Youth

Sunday School Classes @ 9:30-10:30am

Senior High Class (9th to 12th graders): “Echo the Story,” is an imaginative way to engage in the Bible using storytelling, creative reflection, and dialogue. This approach helps participants discover meaning and identity in the biblical narrative. Meets in the Youth Room, last room on the right upstairs.

Junior High Class (7th to 8th graders): “Echo the Story,” is an imaginative way to engage in the Bible using storytelling, creative reflection, and dialogue. This approach helps participants discover meaning and identity in the biblical narrative. Meets in the last room on the left upstairs.

Confirmation Class (6th graders and others): Confirmation refers to the decision a person makes to respond to God’s grace with intentional commitment, publicly reaffirming his or her baptismal vows before the congregation. Confirmands learn about the meaning of Christian faith; the history and teachings of The United Methodist Church; and an explanation of the baptismal and membership vows they will be professing. Meets in the prayer room upstairs. Class runs from August to May.

Youth Sunday School

United Methodist Youth Fellowship on Sundays @ 12:30-2:30pm
A ministry for grades 7 to 12. We eat a snack lunch, play games, discuss contemporary issues in relation to scripture, and pray together.

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Saturday Missions
The youth volunteer their time to serve God in partnership with various organizations. In the past, we have done mission with the North Texas Food Bank, AIDS Interfaith Network, Wesley Rankin Community Center, Amigos Days, and Juliette Fowler among others.

North Texas Food Bank

Special Events
Once per month, we have events such as a talent show, roller skating, whirlyball, Christmas party, etc. Contact Christina @ Christina.cavener@gmail.com to find out more.

Whirly Ball

Civil Rights Bus Tour
Every other year during Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, our youth group partners with other youth groups in the conference and travels on a bus to multiple civil rights sites and learns about the history of the civil rights movement in the U.S.

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Mid-Winter Retreat
During the last weekend of January, the youth attend a conference-wide camp in Bridgeport, Texas where they bond with other youth groups in small groups, worship, and recreational activities.

Bridgeport 2014

Youth Sunday
On the third Sunday of May, the youth lead the congregation in worship.

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Summer Swim N’ Scripture
Beginning in July, we have our Grace Youth program at different church members’ homes with pools.

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Project Transformation
During the months of June and July, 6th to 9th graders from low-income families participate in a summer day camp program that runs from Monday to Thursday at 9am to 3pm. Components of the program include a book club, recreation, healthy meals, enrichment activities, and family fun nights. 10th-12th graders volunteer to read one on one with the 1st to 5th graders participating in the children’s program.

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Mission Trip
Every year, the youth take an out-of-state mission trip to experience serving God in a different environment. We have been to Alabama, Tennessee, Colorado, Illinois, and Florida. Missions have included children’s programming, soup kitchens, food banks, park restoration, home repair, etc.

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Back to School Retreat
In August, we spend a weekend at the lake to get closer to God and prepare ourselves for another school year. Activities include sea doos, fishing, boating, tubing, etc.

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All specific event dates can be found on the church calendar.