Youth Ministry

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.

MYF is a ministry offered by the United Methodist Church for youth in grades 6 through 12. MYF gives the youth the opportunity to grow in their faith and maintain a relationship with God. All youth within the 6-12 grade are invited to fellowship together.  Currently, we now are dividing the junior high and the senior high into two separate groups during MYF and Sunday school. This will allow the teachers to use curriculum that best fits the age group.


Sunday School is a time for the youth to gather and ask questions about Christianity, the Bible, the Trinity, etc. We have an in-depth lesson and discussion to follow. We invite any youth to come and join us to expand their knowledge of Christianity and fellowship.


The church has created a new class in Kids Grow in Christ to substitute Confirmation classes. We invite children and youth that are in Grades 5 and 6 to join us as we learn more about God, faith and what it means to be a member of the church. Classes start August 29!

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.

Methodist Youth Fellowship (MYF) – MEETING DATES & TIMES

Every Wednesday

  • 5:00 p.m.       Methodist Youth Fellowship

Every Sunday 

  • 8:30 a.m.       First Church Service (Sanctuary)
  • 9:30 a.m.       Coffee Fellowship (Fellowship Hall)
  • 10:00 a.m.     Sunday School (Basement)
  • 11:00 a.m.     Second Church Service (Sanctuary)


  • Sunday, December 2 | Youth will lead the Hanging of the Greens Service 
  • Wednesday, December 19 | No MYF or BCF
  • Thursday, December 20 – 6:30 a.m. | Breakfast B4 School at Daryl’s
  • Wednesday, December 26 | No MYF or BCF
  • Friday, December 28 – 7:00 p.m. to Saturday, December 29 – 7:00 a.m. | Youth Lock In/Out


Center First UMC needs 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 Odom (903) 841-1518 or the church (936) 598-2707.  Thank you!  Sarah Odom, Director of Youth Ministries


Each May, FUMC Center invites High School graduates and their families to the worship service that day, where the class sits together and are recognized during the service.  Following the service, graduates and their families are invited to a reception in the Fellowship Hall.  If you plan to participate in the 2019 Senior Recognition Sunday, an announcement will be released as soon as possible with details so arrangements can be made for the service and reception.  In addition, photos can be forwarded at that time to include in our newsletter for the Senior Sunday announcement. 


Watch for details!


Sarah Odom, Director of Youth Ministries

  • (936) 598-2707 church office
  • (903) 841-1518 cell
  • 211 Porter St. Center, TX 75935