Grace United Methodist Youth (GUMY) exists to help our students become deeply committed Christians. We believe that through intentionally connecting with God and others, regularly devoting time to the Word and prayer and frequently serving our community and world, we can build a strong foundation that will support a lifelong relationship with Christ.
If you need to contact someone about Youth Ministries, call Shannon at (913) 859-0111 ext. 275
Spring 2018 Calendars
Download a calendar, print it out, and hang it where you’ll see it so you never miss a GUMY event!
Connect with us
Join our text service by sending one of the following messages to 39970. Parents and students, just pick the one(s) that you want to follow:
- For Middle School, text “GUMY MSM” to 39970
- For High School, text “GUMY HSM” to 39970
- For College, text “GUMY College” to 39970
Mission Trips 2018
6th grade, Kansas City, June 4-6
6th grade students will be staying in the Kansas City are for their first mission trip experience. We gather at Grace on a Monday evening and head to North Cross UMC, where we will be lodging for the next two nights. Tuesday and Wednesday will be full of various work opportunities, all serving the residents of City Union Mission. After we finish work on Wednesday, we will go out for an afternoon of fun, and have dinner before returning to Grace! Use the links below to download your Kansas City information sheet, and to complete your online registration.
Kansas City Info Sheet
Kansas City Registration
7th/8th grade, Omaha, June 24-29
7th and 8th grade students will be heading to Omaha, NE for a week of fun fellowship through hard work! We are partnering with an organization called Urban Plunge, who will be arranging our lodging and work schedules for the week. There is a lot of variety in the types of organizations they partner with and we will likely visit two each day. On this trip, we build in plenty of opportunities for our students to connect through various team building and other fun activities. Our week will end with Fun Day on Friday, after which we will head back to Kansas City! The links below will provide you with an information sheet to download and our online registration.
Omaha Info Sheet
High School, Clendenin, June 9-15
The High School team will be traveling to the Appalachia region for the first time! We are partnering with an organization called Praying Pelican Missions who we have enjoyed working with in the past. Appalachia is an area rich in resources and beautiful landscapes. The Appalachian people not only have to battle the area and the natural elements of their location, their hardship has been perpetuated by the huge loss of jobs due to the decline of the mining, steel and several manufacturing industries. These issues have resulted in high unemployment, severe drug and alcohol addiction issues and poverty. This will be an impactful trip, exposing our team to harsh realities we don’t often associate with life in the United States. However, we will have a great experience interacting with the people of Appalachia, who are a very humble yet proud people all at the same time. You may download an information sheet and register online by following the links below.
Clendenin Info Sheet
Other Mission Trip Forms
Each participant of a Grace United Methodist mission trip will be required to complete two additional forms: a Health Waiver and Mission Trip Covenant. There are also Scholarship funds available, please submit a completed form to request assistance.
The Health Waiver (Student and Adult Volunteer) will provide us with necessary information in case we need to seek medical attention for a participant during the trip. This form must be notarized. This form will be available at your mission trip parent meeting on April 18, 2018. Notaries Public will be available as well that evening.
The Mission Trip Covenant is a document that explains participant expectations pertaining to issues such as appropriate behavior, language, attire, etc. This form will also be available at your mission trip parent meeting on April 18, 2018, to be signed by both the student and a parent.
The Scholarship funds are made available through the generous donations of Grace members. This form will also be available at your mission trip parent meeting on April 18, 2018.