Youth Ministry - God's Garage Student Ministries

God's Garage is for young people 6th grade through 12th grade.

Welcome Statement - The role of God's Garage Student Ministries at Asbury UMC is to disciple Arnold's youth to impact the world for Jesus. We celebrate God’s gift of diversity and value the wholeness made possible in community equally shared and shepherded by all. We welcome and affirm people of every gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation, who are also of every age, race, ethnicity, physical and mental ability, level of education, and family structure, and of every economic, immigration, marital, and social status, and so much more. We acknowledge that we live in a world of profound social, economic, and political inequities. As followers of Jesus, we commit ourselves to the pursuit of justice and pledge to stand in solidarity with all who are marginalized and oppressed. We joyfully offer our hospitality and invite you to participate fully in the life of our youth community. You are welcome here.  

MLK Day Service Opportunities

Care Packages for Annapolis Lighthouse Shelter (Y in Arnold)

Anne Arundel County - HOPE For All, Inc - Clothing Sort

More MLK Day of Service Opportunities from the Maryland Department of Service and Civic

Onsite (At Asbury UMC):
Assembling Care Packages for Paul’s Place
We need donations of:
● Applesauce
● Small bottles of water
● Small Gatorades
● Crackers with peanut butter on them
● Tuna or chicken salad individual packets
● Protein bars
● Gallon Size Ziploc bags
● Travel size Shampoo
● Travel Size Soap
● Comb
● Travel Size toothpaste
● Toothbrush
Need donations by Sunday, January 14th so we can supplement any additional supplies.





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Sunday Morning Small Groups

Sundays from 9:30-10:30 AM. Youth are currently participating in the Echo Confirmation Program through May of 2024. All 6th through 12th graders are welcome to join, even if they are not currently enrolled as a confirmand. Groups are led by Whitney Grimm and Richie Neale.  

Sunday Morning Small Group Schedule


Confirmation 2021 Photos


Sunday Evenings

6:00 - 8:00 pm on Sunday evenings typically include dinner, games, and a lesson or a service opportunity. Several outreach events are also planned, including movie night, ice skating, retreats, game nights and more.

GGSM is led by Asbury's Youth Director, assisted by a Leadership Team composed of adult volunteers and Student Leaders.

God's Garage Student Registration Form


If my family attends another church or does not regularly attend any church, can my student still attend the youth group?

Yes! All 6-12 grade youth are welcome at God's Garage Student Ministries. We encourage students to worship with their family and to attend youth group at their church if it is available. But, many churches are not able to support a robust Youth Ministry Program. Our youth group includes people who attend Asbury as well as other area churches, and those who do not attend any church.

Is there a fee for my child to participate in the Youth Ministry Program

No! There is no cost to attend the youth program; Asbury United Methodist Church funds the Youth Ministry Program. However, students do pay a cost for activities outside the regular program, such as retreats and mission trips. For all activities, scholarships are available to students in need. The church welcomes donations for the program and its activities. You can donate by clicking this LINK and selecting "Youth Ministry Fund (God's Garage)." Your support is greatly appreciated so we can continue our work to Disciple Arnold's Youth to Impact the World for Jesus!

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