All youth activities have been adjusted to comply with the safety guidelines set by the state, health department, and church leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic. Changes are reviewed often so please check back for updated information.





Steven Shade, Youth Ministries Coordinator

Kristen Howell, Director of Young People’s Ministries

Welcome! At First United Methodist Church of Leavenworth, it is our priority to offer engaging ministries for students in grades 7-12. Through fun, student-led activities, fellowship, service to others, Confirmation, and much more, we aim to share God’s love with all of our youth. 




July 19th-24th 2020 Summer Mission Trip *Cancelled*


Our partner for this year’s trip has decided against going forward with 2020 Summer trips. You can find more Information Here.

REFUGE Youth Group

Sundays: Aug-Apr | 6:30-7:45PM | 423 Chestnut St.

*As part of our adjustments for COVID-19 we have removed the shared meal from our program. We will meet outdoors when possible and maintain adequate distancing with masks indoors.*


Youth in grades 7-12 are invited to participate in games, dinner, activities and small group discussion. Refuge (youth group) is a fun experience for everyone! Sunday nights are a safe, welcoming place for students to grow closer to God. We have students who join us from all over north Leavenworth County– from several different schools! 
We meet in The Underground (basement of the Ed Building.)
If you want to assist this ministry by bringing food please sign up at:

Youth Sunday School

Sundays | 8:45-9:45AM | 423 Chestnut St.

During the Sunday School hour join us for some relaxed fellowship with other youth! Students will enjoy some breakfast, then participate in a lesson together.  After that we wrap up our time together with guided discussion. Check out this group of youth growing together on Sunday mornings!

Fusion 56 *On Hold*

Sundays: Aug-Apr | 3:30-4:30PM | 423 Chestnut St.
Youth in grades 5-6 are invited to participate in games, snack, activities and discussion. Led by Sandy, Fusion 56 is our transition ministry program from Children’s Ministries to Youth Ministries.


Sundays: TBD 2021 | TBD | 423 Chestnut St.

Confirmation is for students in 7th grade and older who are interested in taking the next step in their faith journey. 

First United Methodist Church of Leavenworth