Category Archives: Children and Youth

Youth Grants

The College Avenue UMC Youth Group has over $17,000 in grant money from football parking to share with other non-profit organizations. If you are associated with an organization that would benefit from a monetary grant, please download the application form from the website, or contact the church office at 785-539-4191. Grant applications are now being accepted through February 20, 2023.

Youth Group Mission Trip

The CAUMC youth will be headed to Memphis, Tennessee on July 24-29, 2022 for their Mission Trip. Partnering with Street Reach Ministries, the youth and their sponsors will be ministering to neighborhood children by running Bible Club in the mornings. Afternoons will see the youth doing service projects throughout the community.

Honoring Seniors Tomorrow

Tomorrow morning (Sunday, May 22, 2022), we’ll have our regular in-person and livestreamed services at 8:15 and 10:30. We’ll be recognizing members of the Abilene High School class of 2022 at both services, but they will only be present in person at the 10:30 service. Those being honored are Braden Adams, Samuel Burton, Joy Clemence, Nick Holmes, and Maren Meneley.

Casts and Characters for the Christmas Pageant

The names of the cast and characters in yesterday’s Christmas Pageant were largely cropped out of the screen by bug that iMovie somehow considers a feature. Here they are in full:

  • Jason Vinduska as Dad
  • Cora Vinduska as Cora
  • Joy Clemence as Mary
  • Eyler Holt as the Angel
  • Alyssa Farr as Elizabeth
  • Parker Farr as Joseph
  • Carson Woodworth as Caesar and Magi Number 3
  • Luke Hunter as Shepherd Number 1
  • Tyler Green as Shepherd Number 2
  • Emily Vinduska as Shepherd Number 3
  • Ava Crist as Sheep Number 1
  • Blair Adams as Sheep Number 2
  • Jensen Woodworth as Magi Number 1
  • Jackson Green as Magi Number 2
  • Jack Hunter as King Herod
  • and a thank you to Braden Adams for filming!

Drive-Thru Trick Or Treat

The Youth Group will be host a drive-thru Trick or Treat for the community on Saturday, October 31, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Vehicles should enter the parking lot from Seventh Street and will exit onto Spruce Street. Trick or Treaters will not get out of their cars. No walk-through traffic please. Youth and adult volunteers will wear masks.