Summer

Youth Ministry: Summer 2017

June 1st - August 13th, 2017

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A Note From Justin

Psalm 46:10 (NIV) says, "Be still and know that I am God." This might seem like an odd verse to use in at the top of the newsletter announcing all of our summer opportunities, but I think it's appropriate.

I feel like this verse is an appropriate way to start the summer because these few months are a time of change and transition. It's a transition from one grade to another, maybe one school to another. The summer is a built in pause button. Whether you are able to take a summer vacation or not, the summer is a time to find spare moments of relaxation and to recharge the solar panels for another year to come.

Austin and I have planned an amazing summer. All of the details you need are included below. While the summer is ripe with opportunities, don't forget to take that break and reflect on where you are and where you're going. Pause, even for a moment as you read this, and listen for God's soft voice. Pause. Listen. Reflect.

That is my hope for this summer. That, despite the hustle and the fun and the excitement and the noise, we each find moments to sit still and listen to God. That our focus is on him and not the calendar. Remember, "Be still and know that I am God."

Event Details

For a full description of events, including times and prices, download the summer brochure. Complete details are also available on our website.

Vacation Bible School, the Senior Cookout, and the All Youth Retreat have separate registration forms. Please visit them here.

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6th Grade Mission Trip

June 25th - June 30th, 2017

$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 the Starke and Palatka areas.

Registrations close on March 26, 2017 or when all the spots are filled. This deadline is required to provide final counts to the camp and transportation company.

Note: Youth sign up for mission trips in the grade they are currently part of. In order to attend a Retreat or Mission Trip with First United Methodist Church of Orlando, an existing relationship with the church is required.

Scholarship money is available by request and need.

If you have questions about prior to registering, please contact Justin Cox.

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7th & 8th Grade Mission Trip

July 16th - July 22nd, 2017

$550

This year's 7th & 8th Grade Mission Trip is to TEAMeffort Atlanta! There, we will work with partner ministries to provide food and hope to impoverished residents in Downtown Atlanta.

Registrations close on March 26, 2017 or when all the spots are filled. This deadline is required to provide final counts to the camp and transportation company.

Note: Youth sign up for mission trips in the grade they are currently part of. In order to attend a Retreat or Mission Trip with First United Methodist Church of Orlando, an existing relationship with the church is required.

Scholarship money is available by request and need.

If you have questions about prior to registering, please contact Justin Cox.

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High School Mission Trip

July 16th - July 22nd, 2017

$550

This year's High School Mission Trip is to Centenary Camp! There, we will provide a summer camp and Vacation Bible School experience for impoverished kids in the Gretna area AND serve in the community to repair houses with Love at Work!

Registrations close on March 26, 2017 or when all the spots are filled. This deadline is required to provide final counts to the camp and transportation company.

Note: Youth sign up for mission trips in the grade they are currently part of. In order to attend a Retreat or Mission Trip with First United Methodist Church of Orlando, an existing relationship with the church is required.

Scholarship money is available by request and need.

If you have questions about prior to registering, please contact Justin Cox.

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Youth: Senior Cookout

August 7th, 2017

Attention class of 2018: It's time to celebrate!

Join me for the Senior Cookout on August 7 at the Swegheimer House. It’s going to be a great time to celebrate the start of your senior year. So bring an appetite, a bathing suit, some memories, and the desire to make this year the best one yet.

Registration will close on August 3, 2017.

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Youth: All Youth Retreat

August 18th - August 20th, 2017

$0 - $95

The All Youth Retreat is our biggest retreat of the year! Come and kick off the school year by focusing on God.

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.