Welcome to GUMY!

GUMY (Grace United Methodist Youth) is open to ALL youth in grades 7 – 12!

About GUMY

Youth do not need to be members of Grace Church to participate in GUMY events! GUMY meetings are filled with fun, fellowship and faith…and always food! A night at GUMY might include:

  • GaGa Ball
  • Basketball
  • Corn Maze
  • Movie Night
  • Service Activities
  • Obstacle Courses
  • …and anything else our youth and advisors can think up!
GUMY is under the direction of Grace Church and the Youth Director.  All adult volunteers who assist with the program are Safe Sanctuary compliant and have the required background clearances required by state law allowing them to work with children and youth.
Questions? Please email us at youth@gracehummelstown.org or call the church office at 717-566-2897.
Don’t forget to follow us on facebook. This is a closed group and you must be approved by the administrators.
2018 Fall Schedule

Sunday, September 23rd GUMY Fall Family Kick-Off Event (6:00-8:00pm)

  • Will include a pot luck, outdoor games, group ice breaker games, worship, and ice cream sundaes!

Sunday, September 30th GUMY Regular Programming (6:00-8:00pm)

  • Our regular programming takes place from 6-8pm in the Youth Room and APR and is for both HS and MS students. Students who come will participate in games, worship, hear an interactive message from a leader, and then break into small groups for deeper discussion.  This will be our first regular programming of the year!  Hope you can make it!

Sunday, October 7th GUMY BOB Night (6:00-8:00pm)

  • Join us for Bring-Our-Buddies night! Bring your friends and come and participate in open-gym games, worship, hear a small interactive message from a leader, and then have time for deeper discussion.  Hope to see you for the GUMY shenanigans!

Sunday, October 14th Trunk-Or-Treat (4:00-6:00pm) & GUMY Pizza Hangout (6:00-7:00pm)

  • Grace’s 4th Annual Trunk or Treat event will take place Sunday, Oct 14th from 4:00-6:00pm. There will be food, candy, Sweet Dawgs, games, and so much more!  And this year, GUMY and iBlast will jointly be sponsoring cars with candy and activities!  We are asking that GUMY members come for the fun but also help with the GUMY cars.  Immediately following the Trunk or Treat event, youth are invited to join us in the GUMY room for pizza and a hangout!

Sunday, October 21st GUMY Corn Maze Outing (5:00-8:45pm) 

  • This Sunday evening GUMY will be traveling to Seyfert’s Corn Maze in Lebanon, PA. The maze is constructed from a 14 acre corn field, which makes it one of the largest corn mazes around! They also offer a scenic hayride that travels on their 140 acre dairy farm and much more for us to enjoy! The cost of the event is $6 per person and we will be meeting at the church at 5:00pm to be on the road by 5:15pm.  Food of walking tacos, s’mores, and hot chocolate will be provided!

Sunday, October 28th Reverse Trick-Or-Treat Service Project (6:00-8:00pm)

  • This night we will be doing a unique spin on traditional trick-or-treating. Instead of walking from home to home and collecting candy for ourselves, we will split into a few different groups and go home to home collecting canned goods or other non-perishable food items to donate to a local food pantry! This is a fun way to get us out and interacting in the community all while using our hearts for service.

Sunday, November 4th GUMY BOB Night (6:00-8:00pm)

  • Join us for Bring-Our-Buddies night!

Sunday, November 11th GUMY Regular Programming (6:00-8:00pm)

  • Our regular programming takes place from 6-8pm in the Youth Room and APR and is for both HS and MS students.
Friday, November 16th to Sunday, November 18th  Annual GUMY retreat at Gretna Glen
  • Join us for one of GUMY’s biggest and best events of the year!  Every year we travel to Gretna Glen Christian Camp and Retreat Center for a weekend away to reconnect with each other, nature, and God.  Gretna Glen is located just east of Hershey, PA amidst the beautiful forests and streams of Mt. Gretna, PA. Here we take part in activities the camp has to offer like hiking, basketball, and low ropes course, while also deepening our faiths through worship and interactive messages.  The food is great, the company is better, and the experience is phenomenal.  We hope you can join us for another amazing GUMY retreat!

Sunday, November 18th GUMY Hangout after retreat (6:00-8:00pm)

  • Come hang-out with us for a relaxing evening after a busy retreat weekend! No activities will be planned for this evening, but the space will be open and available for any youth who wants to come and relax with friends. Hope to see you there!

Sunday, November 25th Open Ice/Roller Skating (1:00-3:00pm)

  • Want to keep the fun on Thanksgiving weekend going? GUMY would like you invite all GUMY students, friends, family members, and the greater Grace Church family to join us for either ice Skating or Roller Skating this Sunday from 1:00-3:00pm.  The cost for GUMY students and their friends and family members is $5 per person with regular pricing applying to all others.  Stay tuned with whether we will be heading to Doc’s Roller Rink or Klick Lewis Ice Arena!

Sunday, December 2nd GUMY Christmas Kick-Off! (6:00-8:00pm)

  • Come join GUMY for an evening of kicking off the Christmas season! We will be decorating the youth room, stuffing stockings for the Dec 8th Santa Breakfast and luncheon, making cards and cookies to give out on our home visits on Dec 16th, and doing lots of other fun things to welcome in the Holiday Season! There will be a hot chocolate bar and lots of cookies for decorating and eating.  Hope you can join us!

Saturday, December 8th Santa Breakfast and Luncheon

  • CALLING ALL YOUTH! GUMY will need volunteers to help with both the Santa Breakfast and the Luncheon.  We help with serving the breakfast, manning tables with crafts and activities, in the gift room, taking pictures with Santa, putting on a live nativity, and much more!  iBlast is also performing at the end of both breakfast and lunch.  If you are interested in helping, please let Janelle know!  Thanks!

Sunday, December 9th  GUMY BOB Night (6:00-8:00pm)

  • Join us for Bring-Our-Buddies night!

Sunday, December 16th Home Visit Service Project (6:00-8:00pm)

  • This evening, our students will meet at Grace UMC at regular time and then head out into our community to visit members of our congregation. We will be bringing with us some handmade treats and are looking forward to being in fellowship with members of our church body this Holiday Season!

Sunday, December 23rd GUMY Caroling (6:00-8:00pm)

  • Meet at the church at 6pm and we will head into Hummelstown for community caroling!
Sunday, December 30th OFF for Holiday Break