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Our youth group is weird. To be WEIRD in its most original definition means to be CONNECTED ... and we are WeIRd.

Inviting All Youth

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 ordinary 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. . . . 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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  • Sunday School
    Sunday School

    9:45 -10:45 am, Bartula Family Life Center

    Every Sunday morning, 7th - 12th grade 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.

    We gather first as a large group in our worship space, then divide into grade level classrooms.

  • UMYF
    United Methodist Youth Fellowship

    No UMYF during the summer. Summer activities listed HERE.
    School-year Sunday Evening Schedule  •  Bartula Family Life Center

    Jr High (7th-8th grades)
    Junior High Bells of Bronze  •  3:30-4:30 pm  •  Orr Music Suite
    Junior High Journey Youth Choir  •  4:30-5:45 pm  •  Fleming Rehearsal Hall
    Junior High UMYF (7th & 8th grades)  •  5:45-6:45 pm 
    Snack Supper  •  $2  •  6:45-7:15 pm  •  PAY ONLINE for $20 semester value pass

    Sr High (9th-12th grades)
    Senior High Bells of Bronze  •  4:30-5:30 pm  •  Orr Music Suite
    Senior High Journey Youth Choir  •  5:30-6:45 pm  •  Fleming Rehearsal Hall
    Snack Supper  •  $2  •  6:45-7:15 pm  •  PAY ONLINE for $20 semester value pass
    Senior High UMYF (9th-12th grades)  •  7:15-8:15 pm

    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!

  • CYM
    Council on Youth Minsitry

    The Council on Youth Ministry (CYM) is the youth leadership core at First UMC Richardson. Representatives from each grade are needed each year to serve as the sounding board for the youth group providing feedback and new ideas to the youth staff and adults. CYM members are key leaders in their Sunday school classes, during UMYF, and on trips.

    Meetings are from 12 - 1 pm, monthly during the school year. 

    To participate in CYM, students must attend the first meeting, as well as commit to missing no more than one meeting for the year and serving as a leader in the youth group. 

    Questions? Contact .

  • Bible Study
    Weeknights

    Bible Studies Resume Aug 28

    Wednesdays during the school year
    Junior High 4:45-5:45 pm  •  Youth Lounge
    Senior High 6:30-7:45 pm  •  homes  •  followed by dinner out

    On Wednesdays during the school year (September - May), youth gather 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.

    Senior High Bible Study Current Location
    205 Crooked Creek Drive, Richardson, 75080 

  • Trips
    Trips - Summer & Ski

    Trips

    Each summer FUMCR youth participate in junior high and senior high mission trips, plus a back-to-school retreat called Really Living. There is also a fall camping trip for senior high youth and spring break ski trip for all youth.

    Senior High Mission Trip (rising 9th-post 12th graders)
    Santa Fe, NM  •  June 23-29  •  $250*  •  Registration 

    Junior High Mission Trip (rising 7th & 8th graders)
    San Marcos, TX  •  July 7-12  •  $300* ​ •  Register by June 21 

    Students will spend four days working on homes of disadvantaged families with Freedom 14 Camp. Work may include roof and gutter repair, painting, hand rail and ramp construction, flooring, window installation, and appliance replacement. The group will float the San Marcos River and spend Friday at New Braunfels' Schlitterbahn Waterpark. The cost of the trip includes all transportation, lodging, meals on work days, and fun day activities. Students will be responsible for approximately 5 meals on travel and play days. $60-75 should cover meals, souvenirs, and snacks. 

    Senior International Mission Trip
    Belize  •  July 24 - 31  •  $1500*  •  Registration

    Really Living Retreat
    Sky Ranch  •  August 16-18 •  $175* •  Registration 

    *One month prior to any trip, the cost increases by $50. The week of a mission trip, the cost increases by $100.

    If you have questions about any of these trips, please contact Tammie Haug at 972.996.0104 or thaug@fumcr.com.

  • Resources
    Resources

    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.

    Fellowship and Fun

    We believe that faith encompasses all aspects of our lives, including our play time and fellowship time.  Because of that, our youth ministry makes sure to provide plenty of activities for our youth that include good ole' fashioned fun!  Some of the things we do include:  Ice Cream Socials, Broomball, Laser-tag, Lock-ins, Whirlyball, Pool Parties, Ski Trips and much, much more. . . .

    Missions

    Whether it is feeding the homeless, visiting our church’s shut-ins or going on mission trips to New Mexico, Galveston, Appalachia or some other location, there are various opportunities throughout the year, for our youth to learn what it means to be “Servants in Christ.”

    Stay in Touch with FUMCR Student Ministry

      •  Call the Student Ministry office at 972.996.0104
      •  Email any of the Student Ministry staff
      •  Sign up for text message updates (Do not complete sections titled Phone Numbers, Address, Employer, Interests):
    Class of 2020     Class of 2021     Class of 2022     Class of 2023     Class of 2024   
      •  Sign up for youth email newsletter
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    Web Resources

    Center for Parent/Youth Understanding
    Pastoral Counseling Center

    Forms

    Emergency Medical Authorization Form - Minor - PDF  
    Emergency Medical Authorization Form - Adult - PDF

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Events for Students & Families
 
Journey Youth Choir Kick Off

Sat, Aug 24, 10 am - 4 pm

Back to School Bash

Sun, Aug 25, 5:45-8:15 pm, Oliphint Field

Youth Bible Studies

Resume Wed, Aug 28, JH 4:45, SH 6:30

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