Welcome to GUMY!

GUMY is a dynamic youth ministry at Grace UMC. 
What is GUMY (Grace United Methodist Youth): 
That’s just a name though, we are more than that.

GUMY is a strong faith family that meets around Christ.  He is at the center of all that we do.  GUMY is about faith, fun, and fellowship with one another.  GUMY is for anyone in grades 7 – 12 and their peers.

At GUMY, we will:

  • Grow closer to God.
  • Make lasting friendships with one another.
  • Play crazy games together.
  • Have meals together. 
  • Have active lesson time in large and small groups.
  • Go on retreats and mission trips.  And lots more…..
 

GUMY Rules:

  • Respect
  • A time for seriousness, a time for fun
  • Be yourself, express yourself
  • Bring friends
  • Everybody has a voice
  • Include everyone, always
  • Accept others regardless
  • Think before you speak
  • Safe Place / Said Here, Stays Here
  • Come to youth group Physically, Mentally, and Spiritually
 

GUMY 3 core verses are:

Matthew 18: 20
“Wherever two or more are gathered, I am there”
 
Proverbs 17: 17A
A friend loves at all times”
 
1 Corinthians 12: 14 – 27
 “Indeed, the body does not consist of one member but of many. If the foot would say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. And if the ear would say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body.  If the whole body were an eye, where would the hearing be? If the whole body were hearing, where would the sense of smell be? But as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he chose. If all were a single member, where would the body be? As it is, there are many members, yet one body. The eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you,” nor again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.”  On the contrary, the members of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, and those members of the body that we think less honorable we clothe with greater honor, and our less respectable members are treated with greater respect; whereas our more respectable members do not need this. But God has so arranged the body, giving the greater honor to the inferior member, that there may be no dissension within the body, but the members may have the same care for one another. If one member suffers, all suffer together with it; if one member is honored, all rejoice together with it. Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.”
 
   
 
Contacts!!:  The best way to find out details about anything GUMY, G’jr., iBlast, and CURRENT is weekly e-mails.  Make sure you get us your email address.  If you have any questions about ANYTHING GUMY, please e-mail Peter Fox at:  GUMY@gracehummelstown.org  or call the church office 717-566-2897.
 
 
 

GUMY & G’jr. Summer 2022

 

July

Wednesday, July 13 – GUMY/ G’jr. Service Day @ Hope Springs Farm in Hershey from 10:30AM – 1PM. We will help out in the garden, and with mowing fields, and general cleanup around the ground. We will work for a while, have a picnic lunch, then meet some animals. Please pack and bring your own lunch. You must Sign-Up over e-mail for this event. I’ll also be sending two waiver forms through e-mail that I’ll need filled out. Plan on meeting us at the Farm at 10:30AM. We will not be providing rides from the church for this event.

Monday, July 18 through Thursday, July 21 is Vacation Bible School @ Grace from 6 – 8PM. I am looking for GUMY/ G’jr. youth volunteers to help me facilitate the games portion for kids all week long. We will also need help in several other key areas. That said, I would love lots of helpers! Please contact me via e-mail ASAP, and I will put you on my list and give you all additional details. Volunteers will me up with me at 5:30PM before VBS, every night that week.

 

August

Wednesday, August 17 – GUMY/ G’jr. Service Day @ Grace from 9AM – 12N. On this day, we will be helping to stuff “back to school” back-packs for those in need throughout our surrounding area. I want as many GUMY/ G’jr. volunteers as possible. The more, the better! Please contact me via e-mail ASAP, and I will put you on my list and give you all additional details. This is great way to serve our local communities.

Sunday, August 28 – GUMY/ G’jr. Pool Party @ the Yingling’s house from 1 – 5PM. All food, drinks and snacks will be provided. Bring Friends! Home-baked goodies always welcome (No peanuts/nuts please). Plan on meeting us at the Yingling house. We will not be providing rides from the church for this event.