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.

Our next Youth Group Meet Up is Wednesday, 11/28. The last Meet-up date of 2018 is 12/12 (NO meet-up 12/26). The first meet-up of 2019 will be 1/9. For questions or more information about our youth ministry and upcoming events, please email Heidi Lewis, our Youth Coordinator.

Upcoming Events:

Artwork by R. S. Markel

It’s Christmas Pageant Time!

Rehearsals for this year’s Christmas pageant, The Last Noel, began on Sunday, 11/11. The pageant will take place on Sunday, 12/16 (dress rehearsal on Saturday, 12/15). All children and youth are invited to participate! To learn more and sign up for this year’s pageant, please click HERE.

 

Giving Tree for Attention Homes

This year, our youth will once again be coordinating a giving tree for homeless and runaway youth who are clients of our partner agency, Attention Homes. The tree will be set up at church on Sunday, December 1, during Family Advent Day, and decorated with the “wish list” items from youth being served by Attention Home. Take home a “wish” and bring back the item that was requested. Look for the tree at church! Please email Heidi Lewis, our Youth Coordinator, with any questions.

 

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.

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.”

Wrapping Presents for Our Partner Agency, Attention Homes

In December 2017, FUMC’s youth gathered at Youth Coordinator Heidi Lewis’s home to wrap presents for homeless youth being served by our partner agency, Attention Homes.