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Student Ministry 

At First United Methodist Church, we believe that middle and high school students are a vital part of our congregation.  Our Student Ministry strives to be an invitational and welcoming place for students of all backgrounds where they can find community and a place to belong.  We want to meet students wherever they are in their faith journey, walk alongside them as they grow, and be a safe place where they can ask questions and learn to seek faithful answers. By providing worship, discipleship, and mission opportunities, we aim to help students become mature Christians who transform the world by Loving God and Loving Neighbor.

Weekly Activities 

Sunday School-Sunday Mornings
9:30 - 10:30 AM
Upstairs in the Youth and Worship Center

We have four classes: 

  • 6th grade
  • 7th grade
  • 8th grade
  • 9th and 10th grade
  • 11th and 12th grade 

All students 6th-12th grade are invited to join us for Sunday School each week in the Youth and Worship Center. We meet downstairs in The Hangout for breakfast and hangout time from 9:30-10:00, then move upstairs for class.

Confirmation Classes - Sunday Afternoons
2:00 - 3:30 PM
Upstairs in the Youth and Worship Center (7th grade and up)

The First United Methodist Church Confirmation class is eight months full of interactive learning where students are invited to take the next steps on their faith journey.  The class focuses on learning the Biblical Narrative, Wesleyan theology as it relates to big ideas like Grace, the Trinity, the Church, Baptism, and Communion, and understanding what it means to claim your faith as your own. 

Sunday Night Bible Study
3:30 - 5:30 PM
Upstairs in the Youth and Worship Center
January 28 - March 25 (Class not held on Feb. 4, Feb. 18, or March 11)

Middle school and high school students are invited to join us each week as we spend time in community reading and discussing the Bible.  For current studies, contact Lisa Gill, Director of Student Ministries, at

Wednesday Night Youth Group
6-8 PM
Christian Life Center and Youth and Worship Center 

Each week our students gather for games, dinner, worship, and small groups as they spend time in community and fellowship with one another.  We start in the Christian Life Center for games and dinner and end the evening in the Youth & Worship Center for worship and discussion. 

 2018 Summer Activities 



Big House Jr. High Mission Trip
June 7 - 10 , 2018
Brenham, TX
Cost: $150


Registration is now open for Big House!  All middle schoolers are invited to join us for a mission trip designed specifically for them.  Students will get to serve those in need in the Brenham community, worship together as a camp, and have lots of fun!  The deadline for registration and payment is Sunday, April 8.  This year's Big House registration is online. However, you'll still need to make a separate payment online or in person.  If you're in need of financial assistance, please contact Lisa at  .  We'll also be needing some awesome adults to join us for this trip (I'm looking at you Dads!)-if you're interested contact Lisa.
Click here for packing list         Click here to pay online


Lakeview District Camp
June 24 - 29, 2018
Cost: $400

Registration for Lakeview District Camp is now open!  As most of you know, Lakeview has made some changes over the last couple of years, the major being that because students now arrive on Sunday, the cost has been increased. Sarah and I have been working hard to help families with the additional expenses and through funds raised from the Pancake Dinner we're able to discount camp by $100 for those that helped out.  Additional assistance is available, and there are more opportunities for students to earn more discounts.  Lakeview does have scholarship funds available and you can find the link to the application below.

All registration and payment will be taken care of through Lakeview.  You will not be paying the church-you will pay Lakeview directly.  The full payment is due to Lakeview by June 10, and you can pay in installments over the next few months if that works better for your family.  Sarah and I are asking that our families register by April 29 so that we can plan for volunteers and transportation.  Please be sure to select session 3 (June 24-29) when registering.  You will also need your child's current shot records.

Below you'll also find a Parent Guide from Lakeview which includes information about registration and payment, plus FAQ's and a packing list.

Lakeview Parent Guide

Lakeview Scholarship Application

Register Here

July 8-14, 2018
Bellaire, TX
Cost: $275



Registration is now open for UM ARMY!  All high schoolers are invited to join us for a week of service, worship, and fun as we serve those in need in the Houston area of Bellaire.  The deadline for registration and payment is Sunday, April 29.  Registration is online through UM ARMY, and payment can be made in person to Lisa or online.  You'll also need to fill out the UM ARMY medical release forms, and those can be turned into Lisa.  If you're in need of financial assistance, please contact Lisa at  .  We'll also be needing some awesome adults to join us for this trip. If you're interested contact Lisa or Marty Harris.

Click here to register

Click here to pay online

Click here for packing list

Click here for medical release forms



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