Youth Ministry Winter 2023 Calendar
Sat. 14: *Mobile Mission 5:30-10:30p
Sun. 15: Youth Group 4:30-7p
Sun. 22: Youth Group 4:30-7p
Sun. 29: Youth Group 4:30-7p
- *Breathing Room
Fri. 3: *Zeteo Retreat! Meet 5p
Sat. 4: Zeteo! ALL DAY
Sun. 5: Zeteo! Pickup 3:30p
- No Youth Group
Sat. 11: Mobile Mission 5:30-10:30p
Sun. 12: Youth Group 4:30-6p
Sun. 19: Youth Group 4:30-7p
Sun. 26: Battleball + Worship Night
- Lunch @ 11:30am in Youth Room
- Return from Messiah University @ 9pm
Sun. 5: Youth Group 4:30-7p
Sat. 11: Mobile Mission 5:30-10:30p
Sun. 12: Youth Group 4:30-7p
Wed. 15: Pizza Hangout and Meal-Prep 6-7:30pm
Sun. 19: *Cross-Gen Meal Share 4:30-7
Sun. 26: NYC Mission Trip Fundraiser Luncheon 11am-1pm in Social Hall
Sun. 26: Youth Group 4:30-7p
Sun. 2: Youth Group 4:30-7p
Thurs. 6: *Love Feast 5:45-7p
- Maundy Thursday Service 7p
Fri. 7: Good Friday Service 7p
Sun. 9: Easter! No Youth Group
- Worship Service @ 8am or 10am
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
- May 5-6: *Lock-In
- May 21: Senior Night
- June 4: Church Picnic
- June 16-18: *NYC Mission Trip
- July 26-30: *Impact Retreat
*See details below on these specific events
Mobile Mission - Bethesda Mission's street ministry is called "Mobile Mission." Our church team will follow the Bethesda van and make 2 stops at designated locations in Harrisburg city (where this organization has been stopping for years). The team will serve food and clothing to the people who are homeless. Our church has partnered with this ministry for many years. 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. Meet in the church parking lot @ 5:30pm. Spots are limited! Please contact Jenny Greene ( ) to signup.
Breathing Room - A night to rest in God’s presence and breathe in Christ’s love. There’ll be live worship music with a few stations for prayer and reflection. It was a new favorite last year, so we’re bringing it back!
Zeteo Retreat - A youth conference designed for students and leaders to draw closer and search deeper for Jesus. Through 4 sessions of worship music, engaging teaching, a weekend-long drama, creative arts, and challenging small group discussion times, Zeteo is designed to help students encounter God. Don’t miss this highlight event of the year! Everyone loves Zeteo. Because it’s more than another retreat…signup and details here.
Battleball Tournament - Youth groups compete in a dodgeball tournament at Messiah University 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.
Cross-Gen Meal Share - Cross-Gen stands for “Cross-Generational” ministry. It’s intentional intergenerational time together for building relationships and faith formation. On this night, each small group will visit with members of our church over a meal.
Love Feast - Something new! To live into our Belong theme and celebrate the significance of Maundy Thursday during Holy Week, we'll be gathering in the Youth Room before the worship service for a special shared meal together! This is no ordinary meal - it's be an intentional time of praise, encouragement, and showing love to each other as the family of Christ. Learn more about the Love Feast tradition here. All Youth & Young Adults are invited. Anyone who comes should bring a small side for the table to share!
Lock-In - An annual favorite! Games, food, karaoke, an off-campus surprise field trip. Signup and details to come!
NYC Mission Trip - Signup and details here.
Impact Retreat - Do you wish you didn’t have to wait a full year for Zeteo? Our annual camping retreat is a great mix of outdoor fun with everything we love about Zeteo. Signup and details here.
Other General Details
- First UMC Hershey Sunday worship: 8am + 10am. Live stream available @ 10am
- Our linktree has all our active signups and forms
- Follow us on Instagram @ fumch_youth
Our youth ministry is a safe place for students (7-12th grade) to find identity, belong in community, and live with purpose.
Contact with questions