Youth Group News


We also need volunteers to provide snacks for the youth on Wednesday nights. You are also welcome to join us for the remainder of the night if you choose!  If you are able to help out with youth and volunteer your time, please contact Sarah Bohannon or the church. Thank you


What a blessing we had on Palm Sunday to watch these young people join our church by confirmation. Congratulations to our newest members: Victoria Lee, Syndee Haley, Harrison Lee and Zac Carlton! Also a huge “Thank You” to Sarah Bohannon and Rev. Karen Jones for helping guide them through this process.

Pastor Karen Jones and Sarah Bohannon, FUMC Youth Director, formed a Confirmation class for youth in Grades 6 and up who wanted to learn more about God, faith and what it means to be a member of the church.

At ​baptism​, we are initiated into the new covenant in Jesus Christ and membership in the Church, Christ’s body in the world. For many, this happens when they are very young. We recognize children are members of their human families, but no one expects them to clean their rooms or empty the dishwasher until much later. In the same way, “baptized infants are members of the Church—the family of faith—but are not yet capable of sharing everything involved in membership,” ​By Water and the Spirit

The United Methodist Church’s official statement on baptism, teaches. Confirmation is an opportunity to respond to the grace of God available to us, as acknowledged in baptism, and to promise to live as a person of faith. “What God offers us must be accepted in repentance and faith,” ​This Is Your Baptismal Liturgy states. “Confirmation and reaffirmation are our responses of commitment, profession of faith, and rededication.”


The Youth Ministry of First United Methodist Church of Center provides an atmosphere that is conducive for teenagers in the 6th through 12th grades to grow spiritually in their relationship with God and with other teens in our community of faith.  Opportunities are provided for study, worship, fun, fellowship and outreach.


Sarah Odom, Director of Youth Ministries

(936) 598-2707 church office

(903) 841-1518 cell

211 Porter St. Center, TX 75935