Guys Retreat: Kayaking – Youth

Let’s get ready for some water fun kayaking the Trinity River with the guys!  Plans are to meet at the Sports & Rec Center at 9 AM on Saturday, September 14th (eat breakfast before coming), and we’ll carpool to kayak for 2-3 hours. We’ll stop for lunch on the way back and arrive at the church around 3:30 PM.  The cost is $50 and includes lunch.  Please bring a reusable water bottle and a towel, but wear your swimsuit.

Registration is currently closed – please contact Brady for more information.

Fall Retreat

Save the date for Fall Retreat!

Registration will open on September 30, 2019.

Pumpkin Patch

Join us this fall for our annual Pumpkin Patch! We will have a variety of pumpkins for sale in the North parking lot beginning September 29 through October 31. Proceeds from the patch will go to the Youth Ministry for scholarships, classroom updates, and more. This is one of our favorite fall events and we hope to see you and your family.

Interested in volunteering? Sign-up here!

Middle School Girls Retreat



It’s girl time for all our 6th-8th grade students! Now that you’ve settled into a new school year, let’s do a fun overnight girls retreat on September 14-15.

The cost is $10 and includes all meals and activities. All you need to bring is some comfy and church clothes, air mattress, sleeping bag, pillow, games, and a Bible. Our plans are to meet at the Sports & Rec Loft at 5:00 pm on Saturday to begin our overnight activities. The following day, we will attend the 8:45 am service together and then 9:45 Sunday School. Parents can pick up at 11 am (or earlier if needed).

For last minute registration, please contact Stefani.

Sunday Night Youth

Most Sunday evenings throughout the school year, our 6th-12th grade students are invited to join us for Sunday Night Youth!

We will meet at 5:00 pm in the Sports & Rec Center where we will play games, worship together and spend time in small group discussions. Snack supper is served for $3 cash every Sunday night. Parent pick-up is at 7:00 pm.

Fall 2019 Dates
August 18
August 25
September 1
September 8
September 15
September 22
September 29
October 6
October 13
October 20
October 27
November 3
November 10
November 17
December 8 (Dodgeball Tournament!)

Spring 2020 Dates
January 12
January 19
February 9
February 16
February 23
March 1
March 15
March 22
March 29
April 5
April 19
April 26
May 3
May 10

Youth Telethon

Did you know a majority of Christ United Youth mission projects are funded by your generous giving during our annual telethon? Projects such as our annual APPA Mission Trip, Spring Break Mission Trip, Mystery Trip service projects, and Confirmation Service Project are only a few ways our youth transforms lives.
During the week of March 4th church members will receive a phone call from one of our youth asking for a financial commitment. Members will have the chance to purchase one or more $25 “mission shares”.
 For your convenience, there are several ways you can make your donation:
  • Visit our atrium table on Sunday, March 3 & March 10
  • Mail your donation (payable to Christ United) to CUMC Youth Ministry – 3101 Coit Road, Plano, TX 75075
  • Give online – Choose the giving link you prefer listed under “Ways to Give Securely Online” (ACH Bank Draft or Credit Card) then follow the instructions provided. Note: If you choose the Credit Card method, be sure to add “Youth Missions” in the “Special Instructions for Seller” section. If you have any questions about this process, contact the Finance Office at (972) 596-4303.
Our annual Missions Share Telethon is a fun project for our youth! They enjoy talking with you, their fellow church members, over the phone and raising money for some of their favorite youth trips and service projects. Please prayerfully consider your donation and say “YES” when they call.

Youth Small Groups

Fall 2019 Youth Small Group Schedule

Christ United Youth host a number of grade-level small groups. In these small groups, we create a safe space for conversation and faith discovery. Our small groups are open to all students and are often hosted in the homes of our students. If you are interested in a grade-level small group not listed below, please contact us.

9th Grade Small Group
Details are still being formed for this new group! Be sure to check back for more information.

10th Grade Girls Small Group
We’ll meet throughout the semester!
2nd & 4th Sunday of every month: We meet for lunch at Jason’s Deli after Sunday School (around 11:00 am). Parents are also invited!
February 24 – We will go to Cinemark Legacy to see “How to Train Your Dragon 3” at 2:15 pm. Please RSVP to Christy Doering for more information.

11th Grade Co-ed Small Group
All Juniors are invited to join us at 7:30 pm in the main building of Christ United – the North building, Room N157.
February 20
March 6
March 20
April 4
April 17
May 1
May 15
May 29

12th Grade Co-ed Small Group
We’ll meet throughout the semester at the Spratlens’ (5737 River Rock Ln, Plano) for discussion and prayer from 7:00-8:00 pm.
February 27
March 13
March 27
April 10
April 24
May 8
May 22

12th Grade Guys Small Group
Senior guys are invited to Jake’s (1617 Carpenter Drive) once a month for small group. We’ll meet from 7:30-8:30 pm.
February 21 (at 7 pm)
April 17
May 15

12th Grade Girls Small Group
All Senior girls are welcome to Stefani’s (1617 Carpenter Dr, Plano) for dinner and conversation. We will meet at 7:30 pm.
February 20
March 20
April 3
May 1


Lunch Bunch

The Youth Staff looks forward to having lunch with our juniors and seniors on Mondays. When we meet at the church, please bring your own lunch. When we meet off-campus, you can bring your lunch or purchase your lunch at the meeting site.

August (beginning the 20th): Coffee Room at Christ United
Coffee Room at Christ United
October: “A” Lunch @ Jason’s Deli & “B” Lunch in Coffee Room at Christ United
November: Coffee Room at Christ United
December: Coffee Room at Christ United