United Methodist Youth (UMY)

We call ourselves the LOFT Youth. It's an anacromyn for Learning Our Faith Together.

The LOFT Youth ministry of First Church is committed to focus evenly on Bible study & spiritual growth, service to the church and the community and fellowship. It's a very diverse group and any student from the community in the 7th – 12th grades is welcome to attend whether they are church members or not. Meeting on Wednesdays and Sundays, Wednesday attendance averages 25 youth with an average of 15 youths on Sunday evening.


Activities begin in the church Education Building at 3:30pm with crafts, sports, homework or assisting with the UMKids. At 5pm dinner is served and then the evening program begins at 6 until 7pm.

Sunday Morning
Our Sunday School meets on Sunday mornings at 9:45 in the youth lounge.

Sunday Evening
On Sunday evening, the youth begin with dinner and fellowship at 5:00, followed by a program, games or an outing and usually finish around 7:00pm.

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Annual Events
The LOFT Youth participate in many programs, outings and activities over the course of the year including: Souper Bowl of Caring, Super Bowl Party, Pre-prom dinner, Senior Night, Community Holiday meals, assisting with the children's program on Wednesdays and Vacation Bible School, District Rally, Aldersgate Work days, Harvest Festival, Harvest of Hope, Thanksgiving Canned Food Scavenger Hunt, Davidson Campground, Garven Gardens, Branson Holiday/Silver Dollar City trip, Destination Unknown, Mission Tanako, Christmas gifts for the homebound, folding the church newsletter, Annual Fundraising Rummage Sale, Mothers Day Roses and various church chores and maintenance projects.

Teenagers are an integral part of our lives, our church and our future. First Church strives to love them, support them and provide them with the knowledge and values that will make a better future. If you're a student in the 7th thru 12th grade and would like to enjoy fellowship with your peers while learning about Our Lord, PLEASE JOIN US!

For more information on any of these programs or activities, please contact Jill Connelly Barnett, Director of Yourth Ministries:
email: jbarnett@firstmethodistmalvern.org
Church Office: 501-332-5289




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