Youth & Children’s Ministries

Patapsco-Lodge Forest UMC's Children's and Youth Ministry.

Patapsco-Lodge Forest UMC’s Children’s and Youth Ministry.

Spark: Spiritually Proclaiming A Righteous King

The youth ministries of the Patapsco-Lodge Forest Cooperative Parish seeks to meet youth where they are and draw them into a loving relationship with Jesus Christ and one another in order to form a supportive community. The youth are a diverse crew coming together from various schools, communities, backgrounds, and experiences. To accommodate the needs of the youth a variety of options are available weekly, monthly, and throughout the year. All are welcome.

Spark is for our 6/7th -12th graders and presently meets Sundays from 7-8:30pm.

Spark Jr. is for our 3rd-5/6th graders and presently meets Sundays from 6-7:30pm.

Children’s Worship:

At Patapsco UMC (11am worship) children remain in worship until after the Children’s Time. Children ages 4 thru 5/6th grade are dismissed for Sunday School. A nursery is available for the duration of the worship service, however, tiny ones are also welcome in the worship service.


ROCK Retreat

Youth will travel to Ocean City to gather with thousands of other youth from across Maryland for high energy worship, fun!, learning, fun!, and faith development. Check out for more information.

West River Camping

Each year children and youth attend a week at camp coupled with adult volunteers (and some older youth who are Counselors in Training) at the Baltimore-Washington’s camping and retreat site at West River. West River includes low and high ropes courses, canoeing, sailing camps, nature centers (nature walks), archery, arts and crafts, etc.

Check out their website:

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