Ministries for Youth

Our  Youth groups are intended for people between twelve and nineteen years of age: who are usually have not yet graduated High School. Come join with friends and members of our church by getting involved in a small group. Help yourself and others grow in your faith and life.

 

Please contact Ryan Russell at ryan-russell@icfirstchurch.org or 319-337-2857 for more information

Sunday School

Led by:

Ryan Russell

When: Sundays,

at 9:15 AM- 10 AM

Where: Youth Room

Every Sunday morning we gather in the Youth Room to talk about how God is working in our lives and in the world during Sunday School. This year we will be using two different curriculum. One relates to our lives and to movies while the other is about current events and how they effect our lives.

Youth Group

Led by:

Ryan Russell

When: Sundays,

at 2 PM- 4 PM

Where: Youth Room

Every Sunday (minus holidays), our High School Youth Group gathers and spends time in community while we learn more about our own faith and the world we live in. We learn through games, activities inside and outside of the church, watch movies, listen to music, discussion, and have fun! We would love for you to join us!

Participation is open to all youth from grades 9th-12th, regardless of membership or family membership to FUMC of Iowa City. All are welcome to participate in youth activities as they are, without exception.

Confirmation

Led by:

Rev. Anita Johnson and

Ryan Russell

When: Sundays,

at 4:15 PM

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!

This year, we will be meeting every other Sunday from 4:15 PM -5:45pm in the Youth Room starting October 15, 2017.

Retreat and Mission Trips

Led by:

Ryan Russell


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.

This year, we will be going to Nashville, TN on March 10-18, 2018. We will be working and learning about homelessness and food insecurity.