Click HERE for 2017-18 Youth Ministry Information Sheet.

Click HERE to view High School and Middle School Youth Ministries Calendar. 

Click HERE for the 2018 William Steck Scholarship application and information.


Emergency Form:

To participate in a Messiah-sponsored youth event, each participant must have a Emergency Medical Authorization Form on file. To print out a copy, please click here for a PDF version of the form . The forms are kept on file for a year and are updated each August.  They need to be turned in to Xema Whitley or the main office at church.  Click HERE for a list of youth who have turned in completed EMA Forms for 2017-18.

Parent Cue:

Download the App Parent Cue which lets you know what scriptures and subjects we are exploring during our Sunday morning Youth Gathering time and how to keep the conversation going in your family.


Youth Gathering meets Sunday mornings from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the Gathering Place which is directly across State Street from the church.  We start with food, greetings, birthdays, prayer and short message then we break into smaller discussion groups.   Our curriculum is from the reThink Group (aka Orange) and it's called XP3.  In June-July we have two series.  The first is called Tricked:  a series about the tricky nature of temptation and how God frees us from the negative feelings that can come with our unwise choices.  The next is called Together:  when the church is united, we can embrace our differences, face challenges with courage, and make a difference in the world.


Youth Choir and Bell Rehearsals Every Sunday - for 6-12th grades.  Middle and High School Bells starts at 12:15 p.m.   Lunch Break starts at 1:15 p.m.    6-12th grade Choir starts at 1:45 p.m.    Bell ensemble starts at 2:45 p.m.


 We meet with two representatives from 7-12th grades on the first Sunday of each month from 9:30-10:45 a.m. in the Gathering Place from September through May.  Our job is to help learn to plan, lead and serve in Messiah's Youth Ministry program.


Marmon Valley Summer Fun Day - Sat.  June 23rd.  Meet at the Gathering Place at Noon and return by 7:30 p.m.  Cost is $20/person plus bring a sack lunch and  $10-15 for a food stop on the way home.  Day includes horseback riding, climbing wall, paddle boats, swimming and hanging out with all the farm animals.  RSVP to xwhitley@messiahumc.net by June 17th.

Mission trips

Mexico - June 28-July 3 - Currently Full - We will be working with Manos Juntas Ministries.  We will staying at a guest house in Rio Bravo and helping  in Nuevo Progreso.  We will be doing work at an orphanage and helping renovate a local park.  

Transformation Zone - July 8-13 -  This is our local mission experience where we serve in three nearby counties in small teams during the day and meet back for evening meals and lodging at Marysville, UMC.  Also in the evenings, we join in with about 180 other youth and adults for games, worship and inspirational speakers.  Registration is closed for this event.