Youth Ministry

Are you ready for a summer like no other?

Are you ready to experience community in an entirely new way?

Are you ready to seek and love God, love and serve people?

Then get ready for THE MISSION TRIP 2019!

  • NEW DATE! You asked and we listened. July is already full of camps and activities that conflict with our summer mission trip. The new date is hopefully one that works better for everyone’s schedule.
  • BETTER PROJECTS! We’ll be heading to TEAMeffort at the point of the summer they are ramping up with tons of great projects for us to start working on, not at the end of the summer while they’re wrapping things up.
  • THREE TRIPS IN ONE! For projects and small groups, we’ll be broken into groups based on age, just as we have for mission trips in the past. But this year we’ll eat meals and worship together, just like on the Back to School Retreat. Talk about being united!

THE Mission Trip is June 23 – 28, 2019 at TEAMeffort in Green Cove Springs, FL. The trip costs $550 per student, which covers transportation, food, and program fees. Sign up before November 30 to receive a $25 discount. Partial scholarships available.

A previous relationship with First United Methodist Church of Orlando’s Youth Ministry is required for participation in overnight events. If you have questions, please contact Justin Cox, Minister to Youth and Families, prior to registering.

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Youth Ministry’s focus is Sunday Evening Youth Group. Each Sunday evening youth experience community, share prayers,and learn to seek and love God.

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Annual Pecan Sale (10/18/2018)

Fresh, new crop pecans straight from Georgia are on their way in early November. These are the freshest pecans available, shipped to us within days of being harvested! They make wonderful gifts for others or yourself!

Proceeds from the sale of pecans are used to fund First United Methodist Church of Orlando’s Youth Ministry special projects and Fresh Expressions.

Order your pecans and select your preferred day and time to pick them up from the church. You can also come into the church at the times listed in the link below and order in person.

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Upcoming Events

Epic is a group for 8th-grade students that focuses on what their Epic journey through life is all about. Youth are invited to explore and define their faith while becoming members of our church.

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Weekly Opportunities

Sunday Evening Youth Group

  • Third Floor Opens - 5:00 p.m.
    The Third Floor opens for the adult volunteer meeting and free play before worship.
  • Worship - 5:30 p.m.
    A worship service for the whole family, 5:30 Worship includes youth leadership and communion.
  • Games and Hangout - 6:15 p.m.
    Following worship, youth move to the Third Floor for games and hang out time. During this time a light snack is provided for free. Donations are accepted.
  • Groups - 6:45 to 7:30 p.m.
    Most evenings, Groups are grade-level based small groups. Throughout the year Groups may be combined for special experiences.

Sunday Mornings

Wednesday Evenings

Special Commitments

  • Blankner Devos & Donuts
    Devos & Donuts is a morning club for Blankner middle school students at 8 a.m. in Mrs. Layton’s classroom. We gather once a month to share scripture and a donut. Come for free donuts and a morning devotion before school. All are welcome!
  • BEYOND - Begins September 16
    BEYOND is a high-level, opt-in discipleship opportunity open to high school juniors and seniors. Over the course of seven meetings students explore a curriculum focusing on the gifts and personality God has instilled in them and how to use those gifts and passions to develop opportunities for ministry.
  • EPIC Confirmation - Begins January 20, 2019
    EPIC is a group for 8th-grade students that focuses on what their epic journey through life is all about. Register Now.


About Youth Ministry

The Youth Ministry of First Church, The Skylight, guides youth in sixth through twelfth grade to seek and love God and love and serve people. Led by the Minister to Youth and Families, Justin Cox, the Skylight Youth Ministry creates ways for youth to explore a relationship with Christ and build relationships with other Christ-following youth and adults.

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