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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.

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Youths in grades 6 to 12 serve as acolytes during the 10 a.m. Sunday worship.


Youths participate by lighting candles, helping with baptisms, carrying banners, and doing other tasks.

Ruth Nelson is always looking for interested helpers.

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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's Mission Statement is: "to meet the spiritual needs of children, youth, and adults in a Christian camp or retreat setting."


Tremendous and beautiful 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 help with financing (don't let the cost keep you from going to camp), please get in touch with Heidi Ketzko through the church office at 814-723-4930.


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, 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 814-723-4930.

Heidi Ketzko, DCE                                     

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