Strong Mind, Strong Body, Strong Spirit

Grace Youth Program

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What is Grace UMYF?

We are a group offering fellowship and activities for youths in grades 6th through 12th.  Uncommon hospitality is something we believe in as we welcome anyone who wants to be a part of our activities.  Our Sunday night programming balances the following aspects:  Food/Fellowship/Fun, Learning, Outreach, and Worship. (FLOW)

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What do we do?

We share meals provided by youth parents and take part in a variety of activities which include games, discussions, guest speakers, and field trips. 

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Where and when do we meet?

Regular youth group gatherings are held after choir rehearsal every Sunday evening during the school year from 5 to 6:30 PM. 

Work at the Ballpark/Support Grace Youth 

One of the best fundraisers each year for the Grace youth is working the concession stands at Iowa Cub games.

This year the youth will be working at Principal Park on:

  • June 11 & 12
  • June 25 & 26
  • July 9 & 10
  • July 30 & 31

Sign up to work a shift here.

If you are going to one of those games make sure you buy your hot dogs, peanuts and cracker jacks for the concession stand operated by the Grace youth.

We Collect 6,035 Cans

Grace Youth Travel

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Work Trip!

Grace youth have a long history of putting on their gloves and loading up their tools and going on a work trip.  They have built a barn in Montana, fencing a camp in Hawaii to keep wild boars out, and cleaned vacant lots in Detroit.  When the pandemic hit they stayed home and went to work around Grace.a ride.

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Wesley Heritage Trip!

In 1972 a crazy idea was suggested – can we raise the money to send the Chapel Choir on a United Methodist Heritage tour of England?  The fundraising was successful and every since then we have been periodically sending the Chapel Choir off across the sea to perfom and visit United Methodist heritage sites.

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Ski Trip!

Each January (weather permitting) we load up the vans and head to Minnesota for a weekend of sking.  Lots of fun and fellowship in the middle of winter with expert teaching on the slopes.

Grace Youth Annual Dinner Drama

Since 1975 the Grace Youth have been putting on an annual dinner drama.  Some years it has been a musical other years a comedy, but always a great evening of drama and a fabulous meal to go with the show.