Youth Ministry Fall 2023 Calendar

09.06.23 | Youth Ministry by Stephen Haverstick


Sat. 9: Mobile Mission 5:45-10p

Sun. 10: *Youth Group Kick Off 4:30-7p

  • Zoom Parent meeting @ 8p

Sun. 17: Youth Group 4:30-7p

Sun. 24: Youth Group 4:30-7p


Sun. 1: *Poverty Simulation 4-7p

Wed. 11: *Pizza Hangout 6-7:30p

Sat. 14: Mobile Mission 5:45-10p

Sun. 15: Youth Group 4:30-7p

Wed. 18: *Trunk or Treat

  • 4:30-7p in Church parking lot

Sun. 22: *Small Group Serve Night Out

  • 3:45-7p @ various locations

Sun. 29: *Battleball + Worship Night

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


Sun. 5: Youth Group 4:30-7p

Sat. 11: Mobile Mission 5:45-10p

Sun. 12: Youth Group 4:30-7p

Sun. 19: Youth Group 4:30-7p

  • Thanksgiving + Praise Night
  • Open Mic Night


Sun. 3: Youth Group 4:30-7p

Sat. 9: Mobile Mission 5:45-10p

Sun. 10: Youth Group 4:30-7p

Sun. 17: Christmas Party 5-7p

*See below for details 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!

2024 Save the Dates

  • 2-4: Zeteo Retreat
  • Senior Trip: April 5-6
  • July 24-28: Impact Retreat
  • NYC Mission Trip June 2024 TBD

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 a 30 min parent meeting afterwards @ 8pm on Zoom  – use this Zoom link.

Mobile Mission - Our church team will follow the Bethesda Mission van and make stops at designated locations in Harrisburg city to serve food and clothing to the people who are homeless. As you can read on the website description, I can also testify that for volunteers it is often one of the most "transformative experiences of their lives." This opportunity is only open to HS age and older. Spots are limited! Please contact Jenny Greene ( ) to signup.

Poverty SimulationTri-County Community Action is coming to our church to host this true-to-life role playing experience for groups to experience first-hand the challenges, decisions, and life of someone in poverty. This free event is open to the community for anyone middle school and older. Our students will be participating in the simulation for our Youth Group that evening.

Pizza Hangout – An informal hangout in the Youth Room to spend time with friends, pray through the highs and lows of life, and eat free pizza.

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 Bethesda Mission. We finish with dinner in the Social Hall like a normal Sunday evening.

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 $15/player. Signup here or on the hard copy in the Youth Room. Learn more about Battleball here.

Other General Details

  • First UMC Hershey Sunday worship: 8am + 10am. Live stream available @ 10am
  • Follow us on Instagram @ fumch_youth and join our Facebook group First UMC Hershey Youth