Youth Ministry @ FUMCE
Who we are and what we are about:
Here at FUMCE we are committed to the work of seeing young people mature as whole persons and grow in faith as they seek to follow in the way of Jesus. We do this by creating safe, inclusive spaces for youth to connect with both God and one another. All youth are welcome, grades 6 - 12. For more information about youth ministry, contact Pastor Ben.
Youth Night (Thursdays 6-8pm)- Room 23
Youth Night is our weekly gathering. This is a sacred time and space. We come together to build community, share life together, and delve deep into the bible and spiritual practices. We believe the journey toward love of God and neighbor is better when done together. A typical youth night looks something like this. From 6 to 6:30, the youth room is open for ping pong, foosball, music, and conversation. At 6:30 we kick-off our epic game time until 7ish. Finally, from 7ish to 8, we share life together, pray together, and study the bible together. Junior Highers and High Schoolers split off into two groups as needed in order to take our study, practice, and discussion to deeper age-appropriate levels.
Connection Events (Monthly)- Rotating
We have special events for both fellowship and service that help connect us with one another and with our community. We do things like: SD Immersion Saturday where we serve our unhoused sisters and brothers in San Diego, broomball night, Backyard BBQ & Olympics, etc. Check the calendar for Youth Connection events.
Love in Motion: Youth Eco-Justice Retreat (April 20-22nd, 2018)- Oxnard
This is an annual event that brings together youth groups from across Southern California for “a weekend of connecting with God, neighbor, and creation through worship, service, community, and education.” This is a unique immersion experience that will transform youths lives as they live into our Christian call to care for God’s creation.