Welcome to PUMC Youth Ministry

Welcome to the Poughkeepsie UMC youth ministry website.  If you are a newcomer, click on the Programs tab and take a look at the many things that we do.  Then click on the Calendar tab and see what’s coming up next.  If you have any questions feel free to email our church office: office@pokumc.org and your question will be given to the appropriate person.

If you’re here looking for a form for a particular event click on the Parents tab and you’ll find any form you need.  Under the Resources tab you will find some to some great Bible reading plans and other great stuff to help you on your journey with God.

We are glad you’re visiting our website and we hope you’ll visit our group soon!

Youth Ministry Leadership

    Youth Director:
        John Marrine

    Junior High Leaders:
        Pam Terwilliger
        Sarah Hicks
        Jonathan Albertson
        Jeff Hart

    Senior High Leaders:
        Patty Little
        Bridget Marrine
        Nancy Marrine
        Andrew Irkliewskij

2018 Retreat and Mission Trips
Please refer to 'Parents' tab to find out about our 2018 youth retreats and summer mission trips.

2017 Missions

  • M-FUGE (June 26 - July 1) - PUMC team members traveled to Philadelphia to perform inner-city mission work.
    • 16 team members traveled to Philadelphia to minister to that community in love. The fellowship and worship experience was invaluable.
  • Mexico (July 21 - July 29) - PUMC team members traveled to Ensenada, Mexico to provide a VBS program.
    • 15 team members traveled to Ensenada to minister to a small church and their community by delivering a specialized VBS program and sharing God's love with the Mexican children.  
  • Bridge Builders (July 30 - August 4) - PUMC team members joined other local churches to perform mission work in and around Poughkeepsie.
    • 23 team members ministered locally to Ulster and Dutchess communities through various service activities such as painting and fixing up local parks and establishments, visiting Nursing homes, helping with the homeless shelter, delivering much needed furniture through Love INC, and just playing and sharing with children.

Church Youth Excel in Service:
Congratulations to the youth who participated in the Mission Trips this past summer.  Please see the article written about their accomplishments. 

PUMC youth joined 8 other local churches for our annual Taconic Retreat held Februaru 24-26, 2017. There were 100 youth that gathered to celebrate and worship Jesus Christ with Chris Leader as our speaker and the Crossing Jordan band leading worship. It was an awesome experience.

To recognize our PUMC Veterans, the youth hosted a Veterans Day breakfast on November 13, 2017 to serve those who have served this country.

To recognize our very supportive congregation, the youth hosted a Congrregation Appreciation Luncheon on February 12, 2017.

To recognize those in need in our community, the youth participated in gathering and distributing Thanksgiving Basket meals on November 20, 2017 and assisted with the Angel Tree event at the Gannett House by serving dinner and giving presents to children on December 20, 2017.

Parent Information Information has been added to the Parents Section.  You will find permission slips and information about some of the upcoming conferences.  More will be added as it becomes available.  

College Students
We would like to stay in touch with our college students throughout the year to let them know that PUMC is thinking of them. Please let John Marrine (jmarrine@gmail.com) or the church office (452‑2933) know of your child's college address.