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.

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

Upcoming Events:

Winter Clothes Drive Through Thursday, 2/14
Did you get new warm clothing for the holidays, and would like to clear out older items? Our FUMC youth group is doing a final collection of warm clothing items to bring to the Nederland Food Pantry/Clothes Closet. Please bring WARM, winter type clothes (please, clothing only) to the church office by 3:00 PM on Thursday, February 14. We’ll be delivering these items during our winter retreat February 15-17. Thanks for your support! Questions? Please email Heidi.

Friday, 2/15–Sunday, 2/17 — Youth Winter Retreat
We’ll head up to Mountain Haven, our church’s mountain property near Nederland, from Friday, Feb.15 (late afternoon) to Sun, Feb. 17 (early afternoon). Exact times to be confirmed. Chaperones are needed please. To RSVP, volunteer to chaperone, or ask questions, please email Heidi.

Wednesday, 2/20, 6:30-8:30 PM — Next Youth Group Meet Up
We’ll either go ice skating (if the weather cooperates) or go bowling. Email Heidi for details.

Sunday, 2/24, 12-9 PM — Restaurant Fundraiser at Rincon del Sol
Eat lunch or dinner at Rincon del Sol (yummy, affordable Mexican food at the corner of Arapahoe and Folsom in Boulder) between 12:00-9:00 PM, and help raise funds to support the Youth Group’s participation in this year’s intergenerational mission trip to Puerto Rico! Click HERE to visit our GroupRaise page to RSVP and learn more! And please invite your friends and family!



First Friday Receptions on 3/1 and 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.

Saturday, 3/23—Sunday, 3/24 –- Youth Lock-in at Church
8 AM Pick-up on 3/24


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.”