UMYF - Youth

Director of Youth Ministries: LeEster Burch

United Methodist Youth Fellowship

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United Methodist Youth Fellowship (UMYF) provides a vital and dynamic way for students, in grades 6 - 12 to grow in their Christian discipleship. There are many exciting events that youth may participate.  UMYF meets on Sundays with the following schedule:

9:30-10:30am  Sunday School

5:00-7:00pm  UMYF Fellowship and Activity

In addition to these times, we also gather on Wednesdays for Youth Bible Study.  Meeting at 6:00 for basketball, snacks and fellowship,   we gather in the Youth room for Bible Study from 6:30-7:30. This includes a time for sharing joys and concerns, gathering strength and support from one another through life’s trials and celebrations. Note that we are taking a summer break from Youth Bible Study and will resume meeting in late August.

We make our programming fun and inviting, so kids will not only want to come, but will want to bring their friends as well. FUMC offers youth a wide range of opportunities for growth and socialization. Whether the activity is a Bible study, a retreat at a United Methodist camp, a mission work project, or a Sunday evening UMYF program, the youth are constantly challenged to grow within the body of Christ. Activities are designed to provide Christian fellowship as well as learning experiences. We have many special programs, events and trips for youth throughout the year planned by adult leaders.

Our Youth participate regularly in early and late Sunday services by ushering, serving communion and reading scripture.

Check the church calendar to see what the UMYF is up to and feel free to contact LeEster Burch*, Youth Director, for questions or suggestions.  Email Mrs. Burch at

UMYF Code of Conduct

All youth and their parent/guardian sign a UMFY Code of Conduct to participate in youth activities. To access the form, click here for UMYF Code of Conduct.

UMYF Health Form

To participate in activities, youth must complete a health form. To access the form, click here for the UMYF Health Form.

UMYF Trips

Some of the trips taken in recent years by the UMYF include:

Reroofing homes damaged by Hurricane Rita in Beaumont (3 years!)

Yearly MidWinter Retreats

Adventure Camp at Camp Eagle in Rocksprings, Texas (3 times!)

Youth Worship Conferences (Boerne, San Antonio)

SWTX Conference Summer Camp

Bowling (We love 9 pin bowling at Roger’s Ranch!)

Austin Zoo, ZDT’s in Seguin, Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center


Annual Events

Other annual events include:

Decorating resident’s doors at Golden Age during Advent

Working at the local food bank on 3rd Mondays (when there's no school)

Assisted with the Easter Egg Hunt for children at Golden Age

Honoring our graduating seniors by leading worship and hosting lunch

See You At The Pole activities at local schools

Hosting the Christmas Program dinner

Active leadership roles in Vacation Bible School

Honoring our Veteran's with a brunch in November

Being the food vendor for the UMW's annual Craft/Clutter Sale


UMYF Upcoming Events

            VBS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Contact either Cat Pearson or LeEster if you can help out July 23-26 (Sun.-Thurs.).  This is  your chance to show your leadership skills.

         Find out about other future events by seeing the church calendar page.