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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.

In mid-November our Youth Director, Ginny Scott announced her resignation. You can read about her decision in this Letter to Youth Families.

We are now in the process of finding a new full-time Youth Director. The job posting can be found here.

As we undertake a search, Dana Rainey and Stephanie Nicholson have been asked to serve as youth workers during the interim to ensure that ministry to our students continues.
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 5:00-7:30pm. We eat dinner, worship, hear a message from Ginny, play games, and have scripture-based small groups during this time! We are in a new series called Heroes, so come check it out! Check the calendar below for special events that may occur in addition or in place of UMYF. Join us!

Coffee Chat – At Grassroots every Monday or Tuesday (it will alternate each week) from 3:30-5:30pm, Ginny will be available to chat, sip on coffee, or whatever any youth needs! Come and go as you please but Ginny will be there the whole time! Check the calendar below to find out which day we’re meeting this week.

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.
Our Philosophy
TFUMC Young Learners Academy recognizes that learning is a natural, child-led process. We provide a stimulating, developmentally appropriate environment in which children are free to learn at their own pace. Individualization is a key component of our program and we place special emphasis on making each child an accepted and important part of our school community.
Youth Calendar
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