“We have many fellowship opportunities for our congregation and as an outreach to the community. Wonderful Wednesdays happen during the school year and offer a free meal at 5:00 followed by activities, discussions, and Bible studies for all ages, children through adults.”
“Youth activities include weekly meetings, mission trips, camp, and other special activities. Our focus is to have a safe, positive place for teens to come and connect with each other and with God.”
Parents Night Out
“Parents Night Out is the first Saturday of every month 5:00- 8:30. This free activity includes stories, games, crafts, videos, and dinner. Parents can enjoy a night out knowing their children are having fun in a safe and loving place.”
Youth Mission Trips
“Youth mission trips and events are a big part of our youth ministry. It gives the teens an opportunity to grow and serve- and have fun, too!”
La Porte First United Methodist Church
A ministry where teens feel safe and loved.
1 Timothy 4:12 (NIV)
“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.”
Sunday Night- 4:00- 7:00 Youth meet in the game room for the first hour and then spend time doing games, activities, and discussions. The focus is on living as a christian in today’s world and dealing with the issues teens face in a Christian way. It’s a way for teens to meet other teens and connect in a fun, non-judgmental, safe environment. Anyone in 6th- 12th grade is welcome to attend. Groups will be split by age for some discussions to give them an opportunity for age appropriate discussions.
Wonderful Wednesday- Game room open 3:00- 5:00/ Dinner 5:00- 6:00/ Bible study 6:00-7:00 Youth will focus on learning about topics based on the Bible using the Bible, videos, and other resources to make discussions interactive and engaging. There are also Bible challenges and fun contests to encourage learning in a fun way. This program runs whenever school is in session from the Wednesday after Labor Day until the end of April.
Volunteer and mission opportunities- Youth are encouraged to serve throughout the year for many activities. There are slots available for volunteers during Parents Night Out, Saturday Bible School, Vacation Bible School,trunk or treat, the Easter Egg Hunt, and misc. events.
The youth go on a annual spring break mission trip the first week of April. There are also mission opportunities during the summer with either a local mission trip or a trip to another destination.
Field trips, lock-ins, retreats, camp, ad mission trips are all part of the youth ministry experience. You can find out when these activities are by checking out our calendar here (Calendar of Events)