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Youth Ministry (7th-12th grade)

Our mission at TFUMC is to Share Christ, Build Disciples, and Send Ministers and this is the mission for the youth group as well. We want to make sure that our lives are centered around Christ and that our youth group can face those challenges together that can sometimes distract us from God. We look at Scripture, what Jesus has to say to us today, we pray together and worship together each week to keep ourselves accountable. We try to find ways to serve in our community, in our state, and around the world.
Disciple Now 2018
Disciple Now – January 26-28, 2018


What do I need to bring?
A great attitude with a desire to learn is a must.  Also be sure to bring the following: Bible & pen, sleeping bag, pillow, casual clothes, casual clothes for church Sunday (jeans to wear with your dnow t-shirt), work clothes for Saturday, toiletries, bath towel, 2 two liter drinks and any snacks for the group to share. This is not an all inclusive list; just remember you will be staying in a host home from Friday night til Sunday morning.

What should I be sure NOT to bring?
Be sure not to bring a bad attitude, CD, MP3, or DVD players, iPods, video games, tobacco products, alcohol, lighters, matches, or anything that could damage your host’s home.

Schedule of Events (Tentative)

Friday:  6:30pm – Drop off luggage (& two 2 liter drinks and some snacks) in TFUMC parking lot
                            (host homes will meet here to pick-up luggage)
             7:00pm – Welcome Celebration (First Baptist Church)
             9:30pm – Leave for host homes (host family will pick-up at TFUMC – we’ll walk down)
             10:00pm – Small group session 1
             11:30pm – Lights out

Saturday:  9:00am – Breakfast and quiet times
                  10:00am – Worship at FBC
                  11:30am – Lunch at TFUMC
                  1:00pm – Ministry project
                  4:00pm – Leave for host home and clean-up
                  6:00pm – Dinner at TFUMC
                  7:00pm – Worship at FBC
                  8:30pm – Leave for host homes (host family will pick-up at FBC)
                  9:00pm – Small group session 2
                 10:00pm – Break
                 10:45pm – Small group session 3
                 12:00am – Lights out

Sunday:  8:45am – Worship at TFUMC
                9:45am – Breakfast at Church
               10:00am – Session 4 – YAC
               11:00am – Parent pick-up

Weekly Programming
Sunday School – Every Sunday from 10-10:45am we meet in the YAC. We dive into scripture and figure out together how it applies to us as youth. Two of our AWESOME dads lead this time for us!

UMYF – (United Methodist Youth Fellowship) – We meet on most Sundays from 5:00-6:30pm. We eat dinner, worship, hear a message, play games, and have scripture-based small groups during this time! Check the calendar below for special events that may occur in addition or in place of UMYF. Join us!

Mid-Week Merge – Every Wednesday night we meet from 6:00-7:00pm. We worship together, we work through questions and struggles we have as Christians with the help of scripture and then, of course, we play games!

Youth Bands:
WEDNESDAY: Beginner Band (7th graders) meet from 3:45-4:30pm. Junior Band (8th-9th graders) meet from 4:30-5:15pm and lead us in worship before Bible Study. There is a study hall available for both groups from 3:45-5:15pm when they are not practicing.

SUNDAY: Senior Band (10-12th graders) meet from 4:00-5:00pm and lead worship for UMYF.
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