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Youth Group Grants

As a mission/outreach project, the 
CAUMC Youth Group opens our parking lot 
during KSU football games. 

Donations received from this outreach project are shared with organizations sharing our guiding values:
Respecting the dignity of others
Showing compassion to others
Growing spiritually
Increasing our sense of community

In 2016, parking donations sent 
12 youth to serve in Wind River, Wyoming.

PLUS, $13,670+ was granted to local 
non-profit organizations, including:

​Flinthills Summer Fun Camp: $785
Fund Social Adventures for teenagers with autism

Homecare and Hospice: $900

Manhattan Lions Club: $800
glasses for children/youth

USD 383 Head Start Social Workers: $1000
help poverty level families with basic needs

Manhattan Emergency Shelter: $500
provide for children’s needs while at the shelter

Ogden Friendship House of Hope: $850
Senior, youth, and community meals

Crisis Center: $805 
provide for victims’ basic needs

Shepherd’s Crossing: $980
rent, utilities, prescription aid for those in need

Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging: $705
provide safe bathroom equipment for the elderly

Habitat for Humanity: 25
Earth day celebration

Harvesters: $350
add a meat choice to Thanksgiving portions

CAUMC Outreach Committee: $550
food packaging project

Martin Luther King Day Celebration: $125
awards for literary and art contests

Peace Auditorium: $375
renovation of the auditorium

Families in Transition: $250
purchase new clothing 

World Friendship Club: $400
support spouses of international students

Youth volunteer Corps of Manhattan: $250
programming for youth

Flint Hills Metropolitan Planning: $1000
bicycle safety classes in schools

Thrive: $700
meals for poverty level recipients

Hand to Hand Homework Help:  $150​
snacks for after school homework sessions

No Stone Unturned:  $1000
books, toys, therapy equipment, assessment tools

The CAUMC Youth Group offers reserved parking spots for all home K-State games!
To reserve your spot fill out the form below and return it to our church office.

Youth in grades 7-12 meet 
Sundays, 5:30-7:30 p.m., 
for fellowship, exploration 
of faith, and fun!
We want to KNOW God, 
not just know about God.

We strive to live by John Wesley's 
"Three Simple Rules":
Do no harm • Do good
Stay in love with God.
2017 Summer Mission Trips

The Senior Youth Group traveled to Marvell, Arkansas, a small community facing economic challenges as the agriculture industry struggles.  The youth repainted a day care where tuition was charged on the family's ability to pay.  They also organized a Kids Camp in the afternoons,playing games, doing crafts and making friendships.  At a local animal shelter, the youth walked the dogs, petted the cats, and cleaned out the van!!  God used these youth to make a real difference in this community.  God used this community to make a real difference in the lives of the CAUMC youth. This included eleven CAUMC Youth, Peggy Riley, Bekah Fillmore, and Spencer Sperling. 

The Mid-High Mission trip focused on issues of hunger, poverty, and food security.  They traveled to Omaha, NE working with the BIG GARDEN, a Volunteer in Mission site of the United Methodist Church.  The youth learned about food security while filling garden bids with dirt in neighborhoods where grocery stores were scarce.  While learning about hunger and poverty, the youth assembled sack lunches to be distributed to the homeless, sorted clothes at a thrift shop, and refilled spice containers at Table Grace (a restaurant that only charges what you are able to give).  God worked in a BIG way through and in these youth.  Peggy Riley and Eric Williams were sponsors for this event.

The youth fund their mission trip through football parking.  

Fellowship and FUN: Flyswatter Hockey, Water Kickball, Human Foosball, Hillbilly Golf, Minute to Win it

Service: Summer Mission Trip, Rummage Sale, Biscuits & Gravy Breakfast, Cleanup of Church Facilities,Worship Assistance

Faith Development: Beverly Hillbillies and God, Progressive Worship Service, Cross Creation Video Series
Join us!  For more information, contact Peggy Riley.