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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. 

The Confirmation Worship Service will be held in late spring 2023.

Confirmation 2022-2023

A required parent meeting will be held August 21 at 4pm in the Chapel.
Classes will begin September 11, 2022.

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



Confirmation Handbook     Activity Calendar    Memory WorkParent Handbook

Questions? Contact Melanie Jackson at
  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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:
     - Mid-Winter Camp at Bridgeport
     - Summer Camps at Bridgeport
     - August Really Living Retreat

  • Resources

    Stay in Touch with FUMCR Student Ministry

      •  Call the Student Ministry office at 972.996.0104
      •  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:

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      •  Follow FUMCRyouth on Facebook & Instagram

    Web Resources

    Center for Parent/Youth Understanding
    Pastoral Counseling Center


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