Youth

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. Middle School teachers are Angela and Ira Dove and High School teacher are Chris Cox, David Brown and Grady Wiley.

Youth Sunday Night Schedule

5:00pm-8:00pm 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!

7:20ish-8:00pm Free Recreation time

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 by Grady Wiley every Thursday at Tuscola High School. 7:30am in Mrs. Melville’s classroom. Middle School: Tuesday Mornings at 7:30am in Mrs. Turner’s classroom. Each week we will dive into a scripture text and discuss what the passage means to us. Free Bojangles biscuits and sweet tea are served each week. Bring Friends!

Middle School Afterschool Program

FUMC is launching a new five days a week afterschool program in our youth area from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. The youth area has had a complete makeover and will support our efforts this fall. We are excited to announce that the program will begin on August 24, 2016. This is the first full day of school for this year and we cannot wait to get started. We have hired Tami Lynn Allen to work alongside Grady Wiley to run the program this year. We hope you will invite all of your friends to come and join us during the week!

Praise Band

Monday after school from 3:30-4:00pm is middle school “Live and Learn” 4:00pm-4:45 will be high School “Live and Learn”. This is a time designated for anyone who wants to learn an instrument or sing in the praise band. Grady Wiley will be instructing the youth to form a group that will keep growing over the years. This will also be a time where anyone interested in computer/lighting design will join.

Middle School/High School Choir and Bells

We will meet from 3:45-4:45 every Sunday afternoon. The time will be split between hand bells and choir. Please contact Mary Thomas for more information. Mary Thomas: musemarythomas@aol.com

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.

Confirmation

Our 7th graders have the opportunity to join the church through our confirmation process during the spring. The class meets along with their mentors during the Sunday school hour for approximately 8 weeks. They learn about Methodism and what it means to be a member of FUMC. Then, they participate in a Confirmation retreat, and complete their confirmation process one Sunday morning. Click here for the confirmation schedule.

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.

Youth Events

Middle School After School Progam
3:00-5:00PM every day after school!
07/25/2016
Contact Information
Click here for Youth Ministry Contact Info!
10/27/2016
2017 Medical Form
Click below to fill out the Youth Medical Release Form. Needed for any trip youth attend in 2017!
10/27/2016
Youth Ministry Info
Click here to learn more about Youth Ministry at FUMC!
10/27/2016
Youth Meals 2016-2017
Click below to access the 2016-2017 Youth Meal Schedule.
10/27/2016
High School Mission Trip
July 9th-15th Detroit, MI
07/09/2017
Middle School Mission Trip
July 16th-21st Georgia
07/16/2017

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