Ministries for Youth

Our  Youth group is intended for people in grades 6th-12th. Come join with friends and members of our church to worship & grow in faith together and serve our community.


Please contact our Associate Pastor, Rachel Lamparek at for more information.

 Led by: Pastor Rachel

When:  2nd & 4th Sunday afternoons 4:00-5:30 PM

Where: Youth Room

Youth Group

Every other week, our Youth Group gathers and spends time in community while we learn more about our own faith and the world we live in. We have fun together, participate in community service, have discussions about our faith and the world, and support one another. We would love for you to join us!

Participation is open to all youth from grades 6th-12th, regardless of family membership to FUMC of Iowa City. All are welcome to participate in youth activities as they are, without exception.

Led by: Pastoral staff

When: TBD

Where: Youth Room


Exploring your faith, on your own, is an important step in a life of discipleship. Here at Iowa City First, we encourage all those in Eighth Grade and Ninth Grade to participate in Confirmation: a year-long adventure. During Confirmation you will get to attend special events, take trips, as well as fulfill a few other requirements. While some classroom work is also required, it’s actually a lot of fun! 

Led by: Pastors

When: Varies

Where: Varies


Retreat and Mission Trips

The you have opportunities during the year for weekend spiritual retreats and week-long mission trips. Advanced registration and attendance at youth group  and pre-trip meetings are required.