Youth Ministries

First Church is a reconciling church where all God's children are welcome.

We understand that every person has a different way of connecting, so we offer many opportunities for students in middle and high school to get involved.


~ Camp Chippewa ~
Grades 6-12
March 27-28    6:00 pm to 5:30 pm    $35 Fee
Ecclesiastes 4:9 Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor:
If either of them falls down, one can help the other up.

Event Hosted by First United Methodist Church and Central UMC of Lawrence, KS

Art Cafe

After School ARTS Program
Students in grades 5-12
Explore your creativity!
Art, Cooking, Building, and Music
Free and Open to Community
Wednesdays 2:00 to 5:00 pm
Art Cafe, First Church Downtown Campus
Limited transportation is available.

Youth Group

United Methodist Youth Fellowship (UMYF)
Grades 7-12
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sundays
Youth Dinner
Fun and Games
Mission and Service
Scripture applied to real life
Youth-led Worship (see Youth Out Loud below)

High energy, student-led worship service
Last Sunday of each month during UMYF

It begins with games and challenges then moves on to
a meaningful worship experience that includes scripture,
music and testimonies which are led by the Youth Worship Team.

Youth Worship Team

High school and middle school students who coordinate and lead Youth Out Loud each month
The team works together to find the right balance of fun and meaningful worship so their peers
will leave with an understanding of God that they might not have had before.

Interested in learning about the Youth Worship Team?
Contact Tami Clark at

Youth Calendar

Tami Clark,
Director of Youth Ministries    785-550-5380