Van Meter UMC Youth Group


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Youth Group

Area youth are invited to participate in both mission projects and fellowship fun.
You need not be a church member to join us,
and we welcome youth who wish to participate in a specific event even if they do not regularly attend our meetings.
We do need to know in advance if you want to join us for a project or outing. 

Summer Bible Series: "Believe It or Not"
for middle-school students, grades 6-9
Wednesdays, June 5-July 31 
1:00-2:30 PM

We'll have Bible study, prayer, games, hands-on science, and loads of fun.

Regular meetings will begin in the fall
   We plan to meet
Sundays from 6:30-7:30 PM
(alternating middle- and high-school youth groups)
in the church sanctuary through the end of the school year.

We will have at least one mission activity and one social activity each month.
Please come and join us, and bring a friend!

Service Project
Wednesday, May 29, 2024
6:00-8:00 PM

We will be building candy Kabobs to be sold at Raccoon River Days.
The funds raised will be used for the church's youth and children's programs.    

Smash Park Night
Sunday, May 19

Join us for a night of fun and fellowship, with free arcade games, snacks, and pickleball.

If you are interested in either of these outings, text Courtney at 515-619-3968.

What We Do at the Van Meter UMC Youth Group

This is a time of thoughtful discussion, fellowship, service, and fun for youth in grades 6-12.
Our past activities included missions work, outdoor adventures, twice-monthly meetings, lock-ins,
Christian concerts, fund-raising, and church potlucks. In years past, our missions work included collecting
items for women's shelters, gathering donations for an animal shelter, and serving supper for the homeless.

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