Our youth ministry is called “4:12” This comes from 1 Timothy 4:12:

“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.” 

4:12 is open to students from grades 5-12.

We meet each Wednesday evening in the Sanctuary

School year schedule –

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm  Middle School and High School Students (Grades 5 – 12)

5:45 pm – 6:30 pm ~ Family Meal and Fellowship Time

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm ~ Youth Service, Worship ,Games, and Small Groups

Our first Winter Retreat for our youth will be held at Camp Wyoming on February 18-19 of 2023.

Students will be responsible for arranging their transportation to camp (9106 42nd Ave, Wyoming, IA 52362).  Check-ins will be on Saturday from 3-4 pm and pick up by 2 pm on Sunday. Our theme is Mountain to Valley.

This will be a great time to get away from the routine to grow closer to God and each other.

All students from 5-12 grades are welcome to join. We have limited spots available, so make sure to register as soon as possible if your child plans to go.

The deadline for registration is February 12th at midnight.

The cost is $35 per student or $30 each for siblings. Please pay online or make checks out to Marion Methodist. (Our goal is for every student that wants to go to do so. That’s why offer scholarships to anybody that needs help with the costs. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Gonzo ( for more info.

What to bring:

·        Bible, journal/notebook, and pen   

·        Toiletries

·        Pillow

·        Sleeping bag or sheets/blanket (we sleep on bunk beds)

·        Pajamas

·        Towel

·        2 sets of comfortable and warm clothes

·        Snow gear (Snow pants, winter Jacket, gloves, hats, and shoes)

·        1 pair of shoes beside the winter boots.

·        Water bottle

·        Snacks (optional)

 Medication Policy:

We are not responsible for administrating or keeping the medication of the students safe. If your child needs help with certain medication, we are always willing to help, but please communicate with us beforehand.

 Activities to expect:

If the weather permits, we plan to do snow/outside activities like snow tubing, winter hikes, and broomball.

We will also do indoor activities like games and team-building activities.

We will have worship and devotional times and loads of fun.

 Paperwork: Due February 12

 1.   Medical Release Form – download the form, save it, and then email the completed form to