“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.” ~ 1 Timothy 4:12
Who We Are…
The youth group at First United Methodist Church consists of many different youth from the Decatur area. We have at least 8 different schools represented in our Junior and Senior High groups. We have youth in public and private schools. On any given Wednesday night we have between 15-25 youth from a variety of churches. On Sunday nights we have 20-30 youth who are mostly members of our church. Like most youth groups, we like to fellowship and eat together. We also enjoy bible study, discussions and retreats. We have several fundraisers a year to help cut back on costs of mission trips. Each summer our Junior High and Senior High groups go away for a week on a mission trip. Along with our mission trips, our youth participate in local service and mission projects as well. If you are not a member of a youth group in Decatur, we hope you will come visit us for youth!
Our youth meet several times a week for study, fellowship, food and fun! On Sunday mornings we meet from 10-10:45am for Sunday school. On the occasional 5th Sunday, we eat breakfast together at a restaurant or on the third floor. On Sunday nights we meet at 6:00pm for brown bag supper. This is where the youth can bring a sack dinner from home or stop by fast food on their way to youth. We’ll have time to hang out and eat until UMYF begins. Following supper at 6:30, we have UMYF (United Methodist Youth Fellowship) where we participate in different activities each week such as game night, destination known, worship, missions, or a surprise! On Wednesday nights (August- April), our church has First Fellowship dinner for the congregation at 5:00pm. Following dinner at 6:00pm, the Junior and Senior High groups have bible study, discussion and games. Every Thursday morning, the Senior High meet at 7:30am at Chick Fil A for a prayer and devotion before school. The Junior High group meets on the first Monday of each month at Bojangles on 6th Ave. at 7:45am for prayer and devotion. Rides will be provided to Oak Park Middle for the Jr High youth.
To contact the youth minister, please see the contact information below. We want to hear from you.
Name: Beth Carboni Green
Title: Youth Minister