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Student Ministry

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.

Upcoming Special Events

  • 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 classes. During the summer, junior high (rising 7th and 8th graders) will meet in room 1D/E, and senior high (rising 9th - graded seniors) will meet in the worship space.

  • UMYF
    United Methodist Youth Fellowship

    Sunday Evening Schedule  •  Bartula Family Life Center

    Jr High
    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
    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. 

    2018-2019 Meeting Dates
    September 9
    October 14
    November 11
    December 9
    January 13
    February 10
    April 14

    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 & Study Hall
    Weeknights

    Bible Study

    Wednesdays, 6:30-7:45 pm, Homes in the community

    On Wednesday nights during the school year (September - May), youth 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.

    October Meeting Locations
    Jr High - 7701 Lone Moor Cir, Dallas, TX 75248
    Sr High - 6849 Anglebluff Circle, Dallas TX 75248

    Study Hall

    Thursdays, Sept 20 - Dec 13, 7-9 pm, Youth Worship Space

    Youth are invited to bring their homework or come study for tests with the interns.

  • 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.

    AFTER initial registration and deposit, make ADDITIONAL YOUTH TRIP PAYMENTS online.

    Senior High Camping Trip  •  November 16-18  •  Registration coming soon 

    Mid-Winter Retreat at Bridgeport  •  January 25-27  •  Registration coming soon 
    Ski Trip  •  March 8-13  •  Registration coming soon 

    Senior High Mission Trip  •  June 23-29  •  Registration coming soon 
    Junior High Mission Trip  •  July 8-12  •  Registration coming soon 
    Senior International Mission Trip  •  TBD  •  Registration coming soon 
    Really Living Retreat  •  August 16-18 •  Registration coming soon

  • 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 2019     Class of 2020     Class of 2021     Class of 2022     Class of 2023     Class of 2024   
      •  Sign up for youth email newsletter
    Class of 2023 Class of 2024

    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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  • Twitter
    Twitter @fumcryouth

  • Calendar
    Student Ministry This Week

    Youth Snack Supper Value Pass 

Benefit FUMCR Student Minsitry when you shop at Tom Thumb

Ask customer service to link your rewards card to our organization number, 3808. Read more about Tom Thumb's Good Neighbor Program .

Skratch - teen work simplified

1. Visit the App Store (coming soon to Google Play) to download and register for Skratch as a teen (age 14-19) or sponsor (age 20+).
2. Update your profile. 
3. Go to My Groups and select First United Methodist Church Richardson. Teens must be active FUMCR youth. Sponsors must be members of the FUMCR congregation. 
4. Sponsors post gigs.
5. Teens accept gigs based on location, interests, and skills.
6. Once the gig is complete, both users get to rate the experience, and the teen is paid through the app within 2-3 business days.

Skratch will donate a portion of the proceeds from every gig back to FUMCR youth missions.