Grace United Methodist Youth (GUMY) exists to empower, educate and equip our youth to love God, live like Jesus and change the world.
We believe that through intentionally connecting with God and others, regularly devoting time to Scripture and prayer and frequently serving our community and world, we can build a strong foundation that will support a lifelong relationship with Christ.
Due to COVID-19, all weekly gatherings have been moved online until further notice.
GUMY is Secret Santa-ing this holiday season, beginning Sunday, December 9th and finishing by December 31st. Secret Santa is a way to encourage, bless and treat another in a small and festive way. We recognize that this holiday season is unlike any other, and this is a small way for us to spread hope, joy and cheer in an attentive and safe way. This game is open for students and adults.
How it Works:
Secret Santa is tradition in which members of a group or community are randomly assigned a person to whom they give a gift. The identity of the gift-giver is to remain a secret and should not be revealed until after the gift is given.
Each participant will register with their name and email, and they will be assigned to their Secret Santa, and will also be assigned to someone who they will give a gift to. We will ensure that no one is assigned themselves, or a relative.
Once you have your person and their wish list, you can mail/deliver them notes of encouragement, small treats, and gifts throughout December.
- Do not spend more than $25 on gifts, and do not ask for something more than $25.
- Remain contact free when delivering, and if you happen to interact with the person you’re giving to, wear a mask and maintain social distance.
- Send at least one encouraging note or Bible verse along with your gift.
- Do not commit to participating if you will not follow-through on giving a gift. It is a bummer to not receive a gift from someone who promised to give you one!
Register for the grade student is in during 2020-2021 school year.
High School Costa Rica: Registration Coming Soon
Confirmation 2021 will be here before we know it! (Informational meeting, Thursday, January 7 from 6:30-7:15pm in the Grace Gathering Room, unless, due to COVID-19 we will move virtual. Please stay tuned for details.)
Our confirmation process is an intensive weekly format that lasts 12 weeks during mid-spring, finishing in early summer. We have found that when classes meet on a weekly basis, there is greater consistency in overall understanding with regular review and reinforcement; connections among class members grow stronger when they meet often; and most importantly, the ultimate decision about a relationship with Jesus Christ and the church is made from a depth of comprehension that comes from the regularity of study and worship!
If your student is in 8th grade or above and would like to go through Confirmation, we want to have them! If you are an adult and want to mentor, we would love to have you too! Please email Jeff at for more info!
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