The Youth Ministries at Concord UMC is a strong and ever-growing group of fun, active and wonderful young men and women. What is our #1 goal? TO HAVE A GREAT TIME TOGETHER!!! From hiking trips to sleepovers, from mission trips to movie nights, we are dedicated to following the teachings of Jesus Christ and living out our call to radical hospitality, passionate worship, risk-taking mission and service, intentional faith development, and extravagant generosity.
Receiving God’s love through friendship, camaraderie, and fun.
Our youth meet weekly to share a meal, play some games, and spend time with each other, reflecting on their faiths. All youth in grades 6-12 are welcome to join. Youth from various schools and faiths attend every week!
Youth Group meets Fridays, 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Monday Night Dinner
On the first and third Mondays of the month, high schoolers meet up at a local restaurant to have a meal, catch up, and share what is new and exciting in their lives. With our youth attending various high schools, these dinners allow busy high schoolers to keep their church friendships strong. Locations change every time, so email James to find out where the next dinner will be taking place.
Youth Sunday School
Youth Sunday School takes place during the 10:30 AM service, and is taught by James and other parent volunteers. Youth Sunday is the 4th Sunday of every month, with the youth leading the worship songs and running the service.
Students grades K–8, are welcome to join us for our Mid Week program on Wednesdays 1-6 PM. High schoolers can also attend as volunteers to earn service hours. We will have a variety of activities, including games, cooking, arts & crafts, theatre arts, etc. We have homework time, and all children are required to finish before participating in our activities. This program is open to the public at NO COST!!! More information here.
Camps and Mission Trips
Youth have the opportunity to participate in a yearly mission trip, which takes us to various areas in the state of California to assist those especially in need. In past years, we have participated in building trips through Sierra Service Project, prepared and sent out dry meals through Gleanings for the Hungry, and assisted in running a Vacation Bible School in the Redwoods. Scholarships are available for those youth unable to pay their way.
Throughout the year, the youth help out their local community in various ways. In the late winter and early spring, youth help at Winter Nights by preparing meals and running activities for the children. In the spring, they spend over a day without food for 30 Hour Famine, raising awareness of world hunger, while serving the community throughout the fast. In the fall, they participate in the annual CROP Walk, which helps to raise money and awareness for homelessness. Youth have also prepared meals for local charities and regularly serve at Glide Memorial in San Francisco.
For more information about our youth program, contact James through email.