Wesley United Methodist Church


Sundays: 8:00am & 10:30am

130 West Third Street Bloomsburg, PA 17815


G.L.O.W. Youth Group

WELCOME to Wesley UMYF, which is now known as G.L.O.W Youth Group – Go-Love-Our-World!
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“The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” John 1:5

Join us on Sunday evenings from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.
The current GLOW schedule is located at the bottom of this page.

Through devotions, prayer, games, music, food, social times, special events, and local and national mission work we will support one another as we learn how to live our Christian faith on a daily basis.


All meetings are open to 6th through 12th grade youth and their friends. While many of the meetings are on Sunday evenings, some special events, trips, or service days will be held at alternative times. Singers of Faith (youth choir) meet 5:30 pm on Sunday evenings prior to youth group.

Both Junior (6th through 8th grades) and Senior High (9th through 12th grades) will meet together at the beginning of youth group and may separate for part of the evening. Some activities will involve both groups, while others will be specific to one or the other group.

We usually start our meetings in the gymnasium; move to the Jr. High and Sr. High Sunday School Rooms, and end in the Kidz Café or Social Room. The structure of most evenings will include games, devotions/program, and snack.

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General Information

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To participate in UMYF you need to complete a 2015-2016 Registration Form and a Program Activities Permission Form signed by Parent or Guardian. While the majority of activities/events are free some of them will include an additional cost. G.L.O.W. meetings and activities are listed in the weekly worship bulletin, the Wesley Tidings, the Website, are posted on bulletin boards in the Education Wing, and are emailed.

Click here to access the UMYF registration form.

Click here to access the UMYF trip permission form.

There may be a confirmation class this year consisting of youth in 7th grade and above who wish to become members of the church. Confirmation will start in January 2016. An informational meeting will be held in November 2015.

A Sr. High mission trip to Hurricane, West Virginia in July is something that youth may choose to attend but activities related to it will not be part of regular G.L.O.W. Youth DO NOT need to go on the mission trip in order to be in G.L.O.W.

If you would like to see more details of our recent mission trips, click a link below.

Mission Trips
2013 Newfane, NY
2014 Monroe, NC
2015 Vassar, MI


The Leadership Team follows Safe Sanctuary practices and consists of:

  • Janet Bodenman and Kelly Kocher Ross, Coordinators Sr. High
  • Julie Millard, Jr. High Coordinator
  • Mary Staley (games; snack coordinator; progressive dinner; Stop Hunger Now)
  • John Bodenman
  • Tom Ross
  • Cassie Jones
  • Laura Powell
  • Linda Fetterman
  • Jen Anderson
  • Megan Fleetwood
  • Pastor Gary
  • Cindy Weaver

We are still searching for “a few good men” to help out.

For more information about how to be involved please contact Janet Bodenman.

Click here to see the full G.L.O.W. schedule.

May – June
Date Event Time Location
Saturday, May 6th Potato Patch Planting 8:30am Chapman Farm

Preparing for Youth Sunday
6:30 – 8:00pm Wesley Sanctuary
Sunday, May 14th No G.L.O.W. – Family Time

Give some AGAPE to the Mother’s in your life
Sunday, May 21st Youth Sunday And G.L.O.W. PICNIC/PARTY

Participate in leading worship at the 8:00am and 10:30am hours and then join us for pool and gaga pit party in the late afternoon. Congratulating our seniors on their graduations!
7:45 – 11:30am; Party at 5:00 to 7:00pm Wesley UMC and Kocher-Ross Backyard
Sunday, May 28th No G.L.O.W. – Family Time

Honor those who have given their lives for your freedom
Wed., March 1st Ash Wednesday Worship 7:00 – 8:00pm TBA
Friday, June 17 Wesley’s All Church Picnic 5:30 – 10:00pm Knoebels
Friday, June 18 VBS Decorating

Help decorate the church for MAKER DUN FACTORY VBS
Throughout Wesley UMC
Sunday, June 25 – 29 MAKER FUN FACTORY VBS 2017

MANY Youth needed as station and crew helpers
Throughout Wesley UMC
Sunday, July 2 Mission Trip Commissioning and Tool Taping Lunch Meeting 10:30am – 1:00pm Wesley UMC Sanctuary and Social Room
Friday, July 14 – 23 G.L.O.W. Mission Trip

Crossville, TN
TBA On the Road
Monday, July 30 Share Mission Trip Experience 10:30am Worship Serivce Wesley UMC Sanctuary