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, 10/3. Meet-up dates this fall (after 10/3) are 10/17, (NO meet-up 10/31), 11/14, 11/28, 12/12, (NO meet-up 12/26). The first meet-up of 2019 will be January 9. For questions or more information about our youth ministry and upcoming events, please email Heidi Lewis, our Youth Coordinator.

Upcoming Events:

Youth Fall Clothing Drive

Our youth are once again collecting new and slightly-used WARM clothing to bring to the Nederland Clothes Closet/Food Pantry when we go there on our upcoming Fall Retreat. Please bring your donations to the church office. Teen and men’s clothing is especially needed. The last day to drop off clothes is Thursday, 9/27; the church office closes at 3:00 PM that day. For more information, please email Heidi.

Fall Youth Retreat: September 28-30

Our youth will go on retreat to Mountain Haven, our church’s beautiful mountain property in Rollinsville, CO (about 45 minutes from Boulder)! We’ll head up to Mountain Haven on Friday evening, 9/28, and return on Sunday, 9/30. We’ll do service projects around the Rollinsville/Nederland area, including volunteering at the Nederland Clothes Closet/Food Pantry and delivering the clothes we have collected to them. The families of our youth are invited to come up on Saturday to join in the fun. RSVP required; to RSVP and ask any questions, please email Heidi.

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.

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, 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.