Wednesday, August 21, 2013


Well, folks, summer is officially over!  Bummer.  BUT that means fall is well underway with lots of great things coming up at FUSION: Farmville United Methodist Church's youth ministries!  Take a look at all the great things planned so far this fall (and beyond).

Join us at FUSION Gathering (aka Youth Group) every Sunday night from 6-7:30pm in the youth suite (rooms 1&3) as a part of "Connections".  Connections is a church-wide discipleship ministry starting on September 8th which will offer opportunities for children, youth (FUSION Gathering) & adults!  So bring along your siblings, parents & friends!  There's something for everyone.  We will gather in the fellowship room at 5:45pm for dessert & coffee then head to our individual groups at 6pm.  Check out our Facebook page at Connections@FUMC, our church website at FarmvilleUMC, or bulletin boards around the church to see all the different small groups and studies available!  We hope to see your whole family there!

Our annual Fall Youth Retreats are quickly approaching!  Our middle and high school conference youth retreats are held at Eagle Eyrie in Lynchburg with youth from all over the state!  The middle school retreat will be November 8-10th and the high school retreat will be December 6-8th.  The cost of the retreat is $120.  We always have a blast!  You won't want to miss it.  Email or call me (Lyndsie) @ or 392-4686x23 to reserve your spot!

Many of you have helped wrap, stuff & pack shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child!  This year you have a special opportunity as youth to help with this mission project!  On September 29th, we will be hosting a luncheon here at church to benefit Operation Christmas Child!  We need our youth to be our waiters and waitresses for this event.  Can you volunteer an hour or more of your time that afternoon to serve lunch to our community to raise money for OCC?  Email or call me (Lyndsie) @ or 392-4686x23 to let me know! 

Also, mark your calendar for the OCC Youth Packing Party at 10am on November 9th which will be held at Fuqua School!  Come and help pack hundreds of shoeboxes with youth from all around our community.

Join Josh Blakely every Sunday from 9:45-10:45am in room 1 for youth Sunday school for grades 7-12!  Fellowship together, read Scripture & dig deeper into your faith!  6th graders will meet upstairs in room 23 for Sunday school.

Start making your plans now for our SUMMER 2014 YOUTH MISSION TRIP!!!  Middle and high school students are invited to join us as we travel to Christiansburg, VA as we work with Project SPY to do home repairs, worship together and have a lot of fun!  The mission trip will be July 26-August 1 and the cost will be $300.  We will be planning various fundraisers throughout the year to offset some, if not all, of the cost.  Registration deadline is February 1st!  

I can't wait to see you all for these great opportunities we have lined up!  I pray school is off to a great start for each of you.  Peace!