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Children's Creative Collective

September 6th - May 16th, 2018

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Children's Christmas Program

November 5th - December 3rd, 2017

"Light of the World", a musical composed by Mark Patterson, combines original songs and familiar carols from around the world to tell the Christmas story. Through narration, drama, and song, children share how Jesus came to be the "Light of the World" over 2000 years ago. The narration begins with the story of creation, turns to the prophetic words of Isaiah, and then recounts the events of Jesus' birth. Throughout the musical, a single burning candle symbolizes the light of Christ. This light is to be shared with the congregation at the close of the musical with an invitation to "take the light" out into the world.

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Youth Ministry: 2017 - 2018 Mission Leadership Team

November 5th - May 31st, 2018

$1,500

What is Mission Leadership Team?

Mission Leadership Team (MLT) is a discipleship program for 11th and 12th grade youth who want to explore their faith by learning to seek and love God, love and serve people. Participants commit to attending all MLT meetings, youth group participation, and regular forms of leadership and service at First Church.

What are the MLT meetings about?

Each meeting will have a different focus of faith exploration. It's a chance to try and answer some questions about who God has created you to be, prior to graduating from high school. The goal is to try and answer the question, "who am I" as God's creation?

What are the MLT requirements?

To participate in Mission Leadership Team and to attend the summer MLT mission trip, the following requirements must be met:

  • 100% attendance at scheduled MLT meetings
  • At least 65% attendance at Youth Group
  • At least one monthly act of leadership at First Church (select using the "Add On" options while registering)

What about the MLT mission trip?

MLT participants who meet all requirements can attend the Mission Leadership Team Mission Trip. This year we will serve with Renewed Hope Missions in the Dominican Republic.

Note that the dates listed are placeholders until flights are booked. This usually occurs in late January. Please keep the entire span of dates open and notify Justin immediately if there are any conflicts.

What are the MLT meeting dates and how much does the trip cost?

The total Mission Leadership Team Mission Trip is $1,500 and can be split up with five $300 payments due during the first five MLT meetings:

  • September 10, 2017 - Meeting 1 - $300 Due (rescheduled to 9/17 due to Irma)
  • October 1, 2017 - Meeting 2 - $300 Due
  • November 5, 2017 - Meeting 3 - $300 Due
  • December 3, 2017 - Meeting 4 - $300 Due
  • February 11, 2018 - Meeting 5 - Final Balance Due
  • April 8, 2018 - MLT Meeting 6
  • May 20, 2018 - Mission Trip Training
  • May 31 - June 6, 2018 - Tentative Mission Trip Dates

Participation on the Mission Leadership Team Mission Trip also comes with a $200 discount on the cost of the High School Mission Trip. You will receive a discount code when that trip begins registration. The High School Mission Trip is not included in the $1,500 MLT trip payments.

Notes

  • In order to attend a Retreat or Mission Trip with First United Methodist Church of Orlando, an existing relationship with the church is required.
  • Partial scholarships are available by request and need.
  • For help navigating our registration system, please read this guide.
  • If you have questions prior to registering, please contact Justin Cox.
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Youth Ministry: High School Retreat

January 12th - January 14th, 2018

$0 - $157.50

The High School Winter Retreat is the coolest retreat of the year. See what we did there? Its cool because its cold outside. Get it? Should we stop now? Ok.

Let's try this again.

The High School Winter Retreat is an awesome opportunity for High School youth to get away for the weekend. We'll be traveling to the Team Effort Youth Camp in Green Cove Springs (near Jacksonville) to kick off the new year focusing on Jesus.

Registrations close on December 17, 2017 or when all the spots are filled. This deadline is required to provide final counts to the camp and transportation company.

Notes

  • In order to attend a Retreat or Mission Trip with First United Methodist Church of Orlando, an existing relationship with the church is required.
  • Partial scholarships are available by request and need.
  • For help navigating our registration system, please read this guide.
  • If you have questions prior to registering, please contact Justin Cox.
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Youth Ministry: Epic Confirmation

January 14th - April 29th, 2018

Epic Confirmation is a group for 8th grade students that focuses on what their Epic journey through life is all about.

Epic is a time to explore your faith, ask questions, and try to better understand what a relationship with God is really all about.

Want to know more about what this Confirmation thing is? Listen to what Chuck has to say.

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Youth Ministry: Middle School Retreat

February 9th - February 11th, 2018

$0 - $135

The Middle School Retreat is the coolest is an awesome opportunity for Middle School youth to get away for the weekend and focus on Jesus. The retreat is planned by high school students and held at the Warren Willis Youth Camp in Leesburg.

Registrations close on January 14, 2018 or when all the spots are filled. This deadline is required to provide final counts to the camp and transportation company.

Notes

  • In order to attend a Retreat or Mission Trip with First United Methodist Church of Orlando, an existing relationship with the church is required.
  • Partial scholarships are available by request and need.
  • For help navigating our registration system, please read this guide.
  • If you have questions prior to registering, please contact Justin Cox.
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6th Grade Mission Trip

June 24th - June 29th, 2018

$450

This year's 6th Grade Mission Trip is to TEAMeffort Jacksonville! There, we will work with partner ministries to help fulfill construction needs in North East Florida.

Registrations close on March 25, 2018 or when all the spots are filled. This deadline is required to provide final counts to the camp and transportation company.

Notes

  • In order to attend a Retreat or Mission Trip with First United Methodist Church of Orlando, an existing relationship with the church is required.
  • Partial scholarships are available by request and need.
  • For help navigating our registration system, please read this guide.
  • If you have questions prior to registering, please contact Justin Cox.
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7th and 8th Grade Mission Trip

July 15th - July 21st, 2018

$525

This year's 7th and 8th Grade Mission Trip is to ReCreation Experiences in Asheville, NC! There, we will work with to improve the homes of residents in rural communities.

Registrations close on March 25, 2018 or when all the spots are filled. This deadline is required to provide final counts to the camp and transportation company.

Notes

  • In order to attend a Retreat or Mission Trip with First United Methodist Church of Orlando, an existing relationship with the church is required.
  • Partial scholarships are available by request and need.
  • For help navigating our registration system, please read this guide.
  • If you have questions prior to registering, please contact Justin Cox.
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High School Mission Trip

July 15th - July 21st, 2018

$525

This year's 7th and 8th Grade Mission Trip is to Team Effort in Coastal Georgia! There, we will work to restore the community from damage incurred by Hurricane Irma.

Registrations close on March 25, 2018 or when all the spots are filled. This deadline is required to provide final counts to the camp and transportation company.

Notes

  • In order to attend a Retreat or Mission Trip with First United Methodist Church of Orlando, an existing relationship with the church is required.
  • Partial scholarships are available by request and need.
  • For help navigating our registration system, please read this guide.
  • If you have questions prior to registering, please contact Justin Cox.