Youth Ministry

We hope to see you in The Zone at FUMC!

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

SEPTEMBER & NOVEMBER
Bible 101

Who wrote it? How many books? Where do I Start? The Bible can be a daunting book, but we should become more aware to God’s Word. So Let’s Break it down together!


OCTOBER 
Song & Scripture “Rocktober”

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. This month we’ll 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 on November 3

The Zone will be open!
Pray for all those on the Fall Retreat.


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)

Youth Advisory Team (YAT)

YOUTH ADVISORY TEAM MEETING
Sunday, October 27, 11:00 am, The Zone

We will reflect on how the fall is going so far, and look forward to upcoming events including the fall retreat. We would love to add your voice to the plans! Come join us!

SEPTEMBER

WORSHIP NIGHT
Wednesday, September 4, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, The Zone, meal included

“23 Sing to the Lord, all the earth. Tell of his salvation from day to day. 24 Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples.” -1 Chronicles 16:23-24


KINGSMEN (FIRST FELLOWSHIP)
Wednesday, September 11, 6:30 - 8:30 pm 

NOTE: Fellowship Hall Meal (5:00 - 6:15 pm)
We are joining the WHOLE church for good fellowship and good food. This is an opportunity for the Youth to participate alongside other members of this Body at FUMC.  We will be paying for Youth AND their Families for this 1st Meal. Please Come! The Table is Set . . . for all of us.

1 Timothy 1:12-17

We have been appointed, anointed, knighted! With games, and music, we will be digging into Being an Example with our small groups.


MENTAL HEALTH CONVERSATIONS
Wednesday, September 18, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, The Zone, meal included

Parents please come to this Wednesday night so that we may prepare and educate ourselves about this important ongoing Health Crisis. Learn from Mental Health Trainers and Education for a Lifetime as we learn all we can to help our students, our children, and ourselves.

You are also encouraged to participate in Mental Health First Aid training on September 10th. Please contact Zach Walker for more information.


THE GOOD FIGHT
Wednesday, September 25, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, The Zone, meal included

1 Timothy 6:6-19

Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance, gentleness.” With dinner, games, and music, we will be digging into The Right Stuff with our small groups.

OCTOBER

SHAMELESS
Wednesday, October 2, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, The Zone, meal included

2 Timothy 1:1-14 “Do not be ashamed, then, of the testimony about our Lord or of me his prisoner, but join with me in suffering for the gospel, relying on the power of God."

With dinner, games, and music, we will be digging into Failure with our small groups.


UNBROKEN
Wednesday, October 9, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, The Zone, meal included

 2 Timothy 2:8-15 “For which I suffer hardship, even to the point of being chained like a criminal. But the word of God is not chained.”

With dinner, games, and music, we will be digging into Perseverance with our small groups.


PREPARED
October 16, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, The Zone, meal included

2 Timothy 3:14-4:5 “All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness."

With dinner, games, and music, we will be digging into The Bible with our small groups.


URBAN PEAK  (FIRST FELLOWSHIP)
Wednesday, October 23, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, NOTE: Fellowship Hall Meal (5:00 - 6:15 pm)

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 reached nearly 700 youth last year in the Pikes Peak Region. We will be hosting Night Out on November 7.


FALL RETREAT 2019 

EARLY BIRD: Sign-Up by October 2 for $25!

Final Deadline Registration, October 23: Turn in your Trip Forms (download from www.fumc- cs.org) and $35 (payments made out to FUMC). 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 a Senior Youth Leader and each other. Are you ready to rest, play, eat, and worship?! Friends always welcome!

The Retreat is Friday November 1, 5:00 pm through Sunday, November 3, 3:00 pm
John Wesley Ranch


STAY AT YOUR HOUSE
Wednesday, October 30, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, The Zone, meal included

Luke 19:1-9  “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”

With dinner, games, and music, we will be digging into Being Found with our small groups.

NOVEMBER

FALL RETREAT 2019
Friday November 1, 5:00 pm through Sunday, November 3, 3:00 pm
John Wesley Ranch

COST: $35

EARLY BIRD: Sign-Up by October 2 for $25!

Final Deadline Registration, October 23: Turn in your Trip Forms (download from www.fumc- cs.org) and $35 (payments made out to FUMC). 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 a Senior Youth Leader and each other. Are you ready to rest, play, eat, and worship?! Friends always welcome!


MUSIC & MYSTERY, PRAYING & PRACTICE
Wednesday, November 6, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, The Zone, meal included

Sometimes we need a moment to express ourselves; through music that speaks to our life, questions that perplex us, taking time to say what we need and feel, and continuing to work at bettering ourselves.


URBAN PEAK NIGHT OUT
Thursday, November 7, 6:00 pm - 6:00 am, FUMC North Parking Lot

How to Participate:

  • Register by filling out a Trip Form online at fumc-cs.org.
  • Keep a look out for our fundraising page to be up and running later this fall.

  • Reach out to your family, friends, peers, and coworkers to raise awareness and support for Urban Peak

        -  Adults are challenged to raise $1,000 or more

        -  Student or student groups of ages 14 through 21 are challenged to raise $250 or
           more.

  • Adults and young people (minimum age 14) can spend the night at Night Out:

      -  Sleep outside with us in November at First United Methodist Church downtown. Yes, it
         will be cold outside. November is National Runaway & Homeless Youth month, and
         your Night Out participation will help bring more youth inside safe shelter this winter.


INSIDE OUT YOUTH SERVICES
Wednesday, November 13, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, The Zone, meal included

Inside Out Youth Services offers support and recreational activities for LGBTQ+ youth as well as counseling and education on various topics. In 1997 Inside Out Youth Services became a nonprofit and expanded their impact.  Inside Out continues its work creating a safe space for LGBTQ+ youth and their allies, and promoting education and outreach into the El Paso County region.


SERVING FUMC (FIRST FELLOWSHIP)
Wednesday, November 20, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
NOTE: Fellowship Hall Meal (5:00 - 6:15 pm)

This is our night to show our appreciation and to serve the Church. It is Thanksgiving time, we will be serving at the First Fellowship, then relaxing with a movie.


THANKSGIVING
Wednesday, November 27

Thanksgiving Break! No Youth this week.

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