MS & HS Youth
First Church Youth Ministries in Madison, WI serves Middle School Youth (6th-8th grades) and Senior High Youth (9th-12th grades). Through our programs and discussions, we strive to experience a deeper connection with God, provide a welcoming, fun and comfortable space to share our ideas and experiences, put our ideas into actions of love and compassion, and try to live a life closer to the love that Jesus lived. For questions or comments email Schroerlucke, Coordinator of Youth & Young Adult Ministries, or call 608.256.9061.
Upcoming Youth Events - Click Here
We aim to provide high impact events and youth programs on a monthly basis for middle school and high school youth. These aim to bring youth closer together through fun activities and spiritual substance.
FUMC Ski Trip details- Sat, Feb. 2
Sunday School - meets weekly at 9:30am in the Youth Center
MS in LL02 | HS in LL04
Through discussions, activities and games, we provide encouragement and support for our faith walk.
First Church youth have two mission trips in the summer. The aim is for the youth to experience different cultures, to make relationships with people in those cultures, to serve people in need and to grow stronger bonds with each other through these powerful experiences. Youth raise money for these trips through a series of four fundraisers in the spring of each year.
2013 High School Mission Trip- July 20-28 (Kentucky)
It has become a tradition each summer for the high school youth to go to the Appalachian region of the U.S. to take part with the Appalachia Service Project (ASP). We help repair homes, experience a different culture, and make meaningful relationships with the families who live there. Truly, one of the highlights of our year!
*Note- we are exploring going abroad for our 2014 HS Mission Trip- stay tuned!
2013 Middle School Mission Trip - June 23-28 (Detroit, MI)
The Motown Mission Experience provides economic disaster recovery ranging from home repair, feeding the homeless, and helping “green-up” the city. As a United Methodist connected organization, it offers an experience deeply rooted in Wesleyan theology (of doing no harm, learning how to do good, and practicing staying in love with God) and the contemporary UMC's call to mission and service as a means for individual and communal transformation.
- Live at historic Metropolitan United Methodist Church where there is a gymnasium & shower facilities.
- Participate in great evening activities like worship, small group conversations, a Detroit Tigers baseball game or other cultural events, live concerts by local musicians, and great speakers from around Detroit.
- Work at project sites from 9am-3pm daily
- Take afternoon trips to the most fun places in "The D"
Using adult mentors, monthly classes and lots of spiritual experiences, Confirmation is a way youth learn about their faith, explore membership in the United Methodist Church and what this means for them in their lives. Click here to learn more.
This year, the Youth Program is encouraging monthly "dinner conversations" on faith and spirituality. Each month, families will receive a short question or topic via email pertaining to what the youth are exploring in Sunday School and Confirmation. This is a fantastic opportunity to share among family members your spiritual journeys and learn from each other’s walk. You are encouraged to designate a night of the week as "discussion night". Remember: Keep an open mind and it always helps to begin the meal with a prayer :) Few things can bring us closer together than our spirituality.
FUMC Youth Facebook Group
Click the link above to join our Youth Group's Facebook page for up to date announcements and pics/vids that help us tell our story. This is a private group- to join, send facebook request to Seth.
FUMC Youth Group Facebook Sports Page
We talk sports, make lists about sports, and do sports things together. That’s about it. Come play around with us http://www.facebook.com/groups/210019355717652/.
Youth Group Flikr Page
First Church youth program has a Flickr site where you can upload your photos. Please, when given the option, select to keep the pictures private - this will protect our families from others viewing their pictures, and also protect all of you who are under age 18.
Contact to get the login information for our account.
United Methodist Camp Opportunities
There are many opportunities for both youth and families to experience Christian camping through the UMC. Click here for more information.
Stay "In The Know"
There are many convenient ways for you to get information on our youth programs. This will help the program by making sure you and your child knows about events so they can participate!
- Group Emails- these are updates about once a week regarding event details and reminders. Make sure we have your email address and add us to your contacts to make sure our messages don't go to your junk folder.
- Announcements during Sunday School
- The Youth Facebook group
- Digital Signage, Chimes newsletter, Electronic newsletter, Bulletins, Powerpoints before worship, flyers at the Information Desk, in the Youth Room hallway and on the Youth Board in the Octagon, pulpit announcements, eventbrite links and word of mouth - talk up the events!
Send in Your Ideas
If you have ideas for events, fundraisers, activities, lessons, logistic suggestions, or anything else you think could be cool to incorporate in the youth program - please contact .
He is an "idea sponge," and the more input he receives, the closer the programs and events can meet the needs of the youth. You can also contact the Youth Ministry Advisory Team Chairperson .