The Holidays

As we head into the holiday season we pray that your hearts are filled with joy and anticipation! We have so many exciting things planned for November and December for youth group! Our Junior High group has just returned from an amazing Fall Retreat where we reconnected with ourselves, each other, and remembered that God wants to fill our lives with wonder, joy and passion. Our Senior High Group are going to a Fall Retreat on November 30thto re-energize and to let go of the stresses of school, applying to college, studying for AP classes, and all the pressures of the teen lifestyle.

We’re ready to begin Junior High and Senior High Advent Bible studies. The Senior High Advent study will start at 2:00 PM on Friday, November 23rd at Starbucks on Madison Ave in Murrieta and then move it to the Youth Room on Friday evenings from 6:00 PM—8:00 PM in December. The Junior High Advent study begins on Wednesday, November 28thin the MUMC youth office.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! In the love of Christ,
MUMC Co-Youth Directors

Jennifer Jones (951)239-9220

kravmamabb@gmail.com

Mandy Allen (951)536-5817

Mandyallen1216@aol.com

Summer Approachers For Our Youth

As summer approaches, we are excited about all our summer youth activities here at Murrieta UMC!!

As summer approaches, we are excited about all our summer youth activities here at Murrieta UMC!!  We will be starting off the month with Promotion Sunday.  In worship at 9am on Sunday, June 3rd, we will be recognizing all the students who will be promoting to a new chapter in their lives:  Kindergarteners, 5th graders, 8th graders, seniors in High School, and college graduates.  If you are graduating from college, please let me know (mandyallen1216@aol.com) or call Lynne in the church office (951-677-6174), so we can recognize your exciting achievement!!   We will have cake in between services to honor all of our promotees and graduates!  For Youth group that day, we will head to the Pilkington’s for our annual promotion Pool Party!  All youth and their families are invited!  Lunch is included.  Bring your swimsuit, towel and sunscreen.  We are SO excited to welcome in our new 6th graders!!  We’ve got 7 years with you now in youth ministry!!

For Youth group that day, we will head to the Pilkington’s for our annual promotion Summer Pool Party!

Sunday, June 10th will be regular youth group, but we will also be putting on a Burger Bash to continue raising funds for SSP.  It is also Music Sunday, so come worship with us through song, and then fill your tummies with delicious burgers and hotdogs with all the fixings!  We are also continuing our Shareholders’ Envelope Fundraiser!  And, we have a pancake breakfast fundraiser at Applebee’s restaurant on Saturday, June 16th!!  Keep your eyes out for the fliers!

 

Youth will be helping with VBS again this year, and it is quite a fun event for everyone!  Ayesha has a sign-up sheet in the youth room, so please sign up and join us!  There will be a volunteer training for all youth and adults helping with VBS in the sanctuary on Saturday June 9th 10am-12pm.  Mark your calendars!!  VBS will be June 18th-22nd .

Please keep us in your prayers!

Youth counselors will be heading out on their annual Youth Planning Retreat on Friday, June 22nd, and returning on Sunday, June 24th.   We plan out the whole year, and cast a vision for youth ministry that will help our youth program flourish in the coming year!  Please keep us in your prayers!

 

Our SSP team will be heading to LAX early Thursday morning, June 28th for our Summer Sierra Service Project in Spokane Washington.  We will be working on a Native American Reservation there, where we will be weatherizing homes, building wheelchair ramps, etc.  Please keep our team in your prayers as they take MUMC out into the world to be the hands and feet of Christ.  They will be returning on Saturday, July 7th. Afterwords starts cam at Camp Wrightwood

Youth Pool parties will be happening on Friday, June 15th, and June 29th.  Details will be posted in the youth room.

 

MUMC Co Youth Directors

Mandy Allen

(951)536-5817

Mandyallen1216@aol.com

Jennifer Jones

(951)239-9220

Kravmamabb@gmail.com

Hello from MUMC Youth Ministry!

Hello from MUMC May Youth Ministry! We have so many exciting things going on this May!

Hello from MUMC May Youth Ministry! We have so many exciting things going on this May! We’re kicking our Sierra Service Project fundraising into full gear! Come and support our SSP Shareholders’ Envelope fundraiser on Sundays this month. Just take an envelope from the board, place that amount in the envelope and give it to someone in an SSP shirt!

Join us for the Shareholders’ dinner.

To thank you for your donation you will receive a letter from one of our youth during their SSP trip and receive a special invitation to join us for the Shareholders’ dinner. Share in our experience with a slideshow and testimonies of the mission project from our youth. Further, we’re sponsoring restaurant fundraisers over the next couple months, so keep your eyes peeled for youth handing out fliers on Sundays.

The Confirmands will be presented May 20th to the congregation during the 11:00 AM service.

After months of learning about God, their faith and what it means to be part of the body of Christ we welcome 14 Confirmands as they take their vows as members of our congregation at the 9:00 AM service on Confirmation Sunday (May 20th). The Confirmands will be to be presented to the congregation during the 11:00 AM service. Please join us and be a part of this special day!

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Friday, May 4th Confirmation double header classes from 6:00 PM-8:00 PM in the youth room.  Pizza and dessert will be provided.

Sunday, May 6thThe Youth girls are invited to the UMW meeting & lunch at 12:30 PM in Fellowship Hall while the boys enjoy a guy’s bonding day over a Superhero movie in the youth room! Please sign up for this event!

Saturday, May 12thBaptism Pool Party at Tom and Jeanie Pilkington’s home at 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. All confirmands, angels, youth, youth counselors and youth families should participate in the Baptism of our confirmands who have not yet been baptized. Later that evening we have a very special experience planned for our juniors, seniors and their guests as they come back to Tom and Jeanie’s for an amazing night of dinner, and dancing, photo booth pictures and so much more at the Youth Prom!!!!

Please RSVP to Jenn or Mandy!

Sunday, May 13th: No youth group so you can celebrate Mother’s Day.

Sunday, May 27th: Memorial Day Weekend. No regular youth group. We will meet at the Cal Oaks movie theater to watch a fun movie 12:00 PM-2:30 PM.

October Youth News

Hello and Happy October to everyone!  The youth group would like to thank everyone for supporting our Second Annual Lip Sync Battle!!!  What a fun time!!  We were excited that we got to battle with Riverside, Redlands, Hope and Upland UMCs!!  All donations went to support MUMC youth mission and camperships.  Thank you for your generosity!

 

A select number of youth are going to Mexicali for a mission trip the weekend of October 13th-15th.  Please pray for a safe, meaningful, life changing experience for them and the all volunteers who have been called to this ministry!  We meet at church at 6:00 PM and return Sunday afternoon.

 

The Youth wrap up their Savers Fundraiser on Sunday, October 8th so make sure to clean out your closets and bring all your donations to the youth office!  Soft items in bags are preferred!

 

The Youth are helping with the Chili Cook-off on Saturday, Oct. 21st, 5:00 PM-7:00 PM (youth need to be at the church at 4pm to help set up), and the Children’s Ministry Harvest Festival from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM on Sunday, October 29th.  They’re also having their own Halloween festivities in Friday, Oct. 27th with a spooky Halloween Scavenger Hunt.  They’ll meet at the church at 6:00 PM and be done by 9:00 PM.

 

In the love of Christ,

MUMC Co-Youth Directors

 

Summer Update

Youth Moment—First of all, we would like to thank all of you who prayed for, wrote letters, donated money, and supported our youth in any other way as they set off on their SSP mission trip.  It was truly an amazing experience for all 25 of us!  Thank you for being in mission with us!

 

Be sure to RSVP Mandy Allen for the SSP Shareholders dinner (see side schedule) at 951-536-5817 to let her know how many are attending in your party so we can make sure to have enough delicious food for everyone!  The youth are sharing testimonies from their experiences along with a slide show.

 

This year 9 Youth participated in our Wrightwood United Methodist Summer Senior High camp and one in Jr High camp.  They had an absolutely incredible experience.  We would love to encourage all children 3rd grade and up to participate in summer camp next year!!  Camperships are available and the experiences our kids have had through Cal Pac camps have been life-changing!

 

Summer Youth News

Congratulations to all our Graduates!!!  We have a huge group of seniors graduating from High School this year, and we are very excited for them as they head off into their future!  As they begin their new adventures, I hope they will remember these words of hope from Deuteronomy 31:8:  “The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.  Do not be afraid, do not be discouraged.”   Please remember your MUMC church family will always be here for you as a soft place to land anytime you need us, and to celebrate your successes with you every step of the way!!

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