Young People’s Ministries, comprising dual emphases on Youth Ministry and Young Adult Ministries, strives to create connections in ministry and fellowship among members of each age-group so they can grow together in Christ, as they discover empowered, fulfilling lives grounded in faith.

We focus on faith formation, principled leadership development, mission engagement, communication, cooperation and advocacy. In the process, we seek to cultivate unconditional love, self-worth and peer support among young people, and to foster their social activism for peace and justice. We draw our inspiration and ideas from the diverse experiences of youth and of young adults who are active in their churches and communities.

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Jan 31, 2023

World Methodist Council nominations sought

Bishop John Schol seeks persons—clergy, lay adults and youth—to nominate for membership and leadership on the World Methodist Council, for the remainder of its current term, 2022-2024, and also for 2024 to 2030. The Eastern PA and Greater New Jersey conferences each are entitled to two representatives on the council.… Read More
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Jan 23, 2023

Support groups: a new chapter in youth ministry

I have been in ministry with youth, young adults and families for over 25 years; and over time I have seen ministry with young people change as their needs have changed. Still, I felt there was more we could do.  When the pandemic hit, we had to make a drastic… Read More
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Jan 17, 2023

UMC scholarships aid EPA students pursuing careers of service

Seventeen Eastern PA Conference students are among over 2,000 United Methodists who received a total of $4 million in financial assistance in 2022 from the denomination’s Office of Loans and Scholarships. The total awarded to EPA recipients was $20,800. “These future leaders range from first-year to doctorate-level students,” said Allyson… Read More
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Oct 14, 2022

Project Restoration Youth Day of Service a success; 3 more to come

While off from school, about 15 youth from three South District churches came to Otterbein UMC in Mont Clare on Monday, Sept 26, to help the church recover from 2021’s Hurricane Ida flood damage. It was the first of four scheduled Youth Days of Service to engage youth in the… Read More
Eastern PA Young Adult Ministries

CCYAM seeks to affirm the unique gifts, talents, and ministries of young adults, provide opportunities through programs and resources for young adults to explore ways to integrate their faith in their lives, and foster an environment for young adults in our church and community that addresses their needs and issues through evangelism and a spirit of Christian fellowship. Check us out on Facebook or email us at youngadultministries@epaumc.org.

Eastern PA Youth Ministries

The Conference Council on Youth Ministries (CCYM), including new members and adult youth leaders, met Nov. 23, 2019, welcoming members from all four districts for the first time. The group discussed implicit racial bias, part of its ongoing focus on race, culture, racism and reconciliation. Members also began planning their 2020 Youth Rally March 28 and selected two youth to represent them at the 2020 Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference.

Contact Us
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Rev. Dawn Taylor-Storm
Executive Director, Connectional Ministries
610.666.9090 ext. 1013
484.762.8230

dtaylorstorm@epaumc.church

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Jezerel Gutierrez
Associate Coordinator, Youth Ministries
jezerelgutierrez@gmail.com

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