May 2019
May is Mental Health Awareness Month! One in five teens and young adults live with a mental health condition - half develop the condition by age 14 and three quarters by age 24. A mental health condition is an illness that can be treated or managed. Below are three of the many resources available with more information about mental illness and teens and how to support them:


Know that the Student Ministry and Caring teams at FUMCR are also sources of support and resources for you. Please contact us for information and prayer.
VBC Teen & College Volunteers
Youth and college student volunteers are still needed to help with VBC June 10-14 from 8:45 am - 12:15 pm! Youth can choose which area they would like to serve according to their gifts and interests!

Adult volunteers are still needed as well - this is a great way to volunteer with your teenager. Questions? Contact Marylee Lajoie at 214-636-2419 or Mlajoie4@tx.rr.com.
Read with Me
Teens 8th grade and up are invited to volunteer at Read with Me in the Bartula Family Life Center July 8-26 (M-F) from 9:10 to 11:30 am. Volunteers read, do crafts, and play games with elementary age students from the Richardson community. Sign up for one day or all of them! 
Go Camp
7th-12th grade youth and college students have an opportunity to serve as camp counselors and are needed to go on field trips, lead small groups, and run activities for under-served children in North Texas. Go Camp is from July 29-August 2 8:30 am - 4:30 pm at FUMCR.
Santa Fe, NM June 23-29 $250
(entering 9th - completed 12th)

San Marcos, TX July 7-12 $300
(entering 7th & 8th)

Sky Ranch Van, TX August 16-18 $175
(entering 7th - 12th)

More details are available on www.fumcr.com/students under the "Trips" tab.
Register soon! Fees will increase by $50 a month prior to each trip or retreat.
Schedule This Month...
SUNDAY
May 5
9:45 am Sunday school
5:45 pm Jr high UMYF
6:45 pm Sr high UMYF

May 12 (Mother's Day)
9:45 am Sunday school
No UMYF

May 19
9:45 am Sunday school
5:45 pm Jr high UMYF
6:45 pm Sr high UMYF

May 26
Senior Recognition Sunday - Youth Lead Worship at 8:45, 9:45, and 11 am
(No Sunday school)
12:15 pm Senior Luncheon
5:45 pm Jr high UMYF
6:45 pm Sr high UMYF

WEDNESDAY

May 1
6:30 pm Jr High Bible Study
Sr High Bible Study

May 8
6:30 pm Jr High Bible Study
Sr High Bible Study

May 15
6:30 pm Jr High Bible Study
Sr High Bible Study

May 22
6:30 pm Jr High Bible Study
Sr High Bible Study


Jr High location -
Youth Lounge at FUMCR

Sr High location -
7701 Lairds Lane, Dallas, TX 75248
Prayer Requests

At FUMCR, we believe in the power of prayer. Let us know how we may pray for you and your family or friends by submitting a request . We also have a prayer blanket ministry to provide comfort to those going through crisis.
Raise Money for Student Ministries at Tom Thumb
Did you know that Tom Thumb has a program that will directly donate money to the youth program at FUMCR every time you shop there? Simply fill out this form and turn it in at customer service to link your rewards card to our organization number - 3808. Click here for more information about the program.
First United Methodist Church Student Ministries
www.fumcr.com/students