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).

Youth Speak at 

Los Gatos


 **Youth May Calendar **

4th-5th: – Youth Leaders Training

Waller Center, San Francisco

6th – Echo Sunday School

9:15am to 10:15am @ Cafe Hope

Youth Group

5pm to 7pm @ Student Center

13th: Youth Group

5pm to 7pm @ Student Center


20th: Echo Sunday School

9:15am to 10:15am @ Cafe Hope

Youth Group

5pm to 7pm @ Student Center

27th: Youth Group – “Tiny Home Build”


5pm to 7pm @ Student Center


 **What’s Happening **

Confirmation/Graduate Sunday:

On Sunday, June 3rd, we will be celebrating some absolutely AMAZING youth in our congregation. The first group we will honor will e our two confirmation participants. On this day they will stand before our congregation and take ownership of their faith. Help us celebrate the commitment these two youth are making. Sunday, June 3rd will all be the day in which we lift up the graduating high school seniors. Join us as we gather to present our graduates with gifts and prayers of support for their endeavors.

Middler Camp:

Los Gatos UMC is teaming up with other United Methodist Church’s to offer our middle school aged youth (entering 6th grade – exiting 8th grade) an amazing camp experience! This summer youth will head to Rock’n Water Christian Camp in Coloma, California for a 4-day adventure camp where we will sleep in tents, team build, canyoneering, rafting, and lots more. Middle Camp will take place from June 25th-June 29th and costs $400. Contact Robbie Frederiksen to register.

Sierra Service Project:

The annual high school SSP trip is headed to Spokane, Washington from July 21st-July 29th. Once there, youth will join with youth from all over the west coast to complete construction projects for low-income communities on a Native-American reservation. Cost for this trip is $365 and there is plenty of room so register with Robbie Frederiksen and invite a friend to come along!


Youth Leaders Training:

Sidney Petrokas and Robbie Frederiksen will attend a conference-led youth leaders training at the United Methodist Church’s Waller Retreat Center in San Francisco. There they will gather with other youth workers from the conference to train on the newest ways of being in ministry with young people. Please keep our leaders in your prayers!


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


  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Periodically we take pictures of our students for classroom use or general promotion materials for the church or Sunday School, including the church website.
  • I hereby give my consent to have my child's picture printed in any publicity photographs which may be taken while attending LGUMC Sunday School or related activities. I understand that such a picture may be published in newspapers, LGUMC website, and printed materials. I understand that there will be no recompense made to LGUMC for publication of any such pictures.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.