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7195 Simms St, Arvada CO 80004

Ministry for Youth


Ministry for Youth

Youth Group

Youth Sunday school classOur youth (middle school & high school age) gather for Sunday School most Sundays mornings, partway through the worship service at the same time the children meet for Worship & Wonder most Sundays. It’s a time for fellowship, fun, and sharing their faith story. We use the Shine curriculum. They also meet several times a year to work on special projects and activities such as preparing for the summer mission trip, planning and carrying out the spaghetti supper, and Family Fun Night in the summer.

In the summers, we have a “one-room” Summer Sunday School of crafts and activities led by various members of the congregation. Youth are invited to act as helpers or to simply participate in the activity. Any ideas for activities are invited. Bring them to the Faith Formation Coordinator.

For up-to-the-minute details, contact Rev Karen Howe (Faith Formation Coordinator) or visit our calendar of upcoming events.

Acolytes

Acolyte lighting candlesYouth are invited to attend training and serve as acolytes for Sunday worship. Interested youth please contact us for training information and to be scheduled for service as an acolyte.

Confirmation

Confirmation for youth is offered every other year by Pastor Karin Kilpatric. At the end of their study there is a special youth service when these teens will be confirmed into the church.

We are proud of our confirmands for taking this big step toward adulthood!

Youth in 7th, 8th & 9th grade are welcome. Please contact the church office if you are interested in the next class.

Mission Opportunities

Youth of First United participate in a yearly summer mission trip in addition to various mission & service projects throughout the year. Youth participate in the Souper Bowl of Caring in February, and host the Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser for mission in April. In August, youth pack backpacks for kids in Archway Housing & Services. Please contact us for this year’s dates.

Our youth’s week-long mission trip to La Puente Home in Alamosa, CO