Our vision is for youth (grades 6-12) to hear the call by God to:
BELIEVE, BELONG, GROW AND LIVE IN JESUS CHRIST.
With that vision comes the hope that the youth will not just be names on the church rolls, but will be transformed from simple participation in youth activities into faithful discipleship that will carry them not only through the teenage years, but throughout a lifetime. In addition, we want to provide opportunities that will help them as they grow spiritually, emotionally, physically, relationally, and morally.
Youth Sunday School
Youth Sunday School meets each Sunday morning at 9:45 am in the Youth Room (3rd floor – room on the right). Youth in Grades 6 – 12 are invited to connect life and faith through Scripture!
Youth Group meets most Sundays from 5 – 6:30 pm and is a combination of fun, fellowship, learning, service, and worship as we go deeper in building relationships with God and each other.
Confirmation is geared for all those who haven’t been through Confirmation before and want to learn more about the United Methodist Church and what it means to profess your faith in Jesus Christ. This is open to any 6th – 12th graders who have not been confirmed and is held on an as needed basis.
Youth Mission Trips
Youth Mission Trips are each summer. Our youth take a trip to be the hands and feet of Christ in another location. Recent past trips include an AIDS Camp in the Bahamas, working with children in South Georgia, and special needs adults in South Dakota. The summer of 2016 will be a trip to Brownsville, Tenn. to help with home repair, along with a fun stop in Memphis!
30 Hour Famine
The 30 Hour Famine is spearheaded by our Youth, this is an annual hunger awareness and service weekend at the end of February held in partnership with World Vision and CareNet. The youth fast and are involved in activities to learn more about the issues of hunger and how they can make a difference. In addition, canned food is collected in the community, and service projects happen all over town. A number of adult volunteers are needed to help make this happen. Please communicate with Rev. Margaret Freeman if interested at firstname.lastname@example.org or 828.524.3010
Stop Hunger Now
Stop Hunger Now is another hunger initiative spearheaded by our Youth, Stop Hunger Now is a program of packaging meals for the hungry. These meal packages are shipped around the world to support school feeding programs and crisis relief.
To connect with youth programs at FUMC, email Associate Pastor Margaret Freeman at email@example.com or call (828) 524-3010.
The Laura M. Jones Scholarship
The Laura M. Jones Memorial Scholarship Fund was created in 1986 by the Will of Laura M. Jones. The scholarship is to be used in rendering financial assistance to members of the First United Methodist Church, who desire to continue their education in a college, university or technical school.
Scholarship recipients are to be chosen each year by a Committee consisting of the Pastor of the First United Methodist Church in Franklin, North Carolina, the Treasurer of First United Methodist Church, Franklin, North Carolina and one member elected annually by the Administrative Board of the First United Methodist Church, Franklin, North Carolina. The amount of each scholarship is to be determined by the Committee as stated above.
Students receiving these scholarships much have been accepted by or be acceptable to a college, university or technical school as students. Applications will be sent to graduating high school seniors of the First United Methodist Church on or about March 1 and an announcement will be placed in the newsletter of the First United Methodist Church informing other eligible persons of the availability of funds. Applications may be picked up at the Church office.
Completed applications should be submitted to the Pastor of the First United Methodist Church, Franklin, North Carolina by May 15, 2018.