This Week in the JYM
July 25th - Aug 1st
Did you miss our Jr. High Camp photos? If so, please click this link to see all of our photos! You do not need a Facebook account to view the pictures.

Lisa and Kat met today to plan our upcoming JYM school year, and we are STOKED to get back to our fall schedule, to welcome in our new 6th graders, and to have our new 9th graders join Sr. High youth group.

Lisa and Kat want to be sure that our ministry is doing its best job of serving our students and families' needs. Please be on a look out for a survey coming out this week. It is only 10 questions, but will offer us valuable information about how to plan for our upcoming year. Survey should be out by the end of this week :)

July & August we will be meeting at Willow Glen UMC at 1420 Newport Avenue for all events, unless otherwise specified.
Do you know someone about to start 6th grade who would be interested in the JYM? Please e-mail or text Kat (, 408-761-5820) their information so she can welcome them to our 6th grade ice cream social on Aug. 20th.

If you know of someone older than 6th grade who would be interested in the JYM, we would love their information as well!
Join us for Holy Walkamoley tomorrow morning!
Wed July 25th @ 9:00am - Noon

Meet us at Denny's for our summer tradition! We will walk 3 miles around Almaden Lake Park, then have brunch together at Denny's

Cost: $10 for breakfast
$15 if you want a milkshake!
Volunteer Here!
Tuesday night, August 1, Almaden Hills UMC will host the National Night Out event for the neighborhood adjacent to the church. As has been a tradition in recent years, backpacks with school supplies will be distributed to children who live in the low-income Hoffman-Via Monte area.

The Joint Youth Ministry will again be hosting carnival style games for kids to play while parents wait for backpacks and BBQ'ing food!

We Need:
4:00 - 7:30pm: 5 teens to help with food prep. We are BBQ'ing food and will need help with chopping and assembling beforehand as well.
4:00pm - 5:30pm: 3 teens to help set up games. If you have ideas for creative games we can set up we would love that as well!
5:00pm - 7:30pm: 5 - 7 teens to help run the games. You will instruct kids and hand out prizes.
7:00pm - 8:00pm: A few kids and adults to help clean up!

Parents, you are welcome to help us out as well with any of these activities. If you or your student can volunteer for a portion or the entire night, Sign Up here

Families, can't attend but want to help?
The AHUMC Outreach Commission is organizing the event and needs assistance to make it happen smoothly:
Your financial donations can help purchase the backpacks and school supplies. Make checks payable to AHUMC and note “backpacks” on your check..
If you would like to help fill the backpacks with age appropriate school supplies, please join us in the Fellowship Hall after church on Sunday, July 30.
If you have any questions, please contact our Outreach Chair, Bruce Eshleman via e-mail at or via phone at (408) 218-7524.
Summer Fun Day!
Thurs Aug. 10th
2:30pm - 11:00pm
Cost: $20
Join us for a fun summer outing! We will meet at Willow Glen UMC at 2:30pm and drive toward Santa Cruz. We will do a hike on our way. After our hike we will head to the boardwalk for dinner and rides! We will arrive back at WGUMC at 11:00pm.

Students RSVP HERE

Parents - if you are interested in driving please e-mail Kat at
Coming in August...
Events at WGUMC unless otherwise stated
Aug 1st @ 4:00 - 8:00pm: National Night Out @ AHUMC. Volunteer for all or some of the time!
Aug 2nd @ 9:00am - Noon: Holy Walkamoley @ Denny's
Aug 3rd @ 6:00pm: An Alumni only Holy Walkamoley @ Denny's!
Aug 9th @ 9:00am - Noon: Holy Walkamoley @ Denny's - LAST ONE!
Aug 10th @ 2:30pm - 11:00pm: Santa Cruz Hike & Boardwalk!
Aug 13th @ 5:00 - 7:00pm: All Teen Youth Group & Goodbye to Seniors
Aug 20th @ 12:30pm - 1:30pm: New 6th grade ice cream social!
Aug 20th @ 5:00pm: All ages "Summer Share" night
Aug 27th @ 5:00pm - 7:00pm: MOVE UP SUNDAY! New grades in effect
Mexico Mission Trip!
July 29th Kat, Susan Smith and many families will be leaving for a service project in Mexico! If you want to donate funds to our trip, you can do so here

Please keep our JYM students who are traveling with us in your prayers! Coming with us this year are:
Molly & Sadie Freeman
Casey Smith
JJ Grzymala
Aidan, Connor & Ben Morgan
Josh Williams
Paige & Logan Unger
Gillian Grubb
Carolyn & Katie Schwartz
Valentina Ramsay
That's all folks!
Hope to see you at something very soon
In Christ,
Kat Kraynick-Baker