"Get Weird" with Student Ministry

Our youth group is weird. If you hang out with the youth at FUMCR, you will definitely get a weird vibe. . . . From the crazy games to the strange and interesting topics we discuss, you would notice that this is not an ordiimg_main_students.JPGnary YoUTh gRoUP!

But that's not the only thing weird about us. Originally the word weird was an old Viking Term used to describe how every person and action is connected — how every choice we make, everything we do has an effect on the people and things around us. . . .

To be WEIRD in its most original definition means to be CONNECTED....

So we are WeIRd. We are strange, we are odd, we are fun to be around and most importantly, we are connected to one another by the Love of God.

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  • Schedule

    United Methodist Youth Fellowship (UMYF)

    Sundays, Mays Hall

    Junior High (7th & 8th grades) 5-6:45 pm 
    Senior High (9th-12th grades) 6:30-8:30 pm

    Snack Supper, $2, 6:30 (school year only)

    Youth gather at FUMCR for fellowship, worship, and to participate in open and honest discussions about teenage life, pressures, and culture. Our youth group is a place where youth can come, just as they are, and discover together how awesome our God is!

    Sunday School

    9:45 -10:45 am, Mays Hall

    Every Sunday morning, the youth gather together to worship and learn about our Christian heritage and the amazing stories that make up our biblical canon.  Sunday school plays a vital role in helping to build a solid foundation for the faith journey of our youth.

    Senior High Bible Study

    Wednesdays, 6:30-8 pm, Homes in the community

    On Wednesday nights during the school year (September - May), we gather at different homes of our youth to learn about and grow in Christ together. This intimate gathering provides an excellent environment to engage and discuss the scripture and how it relates to our everyday lives.

    The address for our host home in October is: 2025 Sage Valley Drive, Richardson, TX 75080.

    The Journey Youth Choir Info

    Bells of Bronze Handbell Choir Info

  • Resources

    About Us

    Our Ministry & Its Programs

    FUMCR Student Ministry partners with parents to come along side in helping with the spiritual development of students during their teenage years. We are here to assist you in navigating through these years with all of the confusion, frustration, and questions that come along with it.

    Stay in Touch

    There are several ways for parents to stay in communication with FUMCR Student Ministries:

      •  Call the Student Ministry office at 972.996.1104 or Tommy directly on his cell at 214.679.9299 (best way to reach him)
      •  Email any of the Student Ministry staff (listed on the next tab)
      •  Sign up for text message updates (Do not complete sections titled Phone Numbers, Address, Employer, Interests):
              Class of 2017
              Class of 2018
              Class of 2019 
              Class of 2020    
              Class of 2021
              Class of 2022
      •  Sign up for youth email newsletter by emailing  and giving your first and last names, as well as youth's grade.

    Web Resources

    Center for Parent/Youth Understanding


    Emergency Medical Authorization Form - Minor - PDF

    Emergency Medical Authorization Form - Adult - PDF

  • Staff

    Tommy Houghteling

    Director of Student Ministry
    214.679.9299 cell

    Staff_Pavielle_Chriss.jpgPavielle Jenkins
    Associate Director
    of Student Ministry

    214.405.9869 cell

    Tammie Haug
    Administrative Assistant

    Katy Oliphint
    Year Round Intern

    Alen Thomas
    Year Round Intern


Council on Youth Ministry

Council on Youth Ministry

The Council on Youth Ministry (CYM) is the youth leadership core at First UMC Richardson. More Info

Youth Summer Trip Information

Youth Summer Trip Information

2017 summer trip dates and registration are available! More Info

Ski Trip

Ski Trip

Youth Ski Trip to Colorado March 10-15 More Info

Clothes Donations for One Man's Treasure

Clothes Donations for One Man's Treasure

Donate gently used or new shoes and coats for men recently released from prison - November 6, 13, 20, 27. Details

Senior High Camping Trip

Senior High Camping Trip

Senior high camping trip November 4-6 More

Used Book Sale

Used Book Sale

Donate your unwanted books to The Journey Youth Choir for their Used Book Sale, then shop during the Pancake Flip. Profits benefit their summer 2017 tour. Read More