Youth Ministry

Youth in grades 6-12 meet weekly during the school year to share ideas, fellowship and fun.  They are involved in the life of the church and many service projects. The Youth Director leads the group in their own special room next to the church and on Zoom.  Check Out The Current and Upcoming Activities Below.  Activities are also published in Lynnewood Lines and Weekly Emails.

In the summer, youth participate in volunteer projects, including the Sierra Service Project.  During this time, youth are able to extend their knowledge of faith and service.  They share work with youth from surrounding churches. Learn more at

Youth Band Member
Youth Singers
Sierra Service Project Teen Volunteer

Introducing Corey Dao-Forrester

New Director of Youth, Family, & Discipleship

Email at

Corey Forrester

More About Corey

Corey was born and raised in Charleston, SC. He grew up loving and playing sports, particularly baseball, while also fishing and surfing constantly. Corey then attended college at Campbell University, majoring in Christian Ministry. After Campbell, Corey attended Duke Divinity school where he met his wife Emily. They lived in Durham, NC together for five years before moving to San Francisco. Corey loves playing and going on adventures with his three dogs – Wrigley, Milo, and Banks. Corey and Emily love traveling, experiencing food, and exploring new places. Corey has a deep love for Duke Basketball, the Chicago Cubs, and playing golf. Prior to Lynnewood, Corey served as the Family Ministry Associate at First Cary UMC in Cary, NC. He is grateful and excited to begin this journey at Lynnewood UMC. Corey is passionate about Family Ministry, engaging with youth and children, and pursuing justice and reconciliation in our community. He wants all to feel loved, welcomed, and accepted into our community.

Current & Upcoming Activities

Fall Youth Retreat Registration
Lynnewood United Methodist Church is joining with other local Methodist Churches, including San Ramon Valley UMC and Los Gatos UMC to offer youth retreats for high schoolers and middle schoolers and there are PLENTY of spots on this trip so feel free to pass along to friends of your youth. Click HERE to register!  Registration has closed for middle schoolers, but you can still join the high school retreat!  These retreats will offer youth a wonderful chance to de-stress from their heavy course loads while learning about themselves and developing their faith. While on this retreat youth will participate in a zip line adventure experience through Mount Hermon Adventures near Santa Cruz. In addition to the zip line adventures youth will engage in faith and trust building activities.

Middle School date: Registration Closed.  Please join with High School Group
High School date: Saturday, November 20th (all day)
Cost per participant: $125

If you have questions about these retreats please feel free to email Robbie Frederiksen, Youth Leader at Los Gatos UMC at

Mount Hermon Adventures:

Youth Program Schedule
Youth Group is BACK! Please join us on Sunday nights at 7PM to gather on Zoom, reconnect with friends, and learn about God together! We will also have a Wednesday night Bible Study at 7PM on Zoom. For more information on all the opportunities we have for youth, please contact our interim Youth Director Robbie Frederiksen at Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Sunday Youth Group: CLICK HERE!
Meeting ID: 837 7395 2025

Wednesday Bible Study: CLICK HERE!
Meeting ID: 842 0909 9242

Parent Support Group
Our Parent Support Group, which meets every Tuesday at 8PM on Zoom, is a collection of parents with children infant through college who gather for about 45 minutes each week to check in on one another, discuss the joys and pains of parenthood, and to find ways to continually support one another. This group began more than a year and half ago and has become a solid community of love and support for those who can attend. Strangers welcome!

Join us on Zoom at 8PM this Tuesday: CLICK HERE!
Meeting ID: 871 7904 8113