Come join us! The First United Methodist Church of Olympia is committed to providing young people a place where they feel free to develop and express their faith through relationships, study, and missions.

SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH

During the months of July and August Sunday school and youth group are on hiatus. But that doesn't mean there aren't great options for youth to stay connected over the summer! Contact a member of the youth ministry team for more details! 

 

SENIOR HIGH AND MIDDLE SCHOOL SUNDAY MORNING EDUCATION

Grades: 7th through 12th - Every Sunday at 10:00 a.m.

7th and 8th graders devle deeply into the Bible through a study of the various figures from the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament. Every other year Confirmation is offered for 7th & 8th graders during the Sunday school hour. 

9th through 12th graders attend youth-suggested topical studies which include discussion, journaling, and watching YouTube videos as we discern what it means to be Christians in the world today.

YOUTH GROUP

Grades: 7th through 12th - Sunday evenings from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Our youth engage in service, relationship building, prayer, and fun. As youth transition into adult lives, through youth ministry we help them grow in their relationship with God, with each other, and learn how to make Christian life relevant to themselves and the world. We strive to create a place where all youth feel accepted and where they can develop solid friendships. We are intentional about engaging in service projects, team building fun, and field trips to meet other young Christians in action.

Youth Group is planned by the youth themselves! We meet with youth and families once a semester to plan how we want to learn, grow and have fun together!

YOUTH MISSION TRIP

Each summer we take a week to go and serve a community in need. In past years, we have rebuilt homes lost in wildfires, sorted food and clothing for distribution, packed lunches for summer food programs, and built a new home for a family in Mexico. While we serve, we set aside time to reflect, pray, and worship together.

If you are interested in the coming summer’s trip, please contact a member of the Youth Ministry Team.

YOUTH MINISTRY TEAM

Rev. Ruth Marston, Pastor

Angelina Goldwell, Director of Religious Education

Chris Knight, Pastoral Assistant

We also have lay volunteers who teach Sunday school classes and oversee youth group activities. 

MORE YOUTH INFORMATION

For more information about the youth program, e-mail Pastor Ruth at PastorRuth@fumcoly.org

For United Methodist District and Conference Camps and Activities please visit the PNW Conference website.