Guys Events

Our Christ United GUYS (6th-12th grade) love getting together for a time of fellowship and fun. Join us at these upcoming events – all are free of charge and include food!

March 23, 2019
Join us for an afternoon of Disc Golf and lunch. We’ll meet at Shawnee Park (3300 Sherwood Dr) at 11:00 am to play a round of Disc Golf (we’ll have extra discs if you don’t own any). After we’ve played, we’ll eat lunch together at the park – food will be provided. We’ll finish up the event at 1:00 pm – all guys 6th-12th grade are invited to join us!

Spring Break Mission Trip

Get excited for our 2019 High School Spring Break Mission Trip! We will serve in Philadelphia on this urban mission trip during March 10-16th.

Payments are due in five installments of $160 (registration deposit, November 30, December 31, January 31 and February 15).

Registration is currently FULL
Please e-mail youth@cumc.com to be added to our waitlist.

We will have a meeting for students attending SBMT 2019 and their parents following Youth Sunday at 12:00 p.m. on March 3 in the Sports & Rec Center Loft. Please grab lunch downstairs and join us for an information meeting about the upcoming trip.

Packing List

We will meet at LOVE Field at 10:45 a.m. on March 10th for our flight.
We will return to LOVE Field at 10:05 a.m. on March 16th.

Required Forms:
Medical Release Form (if not completed in past 2 years)
Medication Authorization (NEW every trip)
Youth Code of Conduct (NEW every trip)
Assumption of Risk Form(if NEVER previously completed)
Background Check Form(Adults & Students 18 or older)

Sunday Night Youth – SPRING 2019

Most Sunday evenings throughout the Spring semester, 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. Every Sunday Night Youth will end with a $3 Snack Supper. Parent pick-up is at 7:00 pm.

Spring 2019 Dates
February 10
February 17
February 24 (Youth Sunday Practice)
March 17
March 24
March 31
April 7
April 14
April 28
May 5

Youth Next Step

12th Grade Students & Parents

Our Seniors and their parents are invited to join us during the 9:45 a.m. Sunday school hour for a four-part series to gain some insightful knowledge that will help ease the college transition. Registration is not required, and there is no cost to attend. Breakfast and coffee will be served. We hope to see you in the Sports & Rec Loft (2nd floor) on the dates below.

Feb 10: Time Management (Bill Baxley, guest speaker)
Practical guides to help in balancing your time; considering short-term and long-term goals; developing systems to evaluate which things are worthy of your time; prioritizing; and discovering how to make the most of the time you have!

March 24: The Riveting World of Finances (Steve Homoky, guest speaker)
You’ll find out practical suggestions for handling financial matters and budgeting while away from home; understanding the seriousness of debt and the length of time required to pay off debt; compounding interest rates on loans and credit cards; and how to make spending a spiritual matter.

April 14: Legal Matters (Nick Nicholas, guest speaker)
Discussions focusing on the legal responsibilities of being 18 (an adult); considering the responsibility of binding contracts such as (apartments, fraternity house, etc.); and learning what it means to be “guilty by association”, long-term consequences for poor choices, and more.

May 5: Mental Health (Laurie Kendig, Amanda Kendig, guest speaker)
Presentation will cover common mental health issues in college and young adulthood. Students will learn how to recognize when you or someone you know is experiencing stress, anxiety or depression, healthy coping skills to use and where to get help if you need it. Will also cover proactive steps parents can take to support your teen.


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 Sunday – March 3


Youth Sunday 2019

Every year, our 6th-12th grade students lead Youth Sunday. The students are involved in every aspect of all three traditional services. Youth Sunday 2019 will be on March 3. Our Seniors lead the worship service, while each grade plays their own unique role throughout the morning (there will be no Youth Sunday School). We invite families and friends to join us on this special Sunday. If you live out-of-town, that’s no problem! You can always stream our services online.

6th Grade: Door Greeters
7th Grade: Bulletins
8th Grade: Upstairs (bulletins, ushering, etc. in the balcony)
9th Grade: Hospitality
10th Grade: Offering
11th Grade: Share Tables in the atrium
12th Grade: Leadership in services

Youth Sunday kicks off our annual APPA telethon. On the Monday-Thursday following Youth Sunday, our students will make calls to the members of Christ United to raise money for our annual summer mission trip, APPA. Get ready to answer the call! For more information, please visit: cumc.com/appa or cumc.com/telethon.

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


Youth Scholarships

Scholarship opportunities are available to all High School seniors. Please check back throughout the semester to see the most up-to-date applications and deadlines.

2019 Scholarship Opportunities

Messenger of Hope Scholarship
Deadline: March 1, 2019