This week in the JYM...

3/9/23 - 3/16/23

It was a great week of ministry in the Joint Youth Ministry!

Sunday we had a really fun youth group where middle school and high school competed in ridiculous games and got to work together to accomplish their goals. Afterward we had a chance to chat with some parents about the challenges and joys of parenting teenagers. We hope to continue these conversations with more specific topics in the future.

An additional resource many parents may enjoy is this episode of Kelly Corrigan Wonders. Entitled "Feelings, Friction and Family with Dr. Lisa Damour" it is a conversation that focuses on teenagers and communication,filled with good advice and hope. You can find the episode here (Or wherever you listen to podcasts). https://www.kellycorrigan.com/kelly-corrigan-wonders/drlisadamour

Tuesday we had a small but mighty crew of volunteers at Casitas. We loved sitting and talking with families alongside crafts and games. We were able to enjoy a rain-free evening, but please keep their community in your prayers as we prepare for another week of rains.

This Sunday we have youth group with games and discussions at our normal 4:30 - 6:00pm time at Willow Glen UMC. Tuesday we are at Almaden Hills UMC at 1200 Blossom Hill Rd. for Student Choice Night with dinner, 5:30pm - 7:00pm.

We have tentatively reschedules our snow trip for April 1st - April 2nd. More details below or at the Sign Up link

Hope to see you soon!

In Christ,

Kat Kraynick-Baker



Lisa Jacobs



Upcoming Big Dates in the JYM:

  • April 1st - April 2nd: Snow Trip Re-do. We need 15 students to RSVP in order to go, so sign up today. Cost is $150, more details below

  • Sunday April 23rd - JYM 20th year anniversary party. Tickets on sale HERE - all ages welcomed.

  • Save the dates June 18th - 25th now high school students! We will be serving in the Navajo Nation in Tsaile, Arizona with the Sierra Service Project. We will be driving there and back together. Sign-Ups are Open now!

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

  • Building Hope Mission Trip to Mexico - July 22-29, 2023. This is an inter-generational mission project and we invite anyone ages 5-85 to consider joining the team. Working with Amor Ministries, we will build two-room houses for impoverished, working families. For more information contact Pastor Susan at susan@wgumc.org.

This Week in the JYM:

Sunday March 12th 4:30 - 6:00pm at WGUMC Youth Group with games & discussions

Youth group on Sunday! We will split by high school & middle school, have time for fun games together, then snacks, with some teaching and discussion.

Hope to see you there!

Tues March 14th: Student Choice Night at Almaden Hills UMC

5:30 - 7:00pm - Dinner Included

Students get to choose what they want to do! We will have two separate activities planned, one will be more conversation and teaching based, and one will involve more moving around and connecting through competition.

Pizza dinner for all! We hope you can join

Upcoming Events & Trips:

Sat April 1st - Sun April 2nd: JYM Snow Trip Redo!

Cost: $150, financial aid available

So much snow!! Our original winter camp was snowed out, but we still want to go to the snow with you! We are hoping that a shorter trip with a smaller price tag means that more students can attend!

Please sign up ASAP so we can begin to plan our activities and lodging. Invite your friends as well!

Sign Up Here!

(If we don't have 15 sign ups by March 23rd, the snow trip will be canceled until next year)

Sunday April 23rd - JYM Celebrates 20 years!

All are invited

Buy Tickets Today
20 years

Ways to help! Please respond to this e-mail if you can assist with any of these jobs or message Lisa and Kat

SSP Mission Trip for High School Students!

High School Mission trip for current 9th - 12th grade students

When: Sunday, June 18th (sometime in morning, TBD)- Sunday June 25th by 2pm

Where: San Jose to Tsaile, AZ/Navajo Nation

Why: Because you will change your life and the lives of others. You'll get 35 hours of community service credit as well as deeper faith, friendships and understanding of the world

For more details, watch the video below!

Cost: *$950

$300 non refundable trip deposit due March 2nd

$300 second payment due May 2nd

$350 third and final payment due June 2nd

Scholarship available if you participate in our fundraisers and service projects

Sign Up here

Video explaining SSP mission trips

Building Hope Mission Trip to Mexico

July 22-29, 2023

Join our team as we build houses for working families in Mexico this summer. No matter your age, physical capability or skill, you can make a difference in the lives of a family in need.


This is an intergenerational mission project and we invite anyone ages 5-85 to consider joining the team. Working with Amor Ministries, we will build two-room houses for impoverished, working families. For most of this week-long trip, we will sleep in tents pitched in a basic campground, work full days in the Mexican sun, rain or wind and shower with a bucket of water warmed only by the sun. This trip will change your life as you get to know and fall in love with the people of Mexico who live in these conditions every day. Amor Ministries has been building in Mexico for almost 40 years. Find out more about their work at www.amor.org


We hope you will join us this summer to build hope in Mexico.


Contact Pastor Susan Smith (susan@wgumc.org) for more information.

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