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Youth Ministry

Confirmation (7th Grade Sunday School)

Confirmation is a robust program in which students engage with fellow classmates, bond during a fall retreat, learn the fundamentals of the Christian faith and United Methodist history, serve FUMCR, participate in a spring retreat, and ultimately participate in a Confirmation ceremony together. 

Students learn the fundamentals of the Christian faith and United Methodist history.
  •  What it means to be a Christian
  •  What we believe as a church
  •  How we are to live our lives
  •  Church history and heritage
Confirmands contribute to the life of our congregation and live out their faith in the world. 

The Confirmation year culminates with a worship service in which students publicly profess their faith in God through Jesus Christ, affirm their baptism vows, and become confirmed as members of First United Methodist Church Richardson. We believe that we are saved by God's grace through our faith, so this public profession marks the moment of justification/salvation that begins the lifelong process of sanctification - growing more and more like Christ until we genuinely love God and our neighbor in all that we do. 

Confirmation 2023-24

Required parent meeting - Sunday, Aug 6 at 5:15 pm in Coleman Family Hall
Classes begin - Sunday, Sept 10, at 9:45 am in the youth space (2nd floor Bartula Family Life Center).

Cost: $20 per child, includes a t-shirt and materials

Confirmation Fall Retreat - Friday, Sept 22, 6:15-9:30pm, at Group Dynamix (Carrollton)

Cost: $30, includes dinner
Wear comfortable clothes and closed toed shoes (athletic shoes preferred).
Register by Sept 18


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Questions? Contact Melanie Jackson:
  • Sunday School
    Sunday School

    9:45 am every Sunday

    Sunday school plays a vital role in helping to build a solid foundation for the faith journey of our 7th-12th graders. We gather first as a large group in our worship space, then divide into high school and junior high classes

    Seventh graders learn the fundamentals of the Christian faith and United Methodist history with the goal of growing more like Christ, loving God and our neighbor in all that we do. Mission opportunities, church visits, and a late-night event allow the group to have fun and serve together. Contact Melanie Jackson for more information.

  • UMYF
    United Methodist Youth Fellowship

    7th-12th grades
    5:15- 7 pm, Most Sundays, Youth Worship Space

    UMYF is a great time to come together as a group to play, sing, learn, and pray together. Snack Supper is served at each UMYF gathering.

    Youth gather at FUMCR for fellowship, worship, and to participate in open and honest discussions about teenage life, pressures, and culture. Our youth group is a place where youth can come, just as they are, and discover together how awesome our God is!

  • Life Groups
    Life Groups

    Life Groups give students another touch point with each other and with caring adults.

    High School Group (9th-12th)

    Weekly on Wednesday evenings at a local restaurant

    Girls Group (7th-12th)

    Monthly during the 1st week

    Guys Group (7th-12th)

    Monthly during the 4th week

  • Trips
    Summer Trips

    Mission Trips

    Junior high and high school youth travel each summer for a week in service to others, faith development, and group building.

    Really Living

    A back-to-school weekend retreat in late August is planned by the new senior class for all youth, 7th- 12th graders.


    Parent chaperones are key to the success of all our trips. Contact Julia to learn more!

  • Resources & Forms
    Resources & Forms

    Stay in Touch with FUMCR Youth Ministry

      •  Call the Youth Ministry office at 972.996.0112
      •  To subscribe to the monthly youth email newsletter visit
      •  To subscribe to our weekly "News You Can Use," e-mail
      •  Join a Remind Email List:
             Text your class:
             To: 81010
      •  Follow FUMCRyouth on Facebook & Instagram

    Web Resources

    Center for Parent/Youth Understanding
    Pastoral Counseling Center


    Emergency Medical Authorization Form - Minor - PDF  
    Emergency Medical Authorization Form - Adult - PDF


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  • Confirmation


Events for Students & Families
Girls Group

1st Tuesdays, 6-7:30 pm

Bishop's Rally

Sun afternoon, Oct 15, for 5th-7th graders

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