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Youth Activities

Posted September 26, 2012 in Community Featured

We are the body. 1 Cor. 12:27. This short verse in 1 Corinthians helps guide an active youth fellowship and education program at First United Methodist Church, 410 N. Main St. in Centerville.

First United Methodist Church fall youth activities include things like hayrack rides, a corn maze and the Crop Walk for hunger. Photo courtesy of First United Methodist Church.

September marks the beginning of both the Sunday school programs for parishioners as well as the Methodist Miracles (M & M) after-school program which is open to all children from kindergarten through sixth grade.

Every Wednesday, children ride the church trolley to First United after school where they will have supervised activities including crafts, Bible stories, singing and games. On the last Wednesday of the month, they go to an area nursing home or care facility and sing to the residents. M & M participants are welcome to join First United on the third Sunday of each month to share in the morning worship service by singing and playing chimes for the congregation.

For members of the congregation, Sunday school classes are offered to school-aged children, as well as adults at 9 a.m., prior to the 10 a.m. worship service. Classes are offered from now through the end of the school year and follow the liturgical cycle of the church year.

The active youth community is busy getting together for learning, service and fellowship outside of the regular Sunday morning services. The youth group, which is for kids in seventh through 12th grade, meets weekly. Activities may include a Bible study, community service project or just a fun field trip.

October brings a month of celebrating the abundance of the harvest. Participating in the annual Crop Walk, on Oct. 14, helps the youth understand the needs of the hungry, both at home and abroad. After the walk, all are welcome to join in the all-church hay ride.

Other youth activities in the fall may include a corn maze and planning for a mission project. For more detailed information and a schedule on the youth activities, please call the church at 515-856-3213 or check the website at

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