Hello, and welcome to Cookeville First UMC Youth! We are a group of students that range from 5th to 12th grade. We strive to make students from 5th – 12th grade feel as loved and as comfortable as possible so they can show their true selves when they walk through the door.
COOKEVILLE FIRST UMC
We share ministry through games, worship, messages and small groups. We work to love and disciple students through the Gospel so they can go out and share it with others, and to strengthen the community and connection between the students so they can begin to lean on each other and Jesus in times of need.
Discovery Weekend will be Feb. 12-14. This is a student-led weekend event for our 6th-12th graders (with special activities for 5th grade). Discovery Weekend is going to be a weekend full of games, worship and community! Talks are given by our high school students throughout the weekend, and then we break into D-groups for small group time so we can grow together and talk about the message given. This is one of the biggest events for FUMC Cookeville youth, so don’t miss it!
We will be going to a camp called SIFAT June 28-July 1. SIFAT stands for Servants in Faith and Technology. This camp is centered around showing students what it is like to serve and be involved in the mission field. In addition, they teach people from third-world countries technologies they can bring back to help their village — for example, how to reduce smoke in the kitchen. Then they teach these things to us! SIFAT is truly a special place, so I hope that you will be able to join us!
Wednesday nights are our program nights for the youth. Every Wednesday, the youth group meets and we play games, have worship and a lesson, then break into small groups. We have added something new to the youth group this year called Housecup! When you come to youth, you are assigned a house (like Harry Potter), and we play games throughout the year that go toward Housecup points. At the end of the year, whatever house has the most points wins the Housecup! Each house has students of all different ages, and the purpose of these is to promote community with each other.
Sunday Nights are our “Hangout Nights.” This is a time where we gather and just hang out and have fun together! Some afternoons we might go on a hike, and other afternoons we might do a service project. This is just a time to relax before the school week gets started.
We hope that you will join us in our ministry, and please do not hesitate to let me know if you have any questions!
Director, Youth Ministries
165 E. Broad St., Cookeville, TN 38501