sun. 11: *Youth Group Kick Off 4:30-7p

  • Zoom Parent meetings 8 & 8:30p

Sun. 18: Youth Group 4:30-7p

Sun. 25: Youth Group 4:30-7p


Sun. 2: Youth Group 4:30-7p

Sun. 9: *Small Group Serve Night Out

  • 3:45-7p

Sun. 16: Youth Group 4:30-7p

Wed. 19: *Trunk or Treat

  • 4:30-7p in Church parking lot

Sun. 23: *Battleball + Worship Night

  • Lunch @ 11:30am in Youth Room
  • Return from Camp Hill @ 9p

Sun. 30: Youth Group 4:30-7p


Sun. 6: Youth Group 4:30-7p

  • *Baby Party Night

Sat. 12-13: *“Night Without a Bed”

  • Mobile Mission 5:30p

Sun. 13: Youth Group 4:30-7p

Sun. 20: Youth Group 4:30-7p

  • Thanksgiving + Praise Night
  • Open Mic Night


Sun. 4: Youth Group 4:30-7p

Sun. 11: Youth Group 4:30-7p

Sun. 18: Christmas Party 4:30-7p

  • Gingerbread House competition

*See details below on these specific events

Sunday evening Youth Groups or Special Events conclude with a meal @ 6:30pm in the Social Hall. Signup here to help provide those meals!

2023 Save the Dates

  • 3-5: Zeteo Retreat
  • July 26-30: Impact Retreat
  • Red Bird Mission Trip Summer 2023 TBD

Special Events

Fall Kick Off - First youth group of the school year! Plenty of food, fun, and games to kick off the Fall. A team photo scavenger hunt in Downtown Hershey and a meal together to finish the night. We’ll also be starting new small groups - the most important thing we do - so don't miss this night! A perfect event to bring a friend and welcome them into our youth ministry community. There will be parent meetings afterwards on Zoom for returning (8pm) and new families (8:30pm) – use this Zoom link.

Small Group Serve Night Out - Discovering purpose and becoming people who love like Jesus are core to who we are as a youth ministry. One of the best ways we can do that is by serving our community. We’ll meet in the church parking lot before dividing into small groups to travel to a local farm, ministry, or congregant home. Locations include Milk&Honey Farms, Hope Springs Farm, Cocoa Packs, and congregant homes who are in need of yard work. We’ll finish with dinner in the Social Hall like a normal Sunday evening. Pick-up and drop-off will be at the church.

Trunk or Treat - Join us for this annual church-wide outreach event! Decorate the trunk of a car with a fun theme and then hand out candy to kids gathered for the Halloween Parade. We’re encouraging students to do it with their small group or family! There’s a prize for the scariest, funniest, and most unique trunks! There are also opportunities to serve drinks, judge trunks, or help with kid’s activities. Signup here.

Battleball Tournament - Youth groups compete in a dodgeball tournament at Camp Hill United Methodist Church with mini-nerf soccer balls. It’s crazy fun! Our team is M.L.B. (Major League Believers). Salt N’ Light leads a Worship Night following the tournament with songs, dances, and dramas. Lunch at 11:30am in the Youth Room, leave around 12:15, and arrive back around 9pm. Cost is $10/player. Signup here or on the hard copy in the Youth Room. Learn more about Battleball here.

Baby Party Night - SunHae and Stephen are expecting their first child in December! Let’s celebrate with some baby-themed games and a special time of prayer. There will still be normal small group time and the evening meal.

Night Without A Bed - Something new! Family Promise is a leading national organization working to prevent and end family homelessness. Our Church has an on-going partnership with the Harrisburg affiliate. Family Promise is encouraging youth groups to create an immersive experience for the purpose of raising awareness and support for homeless families by giving up our comfortable bed for a night. We’ll participate in Bethesda’s Mobile Mission Saturday night, sleep in our Church overnight, and have a debrief breakfast discussion Sunday morning with the Director of Family Promise. We’ll finish by the 10am worship service. Signup and more details to come!

Other General Details

  • First UMC Hershey Sunday worship: 8am + 10am. Live stream available @ 10am
  • Use our linktree for access to all signups
  • Follow us on Instagram @ fumch_youth and join our Facebook group First UMC Hershey Youth
  • Contact Stephen Haverstick with questions