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St. Matthew’s Youth Group

Our desire is to help guide our youth to a deeper understanding of how God’s Word relates to their lives through prayer, worship, studying the Scripture, and by discussing topics that are relevant to them today!  We do this in a relaxed, fun and engaging environment where our youth can build relationships and memories that will last a lifetime.

We believe as Christians, we are called to put our faith into action, so opportunities are made available for our youth to grow and develop in their own faith through service such as: Summer Camps, Volunteer in Mission Trips, Soup Kitchens, Gleaning, Vacation Bible School, and our Worship Arts Teams to mention just a few.

We are created for relationship, first with Christ, and then with one another, so we routinely offer activities and retreats designed for our youth to promote community within the body of Christ.  All activities are designed so everyone is accepted and can enjoy spending time with others in a Christian environment.

Our greatest reward is when our youth choose to love, serve and share Christ with their lives.

Youth Groups meets on Sunday Evenings at 6:30PM at St. Matthew’s UMC

To contact: dcm@stmatthewsvf.org

Annual Events

Confirmation Sunday
Confirmands celebrate Confirmation Sunday by sharing their amazing talents with the congregation. What a truly wonderful day brought to us by some very gifted students.

Pancake Breakfast

Youth Rally – Ocean City MD – January
The teens hit the road for the annual Ocean City, MD Youth Rally. The rally is hosted by the Pen Del Conference of the United Methodist Church. It features concerts, worship, and special speakers.

Tournament of Champions All-Night Lock-in.
All-Star, All-Games, All-Nighter! We will split into teams and compete all night long in various challenges for the Tournament of Champions Crown and the Golden Richie Award! Yes, it is just as intense as all of that sounds. The all-nighter runs from 8 PM Friday to 8 AM Saturday.

Other Past Events

Mall Madness Scavenger Hunt
The teens spent the day gathering clues around King of Prussia Mall!

Dorney Park Trip

“Love in the Time of Murder”
Eleventh Hour’s first Murder Mystery, was such a success it may become an annual tradition. Thank you to our audience for your amazing support and we look forward to another show soon!

Glow Bowling

Service Opportunity at Haw’s Avenue UMC
Students in grades 6th – 12th served a hot meal at Haws Avenue United Methodist Church to those less fortunate.

Snow Tubing
Youth and families had great fun during our snow tubing event!

Ozzy’s Family Fun Center
Fun day at Ozzy’s Fun Center playing laser tag, rock climbing, high ropes and roller skating.

Toys for Tots Collection
Students collected a variety of toys during the holidays for the Toys for Tots Program.

Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt
During a scavenger hunt, students collected items from the community to donate to families who are less fortunate during the holiday season.

Haunted Hay Ride and Corn Walk

Fall Festival
Families built a variety of scarecrows, enjoyed square dancing, savored delicious chili recipes and ended our festival with smore’s and singing around the campfire.

Marsh Creek Picnic Outing

Gleaning
A great morning picking tomatoes and peppers for the Chester County Food Bank.

New York Youth Focus Trip
Youth participated in a mission conference at Global Ministries in New York City and toured Riverside Church and St. Mark’s Church.

Volunteers in Mission Trip – Maine
Youth and adults worked together building an addition, visiting residents in a nursing home and helped count inventory at BME a building materials exchange non-profit organization that helps low to moderate income families purchase building supplies to keep their homes dry, warm and safe.

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