Youth Ministry

2018 Ministry Leaders:  Rev. Dr. Mackessa Holt, Rev. Tammi Brantley, The GGYM Youth Pastor, Jamonte Banks, Youth Director
Youth Advisory Council:  Shakeela Nyakoojo (Youth Rep), Shamim Nyakoojo,  & Brandon Smith (Youth Rep)

The Youth Ministry in an umbrella for the various ministries that the youth in the church participate.

  • We are Transforming the World by pledging to positive change agents among our peers as we interact with them on a daily basis.
  • We are Loving the Community by being actively involved in community service on a quarterly basis.
  • We are Committing to Christ by being intentional about spending time in the study of God’s Word as a community of youth.

ROCK 2019 Youth Retreat – February 8-10, 2019.  We have limited tickets left for ROCK 2019.   If your children plan on attending please contact Pastor Tammi.   Tickets are not guaranteed after December 20.  

The GGYM (The Greater Gaithersburg Youth Ministry)

Bible Study Nights: All students grades 6th-12th are invited to join Epworth, Emory Grove, and Mill Creek Parish for Bible Study and Hangouts on Fridays.  Friday Nights in December 6:30-8:45 p.m. at Epworth UMC.  December Friday nights will be 1, 8,14, and 21st.  Our December Bible Study Series will be CHRISTMAS BREAK* REMEMBER THIS: Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests. (Luke 2:14 NIV) A SERIES ABOUT THE CHRISTMAS REALITY.  Parents attached is more information about our series.

Communications for Youth Ministry:  “Join The GGYM”
It’s winter and we want to ensure everyone is notified on those days where we may have snow delays or cancellations.  We now have a new text communication for updates to parents and youth on any cancellations or immediate weather delays that may impact Youth Events and/or activities.  Our Youth Ministry number you will receive a text from or can text for updates is (301) 478-4231 or you can text Grove to (301) 478-4231 to be added to our texting communications system.

To participate in what’s happening at The GGYM,
you will need a permission slip.  (Click here!)

For more information about any youth ministry events, please contact Pastor Tammi at