Jesus gathered with people from all different walks of life. Jesus welcomed everyone regardless of what they have done or where they have been. The bottom line is that Jesus welcomed everyone! PUMC youth invite everyone to come and share life together. We are an open and safe group to share, learn, and grow into strong adults. We would love to walk with you on your life journey!

Who We Are

pumc-mission-trip-2014We believe in the importance of growing as disciples of Christ through engaging discussions, activities, worship, service, and interpreting scripture, and we have fun while living the disciple’s life. We strive for an open environment that is welcoming to all and appreciate that we all come from diverse backgrounds.

What We Do

PUMC Youth bond on retreats (junior high, November 4-6, 2016, Wesley Woods; senior high, January 27-29 2016, Wesley Woods), occasional offsite events, and serve through an annual mission trip.

September through May, Jr. High (grades 6-8) & Sr. High (grades 9-12) youth gather two Sundays a month from 6:30-8:00. In addition, we have an additional fun outing or service project each month. Check out the PUMC newsletter or the church calendar for the most up-to-date information.

A typical Sunday night’s Youth Gathering is based on the “bread and butter” of youth ministry: food, fun, and fellowship. Each Sunday night provides youth light-hearted occasions to laugh, learn, and grow. Both junior and senior high meet together for about 15 minutes for a brief mixer/message and then they separate for fellowship time.

The youth at Plainfield UMC are a family in Christ. Youth and adults strive to hold each other accountable and grow together as followers of Jesus.

Have questions about PUMC youth ministries and related activities? Please email the church office or call 815-436-9651.

One of the best ways to stay connected to and informed about PUMC’s youth ministries is through our Facebook group. Request to join the group!

Learn more: Mission Trips, Retreats, Confirmation


“Being part of the youth group gives you an extended family! I have found so many good friends and connected well with the adult leaders, that the youth ministry of PUMC is an experience that will always be cherished. I have enjoyed all the great memories and friendships while growing with Christ. All the trips and events truly make you grateful for everything you have. Mission trips are the best. Not only do you get to help people, but you get to bond with everyone involved and escape home for awhile. All the discussions we have had in youth and on mission have helped me grow. You learn more than you think. It’s a fun environment to learn about Christ and to know everyone around you is there to do the same.”

“Youth group at PUMC retained some of my sanity; it was my escape from anything else going on in my life. Being part of the youth group is a drama-free experience and it’s incredibly hard to find a place like that. Also, my best friends have come from that youth-group. I wouldn’t be who I am without them. I loved having an influence on what was going on around me, it gave me such a great feeling and it kept my self-esteem from going away all together. I made a difference in everything I was apart of and that’s all I have ever wanted to do in my life.”