Mission Statement

The mission of FUMC Youth group is to be a community of faith that encourages a personal relationship with God. We strive to teach youth that they are loved, forgiven and needed by God and the church. Our goal is to empower our students to change the world.

Weekly Opportunities

Sunday School

Youth Sunday school meets in the youth area each week. Youth are broken up into middle and high school for the classes. We meet from 9:50-10:50am.

Youth Sunday Night Schedule

5:00pm-7:30pm All youth meet during this time frame.

5:00pm Meet in the Gym for fellowship and games

5:45-6:30pm: Youth led Potter’s Wheel Worship

6:30pm-7pm: D-cell

7:00pm: Free Meal Each week!

7:30pm - Pick Up

D-Cell Small Groups

D-cells are discipleship cell groups that meet every week during our Sunday night program. Youth will be divided by gender and grade and will spend time together talking about their walks of faith. These groups are based around three principle idea, which are fellowship, accountability, and service. Each group will meet at least once a quarter outside of Sunday night for fellowship and service.

Breakfast and Bible

Led Youth Leaders every Thursday at Tuscola High School. 7:30am in Mrs. Melville’s classroom. Middle School: Tuesday Mornings at 7:30am in Mrs. Mehaffey’s classroom. Each week we will dive into a scripture text and discuss what the passage means to us. Free Chick-Fil-A every week. Bring Friends!

Middle School Afterschool Program

Middle schoolers are invited to join us in the youth fellowship hall each weekday between 3 and 5pm. After School is free and open to all and includes space for playing games or completing homework. You may register online or in person.

Throughout the Year

Pumpkin Patch Fundraiser

Each year we unload a truck load of pumpkins to be sold throughout the month of October. This is a huge fundraiser that helps the youth group go on mission trips each year. The entire church participates in this fundraiser from unloading the truck to working shifts at the patch. Look for information about the patch each October.


Our 7th graders have the opportunity to join the church through confirmation. The class meets beginning in the fall with Pastor Keith. Confirmands learn about Methodism and what it means to be a member of FUMC. They will also participate in a Confirmation retreat in the spring and complete their confirmation process by joining the church on Pentecost Sunday in the spring. For more information, contact the church office.

Mission Trips

Each summer, our youth serve on various mission trips to locations on the east coast. There are mission trips for both middle and high school students. These trips are an opportunity to bond as a group and be the living body of Christ.

Winter Retreat

A retreat held every January over Martin Luther King Jr. weekend at Camp Cedar Cliff in Asheville. It is a weekend spent in fellowship and devotions led by guest speakers, with some free time for camp activities. A great opportunity to bring friend and visitors!

Wilderness Trail

Each summer our youth head to the mountains of Virginia to this backpacking ministry. In small groups, they learn about bearing one another’s burdens while hiking a section of the Appalachian Trail. You don’t have to have previous experience hiking or equipment; Wilderness Trail will provide a pack if you don’t have one.

Middle School After School Program

FREE and open to all 6th - 8th graders! 

Everyday after school.

CLICK HERE to register your child

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