Sunday Night Youth Group

Sunday Night Youth Group is our premier activity for middle to high schoolers. If you are new to Galilee or are a 6th grader new t0 our Youth Group, please email to receive links and all of the communications.

Mark your calendars

Future dates…

  • October 2 – Sunday Night Youth Group – Stump the Pastor Night
  • October 16 – Sunday Night Youth Group
  • October 23, morning – Church wide Walk for Ukraine at Algonkian Park
  • October 23 – Sunday Night Youth Group
  • October 30 – Sunday Night Youth Group
  • November 5 – Fall Retreat Day at Camp Highroad

Youth@Galilee Fall Retreat

We’re going on retreat at  Camp Highroad (meeting at the Dining Hall, 21164 Steptoe Hill Rd, Middleburg, VA which is off Rt 15 south of Leesburg).

It’s not just us! We will be joined by Sterling, Herndon, and Centreville United Methodist Churches. You will hear from multiple youth leaders and meet students from around the area.

A detailed schedule for the day will be available with precise start and end times closer to the event. For now, hold the date: Saturday, November 5 from 9am to 7pm.

Cost: $35 per student to cover lunch, dinner, and supplies.

Register HERE by October 30th.

All the fun of a weekend retreat – just in one day! Join us for games, discussions, exploration of the Camp Highroad and the great outdoors, and worship.

Summer Venture 2022

Youth@Galilee hit the road with summer travel to Mechanicsburg, PA between July 18 – 22 for our first actual mission trip of the post-pandemic era.

They stayed at the Silver Spring Retreat Center and worked service projects at Mission Central and New Hope Ministries in Mechanicsburg. Finally, they finished off with a deserved day at Hershey Park! 

Check out Lisa’s report on the Youth Mission Trip.

Can Castle Competition

We collected OVER A TON of canned food at our Can Castle Competition on April 24. Our judges were Matt and Kathi Miller who also coordinated delivery to Loudoun Hunger Relief. Teams had 30 minutes to build a castle, Winners include:

  • Tallest structure: Team To the Moon!
  • Most Creative: Luke’s Team
  • Most Castle-like: The Squire Squad
  • Honorable mention for Best Soldiers (Castle Crafters), Best Moat (Kayden’s Team) and Coolest (Castle Dominators)


President's Day Retreat 2022

Galilee Youth joined teens from Oakdale Church in Olney, MD (led by Galilee veteran Andrew Hall and his wife Rachel) and nearby churches Herndon UMC and Centreville UMC to talk about our identity as children of God, how we belong to the family of Christ, and our purpose as a part of God’s story. Learn more.

Looking Ahead

What happens AFTER YOUTH GROUP? Some college students who were Galilee Youth Group attenders give their thoughts in the video series, “I Am Graduating…Now What?”

Curious about Campus ministry in Virginia?  Find the list of contacts at

Parents: this is a lot of change for you too! It’s a challenge to support your emerging adult after graduation. Read some strategies to help on this blog from the Fuller Youth Institute. 

Need help finding the contacts at an out-of-state school? Contact Lisa.

Parent Resources

1 – Email Lisa to join the Youth@Galilee News email list. Be sure to add Galilee emails to your safe senders list.

2 – If you have a youth who plans to participate in Youth@Galilee activities this school year, please complete and submit the online permission form.

3 – SCORE! You have access to our Online Parenting Classes video library.

4 – New Resource! Parent-Teen Contracts. As teens get older, they search for more and more freedom. That can be hard on parents! We have tools to ease conversations about expectations on cell phone use, driving, gaming, being home alone, and technology. Check out our prewritten and customizable parent-teen contracts on these subjects. 

“At Galilee, we equip youth and encourage them to become the extraordinary people God created them to be.”

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If you have a youth who plans to participate in Youth@Galilee activities this school year, please complete and submit this permission form.

For more information about Youth@Galilee or to volunteer your time and talents (adult volunteers are always needed)  contact:

Youth Ministry offers a place where students in grades 6-12 come together to learn about God and His love for them.