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Stay connected  


Purpose: We live and love like Jesus! 

How to get involved: 

1) CONNECT with God and others (attend worship, Intersect, events, service projects) 

2) GROW in faith and love through Biblical learning (be a part of a small group) 

3) SERVE our community and world as followers of Jesus (in missions or service projects at least one way every quarter)


Rev. Matt Sherrill

Director of Youth Ministries






Carmel United Methodist Church established a scholarship fund in 1987. The purpose of the fund is to assist deserving church members who are pursuing advanced education at accredited colleges or universities in the
next school year. 

If you have any questions or need help please contact Rev. Matt Sherrill at 317-844-7275 or email msherrill@carmelumc.org 

DEADLINE: all paperwork, including all 3 references, must be submitted by TUESDAY, APRIL 13th, 2021. 

Scholarship Submission form:

Scholarship Reference form:

Scholarship Application form:


April 23-24 

Senior Led Spring Youth Retreat- April 23-24

Our high school seniors have been putting together and fantastic retreat getaway at the Ark Christian Ministry in Converse, IN. This will be a fun time of playing games, team building, hearing senior testimonies, sitting by the bonfire, building fun friendships with each other, playing on the giant swing, and most of all drawing closer to God and making memories. This is open to all 6-12th grade students. 

The cost is $70 

Registration can be found by clicking HERE

For questions contact Matt at msherrill@carmelumc.org






July 25-30 ● 6-12th grade students

SIGN UP TODAY! (Only 4 girls spots and 1 guys spot remains!) Open to 6-12th grade students! 

This is a week long spiritual adventure in the wilderness of Virginia! No experience is needed and Trail provides most of the gear you'll need. It's hard to describe what an amazing time this is, you just have to give it a try and experience it for yourself. If you have any sense of adventure, I think you'll love it! 

Registration: Email Matt to sign up and get more info: msherrill@carmelumc.org 

YOUTHMINISTRY (6-12th grade)

Carmel UMC Youth Ministry equips and sends disciples who guide people toward Jesus one at a time. 


Every Sunday Night


Currently meeting in-person or on Zoom!

We have a short lessons, break out discussion groups, worship music, and games. 
Bring: a mask is required to be worn while in the building. Please also help us by practicing good social distancing from other people. 
ZOOM: If you are unable to join us in person for different reasons, we will have the Zoom option for you. We'd love for you to join us. We plan on having someone guide you in the breakout time as an online small group.

Contact Rev. Matt Sherrill for the Zoom link. 


Every Sunday Morning


We have confirmation experience for 6-8th grade students. Students can participate and join in any and all of our CX6-8 years and our hope is to have students participate for all three years. Our hope is to really pour into students, give them meaningful experiences that bring the teachings of scripture to life in fun ways, and to send them out with weekly exercises and challenges to live out their faith daily. Contact Matt if you would like more information. msherrill@carmelumc.org




We are doing everything we can to keep people safe and be able to still meet in person for as long as possible because we know how much better that is for everyone. We will need your help to make sure that we are not making things worse by spreading this virus, which can and does often appear  as asymptomatic in students.  Please Note: procedures and protocols are subject to change as the governing authorities and county health officials provide updated guidance. We appreciate your grace, understanding, and flexibility in these challenging times. With that said, listed below will be mandatory safety protocols and clear expectations regarding youth ministry for the fall semester in order to attend in person. :

For the health and safety of all students and leaders – parents are required to assist their children with a self screening for COVID-19 symptoms and fever before arriving to intersect, small groups, etc. 

If anyone in your family is exposed to or tests positive for COVID-19, please keep your child home until there is either a negative test result or the two-week limit after exposure has passed without symptoms.  

We recommend students eat dinner prior to arriving. If snacks and drinks are provided, we are recommending they be pre-packaged.  

Students are required to wear masks. We also ask them to wear masks when social distancing is not possible. When outside, there will be times where masks can be removed when we can ensure distancing can be maintained.



Grow Groups are for students who are ready to go deeper in their faith as a disciple for Jesus Christ.


Connect Groups are easy entry ways to authentically connects with students and adults on a smaller scale than Intersect. 

These are ongoing groups designed to connect students with each other and occasionally do some service projects together.