We 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.


PUMC Youth bond on retreats and 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!


We live in a world that is constantly connecting, communicating, and changing. There are times when all the noise can overwhelm us. Just as Christ took time to be alone we take time every year to get away from all the noise and distractions that pull us away from God and each other. These retreats are great times to build deep relationships, learn about different aspects of faith, and rest for a weekend.

Scrip Fundraising

PUMC Youth ministries purchase Scrip cards at a discount. You buy the cards at face value. PUMC Youth ministries retains the difference. It’s that simple. The primary direct beneficiary of your purchases are annual PUMC Youth mission trips.

The reason Scrip is so effective is that families are generating revenue for PUMC Youth ministries through purchases they have to make anyway. Groceries, clothing, toys, gifts, and even gasoline can be purchased with Scrip.