Youth Ministry

 "So if Jesus sets you free, you are truly free." John 8:36




FREE TO GROW: MISSION

Our youth ministry exists to see the lives of youth transformed by Jesus through CONNECTING with God and others, GROWING as witnesses of Christ's love and sharing His grace through SERVICE to others. 

All youth from 6th-12th grades are welcome! 


FREE TO CONNECT

Wednesday Evenings (6:00pm-8:00pm) 

We meet in the Youth Room (Room 108 & 109) for our large group gathering. During our time together youth have opportunities to grow and connect with others through fun activities and games. Youth will also have an opportunity to hear a biblical message that is relevant and practical for the needs of today’s youth. 


FREE TO EXPERIENCE NEW THINGS:  TRIPS & RETREATS

Throughout the year we have many engaging fellowship events and activities such as mission trips, weekend retreats, fun and educational trips and other experiences that engage youth to grow. 


FREE TO DIVE DEEP INTO FAITH:  SUNDAY MORNINGS

Sunday Mornings (9:45am) Our Sunday morning small groups (Youth Room 108 & 109) are designed to give youth the chance to grow deeper in their relationship with Jesus through times of group discussion and Bible studies. 


FREE TO FIND YOUR ADVENTURE: SUMMER CAMPS

Youth are invited to attend well rounded camps that offer exciting recreation, discipleship groups, engaging worship and relative speakers.  We also offer mission focused trips with an organization called UM A.R.M.Y. for Jr. High and High School students.  



2019 SPRING & Summer


Confirmation camp at lakeview - March 1-3 - Confirmation camp is a weekend of teaching, learning about god and his love for us.  confirmands will spend time teambuilding, worshipping and asking questions.  there will be opportunities for confirmands to gain an understanding of the three graces, history of Methodism, the sacraments, Wesleyan quadrilateral and more.  of course, it wouldn't be lakeview without a healthy dose of pure fun and making new friends.  the cost is $125 per person and the deadline is February 4th.  register here


ignite weekend retreat - march 1-3 - This is our spring weekend retreat that coincides with our confirmation camp at lakeview Methodist conference center.  this retreat is for 7 - 12th graders.  this retreat consists of worship, workshops, small groups and activities to help foster, cultivate and strengthen youth's faith and community.  cost is $125 per youth, adults are free.  deadline is February 4th.  register here                                                                                                                                                                                                      


U.M. ARMY (date to be announced)- youth and adults work together on small construction projects such as porches, stairs and handicap access ramps. Teams also do a variety of home maintenance such as handrails, yard work, painting, repair of leaky roofs, windows and doors. Clients are referred through local social service agencies, and church organizations. Jobs are selected and completed based on greatest need. This trip is for current 8th-12th graders and The cost is $175. Registration Deadline will be announced when the date is released.  


Church Camp At lakeview - june 30 - July 5 - this week of Camp at Lakeview is an experience like no other. Students grades 3 thru 12 descend on our conference camp in Palestine, Texas for 6 days of worship, outdoors, games, team-building, and more. Our students connect with other youth from across our conference as they spend the week together. The cost is $300 for Kids & Adults Are FREE Register Here! Deadline is June 14.


SUMMIT - July 17-2 - Our junior high youth mission trip is a four day camp called SUMMIT.  youth gather at lakeview Methodist conference center in palestine for 4 days to work in the community on projects like painting, working in a food pantry, community garden or other group projects.  This trip is for current 6-8 graders and The Cost is $100.  Registration deadline is july 3.  


summer Slam- June 18-21 Summer Slam is a chance for students entering 4th, 5th, and 6th grades to experience youth mission where they can serve Jesus by helping others.  you can register with Danyelle meyer by emailing her at education@fumchallsville.org.



Cost is $75.00. Includes meals, activities, t-shirt, and admission to Splash Kingdom.  the deadline to register is may 26.

If you any questions, please contact Rev. Nathan Firmin at nfirmin@longviewfumc.org, or 903-753-4463.





1256 W. Main / Highway 80 W

P.O. Box 365

Hallsville, TX  75650

903.660.3216

Traditional Sunday Worship 8:40 AM


Contemporary Sunday Worship 11:00 AM


First Friends 903.660.5025