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Here at First United Methodist Church we have an amazing group of young people (7th-12th grade) who are part of Youth Ministry. In this group, there are those that are trying to decide if a life of faith is for them, those who are beginning to grow in a new relationship with Christ, and those who are deepening their walk with God. If you are willing to become a friend to others, dig deeper spiritually, and serve humbly like Jesus did, this is a place for you to consider. 

Our Youth area is in The Zone, in the South basement. We have a comfortable coffee house and a game room with pool table, ping-pong, foosball, video games and a snack bar. Come join us! Come as you are!

Zach Walker, Director of Youth Ministries
719.471-8522 x122



Keep informed of all that's happening with FUMC Youth (FUMY). Sign up through Mailchimp for our quarterly newsletter. All we ask for is your name and email address. >>CLICK HERE<<

If you have any questions about upcoming events or anything having to do with FUMY, don't hesitate to connect with our Director of Youth Ministries, Zach Walker at 719.471.8522 x122 or zachw@fumc-cs.org

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Event Registration Forms for Youth Events

Please submit a Yearly Youth Registration Form to include all of your children, 7th - 12th grade. This form is required to be submitted to First United Methodist Church Youth Ministry once for the current school year (August through August). This keeps us updated with any allergies, contact information, and more.  Yearly Youth Registration Form

We have many events throughout the year that require a parent/guardian Youth Event Permission Form. This form can be used after you have filled out the yearly form above). Please make sure to submit a permission form for each event your child will be participating in. Parent Permission Form

When there is a cost to participant in an event, payments may be made by cash or check payable to FUMC (please indicate event on memo line).

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We have at least two Youth Retreats at John Wesley Ranch Retreat Center each year. One is in the Fall and one in the Winter. The Ranch is FUMC's awesome get-away up in the mountains, just south of Divide, Colorado. These events focus on a specific topic for spiritual growth for the entire weekend with lots of food and fun mixed in.  

All details are mailed out ahead of time, so make sure we have you on our mailing list by contacting Zach Walker at 719-471-8522 x122 or zachw@fumc-cs.org. Prior to a retreat, information will also be available here and in our publications.  Consider joining us!

Are you getting ready for a retreat? Wondering if you have everything packed? Make sure by checking out the Retreat Packing List HERE


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719FUMY Mission Trips

Serving others as Christ is one of the "big three" reasons our ministry exists (the other two reasons are "Inviting Friendships" and "Digging Deeper Spirituality"). Mission opportunities abound for our youth! There are times throughout the year to serve locally and each summer, we gather up all the energy and God's love we can to go out beyond our community to serve those in need. We often think we are "taking Christ" to others, but what we find He is already there within those we serve and relate to. Consider joining us and finding God by serving.

Here are some of the ways our FUMC Youth have and will continue to serve:

Learning and serving on our trip to Milwaukee, WI, set for another summer!
John Wesley Ranch Mission/Work Week (repairing, fire mitigation, trail-building)
Serving as co-leaders at the Tweens4God (T4G) Camp at John Wesley Ranch
Doing wildfire recovery work near-by with CUSP
Completing trail and park clean-up projects here in town
Fundraising for Veteran Support Services
Fundraising for The Place
Inside-Out Fundraising
Serving with Feed My Starving Children

Youth Summer Mission Trip 2022:

The youth mission trip this year will begin on Sunday, 6/5 and end on Saturday, 6/11. The trip will be open for youth grades 7-12, and the registration deadline is Tuesday, MARCH 15. For more information on the trip, please visit HERE.

You must fill out the yearly registration form (if you have not already done so) by clicking HERE.

In order to serve on this mission trip, parents must submit an event permission form by clicking HERE.

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Boy Scouts

The Boy Scouts of America provides a program for young people design to build character, train young persons to be responsible citizens, and developes personal fitness.

Boys between the ages of 11-18 interested in joining our program are invited to attend any of our regular meetings with their parents on Tuesday nights. Troop 777 meets at FUMC, in Hibbard Rooms 50/51/52 at 7:00 pm.

Sunday, May 8 | 8am – 12pm | Hospitality Center | absmith2874@netscape.net

Boy Scout Troop 777 is selling Camp Cards for $5! These provide great discounts to a variety of businesses. The proceeds go towards scouts obtaining merit badges and participating in summer camp. On May 8, they will be present in the Hospitality Center in between services for those who are interested. Contact Scoutmaster Andrew with questions.


Andrew Smith

Committee Chair
Tony Pignatiello

Visit the BSA National Council Website