Welcome to Gainesville UMC's Student Ministries! We are so glad that you've found us!
We are the youth program of GUMC, designed for grades 6-12 - a safe place for youth to gather together to worship, explore their faith, ask the tough questions and hang out with their peers.
We meet weekly on Sunday evenings, from 6:00pm - 8:00pm at GUMC. Our programs are divided into LifeGroups for our Middle School and High School students, where students use curriculum unique to their small group. We also have some awesome games and participate in various service/mission opportunities as part of our LifeGroups.
In addition to our weekly meetings, we also offer multiple retreats throughout the year. Our fall retreat is for our youth group as a whole, and we run separate high school and middle school retreats in the spring.
We are passionate about missions at GUMC, and our youth are no different. We participate in several mission trips each summer. In 2017, our high school students will be headed to the Dominican Republic and our middle school group will be headed to Jeremiah Project in Winchester. We will also have a local mission week here in Prince William County to help those in need in our own community.
Finally, we also run our annual confirmation class through our Student Ministry program. This 13-week class is designed for our students to gain a deeper understanding of their faith and in particular their Methodist heritage and basic United Methodist theology.
We hope that you will join us!
If you ever have questions, please don't hesitate to email me.
Grace + Peace,
Bert Miller, Director of Student Ministries