What’s Up on Wednesday (WUoW)

What’s Up on Wednesday – Summer Calendar 2018

Trinity Church Student Ministry

All incoming 6th throughout-going 12th graders are invited to join us each Wednesday this summer for fun in the sun!  Know that you and a friend are always welcome!

Below is our list of activities-some require an RSVP while others don’t, some are for middle and high school combined while others are separate.  Because of the limited amount of drivers for day trips, it is required to RSVP by the date provided. While we wish we could have last minute yes responses, we might not have room in the vehicles that are coming.  Thank you for understanding!

June 27th: MS AND HS – Pami Palooza on the Musconetcong!  Backyard games, river tubing, hot tub, dinner, marshmallows, fire pit, and fellowship at the Pami home. Bring a bathing suit, towel, water shoes, (closed toe, snug fitting shoes are a MUST for river!  Water shoes, old sneakers, etc.) and heavy duty tube if you have one!  We have a couple to share if you don’t!  (RSVP not a must, but greatly appreciated to plan for food amounts!)

Time : 6:30pm-8:30pm   

Address : 2 Old Turnpike Rd, Port Murray

July 4th: No Meeting this week due to the Holiday–Happy Birthday, America!


July 11th: MIDDLE SCHOOL- Pool Day at Belvidere Community Pool! We’ll spend the entire day pool side! Relax, splash, jump off the diving board, whatever you feel up to! There is a volleyball net, so feel free to bring a ball along if you have one! Make sure to pack a bathing suit, towel, lunch, and extra cash if you choose to get a snack from the snack bar (snacks vary from $1-$6). There are dressing rooms available so if you would be more comfortable wearing dry clothes for the drive home, pack those as well.

Cost: $6 (cash)  

Time: Meet @ Trinity at 11:45am. Depart by noon! Return around 5pm.  

RSVP: July 1 to Vania Stevenson so can ensure we can provide transportation for all!  


July 11th:  HIGH SCHOOL – Mini Golf and ice cream at Farmview (15 East Ave, Hackettstown)

Time : 6:30 – 8:15

Place : Drop off/pick up at Farmview Golf Center

Price : $7 cash



Time : 6:00pm-8:30 pm

Place : Drop off and pick up at Trinity UMC


July 18th:  HIGH SCHOOL – Patriot’s Path, Falling Waters, Electric Brook – hike!  Meet at Trinity, make your own trail mix and then we drive to Schooley’s Mountain to hike the shady trails alongside a refreshing lake, to see waterfalls, meadows and gorges.  Wear sneakers/hiking shoes, bring a water bottle for the trail, your sense of adventure and a towel for the car –  in case you choose to get wet! 

Time : 3:00 – 6:00 pm

Place : Drop off and pick up at Trinity UMC


July 25th: MS AND HS – VBS Community Fun Night!  This night just keeps on getting better each year–and with you there, it will be even more AWESOME!  Food, music, games, and fellowship for all ages in your family.  More details to come!


August 1st: MS AND HS – Food, fun and games at the Gebhard’s! Let’s hang out at Pastor Don’s house!  Bring a swimsuit and towel just in case 😉 and a snack or dessert!

(RSVP not a must, but greatly appreciated to plan for food amounts!).

Time : 6:30pm to 8:30pm   

Address : 405 Grand Ave, Hackettstown


August 8th:  MIDDLE SCHOOL- Day trip to Lakota Wolf Preserve! We will be going on a special wolf watch and also get to meet some other friends at the preserve- foxes and bobcats! This trip is rain or shine, so dress appropriately as we will be hiking up the trail to the observation area.

Cost: $15 (cash only)  please reach out to me if your family may need assistance!

Time: Leave Trinity no later than 3:15pm. (wolf watch begins promptly @ 4pm!)

            Return around 6pm for ice cream! Pick up 6:30 @ Trinity UMC.      

RSVP by July 4  To Vania Stevenson  (super important for tour & arranging transportation!)


August 8th : HIGH SCHOOLPool party at The Witt’s! Join us at Danielle and Dan Witt’s home as they share their pool, fire pit with s’mores, backyard fun, food and fellowship!  Bring your swimsuit, towel and a s’mores fixin’!  (RSVP not a must, but greatly appreciated to plan for food!)

Time : 6:30-8:30

Address : 98 Shippen Ridge Oxford, NJ


August 10/11th : HIGH SCHOOL Boys Annual Camp-out!  Be on the lookout for information to follow from John Forestiere!


August 15th: MIDDLE SCHOOL- Mountain Lake Hike & Swim! We will spend the day hiking at Jenny Jump State Forest, have lunch, then cool off in the largest, natural, glacial lake in New Jersey! Pack a lunch, swimsuit, towel, comfortable sneakers,  and-  if want to taste fresh water right out of the side of the mountain-  bring along a  refillable water bottle!

Time : Meet at Trinity at 11:30 am, depart by noon. Return home by 5:00 pm.

RSVP: By August 1 to Vania Stevenson. We want to be sure to have transportation for all students who want to come!

August 15th : High SchoolWater Park and Warwick, NY Wednesday!  Pack a lunch (We will have coolers) swimsuit, towel, dry clothes, sweat shirt/cozy blanket.  We will meet at the church at 9:45am, drive to Mountain Creek Waterpark for the day, stop for a pizza dinner and head to Warwick Drive – In to watch a movie!  Our return time will be 11:45pm.  It’ll be an awesome adventure! 

RSVP : by August 12 to guarantee enough space in cars!  (Text/call Cheryl Pami)

Time : Drop off – 9:40am, Pick up – 11:45pm

Cost : $35 (cash.  Please contact me for assistance 🙂


August 22nd: MIDDLE SCHOOL- Land of Make Believe Trip! Join us down the waterslides or relax in the lazy river! Pack a lunch, bathing suit, change of clothes, and a towel.

Cost: $25 (cash). Please reach out to me if your family may need assistance!

Time: Depart from Trinity at 12! Return around 5pm

RSVP: August 1 to Vania Stevenson!!! We want to be sure to have transportation for all students!


SAVE THE DATE for our annual 6-12th grade GNJUMC IGNITE Conference in Wildwood on 9/28-9/30/2018.  Registration starts in July!


Here is our contact information to RSVP, ask questions about any events, or if you need any assistance with your family this summer…

Cheryl Pami: High School Student Ministry Director732.735.0916
Vania Stevenson: Middle School Student Ministry Director — 908.674.0200

If your parents/caregivers are not already members of our Facebook group, please tell them to request to join!

Facebook Group: Student Ministry Parents and Volunteers!

The Perfect Summer Psalms: “Will you not revive us again…show us your steadfast love, O Lord, and grant us your salvation.” Psalm 85:6-7

A 2018/2019 Medical/Photo Release form must be on file for participation in summer activities! Use the button below to download the form.

Happy Summer, Everyone!

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