Wesley United Methodist Church

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Sundays: 8:00am & 10:30am

130 West Third Street Bloomsburg, PA 17815

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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.

Meetings

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

2014 Youth Mission Team5

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.

October – November
Date Event Time Location
Sunday, Oct. 15th
RSVP required
$10.00 cost
GIRLS ON GUARD
www.girlsonguardpa.com
What you learn this evening will change your life. We are bringing this award-winning group to help women protect themselves. Cost is $20.00 per person and GLOW will pay half of it for GLOW youth. All females can attend.
No Guys at GLOW this week
6:00 to 8:00pm Gymnasium Wesley UMC
Sunday, Oct. 22nd FALL FESTIVAL WITH STARLIGHTERS
Join us for games and treats with our Starlighter friends.
6:30 to 8:00pm Social Room Wesley UMC
Sunday, Oct. 29th
RSVP Required
KOHLS STONY HILL TREEFARM
CORN MAZE AND HAYRIDE
Travel to this treefarm for a hayride and fun in the corn maze. Bring your flashlight. Need to get 20 people to get group rate for GLOW.
5:00 to 8:00pm-ish Wesley UMC travel to Milton, PA by church van
Sunday, Nov. 5th DANEN KANE CONCERT
GLOW invites all family members and friends to attend this sure to be spirit-filled concert and worship experience with our favorite REACH worship leader and Contemporary Christian Recording Artist. We will be selling food and snacks, but the concert is free.
5:30pm to 8:00pm
(includes dinner, concert, and dessert)
Wesley UMC Multipurpose Room; Sanctuary
Sunday, Nov. 12th ORIGAMI ORNAMENTS
Dennis Frohlich leads us in making Origami Ornaments for Treefest Tree.
Bring a donation of food, toiletries, and/or presents for our adopted family’s Christmas.
6:30 to 8:00pm Wesley UMC
Friday, Nov. 17th into Saturday, Nov. 18th FALL LOCK-IN
Meet after dinner to play games, prepare food for friendship meal, watch a movie, and do devotions at midnight worship.
Serve Community Friendship meal on Saturday morning.
If you are considering going on the July 2018 Mission Trip, plan to come to the lock-in.
7:00pm Friday until 12:30pm Saturday morning Wesley UMC
Sunday, Nov. 19th TREEFEST DECORATING
Prepare a Christmas Tree and presents for a local family, and go back to church to decorate and eat cookie treats.
5:00 to 6:30pm Drop off at Caldwell Consistory; pick up at Wesley UMC
Sunday, Nov. 26th No G.L.O.W. – Enjoy Thanksgiving Weekend
Sunday, Nov. 31st INAPPROPRIATE WREATHS, LAME PRESENTS, AND JESUS
Bring a lame present, wrapped in a bag, for a present exchange. Help decorate cutout cookies for the Women of Wesley bake sale.
6:30 to 8:00pm Wesley UMC