SUMC Youth Group News Letter

December 2012/January 2013

What Happened In December

This past month has been a very busy Christmas season for the youth at Stewartville United Methodist Church. The youth and adult members of SUMC participated in the first annual Stewartville Area Youth Ministries Live Nativity. It was a great success, filling the collection barrel with non-perishable food, and raising $200.00 for Channel One. Thank you to all who helped in making the Live Nativity possible.

The youth also helped with the Date Night, by helping with the pageant practice and having a great time with all the kids. The youth took part in the annual Children’s Christmas pageant The Not-So-Silent Night. A big thanks to all those youth and children’s ministry team members who made the children’s pageant a blessing to all those who attended Sunday service on December 16th. Finally, the youth participated in the Christmas Eve 9:00 p.m. service by participating in the candle lighting and reading.

Wow… What an awesome Christmas season. The youth ministry team would like to wish all of you who helped and were blessed by the youth a Happy New Year.


Wednesday, Jan. 30th, 8:30-10:30pm

900 John Wesley Avenue Northwest

Stewartville, MN

1620 is for those ages 16 to 20 that are in college and/or working. This is not a youth group, but more focused on small group study and social activities. We will have coffee, pop, and other foods available. Please talk with Jeremy Krekula if you are interested in learning more about 1620. We will be meeting Jan. 30th from 8:30-9:30 p.m.

The times and date of 1620 may change so see the SUMC Youth Group facebook page or contact Jeremy Krekula for up to dates times and dates.

4-5-6 Club

Saturday, Jan. 12th, 12-2pm

Strikers Corner, 101 10th Street NW, Stewartville, MN 55976

4-5-6 CLUB
Rock Climbing! Bowling! Biking! Outdoor Adventures! Camping! Swimming! Skating and much more! A special club for Grade 4-6 and their friends

Bowling at Strikers Corner
January 12, 12 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The cost for bowling will be $3.75/game with free shoes. There will be pizza and pop for all those attending.

Please sign up for this 4-5-6 Club event, the sign-up sheet will be on the youth board or RSVP Jeremy Krekula at

Up Coming Youth Events

Southern Minnesota TEC

What is TEC

Southern Minnesota TEC is an ecumenical Christian ministry that is not affiliated with a specific Christian denomination. We believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross for our salvation, and that through faith in Jesus Christ, we are saved from our sins.

Southern Minnesota TEC welcomes anyone, regardless of religious affiliation, to attend a TEC weekend. Many youth come to TEC from various Christian denominations, while some youth who attend are not affiliated with a denomination nor a church...all are welcome to attend.


Southern Minnesota TEC strives to enrich the faith lives of teenagers and encourage them to dig deeper into their faith through being active in their faith communities at home. TEC encourages teens to enrich their faith through relationships, Bible studies, and being a leader in their church.

TEC #90 - JANUARY 24 - 27, 2013

Zion Lutheran Church - 400 NE 5th Avenue, Stewartville

Team arrives Thursday, 1/24/2013, 4:00 p.m

Weekenders arrive Friday, 1/25/2013, 9:30 a.m.

Weekend ends Sunday, 1/27/2013, approx. 6:00 p.m.


The Cost is $40.00 for a weekender.

Online Registration

Printable Registration