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 gumy@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.
2019 winter/spring Schedule

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

Sunday, January 6th GUMY Bowling Night (5:45-8:00pm)

  • Join us for the first GUMY event of the New Year with some GUMY Bowling! We will meet at the church at 5:45, head to ABC East Lanes to bowl, and be back at the church by 8:00pm for pick-up.  The cost is $5 per person, plus any additional money you would like to bring along to purchase food and drink. Friends are welcome for the GUMY adventure! Contact Janelle with questions or for more details.

Sunday, January 13th 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, January 20th 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 night we will also be adding a service element to our evening.  We will be collecting items to donate to The Humane Society of Harrisburg Area which relies solely on donations of supplies and funding from the community to carry out their mission. Their wish list contains items that they always need to help ensure the best care for the animals they house! Animals are such a huge part of so many of our lives that we hope you consider giving to this cause!  A wish list will be posted on the GUMY website as well as our social media outlets.  For a hard copy of the items, please visit the GUMY Room or Church office!

Friday, January 25th Spaghetti Dinner and a Show (Dinner at 6:00, Show featuring iBlast at 7:15pm)

  • Come join us at Grace for a Spaghetti Dinner followed by a program featuring iBlast Creative Ministries. Dinner will be served at 6:00pm by our GUMY youth (all donations benefit Grace Youth Ministries), and then there is a show of puppetry, blacklight, and creative movement for all ages starting at 7:15pm. You may attend either or both parts of the evening as your schedule allows!  To sign-up for the dinner please see the sign-up hanging in the connection center, or for more information contact Grace UMC at 717-566-2897

Sunday, January 27th UNITE Youth Praise and Movie Night (6:00-8:30pm, meet at Grace at 5:30)

  • UNITE Youth’s event for this quarter includes student lead worship, a movie showing, and a devotional and message from a few UNITE Youth students. We will also be collecting items to be donated to LOVE Inc’s Personal Care Closet as our service element for this event. Keep an eye out for more advertising and signage as this event continues to develop!
Sunday, February 3rd “Soup-er” Bowl Can Drive and Hangout (6:00-8:00pm) 
  • This Sunday evening GUMY will be hosting a “soup-er” bowl party! Join us at 6pm until halftime of the game for lots of food, friends, and an assortment of games as we hangout and watch the big game. We will also be collecting canned goods and other non-perishable items to be donated to the Hummelstown Food Pantry. No matter who you are rooting for that night, come out and enjoy a fun time with friends!
Sunday, February 10th Rehearsal for Youth Sunday (6:00-8:00pm)
  • This is for any GUMY student involved with or wanting to be a part of our Youth Sunday Church Services on February 24th. This will be the run through to go over songs, readings, and the overall flow of the service.  We welcome all GUMY members to participate!
Sunday, February 17th GUMY BOB Night/Youth Sunday Review (6:00-8:00pm)
  • Along with the activities for Bring-Our-Buddies night, we will also be doing one last quick run-through of our Youth Sunday Service for Feb 24th. We welcome all GUMY members and their friends to participate!

Sunday, February 24th Youth Sunday 8:15 and 10:45am (No evening GUMY programming this day)

  • GUMY Youth will be planning and running church services at Grace UMC this Sunday morning. They will be organizing everything from music and Scripture to the prayers and message! If you are interested in participating in this service, please let Janelle know and be sure to come to the rehearsal on Feb 10th!  Full youth services will happen at 8:15 and 10:45am. We are looking forward to worshiping with you all this morning! (No evening GUMY programming this day)

Sunday, March 3rd GUMY Movie Night and Hangout (6:00-8:00pm)

  • Come hang-out with us for an evening of friends, fun, a movie, and food! 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. Feel free to wear your comfy pajamas and bring a pillow and blanket to really enjoy the movie experience. Hope to see you there!

Sunday, March 10th GUMY BOB Night (6:00-8:00pm)

  • See above description

Sunday, March 17th Dance for Hershey Life Skills Class hosted by GUMY (6:00-8:00pm)

  • Join us for an evening of fun as we host students from Hershey High School’s Life Skills Class for a dance in our APR. There will be food, music, lighting, live video streaming for our group, and lots of interaction with students who love to dance! Not a dancer? That’s ok! Sharing smiles is the best way to connect with others, and this is the perfect opportunity to do so! Hope you join us while we get our groove on!

Sunday, March 24th GUMY Regular Programming (6:00-8:00pm)

  • See above description!

Sunday, March 31st GUMY Regular Programming (6:00-8:00pm)

  • See above description!

Sunday, April 7th UNITE Youth Event at Doc’s Roller Rink (3:00-5:30pm)

  • Join UNITE Youth and other area churches for an afternoon filled with roller skating and a message at Doc’s Roller Rink! Meet at Grace Church at 3:00pm and we will drive together to the event.

Saturday, April 13th: Easter Egg Hunt (9:30-11:00am)

  • Grace’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt will happen April 13th from 9:30-11:00am in the APR. Come ready for some games and crafts, and be sure to bring your camera and Easter Basket for when you meet the Easter Bunny! The Egg Hunt will begin at 11am and food will be available for purchase after the hunt. Then stay for some pizza to fuel up and help with Grace’s Work Day.  We will help spread mulch and prepare the church grounds for the spring season! Hope to see you there!

Sunday, April 14th GUMY BOB Night & Off-Site Excursion to Get Air (6:00-8:00pm)

  • GUMY is going on a road trip to Get Air for an evening of bouncing around! Cost will be $5.00 (includes socks). It is VERY important to have your parents fill out the online waiver found on the Get Air website. http://getairharrisburg.com/prices . Meet at the church at 6pm and we will load up the vans and head to Get Air in Harrisburg and will return to Grace as close to 8pm as possible for parent pick up. Looking forward to seeing everyone!

Sunday, April 21st OFF for Easter Sunday, April 28th GUMY Regular Programming (6:00-8:00pm)

  • See above description

Sunday, May 5th GUMY Regular Programming (6:00-8:00pm)

  • See above description

Sunday, May 12th OFF for Mother’s Day Sunday, May 19th GUMY Regular Programming (6:00-8:00pm)

  • See above description

Sunday, May 26th OFF for Memorial Day  Sunday, June 2nd GUMY End of the Year Scavenger Hunt (6:00-8:00pm)

  • This will be our last regular gathering of GUMY for the school year. To end it on a high note, we will be doing a scavenger hunt out in the community!  Hope to see you there!