Youth Ministry

We hope to see in The Zone at FUMC this year!

Sunday Mornings

9:00 am - 9:30 am              BREAKFAST CLUB in THE ZONE
                                           Continental style breakfast and hanging out.

Join us for a bite to eat, game to play, catching up with friends, making new ones, or an early morning nap. Cereal, snacks, juice, even waffles. Our gracious hosts Lynda and Heather continue to love us, by feeding our stomachs. Life is already hard; so don’t make it harder, by skipping breakfast.


9:30 am - 10:30 am            YOUTH SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS, HIBBARD HALL
                                         
   Led by Zach Walker, Hibbard Hall

 

This Youth Sunday School class focuses on being intentional. Intentionally listen to God, for God, and seeing him anywhere and everywhere. We take the songs that make it on the radio.  Listen for what God can teach us through others, as we share scripture, ideas, and stories, that not only inspire, but remind us that God is not just at Church. In October we will be talking about harder topics, so we will need “harder” music. Rock, Rap, and the Fruit of the Spirit, all in Rocktober.


NO SUNDAY SCHOOL

Sunday, November 4 (Fall Retreat)
The Zone will be open.


10:30 am - 11:00 am          HANG TIME in THE ZONE
                                           The Zone closes at 11:00 am
                                           (Breakfast only served 9:00 am - 9:30 am)

October

FUMC FAMILY FALL FESTIVAL at THE RANCH
Saturday, October 20, 12:00 noon - 3:00 pm

Fun for all Ages! Punkin’ Chunkin’ - Hayride - Costume Contest - Face Painting - Pumpkin Carving - Games - Food - T4G Fear Factor & More! 

If you would like to volunteer to help Children’s Ministries at the festival, please contact David Fussell at davidf@fumc-cs.or or 719-471-8522.


WEDNESDAY NIGHTS IN THE ZONE! 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm; Meal included

JUSTICE FOR ALL - October 3 

Mark 10:2-16. This week in The Gospel, Jesus is asked about divorce, stands up for social justice, and “took the children in his arms, put his hands on them and blessed them”. After dinner, games, and music we will be digging into Justice with our small groups.

STUFF MART - October 10

Mark 10:17-31.  Jesus has a knack for answering questions with other questions. What is good? What is eternal life? What aisle is that on? As we continue through Mark, we find ourselves looking in the wrong places for true happiness.  After dinner, games, and music we will be digging into Happiness with our small groups.

THE GREAT and MIGHTY...SERVANT - October 17 

Mark 10:35-45. Have you ever repeated yourself over and over and over again… and still nobody listens? Well even Jesus dealt with that. There is a place for all disciples, but the mission we are called on is a righteous and tough one. After dinner, games, and music we will be digging into Practice with our small groups.

URBAN PEAK  (Learn about our neighbors) - October 24 

Tonight, we will have speakers from Urban Peak come  and  educate  about this incredible ministry. Urban Peak Colorado Springs ignites the potential in youth to exit homelessness and create self-determined, fulfilled lives. Our shelter, street outreach and housing programs reach approximately 600 youth annually in the Pikes Peak Region. Located in downtown Colorado Springs, UPCS employs 24 people, and our programs operate on a budget of approximately $1.4 million annually.  We will be hosting Night Out on November 8.

HALLOWEEN PARTY - October 31

Dress up and bring friends, Halloween themed games, and plenty of candy to spare. School appropriate costumes…It is Church (keep that in mind). Bonus points to anyone who dresses like John Wesley!

November

FALL RETREAT at The Ranch
Friday, November 2, 5:00 pm - Sunday, November 4, 3:00 pm
Theme: Big Fish
Cost: $35 per person

Fill out a registration form in The Zone or on-line at www.fumc-cs.org. Pay by cash or check (made to FUMC). 
Deadline to register is October 24!

Come get away with us to our place in the mountains - John Wesley Ranch. We’ll grow closer to God. We’ll grow closer to each other. We will learn from John (Senior Youth Leader) and each other. Are you ready to rest, play, eat, and worship?! Friends always welcome!


WEDNESDAY NIGHTS IN THE ZONE! 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm; Meal included

GIVE IT YOUR ALL - November 7

Mark 12:38-44. “But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a fraction of a penny.” What can we give, poor as we are? We can give him our heart.  After dinner, games, and music we will be digging into Sacrifice with our small groups.

MOVIE NIGHT - November 14 

Incredible. It is almost Thanksgiving Break, let us get ready for our family, pop some popcorn, and have a super time together!

THANKSGIVING BREAK NO YOUTH - November 21

Enjoy your family time. Give thanks. Eat a LOT. Travel safe.

THE BIG IDEA - November 28 

Mark 12:28-34. “You are not far from the Kingdom of God”…Jesus said these words. We can learn from the teachers, the words, the questions, but if we do not act out our faith, we’ll miss the Big Idea Jesus came to Live Out. After dinner, games, and music we will be digging into The Greatest Commandment with our small groups.

Youth & Adult LYM Gatherings

YOUTH ADVISORY TEAM (YAT) MEETINGS
Sunday, October 14
11:00 am, The Zone

Every so many weeks a few of us gather to reflect on past youth events and plan upcoming gatherings. The YAT would love to add your voice to the plans. Next meeting dates will be posted soon.


YLM GROWING GATHERING
Wednsesdays - September 19, October 17, November 14
5:45 pm - 6:25 pm, Zach's Office

Leaders are learners. Each youth ministry volunteer is asked to continue growing together with God and our team on behalf of our teenagers and church. We will take this opportunity to hear a presentation on an important topic facing teenagers and have an un-hurried conversation — which is just not possible during the normal course of our activities. Thank you, leaders, for your faithfulness! Next meeting dates TBD.

STAND at Urban Peak

HELP NEEDED!
First Friday of each month
3:15 pm - 5:00 pm, Urban Peak Shelter

STAND (STudents And Nourishing Dinners) is our youth mission of preparing dinners at Urban Peak (a shelter for homeless teens).  We are looking for youth to volunteer with the cooking. Also, we are in need of various food items.  If you are interested in helping with any of these needs  please  text/call  Sam  Brooks  at  719-494-3303.

Boy Scouts - Troop 777

Tuesday nights, 7:00 pm, FUMC Hibbard Hall

Boys between the ages of 11-17 interested in joining our program are invited to attend any of our regular meetings with their parents on Tuesday nights.  For information contact our Scoutmaster, Tim Berry, at 719-439-9101

CONTACT

Zach Walker
Director, Youth Ministry
719.471.8522 x236
zachw@fumc-cs.org

420 N Nevada Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719.471.8522
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