Youth Fellowship



All boys and girls currently in 6th through 12th grades.


Each Sunday, our Youth will meet with Pastor Matt to have fun, fellowship, and brief lessons.


  • Sunday’s 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Joint meetings with Acts2 UMC Youth program – 3 Sunday’s a month (Connect will transport Youth back & forth)
  • Connect UMC stand alone group meeting or activity – 1 Sunday a month

Being a smaller church has many benefits but there are a few hurdles that we have faced as a youth group because of our size. We are simply not able to offer the engaging youth worship or experience that many larger churches can offer. We have been in conversation with the youth director, Jarrod, at Acts 2 United Methodist Church and we have agreed to partner with them on Sundays. Starting on August 18th, in place of our current youth meeting times, the youth will be carpooling to Acts 2 at 3:30 pm, three Sundays a month, in order to participate in their youth worship. This will allow consistency in programming regardless of the number of kids that can make it to youth and will give the youth an opportunity to benefit from the larger nature of Acts 2’s youth group. We will still continue to do the monthly fun events as a smaller group in order to maintain our small group dynamics.


  • May 31st – June 2nd – Youth Hiking/Camping trip. Contact Youth Pastor for permission slips and details. (Registration closed)
  • June 9th – Youth “Talents” Fund Raiser Sale & Cookout (immediately following worship). Youth who have committed to “Parable of the Talent” program, will have present their items for sale after church to “multiply the gift left in their care”. Monies raised will go towards their Branson trip. Contact Youth Pastor for details if your child wishes to participate.
  • June 24th – 28th: UMC Camp Spark. For boys & girls grades, 6th, 7th, & 8th only. Parents must register online. Contact Youth Pastor for details (see registration link below)
  • July 25th – 28th: Youth Branson, MO trip. Estimated cost: $200 + misc incidentals (concessions/souvenirs/ one travel meal). Must RSVP for this trip. (see registration link below)
  • August 11th: Wet, Wild, Wacky Water Play Day (Whole church event) immediately following worship.

Branson Trip July 2019 – Information & Registration Page

Youth Activities and Medical Consent Form

Youth Pastor

Matt Austin is Connect Church’s Youth Pastor.  Matt has been working at Connect since 2012 and is a great addition to our team.  A recent graduate of Saint Paul School of Theology, Matt knows how to connect with youth and help nurture their spiritual growth.

Youth Pastor – Matt Austin (enjoying food!)


  • Connect United Methodist Church
    5400 N. Coltrane
    Edmond, OK 73034
  • Church Phone: (405) 285-7068
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  • Visit us on the web: ConnectUMC.ORG