We are the York River District youth! The York River District is comprised of 67 churches of the United Methodist Church in southeastern Virginia. We join together for retreats, special events, and mission. Please take a look around the site and connect with us!
Upcoming Events and News
Our Spring Retreat will be held at the 4H Center in Jamestown this year from March 24-26. The retreat is open to all youth from grades 6th through 12th. There will be worship, relevant talks, activities, games, small groups, and all kinds of fun! Click here for more information!
Concert of Praise and Worship!
Two youth/young adult bands in our district will be hosting a night of praise and worship at Susanna Wesley UMC on Saturday, March 4th at 6pm.
Click here to download a flyer for the event. Contact Jonathan for more details!
The Absolute Basics of the Christian Faith is a visual introduction to the core beliefs of the Christian faith. While it assumes no background knowledge of the scriptures or church teachings, this eight-week study is stocked with rich explanation and engaging videos that bring catechesis to life for people of all ages, backgrounds, and stops along their spiritual journey.
There is a public Facebook group for the York River District youth. Please join and connect with us!
Online Training and Ministry Resources
Virginia Conference UMC - Youth ministry page for our conference
Seedbed Youth Ministry Collective - Articles and resources for youth ministry leaders from Seedbed, a Wesleyan publishing ministry
YouthMinistry.com - training articles and resources
Youth Specialties - Training blog with articles by national leaders in youth ministry
The Source for Youth Ministry - huge free database of games
Youth Ministry Collective from Seedbed - Subscribe to their site they'll email you 100 free games!
Youth Specialties - 12 free games
Appalachian Service Project - home repair/building mission trips to various locations in the Appalachian region
Center for Student Missions (CSM) - urban missions for youth and families (various locations in the US)
Helping Hands Mission Camp - home repair mission trip for mIddle and high school youth in Gloucester, VA.
Imagine No Malaria - UMC resource dedicated to ending Malaria around the world
Jeremiah Project - home repair and urban mission trips for Middle School youth in VA and WV.
York River District of the United Methodist Church. 6515 George Washington Memorial Highway, Suite 203. Yorktown, VA 23692. 757-596-3476