youth ministry

Ann Kessler, Director of Youth Ministry, akessler@fumcloveland.com  970-290-2796 or 970-667-0876


Service

Every summer we pack our bags, load the vans, and head out to share the love of God in mission and service. The dates and destinations vary by summer and age group. Past trips include: Mexico, Iowa, Utah, California, Louisiana and MIchigan. The work we do also varies but includes: light construction, debris pickup, Vacation Bible School, fellowship with the elderly and painting.


First United Methodist Youth are also active in the local community serving at Angel House, raking leaves for the elderly and various other activities during the year.


Activities

Throughout the year we do various activities such as spiritual retreats, leadership conferences, Sr. High ski trip, sledding and group conference events such as Ignite for Sr. High and Youth Quest for Mid High youth.


Do you have a heart for teenagers?  

Today’s teenagers are tomorrow’s adult community. They need to be nurtured by caring adults. We are a very active group and always need volunteers for a variety of things, such as Sunday evening programming, driving, and special events or retreats. We would like enough people to help so that no one gets overwhelmed with volunteering. We are open to whatever time you have to share whether it is once a quarter to being a regular advisor to the groups and anything in between.  


Questions? Please call Ann Kessler, Director of Youth Ministry @ 970-290-2796 or email at akessler@fumcloveland.com

  • senior High

    Senior High “ReVive” Youth Group

    9-12th Grades

    Meets Sundays 4:00 – 6:00 pm

    Come spend the evening with us as we talk about life in high school and how our faith impacts our daily lives. Each Sunday we will meet for a program led by our youth or adult volunteers. Then we will spend time in discussion and prayer. The evening ends with a time of fellowship over a snack. 


    Our Adult Advisors are Rusty Mathena, Charles Diediker & Katie Sammons.


    Small Group Opportunities

    Jump-Start on Monday

    Monday mornings, during the school year, we “Jump-Start” the week with coffee at Loveland Coffee at 6:45 am.  


    Sunday Morning Programming

    Come join us for Sunday morning small groups each week at 9:45 am in the youth range. Classes are taught by wonderful instructors with the love of Christ in their hearts for the word and for the youth. Our Sunday School classes are located in the Youth Range (downstairs from the Coy Hall Gym).


    Our Adult advisors are Charles Diediker, Sue Lussenhop and Rusty Mathena.

    We also have guest speakers and other adult advisors that volunteer as needed for special events.

  • Mid High

    Popcorn Ministry (Mid-High Outreach to Bill Reed)


    Each Tuesday through Thursday during the school year, First Church opens its doors to Bill Reed Middle School children. A program of fun, food and fellowship is provided where children can safely wait for their younger siblings to be released from Truscott Elementary School.  If you would like to volunteer, please call Ann Kessler.


    "Y.E.S.-Youth Eternally Serving", 6th – 8th Grade, Sundays 4:00 to 6:00 pm


    Life is a journey, let’s travel together. After gathering in the Youth Range, 6th-8th grade students meet for an evening of games, skits, snacks, and an interactive look at God’s Word. Together we will explore the Old and New Testaments for stories of God’s radical love and faithfulness and how they apply to our every day lives. Each Sunday we will dig deeper into our lives and find our own stories of God’s radical love and faithfulness. Come and join us on the journey of discovery!


    Our Adult advisors are Cindy Utley, Paul Williamson and Sue Lussenhop.

    Sunday Morning Programming

    Come join us for Sunday morning small groups each week at 9:45 am in the youth range. Classes are taught by wonderful instructors with the love of Christ in their hearts for the word and for the youth. Our Sunday School classes are located in the Youth Range (downstairs from the Coy Hall Gym).




  • Scholarship Application

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