In addition to our local activities, there are seasonal weekend retreats that the youth can participate in, including a Fall Retreat at a UM Camp near Rockaway, a Winter Snow Retreat at a UM Camp in the mountains near Sisters.
Ashley's Closet -
is a clothing drive sponsored by the OCUMC youth. Check out the website www.ashleyscloset.org and review their blog for information about how you can help other youth in the community.
is a new event whereby youth show up with a few dollars and leaders take them out for fun. It's a grab bag of surprises!
The Oregon-Idaho Conference has recently released some information about academic scholarships that folks may be interested in. Find more information at this link.
Bottle/Can Recycling -
we continue to accept empty drink bottles and cans to recycle.
* Who is the Meggan of Meggan’s Corner?
Our Youth Facility is named in honor of Meggan Parkinson, who died in an auto accident in 1997. Meggan was very active in all aspects of the youth program at Oregon City United Methodist Church. The old Oregon City Drive-In "snack shack" and projection booth have been remodeled, expanded and refurbished to fit the needs of our youth program.
(For more information on these or any Youth events,
please call the office.)
Youth Sunday School
2nd & 4th Sunday - 10:15am
6th graders & up meet in the
Youth Group meetings
1st, 3rd & (the occasional) 5th Sunday
4:00 - 5:30pm.
6th graders & up meet in Meggan's Corner*
for snacks, discussion, sharing, ministry opportunities and fun activities!
Rock & Worship Roadshow
When: March 1st at 4:30 pm until Saturday March 2nd at 10:00 am.
What: The Rock & Worship Roadshow is an amazing evening of music, fellowship and fun! The Roadshow will feature some of the hottest Christian artists – Mercyme, Kutless, Jeremy Camp and many more! Check these guys out on youtube – they are good! After the Roadshow we will lock-in (spend the night) at the church. Please plan on being picked up Saturday morning at 10:00 am.
Details: We will meet at Megan’s Corner at Oregon City UMC at 4:30 for a quick meal. We will then carpool down to the Rose Garden in Portland. The concert starts at 7:30. After the concert we will return to the church and lock-in. Cost is $10 (scholarships are available – please see Pastor Gerry). There are concession stands with snacks and souvenirs if youth want to bring extra money.
What to Bring:
· Sleeping Bag
· Sleeping Mat/Air mattress
· A snack to share for late night munchies
· $10 (Scholarships are available – please see Pastor Gerry)
· Spending money if you want snacks or souvenirs at the concert
RSVP: Either let Ann or Joe know (email@example.com or 503-810-7986) or sign up on the sing-up sheet located on the youth section of the bulletin board. Please RSVP by February 24th so we can arrange rides and chaperones. And of course friends are welcome!
Ok so we know this is a little out there on the calendar but we really want you to be a part of this one! This weekend will combine fun fellowship with youth from other groups with a hands-on service project and a strong focus on understanding how we can all live out our faith in the world around us. The weekend starts on Friday night and ends on Sunday afternoon. This weekend will be held in Vernonia, Oregon about one hour northwest of Portland. We will eat, sleep and work in the City of Vernonia for this weekend. In the winter of 2007, Vernonia experienced its second 500-year flood in 11 years. Since the flood, the Vernonia Food Bank has seen a drastic increase to the number of people needing assistance. SSP will combine our efforts with teachers, students and food bank volunteers to construct a large community garden that will feed into both the food bank and the school cafeteria.
This weekend is organized by Sierra Service Project, an independent, interdenominational Christian nonprofit organization affiliated with the United Methodist Church, which has been doing mission trips since 1969.
Cost is $95 but we are asking families to pay $10 per participant – the rest of the cost will be covered by the Youth Fund. Scholarships are available.
This is will be an amazing weekend! You do not want to miss it! RSVP to Ann or Joe (503-810-7986 or firstname.lastname@example.org) by Sunday, February 17th. We want to be sure to reserve our spots before the weekend fills up!