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Our Youth Ministry exists for students in grades 5/6-12 to Draw Closer to Christ, Dig Deeper in Christ and Live Bolder for Christ.


We are excited to start our youth activities for 2018-2019!  Please find a list of activities, times and locations below.  We would love for you and your friends to join us.  You do not need to be a member of the Palmyra FUMC to participate.  It is helpful, but not mandatory to contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to RSVP to these events.  It will help us plan travel and food accordingly. 

August:

Date: Friday, August 24th Friday Fun Fest @ First
Time: 4:00pm-7:30pm
Activity:  Run an activity booth, come talk to Danielle about Youth Group and look at the schedule for the year. 
Location:  FUMC 

Date: Thursday, August 30th Splash & Pray:  Back to School Get Together
Time: 5:00pm-7:30pm
Age Group:  5th-12th Graders
Activity:  Come join us for an evening of reviewing the youth schedule for the year, sharing new ideas and discussion about the challenges of being a Christian in school.  Bring your swimsuits and empty bellies for dinner and swimming.
Location:  Pulaski House 

September:  

Date: Sunday, September 16th Youth Group Night @ Gretna Glen 
Time: 4:00pm-6:30pm
Age Group:  6th-12th Graders
Activity:  Come join together with other youth groups at Gretna Glena for activities, faith building and snacks.
Location:  Meet at FUMC at 3:30pm for transport and back to FUMC by 7:00pm 

October:

Date: Friday, October 5th Pizza & Prayers
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Age Group:  5th-12th Graders
Activity:  Meet at FUMC Youth Room for food, friends and Friday Fellowship
Location:  FUMC Youth Room 

Date: Sunday, October 21st Youth Group Night @ Gretna Glen 
Time: 4:00pm-6:30pm
Age Group:  6th-12th Graders
Activity:   Come join together with other youth groups at Gretna Glena for activities, faith building and snacks.
Location:  Meet at FUMC at 3:30pm for transport and back to FUMC by 7:00pm 

November:

Date: Sunday, November 18th Youth Group Night @ Gretna Glen
Time: 4:00pm-6:30pm
Age Group:  6th-12th Graders
Activity:  Come join together with other youth groups at Gretna Glena for activities, faith building and snacks.
Location:  Meet at FUMC at 3:30pm for transport and back to FUMC by 7:00pm 

December:

Date: Saturday, December 22nd Shake & Bake @ Ronald McDonald House
Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm
Activity:  All ages welcome!  We can only bring a maximum of 8 people.  Meet at FUMC, drive to the Ronald McDonald House in Hershey and bake cookies for the families staying there.
Location:  Meet at FUMC at 12:00pm for a quick bite to eat,  drive to Ronald McDonald House to bake from 1-3 and back to the church by 3:30pm.


Scholarships

Conference Scholarships & Grants

Grants and Scholarships are available from the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference. Please see EPA Conference website for deadline dates.

Allen and Miriam Deiter Memorial Scholarship Fund   

Any qualified person affiliated with Palmyra First United Methodist Church (as determined by the Scholarship committee) may submit an application for undergraduate scholarship funds from the earnings of the memorial fund, which are paid bi-annually to "First Church" by the EPC Investment Loan Fund. 

Harry Seltzer Memorial Scholarship Fund   

Harry Seltzer left a fund "to be used only for the purpose of assisting some worthy boys and girls who will become students at Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA or United Theological Seminary, Dayton, OH"

Any student of the above institutions, who applies, will be considered for grants in accordance with available cash from the earnings of this fund.

Application deadlines:

  • May 1 for the Fall semester
  • Oct 1 for the Spring semester
  • Print applications above by clicking on 'blue scholarship symbol' or you can obtain in the Church Office

**Anyone wishing to make contributions to either of these funds, please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 838-2551***