Meet amazing United Methodist kids

Sean Santellan, a member of Napa Methodist Church in Napa, California, turned “trash to toilets” when the 6-year-old joined in his church’s capital campaign for renovations by collecting recyclables. ~courtesy Napa Methodist Church

Want some inspiration? Meet children across the connection who act as awesome disciples.

United Methodist children across the connection are doing amazing things – things like raising funds to build water wells, hosting lemonade stands to assist others, and handing out free bike helmets to keep kids safe. During the summer of 2017 we highlighted a few of these spectacular youth on our Facebook page.

Silja Bijnagte led an effort to build and maintain a community garden that provides fresh produce to people in need in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her congregation at Lake Harriet United Methodist Church was pivotal to the work.
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Miranda Braswell celebrates her birthday by collecting funds, personal items, food, toys and clothing for people in need…so many items, they wouldn’t fit in a room at her church, Shiloh United Methodist Church in Gaston, North Carolina.
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Lucy Barkholz has a heart for serving people and bringing them joy, whether it’s visiting a nursing home, praying for others, serving meals or helping in worship services at Maumee United Methodist Church in Maumee, Ohio.
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Lucy Chelton, who won the Food Network’s “Chopped Jr.” competition by making rattlesnake nuggets, likes to cook for the local food bank with church friends from Christ United Methodist Church in Lansdale, Pennsylvania. “I like the smiles on people’s faces when I give them good food,” she says.
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Dylan & Jesse Clay built a blessing box in front of their home to provide a place for neighbors to pick up food as well as donate food and items to others. The boys attend First United Methodist Church in San Diego, California.
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Gage Duke, 11 from First United Methodist Church in Rockwall, Texas, started Just Cuz Helmets Matter to distribute free bicycle helmets following a family tragedy. “Where it says ‘love your neighbor’ in the Bible, I love my neighbor because I help them with bike safety and helmets,” he says.
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Chrasel Grace B. Garcera, 9, is amazing in many ways.  Honor student. Solo vocal champion. Faithful church member. Chrasel, who attends Bethel United Methodist Church, Poblacion, San Leonardo, Nueva Ecija, in the Philippines, has achieved her accomplishments despite being born prematurely, weighing only 1.3 pounds, and being visually impaired.
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Click here for the profiles of 23 more Amazing Kids.

Do YOU know about other Amazing Kids of the United Methodist Church? Send us an e-mail and let us know! We may use your submission in a future page.

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