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, 1/9. For questions or more information about our youth ministry and upcoming events, please email Heidi Lewis, our Youth Coordinator.

Upcoming Events:

Sunday, 12/30 – Our Youth Group is invited to Loveland First United Methodist Church’s youth New Year’s Eve celebration. There will be games and food with many other middle and high school youth. We’ll leave our church at 6 PM, and return by 11 PM. Please email Heidi Lewis, our Youth Coordinator, to RSVP.

Saturday, 1/5 – LASER TAG…finally! Let’s have some major fun before school starts up. We’ll go to Loveland Laser Tag and meet up with the Loveland UMC Youth Group to reserve lots of time and their group room. Time to be announced…still working with the manager there on the best time. BRING A FRIEND, but RSVP by emailing Heidi Lewis ASAP so we can reserve spots!

Wednesday, 1/9 – First Youth Group Meet Up of the new year! We meet every other Wednesday from 6:30 – 8:30 PM, in the FUMC Youth Room, second floor of the church. It’s a great time to unwind and socialize in an accepting environment. We have a very good time together; come join us! Please email Heidi Lewis for more information.

Wednesday, 1/16 – Attention Parents: our first Family Life Council meeting of 2019 will be on Wednesday, 1/16, at 6 pm. Please mark your calendars. Contact Stephanie Moffit, Director of Family Life Ministries, for more information.

 

Other Goings On

Enjoy this year’s Advent Devotional! Devotions were written by FUMC members, staff, and clergy. New devotions will be posted every morning through Christmas Day, December 25.

 

Celebrate Christmas Eve at FUMC! Absolutely EVERYONE is welcome at any of our 3 services (5:00 pm, 7:00 pm, 9:00 pm). Please CLICK HERE to visit our Christmas Eve page and learn more. Merry Christmas!

 

 

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.