Youth Ministries

Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries: Brian Stahl

First United Methodist Church Appleton Youth Minstries Mission Statement

We exist to create a space where Youth are equipped with tools and experiences so that they will be excited to engage in conversations about Faith, serve others, and grow to live each day as authentic followers of Jesus Christ.

 

Hello Church Family, 

2021 has seen the return of Youth Mission Trips. 32 Youth and Adult Leaders served. Our Middle School Youth served June 6-11 in Duluth, Minnesota. Our High School Youth served June 13-18 in Arecibo and Lares Puerto Rico and June 26 - July 3 in Denver, Colorado. This year's theme, Neighbors, was based on the Parable of the Good Samaritan found in Luke 10:25-37. Each day helped particpants love without limits, seeing others as loved by God, taking Jesus' example and doing likewise. 

We are fresh off the excitement of serving and will be announcing next summer's Middle School and High School Mission Trips shortly. 

In July we continue to meet for Worship.  As always, Youth are invited to Worship on Sunday mornings at 9 am.  Each Sunday, a different Youth is chosen to lead the Call to Worship and Gathering Prayer. Wedenesday, July 21 is our second Summer Outdoor Worship Service. Join the First Church family for a Picnic Meal in the parking lot beginning at 5:30 pm followed by Worship in the parking lot at 6:15pm. July 24 will also see the return of Saturday Night Worship in the Chapel at 5:30 pm. 

On Wednesdays July 14 and July 28 from 5:00-7:00 pm First Church will hold Pizza and fellowship nights in the Church Courtyard, we will meet in the Youth Lounge if we have inclement weather. These events are free and welcome to anyone in grades 6-12. Please RSVP to bstahl@appfumc.org or 920-840-5075.

 

The return of parking fundraisers will happen in July. The Youth Ministries will be selling parking spaces for Art at the Park on Saturday, July 24 from 8 am – 4 pm and Sunday, July 25 from 8 am – 2 pm. 8 people needed per shift. Saturday shifts: 8-10 am, 10-Noon, Noon-2 pm, and 2-4 pm. Sunday shifts: 8-10 am, 10-Noon, and Noon-2 pm. Contact Brian Stahl, bstahl@appfumc.org or 920-840-5075 to sign up for a shift. Parking Spots are $20 for Vendors and $5 for attendees. All proceeds will help to offset costs for 2022 Youth Mission Trips.

YOUTH MOVIE: SPACE JAM: A NEW LEGACY

First Church has rented a theater at the Marcus Valley Grand Cinema on Wednesday, August 4 at 6:30 pm. We have space for 40 to enjoy Space Jam: A New Legacy. Free Ticket, free Popcorn, and free Soda! Please RSVP, bstahl@appfumc.org or 920-840-5075.

 

God Bless!

Brian Stahl, Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministries

 

Here is the schedule for May Youth Ministries Activities and Opportunities:

Wednesday Nights

July 14 – Pizza & Fellowship (Grades 6-12) in the Church Courtyard from 5:00-7:00 pm

July 21 - Picnic & Outdoor Worship in the Church Parking Lot from 5:30-7:00 pm

July 24 - Art at the Park Parking Fundraiser from 8:00 am-4:00 pm

July 25 - Art at the Park Parking Fundraiser from 8 am-2 pm 

July 28 – Pizza & Fellowship (Grades 6-12) in the Chuch Courtyard from 5:00-7:00 pm

August 4 - Movie Night (Grades 6-12) Space Jam: A New Legacy at Marcus Valley Grand Cinema from 6:30-8:30 pm

Our Core Values are 1. Loving God 2. Loving Others

We embody these core values in the building of a community in which each person is appreciated and accepted for the unique person God has created. Opportunities are offered for our Youth to wrestle with and ask the tough questions of what it takes to be an authentic follower of Christ in today's world, and to experience God in powerful and life-changing ways. This might take place in weekly Youth group meetings, fellowship events, retreats, local mission, or summer mission trips.

We are always looking for dedicated Adult Leaders who love God and love Youth!

Please check us out on our Youth Ministries page on facebook

Please check out our Youth Ministries page on Instagram: fumcappletonyouth

Youth Ministries Medical Release Form 2020-2021

Each Youth who participates in any FUMC Appleton Youth Ministry Event must have a completed form to participate!

Confirmation

Confirmation will resume in September of 2021.
 
 
We believe that Confirmation is the continuation of one's faith journey (a journey begun at baptism) and the beginning of one's covenant relationship with the church -- not an end unto itself.  Confirmation is more than just a series of classes. Youth must be fully engaged in the life of the church through worship, service, and involvement in other ministries.  Our hope is that Youth emerge from their Confirmation experience prepared for a life of Christian discipleship.  To this end, we offer an opportunity for Youth to make a personal decision to confirm the baptismal vows their parents took for them and become a member of the First United Methodist Church.  Our classes will focus on helping Youth gain an understanding of the history and beliefs of United Methodism, develop a critical thought process on questions of faith, and the ability to articulate their faith to their peers. 
 
Mission
Quarterly Mission Blasts (a 2-3 Hour local project) are scheduled throughout the year and give Youth the opportunity to serve their congregation and the community. Past Events have included: Jeremiah's Crossing, Raking Acts of Kindness, Operation Christmas Child, Souper Bowl of Caring, College Cookie Bake/Care Packages, Lenten Pancake Breakfast, and more.
 
Summer Mission Trips
We offer our Youth the opportunity to serve in a week-long mission trip through Youthworks
 
2022 Youth Mission Trips:
 
Middle School (Grades 6-8)
 
High School (Grades 9-12)
 
        
Please contact Brian Stahl, bstahl@appfumc.org for more information.
 
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Upcoming Events
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MON
Women's Renewal Group-via ZOOM
4:45 PM to 5:45 PM
Circles of Support Program
5:30 PM to 6:45 PM
Troop 2
6:30 PM
Tune Up Your Singing Voice
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Women of the Word-Via Zoom
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
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TUE
GriefShare
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Tuesday Night AA
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
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WED
Tuning Up Your Singing Voice!
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
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THU
AA "Young at Heart" Group
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
TOPS
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
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