Youth at First United Methodist Church of Boulder

During the school year, the FUMC Youth Group meets a couple of Wednesday nights a month from 6:30-8:30 pm in the youth room on the second floor. 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.

For questions or more information about our youth ministry and upcoming events, please email Heidi Lewis, our Youth Coordinator (hlewis712 at gmail dot com).

Upcoming Events:

Saturday, April 21: Youth Earth Day Project–Creek Clean Up

Our youth group invites anyone interested to join us for a creek clean up community service project on Earth Day, Saturday, April 21, from 10:15 AM–1:00 PM. We are coordinating with the Colorado Ocean Coalition for this project. Meet at 10:15 am at Potts Field, off Colorado Blvd., just west of Foothills Pkwy. Wear warm clothing and waterproof shoes/boots, and bring work or rubber gloves and a reusable water bottle. For more information, please email Heidi.

Sunday, June 10—Saturday, June 16: Inter-generational Mission Trip to Salt Lake City

On June 10-16, 2018, youth have the opportunity to join folks of all ages from the FUMC community and the larger Boulder community on an inter-generational mission trip (open to anyone age 12 and up) to the UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) Depot in Salt Lake City, UT. The trip is being organized by BUMMP (Boulder United Methodist Mission Partners) and folks at our church, and is a great opportunity to see the amazing UMCOR facility in action, and help serve people in need across the country and around the world. In addition to your work at UMCOR West, there will be opportunities for sight-seeing throughout the week. The cost is $350 per person. The deadline to sign up is Sunday, April 15. Financial assistance is available to help defray a portion of the cost for youth. For more information, please email Heidi or Fran Saxon, FUMC’s BUMMP representative.

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.