Youth Group

Youth in grades 6 – 12 are invited to gather on Sunday, October 21, 2 PM, we’ll be serving the community by raking leaves (please bring a rake if you have them) .We plan to meet monthly to spend some time playing games, getting to know each other, learning about following Jesus, and making some plans for the year ahead.  Please let Pastor Beth know if you plan to attend (315-287-2440).


Conference Council on Youth Ministries

Regional events fall 2018:District/Regional youth events are being planned for November 2018.  Most of these will be one-day, low cost events.

Events and Locations:
Saturday-Sunday, November 3-4, at Queensbury UMC
Saturday, November 10, at Whitesboro: Trinity UMC
Saturday, November 17, at Bath: Centenary UMC

The members of Conference Council on Youth Ministries (CCYM) 2018-2019 met for their Leadership Training Camp on June 24-28 at Camp Asbury. There, they participated in leadership training and developed their work teams for the coming year.

The theme for this year’s events is “Love – Digging Deep, Branching Out.” It is based on 1 Corinthians 13:13-14:1a: “And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love. Pursue love and strive for the spiritual gifts.”

Plans are being made for district/regional events in early November, and for the Spring Conference Youth Event on April 5-7. So far, three district/regional events have been set with more to come. Click here for the details. Keep watching this space for more events to be scheduled in the next few weeks.  (


YOUTH 2019

Registration Open for YOUTH 2019

The early bird registration for YOUTH 19 is now open. YOUTH 19 will be held July 10-14 in Kansas City, MO. YOUTH 2019 IS FOR ALL UNITED METHODIST YOUTH, GRADES 6-12, AND THEIR LEADERS. Join thousands for four days of discipleship, worship, Bible Study, service opportunities, and life-changing fun! Expect inspiration, support, and challenges to grow authentically as a world-changing disciple of Jesus Christ.

YOUTH 2019 is the National Gathering for United Methodist youth and traces its roots all the way back to the first YOUTH event of 1988. YOUTH 2019 will provide youth and their leaders a chance to connect with each other, denominational leaders, and connectional agencies to help them discover the wide variety of ministries of the United Methodist Church.

We really hope to see many youth groups from Upper New York at this event. After looking at all options for transportation, the CCYM Adult Coordinators feel our best possible way is to fly out from Buffalo. If enough youth groups indicate interest, we could even have our own charter flight. For more information, please contact Tony Hipes at Information about YOUTH 19 can be found at


Please check with the church office, 315-287-2440 or firstumcgouverneur, for more information.