Youth Ministry

Exciting Things Are Happening in Youth Ministry at Duluth First UMC!

Check us out on:

DFUMC Students Website: https://dfumcstudents.org
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa-34oKWJVCSZbz3NpkDHDA
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dfumcstudents
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1087451718369330


Contact Us!

David Burchett, Director of Youth Ministries:  e-mail - dburchett@duluthumc.org; phone - 770-476-3776, ext. 124

Min Lee, Associate Director of Youth Ministries: e-mail - mlee@duluthumc.org; phone -770-476-3776, ext. 119

Save the Dates for October

Students in the 6th through 12th grades are invited to join us on Sunday nights for Sunday Night Gathering from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Youth Center (“The Fish Tank”), located on the 1st floor of the Sheldon Family Life Center. Sunday Night Gathering includes great dinner, fun games, amazing worship, inspirational and relevant messages and life-changing small groups.


Sunday, October 2nd: Sunday Night Gathering at 5:30 p.m. in the Youth Center (“The Fish Tank”)

Sunday, October 9th: No Sunday Night Gathering (Fall Break)

Sunday, October 16th: Sunday Night Gathering at 5:30 p.m. in the Youth Center (“The Fish Tank”)

Sunday, October 23rd: Sunday Night Gathering at 5:30 p.m. in the Youth Center (“The Fish Tank”)

Sunday, October 30th: Fellowship Event at 5:30 p.m. (More details will follow)

Youth Fall Retreat: November 4th – 6th

We are so excited about the Rooted Retreat (North Georgia UMC Conference Retreat), hosted by Camp Glisson (690 Camp Glisson Rd. Dahlonega, GA 30533) for our Youth Fall Retreat, from Friday, November 4th, through Sunday, November 6th. The cost is $155 per person, which includes a $50 non-refundable deposit. The Rooted Retreat consists of worship and other activities that will help students to deepen their personal relationship with Jesus and grow together as a community. 

If you’ve pre-registered your child, please go to the following link and fill out the registration form by Wednesday, October 5th, so that we can input your child’s information on Glisson’s registration page: Registration Form: https://dfumcstudents.org/fall-retreat.
 
If you did not get a chance to pre-register your child, but would like for your child to attend, please contact either Rev. David Burchett, Director of Youth Ministries, by e-mail at dburchett@duluthumc.org, or Min Lee, Assistant Director of Youth Ministries, by e-mail at mlee@duluthumc.org. We will check with Camp Glisson for availability and get in touch with you.  Registration deadline set by Camp Glisson is Friday, October 21st.

Fall Retreat Information:
Dates: Friday, November 4th - Sunday, November 6th
Location: Camp Glisson (690 Camp Glisson Rd, Dahlonega, GA 30533)
Cost: $155 per person (You can pay in advance or pay on the day of the retreat)
Camp Glisson Website: https://glisson.org
 
Please Note: There are four forms that are required in order for students to participate at the Rooted Retreat. All the forms can be downloaded from the registration page and can be uploaded in advance on the registration page or brought on the day of the retreat.

  • Medical Release and Liability Form (required by Camp Glisson)
  • Rooted Retreat Permission and Covenant Form (required by Camp Glisson)
  • Glisson Activity Waiver (required by Camp Glisson)
  • 2022-2023 DFUMC Youth Event Permission Form (If you have already submitted 2022-2023 youth event permission form this year, you do not have to submit it again as that covers students participating in all events during 2022 2023 school year).

Should you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us. We look forward to all that God has in store for us!

Wednesday Night Bible Study for Middle School and High School Students

We invite students (6th through 12th grades) to join us for Bible Study during the school year as we dive into the Word of God and grow together as a community!  Bible Study is held on Wednesday nights from 6 to 7 p.m. in room F-149, located on the 1st floor of the Sheldon Family Life Center. Wednesday Night Bible Study begins on August 17th.

Sunday School Class for Youth

We have a year-round Sunday School for students in the 6th through 12th grades on Sunday mornings from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in room F-149, located on the 1st floor of the Sheldon Family Life Center.

Sunday Night Gathering

Students in the 6th through 12th grades are invited to join us on Sunday nights for Sunday Night Gathering from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Youth Center (“The Fish Tank”), located on the 1st floor of the Sheldon Family Life Center. Sunday Night Gathering includes great dinner, fun games, amazing worship, inspirational and relevant messages and life-changing small groups.

Parent Connection Group: Meets Wednesday Evenings

Every Wednesday evening, parents of all ages are meeting from 6 to 7 p.m. in room F-206/207, located on the 2nd floor of the Sheldon Family Life Center, to discuss issues and concerns dealing with parenting in our world today from a Christian perspective. This is an open discussion group and everyone is invited to join us.

It takes a village to raise our children in a Christ-like way in our culture today, and we are building this group to serve as a place to receive support from other parents, advice and ideas from “more experienced” parents, and a reminder that you are not alone in what you are going through. For more information, please contact Rev. David Burchett by e-mail at dburchett@duluthumc.org.

We Need You!

Youth - We need YOU to make Youth Group a success, after all that's why it's called Youth Group.

Parents and other interested adults - We need YOU to make youth group a success.  We are always seeking new counselors to join the A-Team or to chaperone events. 

Please contact David Burchett (Director of Youth Ministries) and/or Min Lee (Associate Director of Youth Ministries) by e-mail or phone if you would like to help with our youth or if you have any questions about any of these events/programs.

David Burchett: dburchett@duluthumc.org
Min Lee: mlee@duluthumc.org
770-476-3776, ext. 124 (David) / ext. 119 (Min)