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Youth Welcome to Youth – August 6

Posted on: June 28th, 2017

All incoming 6th graders and parents are invited to a fun meeting with the Youth Staff. We will introduce you to the Youth Program of CUMC. Please meet us in the Loft of the Sports & Rec Center at 11:00am on August 6th.

Youth Activities Week – August 7-12, 2017

Posted on: June 28th, 2017

Join us for our 2017 Youth Activities Week (YAW). We will have fun activities every day opened to all incoming 6th – 12th grade students. Registration will open mid-July Monday TBD 7:00 – 9:00pm Tuesday TBD 7:00 – 9:00pm Wednesday Muehlenbeck Pool 7:30 – 9:30pm $10 Thursday Outdoor Movie at CUMC 8:00 – 10:00pm $5… Read More >>

Youth A-Team Kick-Off – August 1

Posted on: June 28th, 2017

Our youth program relies on adults from our congregation to help lead and nurture our Middle School and High School students. We look for new A-Team members every fall to help with our incoming 6th grade students and any other grade looking for additional support. If you are interested in joining our A-Team, you are… Read More >>

Youth – 8th Grade Gym Night Wednesdays During Summer

Posted on: June 28th, 2017

If you’ve just completed 8th grade, you are invited to hang out with your friends for some fun and games in the Sports and Rec gym every Wednesday from 6:00-7:30pm.

CUMC Summer College Program

Posted on: June 12th, 2017

This summer, Christ United is inviting all college-aged students back for more Sunday morning fellowship! The Summer College Program is a faith-centered community for college students who have come back home for summer break but can no longer attend the youth programs. It is a chance for young people to connect as they discuss how… Read More >>

Youth – VBS After-Party – June 26-29, 2017

Posted on: June 9th, 2017

All youth volunteering at Vacation Bible School are invited to join CUMC Youth Ministry afterwards for a fun activity. Here’s what the week will look like: MON (6/26):  CiCi’s Pizza Buffet!  $10 TUES (6/27): Thunderbird Roller Rink! $6 (+$2 skate rental) WED (6/28):  Dollar Movie Day! (pick up time TBA) $10 THURS (6/29):  Adventure Landing! $15 We’ll… Read More >>

Youth – APPA June 18-24

Posted on: June 9th, 2017

Join us on APPA! If you will complete the 9th-12th grade by this summer, get your tools ready for some mission work in San Saba, Texas! We’ll head south on June 18th (except for seniors who will leave on June 17th) where we’ll share the love of Christ by painting and doing home repairs to roofs, porches, and… Read More >>

Youth APPA Roof – July 1, 2017

Posted on: June 8th, 2017

Join us as we finish the roof on the House on the Corner on July 1st. All 9th-12th grade students who joined us on APPA are invited to help put on the roof. This is a great time of fellowship with your APPA friends and continues our spirit of giving! Registration (Please sign-up under “Construction –… Read More >>

Youth – Senior Sunday June 4, 2017

Posted on: May 15th, 2017

Graduating High School Seniors: Christ United Methodist Church would like to honor and recognize our graduating CUMC seniors on Senior Sunday, June 4th, 2017.  During the 11:00am Table of Grace service, we invite you to wear your cap and gown, formally process down the aisle, and sit in the front. Following worship, we will hold a luncheon… Read More >>

Youth 9-12th Climb for Congo/No 242 – April 30

Posted on: April 25th, 2017

Youth 9th-12th graders will NOT meet for 242 this Sunday so we can help raise money for Congo during this annual “Climb for Congo” event! If you would like to go rock climbing with us this Sunday (April 30th), let’s meet at the Sports & Rec Center at 6:00 p.m. and we’ll all go together by bus.… Read More >>

Youth Field Day – May 21

Posted on: April 24th, 2017

Our annual Field Day will be on May 21st. Join us from 4:30-6:30 pm at Cheyenne Park. All 6th-12th grade students are welcome. Be sure to wear clothes that can get messy and to bring $3 for snack supper.

2017 LPYC High School Choir Tour – July 8-16

Posted on: April 9th, 2017

The High School Living Proof Youth Choir (grades 9-12) will be traveling to the Grand Canyon on July 8-16 for our 2017 choir tour.  This group will be singing in retirement homes, children’s centers, homeless shelters, and other venues while exploring the sights in New Mexico and Arizona. The total cost of the trip is $425 which includes… Read More >>

Youth Lunch Bunch – Spring 2017

Posted on: April 5th, 2017

Lunch Bunch is for all 11th & 12th grade students with off campus lunch. We will meet on Mondays during students’ lunch period. March: CUMC Donut Room (bring a sack lunch) April: Jason’s Deli (Parker & Preston) May: CUMC Donut Room (bring a sack lunch) Does not meet during the summer.

Youth Small Groups – Spring 2017

Posted on: March 15th, 2017

8th grade GIRLS will meet on Monday evenings throughout the Spring. Tuesday, March 28: 7:00-8:30pm at the Doerings’ (8113 Hazeltine Dr, Plano) TBD: 7:00-8:30pm at the Schwartz’ (608 University Dr., Allen) 9th grade CO-ED is invited to join us every Tuesday during the school year at Rusty Taco (NE corner of Hedgecoxe and Coit) 6:30-7:30pm. Bring… Read More >>

Youth Cookie Crew

Posted on: March 7th, 2017

If you love to bake, then we have the perfect job for you! Our Cookie Crew team provides baked goodies for the youth to eat on Sunday mornings. This team bakes on a rotating basis in order to fit any schedule. For more information, please contact Shirley Hughes at or 972-991-5347.

2017 LPYC Middle School Choir Tour – June 15-18

Posted on: March 2nd, 2017

The Middle School Living Proof Youth Choir (grades 6-8) will be traveling to Hot Springs, Arkansas on June 15-18 for our 2017 choir tour.  This group will be singing in retirement homes, children’s centers, homeless shelters and other venues while exploring the sights. The total cost of the trip is $250 which includes lodging, transportation,… Read More >>

Youth Sunday

Posted on: February 21st, 2017

On February 26th all 6-12th grade students are invited to help us serve our congregation for Youth Sunday! We ask that our students to meet their grade-level in the main building at 8:30am (seniors in the choir room at 8:15am). Breakfast will be provided in the choir room after the 8:45am service. Each grade-level will… Read More >>

The Bishop’s Rally-February 19th

Posted on: January 31st, 2017

Calling all 5th through 7th grade students! Join us for The Bishop’s Rally at Lover’s Lane United Methodist Church on Sunday, February 19th from 2-5 pm. This is a fun filled afternoon with music, games, snacks and activities. Come to meet friends from other churches who are preparing for Confirmation and have a special time of… Read More >>

Youth Next Step – May 21

Posted on: January 29th, 2017

Seniors and their parents are invited to attend this informative series as they prepare for college. We will discuss a different topic each month as listed below. Coffee and donuts will be provided. Feb 12:  Time Management (Bill Baxley, guest speaker) Practical guides to help in balancing your time; considering short-term and long-term goals; developing… Read More >>

Youth Super Bowl Parties – Feb 5

Posted on: January 19th, 2017

Each grade-level will host their own Super Bowl party! You can find information on each grade below. 6th Grade Come cheer for your favorite team from 5:30-7:30pm at the Thomas’ (1822 Haverford Drive, Allen). Please bring $5 for food. 7th Grade Come for games, prizes, and ice cream from 2:00-4:00pm in the Sports & Rec… Read More >>

Youth Scholarships – 2017

Posted on: January 19th, 2017

We will post all scholarship applications for current seniors to this page. Please check back here regularly to see updates. Contact Stefani with any questions. St. Andrew United Methodist Men: Messengers of Hope Scholarship Fund Application Deadline: March 10, 2017   Christ United Methodist Church: Methodist Men Scholarship Application Deadline: April 30, 2017   Julia… Read More >>

Youth Caroling – December 18, 2016

Posted on: December 2nd, 2016

Join us on December 18 as we combine with LPYC and go caroling around Plano! We will meet in the atrium outside of Trinity Hall at 4:00pm, then load the bus. All students (6th-12th) are welcome to join us as we brighten the day for residents in local assisted living homes with familiar Christmas songs. Pizza and… Read More >>

Youth Christmas Parties – December 11, 2016

Posted on: December 1st, 2016

Every year, each grade-level has their own Christmas party to celebrate the holiday season. These will happen throughout the day of December 11th. Please find your grade below for more information. 6th grade: 1:00-2:00pm @ CUMC – S126 (Sports&Rec Center) EVERYONE bring a White Elephant gift under $10. GIRLS bring snacks to share. GUYS bring… Read More >>

Youth Spring Break Mission Trip – March 5-11, 2017

Posted on: October 17th, 2016

Get excited for Spring Break Mission Trip 2017 when we head to Nashville to do our urban mission work on March 5-11th!  We will leave at 7:00am on March 5th and return on March 11th in the early evening. Cost is $650 and includes all meals, lodging, transportation, and a fun day of activities while we are there! Payments are due… Read More >>

Youth Fall Retreat – Nov 18-20

Posted on: September 29th, 2016

Fall Retreat will be November 18-20, at Sky Ranch for all 6th-12th grade students. Cost is $200 for those who register no later than November 13th and $220 for anyone after that date. Meals, transportation, and activities are all included in the cost, including a fun t-shirt. (Note that we will not be able to… Read More >>

Youth Pumpkin Patch – September/October 2016

Posted on: August 25th, 2016

It’s time once again to welcome back our beloved Pumpkin Patch! This year marks the 13th Annual Youth Pumpkin Patch and we rely on volunteers like you to make it a success. Please consider volunteering your time at the patch in a two-hour shift. All students who work three two-hour shifts will be eligible for… Read More >>

Youth Lunch Bunch – Fall 2016

Posted on: August 24th, 2016

Lunch Bunch is for all 11th & 12th grade students with off-campus lunch. We will meet on Mondays during students’ lunch period. August/September: Meet at the church in the Seniors’ Sunday School classroom. Bring your own lunch! October: Meet & eat at a restaurant of the students’ choosing. We will post here once decided. November: Meet… Read More >>

Youth Cookie Crew Needed – Year-Round

Posted on: August 8th, 2016

It’s that time again to round up our cookie crew to start baking for our wonderful CUMC youth on Sunday mornings. Our youth look forward to these homemade goodies and it is a blessing to see kids going out into the world proclaiming their faith. If you would be willing to become part of our… Read More >>

Youth Volunteers

Posted on: August 5th, 2016

Opportunities for Adults Our youth ministry is thriving! To continue this healthy growth, we are looking for quality Christian leaders who have a heart for youth. We have all types of volunteers. Serving as a leader is NOT an all or nothing position. You may serve one time or everyday. You may be an up-in-front… Read More >>