At First UMC, Amite we offer the following ministries with youth:
Every Sunday morning at 10am we offer Bible Study and video lessons for youth. Students receive rewards for daily Bible reading, Scripture memorization, and sharing their faith.
UMYF - United Methodist Youth Fellowship
Sunday evenings from 5pm-7pm we offer a time of Youth Fellowship which includes a meal. During the school year we rotate through the following activities each month: Bible Study Night, Small-Groups & Worship Night, Missions Night, Outreach Outing, and Fellowship Game Night. During the summer we meet at a different home each week for “Swim Study.”
Sunday Drive, our Youth Praise Team
On Wednesday evenings from 5-6pm, the youth room is open for any student to work on their individual musical skills before the Youth Praise Team rehearsal begins. From 6-7:30pm our Youth Praise Team meets for leadership training & rehearsal. The team is open to youth who are intermediate level musicians and singers (vetted by a casual audition), and to youth who are interested in being sound technicians and media technicians. Skilled adult musicians provide guidance. This is a high-commitment group and regular attendance is mandatory to remain a member. Sunday Drive plays for Sunday Worship Services once a month and for a Youth Worship & Small Groups Night on the 4th Sunday Night of the month.
Youth Summer Mission
Each summer our youth participate in a week-long summer mission, usually in July. Students pay a third of the cost as a deposit and then help with fundraising to receive additional funds. Registration deadline falls around Easter, but occasionally vacant slots open up, so contact our youth director if you wish to attend.
Retreats, Lock-ins, & Special Events
Throughout the year we have special overnight events including the Back-to-school retreat the first Friday/Saturday after school begins, a Christmas Party, an annual Lock-In, and a Spring Retreat.
If you are a new Student, please fill out the following Student Information Form: