Youth Ministries at First UMC
United Methodist Youth Fellowship
We at First Church have a busy Methodist Youth Fellowship (UMYF) dedicated to camaraderie, community service and education.
Youth Summer Day Camp Pictures 2020
UMYF (meeting outside - weather permitting or in Evert's Room (Youth Room):
Jr. High (Grades 6-8) meets Sunday nights from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sr. High (Grades 9-12) meets Sunday nights from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Calendar of Upcoming Events
Please contact Jason Wood, Director of Student Ministries, through the church office at 814-723-4930 for the current calendar of events.
Youths in grades Pre-K - 6th Grades (7-12 are invited to attend and be mentors in the program) are invited to participate in this after-school program on Wednesdays from 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM. Each session includes Bible study, dinner, choir, games and recreation. There is a fee. LOGOS begins in September and goes until after Easter.
In local churches, LOGOS ministry teams build inter-generational relationships between our young people and caring, Christian adults through a four-part weekly agenda.
*** Please click the PDF File link to view the 2020 - 2021 LOGOS Brochure ***
There are two options to register for LOGOS
You can register online or you can print off a registration form and submit it to the
First United Methodist Church, Warren
Youths in grades 6 to 12 serve as acolytes during the 11 a.m. Sunday worship.
Youths participate by lighting candles, helping with baptisms, carrying banners and other such tasks.
Ruth Nelson is always looking for interested helpers.
The theme for Summer Camp 2021 is going to be "The Comeback" where we will focus on the life of Joseph and how he overcame many obstacles in his life. We will also explore other accounts of Biblical comebacks and learn how to use what they learned to make comebacks in our own lives.
Each summer the church provides access and support for elementary and youth members to attend events planned at any of the three United Methodist Camps: Allegheny, Jumonville and Wesley Woods as well as specialized trip camps. The Church pays a portion of the fees. For more information on our conference camps, click on the links below.
Wesley Woods Mission Statement is: "to meet the spiritual needs of children, youth, and adults in a Christian camp or retreat setting."
Great and wonderful things happen at camp and you'll want to join in on the fun to see what God has in store for you!!
For more information or if you need help with financing (don't let the cost keep you from going to camp), please contact Heidi Ketzko through the church office at 723-4930.
Can you sponsor a child from this congregation to go to camp this summer at Wesley Woods? Wouldn't it be wonderful to see more of our children and youth find a closer relationship with Jesus through a camp experience?! Stop by the church office or see Heidi or John Lewis to see how you can make a difference in some child's life this summer. Any amount helps, just mark your contribution Wesley Woods Camp Scholarship.
District and Conference Events
The youths of the church participate in and support events of the Kane District and the Western Pennsylvania Annual Conference.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any of us at 723-4930.
Heidi Ketzko, DCE
Jason Wood, Director of Student Ministries