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, 

There is a lot happening in the Youth Ministries corner at First Church!

Wednesday Nights in May (May 5, May 12, and May 19) we will offer Youth Group in the Youth Lounge from 6:00-6:30 pm. There is no need to register your attendance. We would love to see you! 

Youth Mission Trips are right around the corner.  To prepare our hearts and minds for serving we will hold meetings in the Youth Lounge for all participants in May. The meeting for the Middle School Mission Trip to Sisseton, South Dakota (June 6-11) is scheduled for Wednesday, May 5 at 6:30 pm. The meeting for the High School Mission Trip to Aricebo, Puerto Rico (June 12-18) is scheduled for Wednesday, May 12 at 6:30 pm.  The meeting for the High School Mission Trip to Denver, Colorado (June 26-July 3) is scheduled for Wednesday, May 19.  A special Commissioning Service for all Youth Mission Participants will be held on Sunday, May 30 at 9 am Worship.  

First Church will celebrate our graduating Youth on Sunday, May 16 at 9 am Worship.  We will be assembling a video to be shared in Worship. Graduates should record a short video (landscape mode) with Name, School, and future plans and send to Brian Stahl, 920-840-5075. Graduates will receive a Prayer Shawl from the Prayer Shawl Ministry and a special gift from First Church. 

God Bless!

Brian Stahl, Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministries

 

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

Wednesday Nights

May 5 – Youth Group (Grades 6-12) in the Youth Lounge from 6:00-6:30 pm

Middle School Mission Trip (South Dakota) Participant Meeting in the Youth Lounge from 6:30-7:30 pm

May 12 – Youth Group (Grades 6-12) in the Youth Lounge from 6:00-6:30 pm

High School Mission Trip (Puerto Rico) Participant Meeting in the Youth Lounge from 6:30-7:30 pm

May 19 - Youth Group (Grades 6-12) in the Youth Lounge from 6:00-6:30 pm

High School Mission Trip (Colorado) Participant Meeting in the Youth Lounge from 6:30-7:30 pm

Saturdays

May 22 – VIM Plant Sale (Food Fundraiser – Youth Mission) 2 Hour Shifts (10-Noon, Noon-2, 2-4, and 4-6 pm)

Sunday Mornings

May 2 – In Person Worship in the Sanctuary at 9 am

May 9 – In Person Worship in the Sanctuary at 9 am

May 16 – In Person Worship in the Sanctuary at 9 am: High School Graduate Recognition Sunday

May 23 - In Person Worship in the Sanctuary at 9 am: Pentecost Music Celebration

May 30 - In Person Worship in the Sanctuary at 9 am Youth Mission Trip Commissioning

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
 
2021 Youth Mission Trips:
 
Middle School (Grades 6-8) - Sisseton, South Dakota - June 6-11, 2021
Cost: $450 
 
High School (Grades 11-12+) - Arecibo, Puerto Rico - June 12-18, 2021
Cost: $1100 
 
High School (Grades 9-12+) - Denver, Colorado - June 26-July 3, 2021
Cost: $500                      
 
Please contact Brian Stahl, bstahl@appfumc.org for more information.
 
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Upcoming Events
MAY

16

SUN
Worship Service in Sanctuary
9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Sunday Bible Study
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
MAY

17

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
Finance Committee Meeting
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Troop 2
6:30 PM
Women of the Word-Via Zoom
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
MAY

18

TUE
Tuesday Night AA
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
MAY

19

WED
Wednesday Book Study- via Zoom
11:15 AM to 12:30 PM
Youth Group
6:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Bible Search
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