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We believe pouring love into our youth is vital for our church and the community. In our group of 6th-12th graders, there are those who 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. The Youth Ministry at First United Methodist Church is striving to make better students, leaders, and followers of Christ, for the betterment of our world. We are achieving this by teaching relevant lessons, engaging in deepening conversations, inviting all people, growing healthy relationships and serving all within our community. By embracing the challenges of adolescence, messy spirituality, and the holy art of play, we provide a space for discovery with the continual and overwhelming presence of God’s Grace and Love. 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 at FUMC. 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!

If you have any questions about upcoming events or anything having to do with FUMY, don't hesitate to contact Rev. Amy Strader at (719)471-8522 x102 or amys@fumc-cs.org


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Youth Forms

Please submit a Yearly Youth Registration Form to include all of your children who will particpiate in youth ministry activities. This form is required to be submitted to First United Methodist Church Youth Ministry once for the current school year calendar (August-July). This keeps us updated with any allergies, contact information, and more. Two children from the same family can be registered on one yearly registration form. Youth Ministry Yearly 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. Two children from the same family can be registered on one permission form. Payment may be made online (see permission form) or by check made payable to FUMC (please note youth event on the memo line).  Youth Events Permission and Payment Form


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Calling all Youth! Summer is Coming!

Mark your calendar! RSVP links coming soon

Wednesday, June 14 | 6:00pm |$5/person
Pizza and fun!
Proceeds go to support Feed My Starving Children.

Friday, June 23 |11:00 am
Fundraiser for Family Promise. We need youth and adults!

THE SUMMIT (1180 Interquest Pkwy)
Wednesday, July 12 | 9:00pm-12:00am |$5/person
You read that right. The Summit has killer late night deals!

Wednesday, August 2 | 6:35 pm | only $2.00/person

FEED MY STARVING CHILDREN FOOD PACK (Bethel Lutheran Church, 4925 Farmingdale Dr)
Friday, August 11  | Time to be determined
An easy way to make a big difference.


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Work Week - Youth Giving Back to a Place They Love!

Sunday, July 16 - Friday, July 21  | Ages: completed 5th through 12th grade
Cost: $125/child
Meet at FUMC, travel to The Ranch

It's time for Youth Work Week at The Ranch. Work will include trail improvement, painting, stream weed removal, and well, whatever else is needed. We will be up at the Ranch beginning the evening of July 16, finishing up work on the 20th, with a fun day on the 21st. Come for the whole time or the days/night you are able.

Sunday, July 16 - Tuesday, July 18 | Ages: completed 2nd through 4th grade
Cost: $50/child
Meet at FUMC, travel to The Ranch.

Tweens are well on their way to being youth. Which means...it's time for an overnight camp at the Ranch!! Children entering 3, 4, and 5th grades are invited to join the youth for two nights. There will be hiking, water games, singing, worship, and service projects.

Please see the Youth Forms section above for registration and payment links.


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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 Rev. Amy Strader at 719-471-8522 x102 or amys@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 did 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 is that 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

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