Youth at First United Methodist Church of Boulder
Youth Group Activities/Meet-Ups
Middle School and High School Youth are meeting ONLINE on alternating Wednesday nights!
Join us with your computer and a fully charged cell phone. Friends are always welcome, even if they’re in different states!
Email Youth Coordinator Heidi Lewis for info about all upcoming youth gatherings this spring!
Sledding at Scott Carpenter Park
After the big March snowstorm, our middle schoolers had a great time gathering (in person!) at Scott Carpenter Park for some sledding.
Reminiscing: Youth Group Fun from A Year Ago
Recently, Youth Coordinator Heidi Lewis was going through photos from youth group gatherings in 2019-20, before the pandemic. She wanted to share these fun memories. “We really miss our youth group gatherings from a year ago,” Heidi says, “but we hope that soon, when it is safe, we can gather in person again.” Take a look! Click on any picture to see it larger.
Holiday Giving Wrap-Up
THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to this year’s holiday giving projects: the Attention Homes Giving Tree, the sock drive for guests of Heartfelt Cafe, and the warm clothing drive for the Nederland Clothes Closet. The youth sincerely appreciate your generosity! CLICK HERE to read a thank you note from Attention Homes!
Our beloved Anna Higgins graduated from high school in 2020! Check out this video celebrating Anna’s time at our church, and some special times in youth group. Congratulations Anna!
Ongoing: Help with Children’s Worship on Sunday Mornings
(Suspended due to COVID-19) 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.
At 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.
Winter Retreat at Mountain Haven: Feb 2019
Our youth group invited the youth from Mountain View United Methodist Church to join us at Mountain Haven, our church’s mountain property near Nederland. 15 youth attended in all. During the retreat, the youth also delivered 20 bags of warm clothing from our winter clothes drive to the Nederland Food Pantry and Clothes Closet.
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.”