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Jeremy Melton

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Youth Activities and Groups at KUMC

Going back to school doesn't have to be all work! It also means it's time for KUMC Youth groups to start meeting again! Youth Ministries Director Jeremy Melton is planning a lot of fun for this fall for Middle School Students, High School Students and some gatherings of both groups together for even more fun! All Middle School and HIgh School Gatherings are from 6:00 - 7:30 pm and meet in the Youth Lounge, unless it is a different event and is in bold. 

Questions? Email Jeremy Melton circleemail

Here's the 2022 Youth Fall Schedule: 

Tuesday, October 11: HS Gathering

Wednesday, October 19: MS Gathering

*Friday October 21 - Sunday, October 23: MS/HS Retreat

Monday, October 31: HS Gathering

Tuesday, November 8: MS Gathering

Wednesday, November 16: HS Gathering

Monday, November 21: HS Gathering

Tuesday, December 6: HS Gathering

Wednesday, December 14: MS Gathering

*Thursday, December 21: MS/HS Afternoon Christmas Caroling 4:30 - 6 pm & Christmas Party 6 - 7:30 pm

    Into the Deep

    Youth Fall Retreat, October 21-23 at Camp Moval

    KUMC Youth are invited to go on a weekend retreat to Camp Moval, in Union, MO leaving Friday, October 21 and returning Sunday, October 23 at 9 am. Any 6th - 12-grade student may attend. They are welcome to invite friends to come along for the fun too! The cost is $25 per student which includes lodging and 5 meals + snacks.  If you'd love to go and cost is an issue, be sure to use the link below to Email Jeremy! Any child can come on the retreat! 

    The theme is Into the Deep, and we will be getting real about what the Bible is, what it isn't, why it's so hard for us to read, and how we can get past the obstacles that prevent it from shaping our lives. Of course, we will also be spending a lot of time playing games, relaxing, etc.!

    Adult volunteers are also needed! 

    There is no fee for adults. Use the link below to email Jeremy to sign up as a volunteer and/or register as an adult/chaperone at the registration link. Even if you can only drive kids there, return them home, or stay Friday night only, it would be helpful to have you! If you register, Jeremy will assume you are in for the whole weekend as a volunteer unless you let me know otherwise!

    Click here to register now on Realm! circlerightarrow

    Adult Chaperones and any Questions Email Jeremy Melton circleemail

    Stay Connected

    Stay in touch and up to date with what's happening with KUMC's Youth using the following two programs. 

    • Sign up for Text REmind

      You can receive text message reminders and updates for KUMC youth ministry by joining our group in the Remind app (by Remind101). Our class code is @kumcmshs.

    • Join Our DIscord Server

      What is it?

      According to their website, Discord is "your place to talk and hang out."  It is a platform that hosts thousands of servers. Each server is an invite-only chat room, but parents, this is not your chat room of the old days of dial-up connection. Only people with a direct link can enter the server - nobody can search generically for private servers - and all the content on ours is carefully moderated by adults certified by Safe Gatherings in our youth ministry.


      Who's it for?

      Our KUMC Youth Discord server serves middle school and high school students, but we also have a place just for recent high school graduates.


      Get Started

      You can access Discord straight from your internet browser, by downloading a desktop app on your PC or a mobile app on your phone or tablet (or all of the above). Visit to get started, or follow the prompts after downloading the app.  

      Here is a set of instructions to help you to set up your account.