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FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF NATCHITOCHES

YOUTH MINISTRY

DISCOVER FREEDOM THROUGH CHRIST


It's not easy being a teenager. That is why we invest so much time and energy into providing opportunities for youth to get to know God on their own terms.

There is so much competing for teenager's attention these days that it can be hard to entice them to want to go to church. We work to overcome this challenge by offering a variety of opportunities for youth to come together throughout the week for fellowship, prayer, service, and fun. Our dedicated youth leaders keep activities relevant, real, and meaningful in order to help students make sense of their evolving relationship with God. As a result, we're confident that your teenager will want to come back to church week after week.

COLBY SESSION

Director of Youth Ministries

318-652-4878

Contact Colby to learn more.​​​​​​​


SUNDAY SCHOOL

Sundays, 9:30 - 10:30AM, Room 213
For 6th - 12th graders

Your junior high or high schooler doesn't need another lecture on Sunday mornings - they get enough of that at school. That is why we focus the Sunday morning youth experience on small group discussions. They have their own Sunday School time in room 213 featuring in-depth discussion about different Bible stories and verses and there application to everyday life.


THE AFTERSHOCK

Sundays, 5:00-7:00 PM, Student Lounge
For 6th-12th graders

Your junior high or high schooler needs a chance to unwind and get re-focused before starting a new school week. So we designed our Sunday evening Aftershock program to allow kids to do just that through a variety of activities focused on fellowship, worship, and devotion. 


REFUEL WEDNESDAY

Wednesdays, 7:00-8:00PM, Student Lounge
For 6th-12th graders

​​​​​​​During the School Year

Let's be honest - we could all use a midweek re-fueling. But it's particularly important for your junior high or high schooler to have a safe place to go and leave the stress of school, friends, and activities behind for a little while. Our Re-Fuel Wednesday Bible Study provides this safe haven and allows students to focus their energy on digging deeper into their faith.


SERVICE

For 6th-12th graders

Giving back and making a difference is an important part of our faith, and we are committed to offering our young church members a variety of opportunities to change lives through mission trips here, near, and far away. We would love to have your junior high or high schooler get involved in any of the following upcoming service opportunities:

Some service events and trips include:

2015 Summer Mission Trip to Revive 225, a mission of the First United Methodist Church of Baton Rouge to help restore and enhance downtown Baton Rouge.
Cane River Food Pantry
Church-wide Events


REC. WEDNESDAYS

Wednesdays, 1:00-5:00PM, Student Lounge
For 6th-12th graders

June 14 - August 9

Join us for an afternoon of games, tv watching, chilling with friends, and so much more!


At FUMC Natchitoches, we are committed to the physical safety and spiritual growth of all who come under our care, more specifically children, youth, and vulnerable adults. To ensure a safe environment, we have a risk management policy in place that requires yearly trainings and careful screening of our staff and volunteers through interviews and background checks. As a result, our staff and volunteers do everything in their power to prevent, recognize, and report any misconduct.