Youth Director - Sarah Taylor

To be effective in our ministry to students at Gulf Cove UMC, it is first our goal to exemplify Christ’s love to our students and then extend that love to the community around us.


It is the vision of the student ministries at Gulf Cove UMC to offer strong Christian examples of unhindered love and encouragement for the kids and teens within our church and within our community. Through creative Bible lessons it is our hope to not only educate students in sound biblical doctrine, but to also equip them to deal with life struggles, peer pressure, family stress, etc. in a Christ-like manner. It is our vision to extend that example beyond the classroom as we build relationship with students – through intentional contact and fellowship – encouraging and equipping them to take the faith learned and extend it outward in their own lives.


It is the purpose of the student ministries at Gulf Cove UMC


April 14 Carwash/Bake sale 10 am - 3 pm
April 15 Registration deadline for Summer camp
April 26 Youth Room Open 4 pm - 6 pm
April 22 Worship Night in America with Chris Tomlin 5 pm - 11 pm
May 12 Trip to Game Time Arcade in Ft. Myers 12 pm - 6 pm
May 24 Youth Room Open 4 pm - 6 pm
May 30 Pizza and Movie 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
June 2 Family Beach Day @ Manasota Key, Englewood 12 pm - 5 pm
June 11-15 Vacation Bible School 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
June 25-30 Summer Camp @ Warren Willis
September 26 See You at the Pole
October 13 Dare 2 Share in Punta Gorda 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
October 27 Trunk or Treat
October 31 No Youth Group
November 17 Low Ropes Challenge Course @ Warren Willis Camp
November 22 Thanksgiving Service
December 9 Christmas in the Wild @ Tampa Zoo Times TBD
December 13 Caroling in December
December 15 Bellringing for Salvation Army
December 19 Youth Christmas Party
January 18 Lock-in Times TBD


Every Sunday at 9:30 - youth Sunday school in the youth room

Every Sunday from 5 - 7 - youth group

Every Wednesday 5:30 - 7:30 - dinner and Bible study

Last Sunday of the Month

No Sunday School - students attend worship with their family

Family Bowling - meet at church at 6.


Youth Fundraiser Youth at the beach Youth service Youth service Youth group

"If I have a hope, it's that God sat over the dark of nothing and wrote you and me, specifically, into the story, and put us in with the sunset and the rainstorm as though to say, "Enjoy your place in my story. The beauty of it means you matter...'" - Donald Miller