United 4 Him Youth Group

Who We Are

We are a group of 6th to 12th grade students who enjoy getting together for fun activities while learning more about the God who uniquely created each of us.

What Do We Do?

Well we’re glad you asked!  We are a very active group that loves to hang out and socialize with friends who have similar interests. We sponsor special monthly events that are often some of our best times together.  Many of these events happen off campus on some sort of day trip, retreat, concert, sporting event or other creatively planned activities.

Where & When we meet

We meet in the gym (Life Center) of 1st United Methodist Church, 4:00 PM every Sunday night, but we don’t just meet on Sundays. We sponsor lots of events and have fun working and playing together!

We also use game and youth rooms for other fun activities. 1st is located in Punta Gorda at 507 W. Marion Avenue.

Members of the First United Methodist Youth Group learn about horses on a nearby farm

Is that it? Is there more?

Yes!  There is always more! More food that you can eat, more friends you haven’t met, more opportunities to take trips — like a week at an amazing summer camp.  We always plan a major mission trip, too, where we travel to another state for 8, or 9 days each summer.  And , we do local service projects right here in our own back yard.

But wait, there’s more…

We love scavenger hunts, noodle soccer, nerf nights, laser tag, ice cream socials, ice skating, bowling, lock-ins, mini-golf, holiday parties (parties plural – we aren’t just talking Christmas either)!  We love an excuse to throw a party!  Did we mention we have free food?!

Members of the First United Methodist Youth Group are standing on the stairs having fun in a cabin

Why do we do all this?

There are several reasons some of which just can’t be explained on some web page. You have to experience our programs and activities to know the WHY part.  While we can’t describe every detail, it basically comes down to relationships.  We form them with new friends, strengthen the friendships we already have and even meet a few trusted adults, that as it turns out, are actually okay, too!  Most importantly, we hear stories about the God of the universe and how He wants to have a personal relationship with us.

We sincerely hope you choose to join us for one of our upcoming activities really soon and see for yourself what an amazing group of friends awaits you here at 1st Church.

Mission Trip

Meeting Times

Youth Group – Sunday Night 4:00 to 6:00pm

Sunday School – Sunday Mornings 9:15 to 10:15am

Teen Leadership – Meetings 2nd and 4th Tuesdays from 6:30 to 7:30pm

Monthly Activities – See Youth Calendar for times and locations

First United Methodist Youth Grouiop Celebrating Christmas around at a party

We did a Bible lesson on escaping temptation and how God always gives us an option NOT to sin (1st Corinthians 10:13) Then the teens hoped in the Church van and went to Escape Rooms Unlocked here in Punta Gorda. We split into two teams and worked together to find and decipher clues and puzzles, word games to complete every challenge presented to us. Both teams finished just before the clock struck zero and they had a great time participating in this special team-building event.