• Youth Ministry (Merge)

    "Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity."

    1 Timothy 4:12


    Merge: to blend or to cause to blend gradually into something else so as to become indistinguishable from it

    Our Mission

    To Engage with young people in order to communicate the love of Christ; to Equip them to grown in their relationship with Jesus Christ; and to Enjoy life together while sharing the good news of Jesus Christ


    To Engage students we must:

    • Be culturally relevant
    • Ensure a safe atmosphere
    • Partner with families and the church
    • Be relationship minded

    To Equip students we must:

    • Provide spiritual growth
    • Provide leadership development
    • Be service minded

    To help students Enjoy life we must:

    • Be engaging
    • Do the unexpected
    • Make connections
    • Have fun

    Our Vision

    The vision of the CCUMC Merge Youth Ministry is to create spiritually mature teens who love Jesus Christ and desire to reproduce that love for Christ in the lives of their peers.


    We will accomplish our vision through relationships. Relationships are the key to helping teens connect with God, grow in Christ and reach their spiritual potential. All of our activities and events focus on building and fostering healthy, positive relationships. Whether playing gaga ball, going to a camp, serving on a mission trip or going to support a teen in a sport or concert, the focus is to build relationships with teens to we can then share a relationship with Jesus Christ.

    When We Meet


    Weekly on Tuesdays from 4-5:30pm starting the first Tuesday after Labor Day through the Tuesday before Memorial Day

    Transportation is available if needed from the Selinsgrove and Shikellamy Schools

    Merge is open to any teen grades 6-12

    Over the summer we focus on relationship building and service activities such as camping, Knoebels, mission trips, VBS, summer camp and many other activities and events.


    Sunday School

    Youth Sunday School offers a supportive community where people can grow in their faith, knowledge of the Bible, and love of God. We believe that Sunday School for Youth helps to form men and women as Christian disciples by studying scripture, sharing fellowship with other believers, caring for and nurturing class members, and serving those in need. Visitors are always welcome.

    Other Info

    We have a solid leadership team that truly cares about the students under our care. All have been vetted and have up to date clearances and trainings


    Parents, you are key! You have the greatest impact in your student's life. We are not only here for the students, we are here for you too.

    Contact Info

    If you have questions about the Youth Merge Ministry please call Mitchell Bless, Children and Youth Ministries Director, at 570-743-7303 or email at mwbless@ptd.net

  • Children & Youth Clearances

    CCUMC has established minimum standards for our ministries with children and youth. Our purpose for establishing these “Safe Sanctuaries” Policies and Procedures is to demonstrate our absolute and unwavering commitment to the physical safety and spiritual growth of all our children and youth.

    To ensure “Safe Sanctuaries” at CCUMC, all employees and volunteers working with children and youth at CCUMC will be expected to obtain the required clearances and complete the online training course through the Ministry Safe program. The clearances and online training are good for five years.

    If you are interested in volunteering or find yourself working with children or youth at CCUMC and are unsure if you have the appropriate clearances or have any questions, please contact Sabrina Sickle, CCUMC Safe Sanctuary Coordinator at 570-898-5957 or email ccumcministrysafe@gmail.com.