Foothills United Methodist Church
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Growing in grace.... Serving with love.
Youth Groups & Activities
We have two Youth Groups at Foothills UMC. One for Junior High, one for Senior High. Friends welcome! Any youth entering 6th grade as of June 1 may join the Jr. High Group. Any youth entering 9th grade as of June 1 may join the Sr. High Group.
These two groups focus on service and fun within a Christian-centered life. There are many opportunities to be together and have fun, and many opportunities where each group can help in the community through service endeavors such as The Upper Room, a soup kitchen. Youth Group is a great place to bring friends! No church affiliation required. These groups help form friendships that last and are times for those with any uncertainty about faith to be immersed in agape love in a non-intimidating group living by Christian action.
Contact Lauren Ewert, Youth Director, at 530.350.5113 for more information.
There are several special events for each Youth Group throughout the year such as camping, skiing, water parks, and lock-ins. These may change from year to year with the group and interest.
Another popular event is the annual Youth Play in the Spring. Typically over 30 youth participate in bringing drama, music, and humor to the church and community by performing an original play written by our own Greg and Annie Lamy.
We have Youth Sunday every fourth Sunday of the month where they are included in choosing the music, perhaps singing and leading it themselves, reading the scripture, acolyting, being greeters and ushers, and helping the service in multiple other ways. This service tries to be upbeat and focusing more on topics important to, and interesting for, youth.
Foothills UMC holds that anyone who is open to receiving the grace of Jesus in their lives is welcome to participate in the sacrament of Communion, offered in worship the first Sunday of each month. Jr. High may leave class for communion, then return to class or stay with their family. Sr. High is brought to adult worship as a group to join the service. They may choose to partake or not. They do not return to class.
Youth in 9th grade or above are invited to join our Confirmation Class held every other Autumn, which will lead to the opportunity to make a personal confirmation of “the vows made on my behalf at baptism.” It is approximately 12 weeks long. Mentors are chosen, a personal scripture is memorized, class is attended after church, there are retreats at Lake Tahoe and San Francisco. This is a wonderful opportunity to deepen one’s personal faith, and how to share it in the community.
Contact Pastor Dave Bunje at 530.677.4910 x22 for more information.
FUMC Sponsored Boy Scout Troop
What’s in it for the boys? Games, activities, camping, hiking, arts and crafts, leadership opportunities, service projects, archery, and much, much more!
What’s in it for the parents? Opportunities to see your child grow and interact with other boys and work toward achieving his goals. It also gives the boy a sense of team work and belonging. Above all, SCOUTING IS FUN.
Tried and proven methods of building character, traditional values, and the development of leadership skills are applied in a fun and supportive environment.
This Boy Scout Troop is for 6th graders and older. To find out more information, contact Kevin Cooksy, 916.799.7232.