Youth at First United Methodist Church of Boulder

During the school year, the FUMC Youth Group meets every other Wednesday night from 6:30-8:30 pm in the youth room on the second floor of the church. All 6th-12th graders (and their friends) are welcome! During the summer months, we plan fun get-togethers when a critical mass of us are in town.

Next Youth Group Meet-Up: Wednesday, April 3, 6:30-8:30 PM in the Youth Room

For questions or more information about our youth ministry and upcoming events, please email Heidi Lewis, our Youth Coordinator.

Upcoming Events:

Monday, 3/18: Restaurant Fundraiser for Puerto Rico Mission Trip
Invite your friends to join us at Rueben’s Burger Bistro in downtown Boulder between 6:00-10:00 PM on Monday night, March 18. CLICK HERE to visit the event page to learn more, and to RSVP!

Intergenerational Lenten Study:
Barbara Brown Taylor’s Learning to Walk in the Dark
CLICK HERE to learn more about this opportunity to engage in the season of Lent.
Email Heidi with questions.

 

 

PLANNING AHEAD

Saturday, 3/23—Sunday, 3/24 –- Youth Lock-in at Church
Starting time is 7:00 PM in the youth room at church; pick-up time is 8:00 AM on Sunday morning. Please bring a sleeping bag and a healthy snack to share with others. We’ve invited the Loveland FUMC youth group to join us, so it’ll be way FUN! Email Youth Coordinator Heidi Lewis to make sure your youth is on the list! Friends welcome!

First Friday Reception on 4/5 — Fundraising activity for our Mission Trip. We’ll have our beverage cart set up from 5:30 – 9:30 PM in the narthex for people coming to enjoy Richard Saxon’s photography exhibit, Art Through the Lens. Rich is also donating 25% of the sale of each photograph to our mission trip.

Sunday, 4/21 — Easter Breakfast
The youth will serve breakfast to our congregation beginning at 9:00 AM on Easter Sunday, April 21. Donations will be benefit this year’s intergenerational mission trip to Puerto Rico.
 
 

Ongoing: Help with Children’s Worship on Sunday Mornings

All youth are invited to help Family Life Director Stephanie Moffitt with Children’s Worship, which takes place in the parlor during our 10:30 AM Sunday worship services. If you’d like to learn more, please email Stephanie. Youth may also choose to remain in worship, or gather in the youth room for fellowship.

safe sanctuariesAt First United Methodist Church of Boulder, we engage in Safe Sanctuaries practices to keep our children and youth safe.

Safe Sanctuaries is an overt expression in making congregations safe places where children, youth, and elders may experience the abiding love of God and fellowship within the community of faith. Click on the blue text above or the Safe Sanctuaries logo to learn more about these practices and how they are implemented in congregations around the country, including ours.

Winter Retreat at Mountain Haven: Feb 2019

Our youth group invited the youth from Mountain View United Methodist Church to join us at Mountain Haven, our church’s mountain property near Nederland. 15 youth attended in all. During the retreat, the youth also delivered 20 bags of warm clothing from our winter clothes drive to the Nederland Food Pantry and Clothes Closet.

September Visit to the Nederland Clothes Closet and Food Pantry

During our Fall youth retreat in September 2018, we visited the Nederland Clothes Closet and Food Pantry to deliver the winter clothing that our congregation generously donated during our fall clothes drive. We delivered 25 bags of warm clothing! Thank you to everyone who donated. We’ll be collecting warm clothes again in December!

Mission Trip 2017

Throughout each year, our youth do mission activities locally. Most years, they also do a mission trip in the spring or summer. 2017 was an exceptional year, as our youth traveled to Guatemala to do mission work in that beautiful but impoverished country. Here is a bit more about the trip in Youth Director Heidi Lewis’s words:

“We went to the Guatemalan highlands, just outside of Chichicastenago. We were an intergenerational group of 23 people from First United Methodist Church of Boulder and Mountain View United Methodist Church (also in Boulder). We spent a week there building a new home out of cement blocks for a family of 7. We also spent time building a wall around the local elementary school.”