Grace United Methodist Church
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Christ In Us, With Us, Through Us

Youth Ministry

Director of Youth and Family Ministries: Abby Koppen 
The Youth Ministry of Grace Church welcomes and supports our youth and their families, inspires and guides their spiritual growth as followers of Christ, and empowers them to serve the church and the world.
Our Ministry Values
Christian Discipleship:  We strive to live Christ-centered lives that reflect the love of God.
                Hospitality:  We create a Christian community in which all feel welcomed and accepted.
                          Joy:  We embrace laughter, energy, creativity, and humor as expressions of the
                                           bountiful life in Christ
             Compassion:  We strive to show respect, care and compassion toward ourselves, each
                                           other and all of God's creation.
     Outreach/Mission:  We commit ourselves and our resources to outreach, service, and ministry.
Wednesday Night Youth Group (YF)
September through May
Join your friends as we gather on Wednesday Nights to get connected with each other and God.  We will meet to discuss relevant issues of faith and living as a follower of Christ.  Take part in many fun fellowship activities scheduled throughout the year.  Some of our ministry projects include annual mission trips, prayer garden, nursing and assisted living facility projects, community service, VBS, and worship team participation.
Wednesday Grace Events (Wed.G.E)
6:00 p.m.          Wed.G.E. meal served
6:30-7:30 pm     Grades K-5 Youth Fellowship
6:30-8:00           Grades 6-12 Youth Fellowship
                                                               MISSION TRIP
 Uzone--After school Drop-in and Tutoring Center
Opened in 2007, the Uzone provides an after school community gathering place for youth in grades 6-12.  Both adult and peer mentors/tutors show God's love and acceptance to all youth, in addition to providing them with help and encouragement to excel personally and academically.  Available to youth are outdoor games, board games, internet access, tutoring, snacks for purchase, music, TV, books and fellowship opportunities.
Summer Tutoring - June-July - is available to youth grades 3-12.  The Uzone is located on property adjacent to the Paynesville High/Middle School, at 805 Hwy 55.  The telephone is 320-243-9663.  Email: