Youth Page

First Church is a reconciling church where all God’s children are welcome and accepted.

Fun and Fellowship

Sundays 5:30 to 7:00 pm
West Campus (867 HWY 40)

See Schedule for updates

After-school arts and activities program.

Wednesdays 2 to 5 pm during the school year

Students in grades 8-10 learn how to become an member of the United Methodist Church.

Jan 26-April 24, 2022

Mission Week

In years we are not able to travel, our high school mission team serves right here at home. This year, they built bus benches, rebuilt fences, and reconnected.


(Missions in Lawrence, KS)
Each summer, middle school students are introduced to and serve at local organizations, learning the value of teen service.

Mission Trip

High school students travel to places in need, whether affected by natural disasters or continued need. Teams spend a week giving, learning, and connecting.

Digital Escape Rooms

Nicodemus Room

Chad the Cat

Youth Ministry Team

Tami Clark

Dir. of Youth Ministries

Amazing Volunteers!

Matt Woodward

Youth Ministries Staff

Ways to Help

  • Youth Group (Service, Games, Lessons)

  • NextGen Ministry Team

  • Art Cafe & Open Gym

  • Confirmation Team

  • Mission Program

  • Get Safe Gatherings certified

No experts needed, just adults willing to listen.

All volunteers must be Safe Gatherings certified. Safe Gatherings is a comprehensive system that incorporates an online application, online abuse prevention training, several levels of background checks, and paperless reference checks for people who volunteer or are employed with churches, schools, and organizations that serve or work with children, youth, and vulnerable adults. Thank you for keeping our students safe.

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First United Methodist Church

946 Vermont Street, Lawrence, KS 66044