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Youth Ministry

Upcoming Opportunities

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We strive to empower our youth through Biblical teachings and community fellowship. We hold weekly meetings where youth, grades 6th - 12th, can learn about God, engage in community, and have fun!

Our mission for the youth ministry here at First UMC McAllen is for them to graduate knowing three things:

  1. Trust GOD no matter what
  2. Make the wise choice and put God first ALWAYS
  3. Treat others the way they want to be treated - with love and compassion

Upcoming Opportunities

Youth Confirmation

Starting October 4, we invite all 6th to 12th graders to join us every Wednesday night for Youth Confirmation!
This is a seven-week program to prepare young people to confirm the faith in their lives. We'll meet Wednesdays from 6-8pm (concurrent with Wednesday night youth gathering).

Join us on Remind -- download the app and connect to our group (@cc4b7c) and follow us on Instagram (@fumcstudentministry) for updates!

Wednesday Gathering

Every Wednesday evening, we gather to enjoy fellowship — chatting, crafting, drawing, playing ping-pong — eating pizza together, and engaging in a thoughtful Bible study.

WHO: 6th - 12th Grade

WHEN: Wednesdays from 6-8pm

WHERE: Room 205 (Education Building)

CONTACT: Pastor Jon ( ); Wayne Johnson ( )

FOLLOW: @FUMCStudentMinistry on Instagram for updates!

Sunday Mornings

1st Day Youth

*1st Day Youth on Sunday mornings is on hold until after summer 2023. Stay tuned for updates!

Other Opportunities during Common Hour (10am Sundays):

  • Serve as a helper with the J.A.M. children's program in the Koinonia Room (contact Andrea)
  • Help with outreach ministry at the Hands and Feet activity, usually in the West Overflow Room off the Sanctuary


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It takes a community! If you are interested in Youth Ministry and want to volunteer at one of our events, send an email to .

"My purpose is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love,  so that they may  have the full riches of complete understanding in order  that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge."

       - Colossians 2:2-3

"He also gave apostles, prophets, missionaries, as well as pastors and teachers as gifts to his church. Their purpose is to prepare God’s people to serve and to build up the body of Christ. This is to continue until all of us are united in our faith and in our knowledge about God’s Son, until we become mature, until we measure up to Christ, who is the standard. Then we will no longer be little children, tossed and carried about by all kinds of teachings that change like the wind. We will no longer be influenced by people who use cunning and clever strategies to lead us astray. Instead, as we lovingly speak the truth, we will grow up completely in our relationship to Christ, who is the head. He makes the whole body fit together and unites it through the support of every joint. As each and every part does its job, he makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love."

      - Ephesians 4:11-16

Come join us at our next gathering!