Centerport United Methodist Church

The Centerport UMC youth fellowship is for young persons in grades 6 - 12.  We have approximately 35 young people actively involved in the group, which meets about twice a month and are doing social distancing service projects.

Youth Group participating in one of our fabulous 30 Hour Famine programs. Great job!!

Happy Spring!!!! The flowers are blooming and the weather is warming up! Praise God! 


The youth had a great month! Thank you to all who attended our Virtual Pizza Party!! We had a blast! Thank you to Timothy's Pizza in Centerport for the pizza kits. They were delicious and so much fun to make!!! Thank you also to Kim Burton for leading the youth in a discussion about protests and current events surrounding the riots at the Capitol. We had great conversation!!!


Ted and Gina are looking forward to meeting in person late April and getting together with the youth for some fun!!! It's been a long time on zoom and we are all ready to meet up and move around!!!! Stay tuned for information.


U.M. ARMY is back this Summer! We are taking another step toward traditional camps. We will be hosting a day camp model U.M. ARMY in late July and will be inviting other churches in our area to join! Think of all the great things about U.M. ARMY but be able to sleep and shower at home. It's a win win!!! Look for information to come about a meeting to discuss our plans coming soon! 


Get out and enjoy the sunshine!!!


Gina Grubbs and Ted Brummel







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