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Youth Sunday School

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What is Sunday school like for the Youth?

Sunday School is a time on Sunday mornings for you to be able to come and learn a little more about scripture in different ways. We have Junior High and Senior High Sunday School classes that meet separately. You are invited to join us, we have a spot on the couch for you!

Who can participate?

Grades 7-12

When and where do they meet?

Sunday mornings from 10:00 am -10:45am upstairs in the Sanford Activity Center

How do I get involved?

It's easy to get involved, just come and find a comfy spot on the couch.


Boy Scouts

Boy Scout Troop 44... Character Building since 1913.

troop44markerTroop 44 has been in existence for the past 99+ years serving young men in the Van Alstyne community. Troop 44 is the 3rd oldest troop in Texas and the 5th oldest troop in the nation.

Our church has enjoyed a relationship with Troop 44 dating back to 1917. We are currently the Troop's sponsor. The Troop is a boy-run organization made up of several patrols. Leaders of each patrol form the Patrol Leaders Council. Scoutmasters function as mentors and counselors to the leaders.The Troop's activities include weekly meetings, monthly outings and a range of service projects.

troop 44 group photoTroop 44 currently has thirty young men in the Troop, ranging in age from 11 to 18.

The Troop meets once a week on Tuesdays, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at the Scout Hut. The Scout Hut is located at 183  Grays Trail in Van Alstyne. Click for Directions to Hut.

In 1913, Boy Scout Troop 1 (changed in the 1940s to Troop 44) in Van Alstyne received its charter.

Troop 44 is supported through donations. "Friends of Troop 44" is a local organization that helps with fund raising to support the Troop's activities. Anyone can participate and help in this effort.

Boy Scout Troop 44 lives by the Scout Oath and Law, its core belief in service to God, country and family and by its guiding principle that "scouting is a game with purpose". For more information about the Troop's activities, experiences and what it is doing in the community, please visit the Troop 44 web site.

If you are new to the Van Alstyne area and are looking for a local troop for your son, or if you would like to participate in activities that provide support for the Troop, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Summer Events for Exceptional Kampers (SEEK CAMP)

SEEK Camp is a non-denominational Christian camp experience sponsored by the North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church. SEEK Camp is held at Bridgeport Camp and Conference Center.

All activities are designed to accomodate the special needs of our campers. Each camper is encouraged and assisted by their counselor to participate in the camp community. SEEK Camp experiences are available for children ages 9 to 14, youth ages 15 to 20 and adults.

SEEK Camp is a unique opportunity for campers who are physically and/or mentally challenged to learn about love, friendship, sharing, caring and living in a Christian community.

Visit the SEEK Camp website by clicking here.

Youth Ministries

youth ministry logo sy83"Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith, and in purity." 1 Timothy 4:12

What is UMYF?

UMYF stands for United Methodist Youth Fellowship.

On Sundays at UMYF, you can expect to enjoy food, fun, and fellowship. UMYF involves a lesson from scripture, great food, and fun games. We play everything from volleyball, basketball, Catch Phrase, and a FUMC Van Alstyne special game called GROG. On Wednesday evenings join us for P.U.S.H!

What is Our Youth program like?

Our youth program is like having brothers and sisters you didn't know you had. God has called us all to follow teachings set forth by Christ. In doing so we need to constantly seek out other individuals to be around, to be able to discuss and share our struggles with. The youth program at FUMC Van Alstyne is designed in such a way that you are able to come and build a relationship not only with your Heavenly Father, but other youth that you can count on when life doesn't work out the way you thought.

Who can participate?

All youth 7th-12th grade

What do we have to offer Jr. High/High School students?

Most of our events are together except for Sunday school. We do have special events throughout the year that focuses directly on Jr. High or Sr. High youth. These events are either a mission trip, camp out, Sunday fun event, or special bible studies.

When and where do we meet?

The Youth Lounge located upstairs in the Sanford Activity Center is our central meeting location; however, some events during the year require us to meet offsite.

What do our Youth do outside of church?

If we are not worshiping or fellowshipping together here at the church, we can be found participating on mission trips throughout the summer or serving our community through volunteer work. We also enjoy events like concerts, flag football, movies, swimming, and camping.

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 How do I get involved?

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