Youth Director
Directory: 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 20 Easter Fest 10 AM - 12 PM
April 21 No Youth Group
May 11 Laser Tag @ Qzar in Tampa
June 1 Beach Day @ Englewood 12 PM to 5 PM
June 10-14 Youth help with VBS
June 17-22 Camp @ Warren Willis
July 7-13 Mission trip to Conway, SC
July 25 Sky Zone in Sarasota
July 31 Swimming @ San Casa 3 PM - 7:30 PM
August 17 Trip to Clearwater Aquarium (Students need $20 for admission plus $$ for lunch) 11 AM - 6 PM
September 20 Escape Room and dinner in North Port 5 PM - 8 PM
October 12 Youth Outreach Day @ GCUMC 10 AM - 3 PM
October 26 Trunk or Treat?
October 30 Movie Night 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM


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
Girl's day at the movies
2018 Girl's Day at Movies
2018 VBS
2018 VBS
Rock the Universe
Rock the Universe
Rock the Universe 1
Rock the Universe
Dare 2 Share
Dare 2 Share
Dare 2 Share 2
Dare 2 Share

"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