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Student Ministry

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Our goal is to provide an environment where youth feel comfortable to be themselves and open to what God has in store for them. We want to walk alongside them as they discover, develop, and own their faith; experience God's grace; and engage the world to share God's love.

  • 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 loarge group in our worship space, then divide into grade-level 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.

    COVID-19 Precautions
    Masks will be worn, and physical distancing will continue in order to allow all to feel welcome and safe.

  • UMYF
    United Methodist Youth Fellowship

    7th-12th grades
    6-8 pm, 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.

    COVID-19 Precautions
    Masks will be worn, and physical distancing will continue in order to allow all to feel welcome and safe.

    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!

  • SLT
    Student Leadership Team

    The Student Leadership Team (SLT) is the youth leadership core at First UMC Richardson. Representatives from each grade serve as the sounding board for the youth group providing feedback and  ideas to the youth staff and adults. SLT members are key leaders in their Sunday school classes, during UMYF, and on trips.

    Meetings occur monthly during the school year.

    To participate in SLT, students must attend the first meeting, as well as commit to missing no more than one meeting for the year and serving as a leader in the youth group.

    Questions? Contact Joel -

  • Trips
    Trips - Summer & Ski

    FUMCR Student Ministry takes great trips that foster community within the group, provide service to others, and offer opportunities for spiritual growth.

    Trip details will be linked to the right (desktop view) or below (mobile view).
    Annual trips may include:
     - Spring Break Ski Trip
     - August Really Living Retreat
     - Fall Senior High Camping Trip

    If you have questions about any of these trips, please contact Joel at 972.996.0144 or

  • Resources

    FUMCR Student Ministry partners with parents to come along side in helping with the spiritual development of students during their teenage years. We are here to assist you in navigating through these years with all of the confusion, frustration, and questions that come along with it.

    Fellowship and Fun

    We believe that faith encompasses all aspects of our lives, including our play time and fellowship time.  Because of that, our youth ministry makes sure to provide plenty of activities for our youth that include good ole' fashioned fun!  Some of the things we do include:  Ice Cream Socials, Broomball, Laser-tag, Lock-ins, Whirlyball, Pool Parties, Ski Trips and much, much more. . . .


    Whether it is feeding the homeless, visiting our church’s shut-ins or going on mission trips to New Mexico, Galveston, Oklahoma, San Marcos, or some other location, there are various opportunities throughout the year, for our youth to learn what it means to “serve with Christ.”

    Stay in Touch with FUMCR Student Ministry

      •  Call the Student Ministry office at 972.996.0104
      •  Email Rod at
      •  Subscribe to the monthly youth email newsletter. Just email Joel at!
      •  Join a Remind Email List:
         FUMCR Jr. High Students - Text: "@fumcrjrh" to 81010
         FUMCR Sr. High Students - Text: "@fumcrsh" to 81010
         FUMCR Bible Study - Text: "@fumcrbible" to 81010
         FUMCR College - Text: "@fumcru" to 81010
         FUMCR Parents - Text: "@fumcrp" to 81010

    Web Resources

    Center for Parent/Youth Understanding
    Pastoral Counseling Center


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