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About Us:

ICON is a youth ministry for youth in Lancaster County, PA, located at First United Methodist Church in Ephrata, PA. We believe as Christians that we need to be transformed into the likeness and image of God. In doing so we aim to reflect Christ in our lives and point others to Him.

We do that by meeting twice on sundays:

On Sunday mornings:

ICON gathers in the Youth Room at 9:45 AM for donuts, juice, and a smile and have 15 minutes to gather with friends and the adult staff before being challenged to grow in their relationship with Christ through Bible teaching on a youth level, and discuss questions that relate to the subject.

On Sunday nights:

ICON gathers in the Youth Room from 6-8 PM every Sunday, with some exceptions, for a time to connect and talk with their friends and adult staff and learn topics from the Bible.

Need more info? Contact ICON youth.

Our Purpose:

The Purpose of ICON is to increase our love for God, and love for EVERYONE, by teaching and baptizing students of Christ.

Our Mission:

The Mission of Ephrata First United Methodist Church’s Youth Ministry is to motivate and enable students in 7th - 12th grade to:

•Connect

To God by praise

To God in prayer

To God in baptism and the Lord’s Supper

•Construct

Wisdom through biblical, theological, and historical studies

Character through obedience, stewardship, and accountability

Skill through training, mentoring, and spiritual gift development

•Contact

The church through fellowship, care, unity and disciple-making

The community through involvement, compassion, and evangelism

The world through global outreach, and world relief

Our Vision:

The vision of ICON is to be a joy-filled, truth-centered, grace-oriented, spirit-empowered student ministry that multiplies students of Christ who live their faith in all areas of life.

We seek to be a loving, caring, holy, vibrant, youth ministry that glorifies God and advances His Kingdom so that Christ might be honored in this generation and our culture might be transformed over time.

Simply put, we seek to be a family of faith that teaches and baptizes in the faith - from 7th to 12th grade.

Our Name and its Meaning:

The name ICON comes from the Greek translation of the Hebrew word Iconos in Genesis 2. As Adam & Eve were in the Garden, they were the ICON of God. They reflected God’s image as we are trying to do with our lives today.

Three Springs Forms:

  • Emergency Medical Form (see below)
  • Permission Form
  • Waiver
  • Things to Bring

    Information Sheet

    Online Forms:

  • Emergency Medical Form
  • Click here to fill out online!
  • (only one needed per school year, unless information changes)

  • Generic Permission Form
  • Click here to fill out online!
  • (needed for every event)

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