Youth Ministries

What We Are About

Los Gatos UMC Youth Ministry is a safe place where young people can connect with God and with one another.  Through study, service, and fellowship, we seek to build deep, life-giving relationships and strive to find how God is making Godself known in the world around us.  We serve students in Jr. High (grades 6-8) and Sr. High (grades 9-12).

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Los Gatos


 **Youth February Calendar **

4th: Echo @ Cafe Hope 9:15am

Confirmation Introduction @ Cafe Hope 5-6pm

11th: – Youth Group 5pm-7pm @ Student Center

18th: Echo @ Cafe Hope 9:15am

Confirmation Class @ Cafe Hope 5-7pm

25th: Youth Group 5pm-7pm @ Student Center


 **What’s Happening **

Confirmation/Baptism Classes: 

Los Gatos United Methodist Church is offering a confirmation/baptism class for youth between 7th grade and 12th grade. This years classes will begin on February 4th and run through May 6th and will take place every two on Sunday nights. During that time, youth will be matched with an adult mentor, participate in classes about Wesleyan faith, research and present a special project, attend a 4-hour spiritual retreat, and finish the process with a special confirmation service. For more information contact Robbie Frederiksen and attend our information session on February 4th.

Sierra Service Project (high school):

Location: Spokane, Washington

Dates: Saturday, July 21st – Sunday, July 29th

Leaders: Robbie Frederiksen and _________, __________

Activities: Overnight stay in Portland, Oregon on the way up.

Spots Available: 12

Cost: $365 (scholarships available)


  • Leaving the 8th grade through leaving 12th grade
  • Regular participation in monthly preparation gathering (**see below)
  • Regular participation in SSP Fundraisers

** This year our team will get together once a month on the 4th Sunday of the month during our regular youth group gathering. Leaders of the trip will lead these sessions to prepare our team for the amazing trip happing in July.



Parents and youth gather to build lighting kits in hone of the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.


Recently some of the LGUMC youth gathered and assembled 10 flood relief buckets that will eventually be sent to UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) with a collection of these buckets from across the conference.



A recent youth project: Sidewalk Tiny Home Build.

Seven youth recently gathered to begin construction on a tiny home that can fit on a city sidewalk that will one day be gifted to someone who is experiencing homelessness. The next step will be to build the base/floor of the home and the next step is to frame the walls.






Los Gatos United Methodist Youth Group – Sierra Service Project 2017 from Los Gatos UMC on Vimeo.



Please contact Youth Director Robbie Frederiksen for more information about how to get involved this summer or about what to look forward to in the fall, 

Robbie Frederiksen

LGUMC Youth Pastor


111 Church St. Los Gatos, Ca 95030


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