Welcome! The Grace UMC Youth Group consists of twelve youth in grades 7-12. Through our weekly meeting where we are learning about biblical heroes, mission opportunities, and camp experiences, these youth are learning what it means to dedicate their lives to Jesus. Since 2011, the youth group has traveled over 5,700 miles to serve others in the name of Jesus.Every year since 2011 we have attended U.M ARMY (United Methodist Action Reach-out Mission by Youth) mission programs for a week of service to others, while also growing their faith and leadership skills. We are excited for a return trip to Haiti in April of 2018. We are also excited about our new exchange program with Meallall Korean Methodist Church. Each church has created a video to introduce ourselves and will have many opportunities to communicate over the next several months. It is our hope that in the summer 2018, our new friends in Christ will come to Vermont for a visit and then during the summer of 2019 we will travel to South Korea.
Our Youth Director My name is Sandy Cassidy and I’m the youth director at Grace UMC. I am also a paraprofessional at the local elementary school. I believe my passion for helping youth develop their faith and understanding of what it means to be a Christian, is my calling. As I watched that group of the then sixth graders who pioneered the youth group graduate from high school last June, I was filled with peace and reassurance that they had a solid foundation in their faith in which to go forth in their adult lives.