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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 **Youth November Calendar **


1st – Hot Cocoa, 7:30am @ Church Parking Lot,

Lunch Time @ Student Center 12pm

5th: – Echo @ Cafe Hope 9:15am

8th – Lunch Time @ Student Center 12pm

12th: – Youth Group 5pm-7pm @ Student Center

15th -Hot Cocoa, 7:30am @ Church Parking Lot,

Student Lunch Hour, 12-12:45pm @ Student Center

19th – Echo @ Cafe Hope 9:15am

Tiny Home Build @ Student Center 5pm to 7pm

22nd – Lunch Time @ Student Center 12pm

26th – Youth Group 5pm-7pm @ Student Center

29th – Hot Cocoa, 7:30am @ Church Parking Lot,

Student Lunch Hour, 12-12:45pm @ Student Center



 **What’s Happening **

Tiny Home Build: 

Los Gatos uMC youth have began construction on a “mini-sidewalk home” that will be gifted to someone experiencing homelessness. When the home is built it will be 4′ wide and 8′ long and will come with a locking door, a smoke detector, and a small solar charger for phones.

High School Retreat:

The November high school retreat has been moved to December 2nd and 3rd. For this retreat we will be headed to Mount Toyon Retreat Center in Aptos, Ca. where we will participate in challenge courses, worship, great meals and fun games. Registration due by November 6th.

Parent Gathering:

 The next parent gathering will take place on November 19 at Laurie Jones’ home (18 Peralta Ave. Los Gatos, Ca). At this gathering parents will be discussing the 3rd chapter of  5 Love Languages of Teenagers. For your copy of the book check in with Laurie, Robbie, or tell your youth to touch base with Robbie.

Robbie is taking vacation:

Robbie Fredriksen will e out of the office on vacation from November 12th-18th. Youth will continue to regularly meet with several friends of LGUMC stepping in and taking the lead.


The next youth group lock-in is scheduled for Friday, December 29th. Youth Groups from Los Gatos, Sacramento, Modesto, Lodi, and more are being invited to this youth event being held in Stockton. All youth are invited for this one so get it on your calendar.

Junior High Challenge Day:

On Saturday, January 13th the junior high youth groups of Central and Los Gatos UMC will join for a fun day of challenge course adventures at Monte Toyon Retreat Center. Registration and fee to be announced in December. 


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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