This week in the JYM...

1/19/23 - 1/26/23

Thanks for everyone's flexibility on Tuesday as we shifted to cooking meals at WGUMC for the Casitas Community. We were able to package up 22 meals filled with delicious sandwiches, desserts, oranges, and other goodies!

This week we have Feed the Need on Sunday at Willow Glen UMC & "After Hours" Late night programing at Almaden Hills UMC.

Payments are now open for winter camp, and we have a few more spots to sign up for. You can pay here today.

Hope to see you soon!

In Christ,

Kat Kraynick-Baker



Lisa Jacobs



We are still collecting supplies for the new baby at Casitas. If you would like to donate diapers and wipes, please bring them to youth group any time this month or coordinate a drop off with Lisa or Kat. Since the homes at Casitas are small, we will store them at the church and bring a few every time we come. Please purchase newborn or size 1 diapers at this time.

A quick & important note about behavior policies at the Joint Youth Ministry

Hey families,

We are grateful your students are part of JYM- either here or there or actively each week. We know that school and other extra curriculars take up a lot of time and we know that sometimes youth group might not feel like it's for you. We hope to continue to provide a variety of opportunities, times and events so you can find time to plug into a community that loves you and supports you as you figure out these sometimes difficult teenage years. We hope the community building, the goofy events and the service help point you to a faith that can sustain you and helps you to ask deeper questions. If it's been a while, please consider coming back and being part of things. We miss you

While we know that students go through all sorts of things as they grow up and are tempted with a variety of often negative choices we have noticed an uptick in the group bathroom usage the last few months. We plan to chat about it at youth group as well but wanted to start the conversation here so all are aware.

We have noticed some vaping and some passing around of items happening before and after bathroom usage. We want to remind you that we do not allow anything illegal on campus and do not want those items brought on to property, shared with others, or introduced to others. Please know we are noticing and will begin to confiscate items we find as well as limit bathroom usage to one person at a time.

In the larger picture we want the best for your overall health and growth and we know that there are times students struggle with all kinds of addiction. We would be happy to talk with you privately, go for coffee, talk through some of the things you might be struggling with. If you'd like, we can share some of the things we have seen happen in other students lives when the lines start to blur for alcohol, drug and tobacco use. We want to be a resources and help if you're struggling.

Thanks so much

  • The JYM Staff

Sunday January 22nd at Willow Glen UMC

4:30 - 6:30pm: Feed the Need!

Join us on Sunday for more cooking with our Feed the Need service project! We will eat dinner together and package up meals to be delivered.

If you know of a family who would appreciate a meal delivery, sign them up here!

Tuesday Jan 24th - "After Hours" at Almaden Hills UMC

1200 Blossom Hill Rd

7:00 - 8:30pm

REMINDER - We now meet at Almaden Hills for After Hours.

Join us for a late evening program. We hope students who have sports, plays, and other after school commitments can join us.

No dinner, but we will have dessert!

Winter Camp at Sugar Pine Christian Camp

Friday Feb. 24th - Sunday Feb. 26th

Sign Up Here!

Cost: $300 (Scholarships Available!) 6 spots left

Pay Here

"Sledding, Snowballs, & Snowmen. Get ready for a weekend of exciting chapels, intentional worship, fun activities, and a great connecting experience!" There will be other youth groups present that our students can get to know, as well as deepen friendships within our own youth group.

We will caravan or take a bus together to camp. We bring a couple of young adult cabin leaders with us to be with our teens. the JYM offers financial aid and have never turned away a student from a trip for financial issues, so please reach out if that is your only hesitation!

RSVP for camp Here!

Upcoming Big Dates in the JYM:

  • Sugar Pine Christian Camp winter camp is confirmed for Friday Feb 24th - Sun Feb 26th. The cost is $300 for the weekend. As always we will have financial aid available. 6 spots left. Sign Up Today!

  • Save the date high school students! We have secured our location for our summer mission trip.

We will be serving in the Navajo Nation in Tsaile, Arizona with the Sierra Service Project. We will be driving there and back together. The dates are June 18th - 25th.

Sign Ups will come soon, but for now please pencil in the date and keep it in mind as you make your summer schedules. This is one of the best things we do together as a youth group.

  • Jr. Hight Camp is July 9th - 14th at Sugar Pine Christian Camp

Winter Session at "Commit to Fit" Bootcamp at WGUMC starts now!

In addition to being a full time youth pastor, Lisa also leads a bootcamp exercise class that meets in person at Willow Glen UMC and online.

The winter session just started, and now is a great time to join! Prices are listed on the photo, but if you are a JYM Alumni you can sign up for $30 a month! What an incredible deal.

More info is linked below, or e-mail Lisa if you have any more questions.

Commit to Fit info

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