LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER FOR THE MISSION TRIP!!!
- 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.
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.Register Now
Sunday Evening Youth Group
Youth Ministry’s focus is Sunday Evening Youth Group. Each Sunday evening youth experience community, share prayers, and learn to seek and love God.
- 5:00 pm — Third Floor Opens
- 5:30 pm — 5:30 Worship
- 6:15 pm — Games and Snacks (Help us provide our free snacks.)
- 6:45 pm — Groups
- 7:30 pm — Youth Group Ends
Youth Ministry News
Welcome to March! As this school year is quickly moving forward, there are a few important things happening this month:
The absolute last chance you can sign up for THE summer mission trip is March 24. Registration will not be possible after that date, so register today. Registration requires a $100 deposit and the remaining balance can be spread out between now and the end of May.
Youth Group will not meet on Sunday, March 17 for Spring Break. We do meet every other Sunday in the month at our regular time.
Middle School students are invited to a special movie night on Friday, March 29. Details are below.
Finally, the Lenten season begins on March 6 with Ash Wednesday. This is a season of reflection and introspection. You are invited to join us any time between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm on Ash Wednesday to pray in the Sanctuary. If you’ve got an hour free, you are welcome to be a sanctuary host, greeting people who come to sit in prayer. Our Ash Wednesday worship service is at 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary.
Here’s to a great March!
Happening In Youth Ministry
THE Mission Trip: June 23-28, 2019
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. Partial scholarships available.
Feast with the Beast: March 29 from 5 – 9 pm
Attention middle school students: join Todd and Sharon on Friday, March 29 for a special Middle School Movie Night featuring The Sandlot! This classic movie has a giant dog named The Beast. Come and play games on the third floor, eat free food, and watch the movie. Bring friends and anything you want to watch the movie with (sleeping bags, bean bag chairs, etc.).
DEVOS & DONUTS: Friday, March 8
Blankner’s DEVOS & DONUTS is Friday, March 8! Join Justin at 8:00 am in Mrs. Layton’s room for a donut and devotion to start your morning. Everyone is welcome. (Passes available at the front desk.)
Registration Not Required
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.
- Worship Services - 8:30, 9:30, and 11 a.m.Youth are encouraged to participate in the morning worship services with their families. More information about our worship services can be found on the worship page.
- The Core Leadership TeamThe Core is a leadership team for high schoolers that focuses on planning and leading our Youth Ministry. This group meets on Wednesday evenings at 6:15 pm.
- Blankner Devos & DonutsDevos & 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 16BEYOND 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, 2019EPIC is a group for 8th-grade students that looks at what their epic journey through life is all about. Register Now.