Youth (going into) grades 6-12 are invited! Friends and visiting relatives too!
Contact Emily Wise with questions

*unless otherwise noted- Wednesday will start at CUMC at 2 pm and end at CUMC at 4 pm (permission slips/ medical releases are required for participation!) DOWNLOAD HERE


June 14th– Summer kick off BBQ with Pastor Karisa and Junior Youth (5th grade and below). Lots of water games, delicious food and we get to welcome the new 6th graders from 6:00pm-7:45pm.

June 21nd YOUTH SUMMER SCHEDULE OFFICIALLY STARTS! We are off to Laser Quest for the afternoon/evening. We will leave here at the church at 2 pm and come back at 6pm. Dinner will be provided there, and the cost per child is $14.00 (this includes 2 games).

June 28thSenior Youth Mission Trip with L.A.ST. to Seattle Washington (No Youth Group)


July 5th– Triple Play Day! Meet at the church at 2pm and come back at 6pm. Our youth will enjoy Go Karts, Mini Golf (inside and out!), laser tag, rock climbing, games, bowling, etc… to enjoy all these things it’s a total of $23.00 per child, plus extra $$ for games and snack foods.

July 5th YOUTH LOCK- IN! After we get back from Triple Play we will eat dinner, play games, and have loads of fun! We will have breakfast the next morning together and they will need picked up by 9:00 am.

July 12th– Evening activities with Pastor Karisa and the Junior youth from 6pm-7:45 pm. Come eat and play games…or maybe slip on a slip n slide??

July 16th Spokane Indian Baseball Faith Night! Meet at the church at 2:30, or meet us there at 3:00 pm for some Sunday Night Baseball! Bring some extra $$ for food, etc.… Tickets are $5.00 each and can be bought online (just make sure you buy it under Community United Methodist Church Group Night), or you can buy them through Emily.

July 19th Popcorn, Candy, and soda…. it’s movie time! The youth will go to a movie (movie TBD) from around 2pm-4pm (depends on the movie time). Tickets are $3.00 each, please bring extra $$ for food or drink.

July 26thGrab your bike, scooter, skateboard, or whatever for a trip down to get some ice cream in Riverstone!


August 2nd IMP Mission in Rathdrum!!! No regular youth group!

August 9thSenior and Junior Youth group hang out with Pastor Karisa! Lots of games and food… and possibly smores?? Bring a friend, and enjoy the last month of summer!

August 16thBeach day at Sanders Beach! Meet at the church at 2:00 pm or meet us there. Bring a towel, swimsuit, sunscreen, food, water etc.…. we will be back at 4:00 pm!

August 23rdSILVERWOOD AND BOULDER BEACH DAY 12:30 pm-9:00 pm. Meet at CUMC and we will stay until it closes. Bring your own ticket or buy one there. Each person will need to bring own $ for snack, dinner, locker, etc.… Bring towel, swimsuit and sunscreen!

August 30thEnd of Summer BBQ come and enjoy our last Summer Wednesday Night together. There will be games, crafts and ice cream as we mentally prepare for the beginning of school and Fall.


(Below is the regular schedule during the school year)

Junior Youth Group

(Grades 1-5)

2nd Wednesday each month

Dinner is served at 6:00 followed by Jr. Youth time with Pastor Karisa. Ends at 7:45pm. Parents are welcome to join kids for dinner. Please call 208-765-8800 for more information.


Children’s Church

9:00 AM—Sundays

with Lorna Barrowman and Emily Wise

Jr. Sunday School

(K-5th grade)

10:30am Sundays

Sunday School is at 10:30am beginning together in worship. Volunteers gather the kids in worship & take them into learning and fun. Contact Emily Wise at (208)765-8800 for more information.

Sr. Sunday School

(Grades 6-12)

9am Sundays

9am in the Youth Room with Pastor Karisa. Snacks, activities & fun learning

Sr. Youth Group


6:00pm  DINNER
6:30-7:45pm  YOUTH GROUP
We play games, we have a chance to talk to one another, learn about who we are in God’s world and who God is in our lives. All youth grades 6-12 are invited and welcome—bring a friend! The second Wednesday of every month, interested youth will go to Skyway Elementary 3:45-5:00pm to hang out with the after school kids, play games, help with homework, color or play Legos. It’s way more fun than you would think! We arrange transportation from Middle Schools-text or email Pastor Karisa if you are interested in coming that month. Bring some $ for an after school snack at Mavericks!

Pastor Karisa ( Sr. Youth Leader 



Youthies do Bloomsday Sunday 

May 7, 2017

It’s become an annual tradition!  The Community UMC Youthies do BLOOMSDAY!  Most of us don’t do it for time, most of us do it for FUN! Anyone else is invited to join us (parents siblings & friends)!  And if we know who is going we can pick up all of the numbers etc. ahead of time and it’s easy-peasy!
Here’s the scoop:
Click register online and go from there!
Input info:
  • So that those of us who want to start together put your estimated time at 2 hours.
  • General Registration is $18.00 which will get you the t-shirt (after you finish) and officially timed.  $1.99 is the online registration processing fee which is totally worth it!
  •  Be sure to buy the bus pass $1.50 (we meet at the church at 7:00am, take a picture and then head out together to the Spokane Valley Mall to catch the bus.
  • Bring $ for lunch after you are done with Bloomsday.  Depending on the weather we hang out or come home quickly.
  • ONCE YOU HAVE REGISTERED, NOTIFY ME ( SO THAT I CAN PICK UP YOUR NUMBER the Friday before.  I will have all of the numbers at the church on Sunday morning before we head out!
Total Cost for race: $21.49
You will be hearing more as we get closer—weather, how to dress etc.

Summer 2017 Youth Mission Trips!

Our summer service and mission opportunities have been booked! IMP is geared toward our Middle School students and L.A.S.T. is geared toward our High School Students.  Each mission opportunity is $300 per person.  While that sounds like a lot, saving a little from here on out makes a HUGE difference. Fundraising events can also happen when we know who is interested.  We will have sign-ups in February.  Friends are welcome too!  Questions?  email Pastor Heather


Idaho Mission Project (Middle School) Rathdrum ID July 30-August 4, 2017 Idaho Mission Project is a service and adventure-based program run out of Twinlow Camp and Retreat Center in beautiful North Idaho. Our vision is to be the leading Mission Trip Partnership Program for church youth groups and though we are a United Methodist Ministry, we are open and invite all Christian youth groups to participate and come together to put your faith in action. Our goal is to provide an all inclusive week long project that has meaningful work projects ready to go for organizations and people in need. We take care of all your food, accommodations, and logistical concerns. Just bring yourself and transportation. And finally, you will be part of a Christian Camp community during your stay here and we are ready to provide a week of play and adventure options to help your youth experience all that North Idaho can offer. For what projects we do and what a day in the life looks like, check out:


L.A.S.T (Learning & Serving Together) Seattle, WA June 25-30 L.A.S.T. is a service-learning project that links small groups of youth and adults with service opportunities.  We don’t stop at service; youth and adults are encouraged to think through what they are doing from a biblical perspective.  We also study together the root causes of poverty and examine ways in which we all can be a part of the greater solution. Jesus’ ministry was full of examples of him meeting the needs of others.  He healed physical and mental sickness, taught people how to live lives full of wonder and grace, and challenged the systems and authorities that kept people in poverty.  Service for Jesus was more than a way of helping people, it was a way of getting to know them.  For Jesus service was about relationships.  This is our philosophy.  As we get to know other people, especially those different from ourselves, we learn things about ourselves and can understand who God is calling us to be more fully!

Summer Camps

Summer 2017’s Theme is: The Way

Go to for elementary, middle school and high school camp date