Teenagers are not the church’s future leaders, they are the church’s leaders right now. We help them prepare for adulthood as they learn what it means to make their own commitments to faith in Jesus Christ.


Sunday School for youth in grades 6-12: Sunday9-10 am


Youth Ministry – First UMC & Avery UMC

Teens at Avery join together with teens at First UMC in Washington, PA for Sunday evening youth meetings, special events, and a summer mission trip every summer.


SPARK 2018 Youth Conference at Station Square in Pittsburgh, Jan. 19-21. Details. Cost partially covered by Avery. Contact Buddy Batson to register ASAP.

Serve as a Youth Leader! Research shows that in order for faith to “stick” after high school, youth need at least 5 adults in addition to their parents to model Christian faith for them. Are you called to be one of these persons for our youth? Contact Buddy Batson to see how you can help.


Winter 2017 Schedule

All events begin & end at First UMC Washington unless otherwise noted.

Sun. Jan. 7, 6-8 pm: Youth group
Jan. 19-21: SPARK 2018 in Pittsburgh
Sat. Feb. 3: Souper Bowl Lock in
Fri. Feb. 16: WinterJam 2018 at PPG Arena. Cost: $15. We may need additional adults with clearances to help with this event. Please let Amy Seaman or Buddy Batson if youth are going or you may be able to help as an adult.
Sat. April 21: Youth dinner fundraiser
July 8-14: Youth Mission Trip (location TBD). We need to start getting a count of those that will be going on the trip. Also, if you are an adult, please take time to consider if you could join us.


Worship Leadership

Some of our teens help with technology in worship by running powerpoint slides and the sound board. We enjoy being led in worship by masters of technology.


Safe Sanctuaries

Avery UMC strives to reduce the risk of abuse of children and youth in its building and all its ministries. Click here to read our full policy.