Youth Ministries

Vision Statement: 

The vision for our youth is to give them a voice and to let them know they matter, to provide young people with a place where they feel welcome, accepted, and safe, and to offer them support in all phases of their spiritual journey.

Mission Statement:

The A.C.E youth group of Vista UMC is dedicated and passionate about giving back to the community. They would like to have a voice in their spiritual journey and trust that the love, kindness, respect, and  forgiveness will be returned from the community as they develop into self-reliant adults that become the leaders of tomorrow.

If your youth wishes to participate in our youth program, please print and complete the following:

Sunday Morning Study

9:00 a.m.  Youth in Worship

Each first  Sunday of the month, students stay in worship the entire hour.

9:15 a.m.  Youth Sunday School for middle and high school students.
Join Beth and Jim for Bible study and how it applies in your everyday life.

Youth Group Study

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Please bring a sack lunch for “Lunch Bunch and Study.” (Unless otherwise noted). Meet in Youth Room.
Sept. 2017
9/3 No Youth due to Holiday Weekend
9/10 Bible 101 “History of the Bible”
9/17 Bible 101 “Genres in the Bible”
9/22-24 Fall Retreat
Oct. 2017
10/1 Bible 101 “Storylines of the Bible”
10/8 Bible 101 “How to Interpret the Bible”
10/15 “Lunch Bunch” – Bring $8
10/22 Pumpkin Carving Contest
10/29 District Dance at Foothills UMC (3:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.)

Upcoming Youth Event

Key Verse: Psalm 139: 13-18
Trip Highlights:
– Visit to Palm Springs, CA
– Day at Wet N’Wild Waterpark
– Small Groups and Study
– Worship at Palm Springs UMC
– Fellowship with 4 Churches from the South District
$100.00 per student
Sign-up Deadline is Sunday, Sept. 10, with a $25.00 deposit.
Sign up today here.

Yearly Youth Events

*Fall Retreat
* Student Christmas Play
* New Year’s Lock-in
* Junior High Camp
* Senior High Camp
Sierra Service Project  Youth Summer Service Projects
Sierra Service Project offers week-long service projects during the summer for middle school and high school youth groups. Each summer, 125 churches and 2,000 youth and adult leaders join together at one of our sites located in urban and rural communities across the western states.  At SSP, youth are safe to grow in their faith, learn new skills, and make new friends while serving those in need. Last summer, teenagers completed 113 projects on 85 homes and community centers. SSP serves the elderly, poor and marginalized. Our service is offered without strings attached, with respect and humility

“Let us rise up and build.”

For questions, please contact

Director of Family Ministries