March 9, 2023 | Issue: 603

A weekly newsletter for students, parents, and volunteers of

First-Centenary United Methodist Church in downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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Youth Council Retreat!

March 17-19, 2023

Our youth council retreat is coming up next month! If you were elected to the Youth Council this year you are invited to join us! This retreat has a little bit of work involved but is mostly just a reward for our students who participated in youth council this year!

We will stay in Ellijay, GA and travel to Blue Ridge for free time on Saturday. The cost of the trip is $40 per person (scholarships are available), and youth will need to bring money for 4 meals, clothes for cold weather, toiletries, and one towel.

We will meet at the church (in the Student Center) on March 17th at 4:30pm, and we will return on Sunday, March 19th at around 1pm.

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Retreat - April 21-23, 2023

Classes are in full swing for this year's Confirmation class! We wanted to remind you that the retreat for this year will be April 21st-23rd. This year our retreat will be held at Camp Lookout! We will have more information about the retreat for you soon but we ask that you make sure to block that weekend off for your student! If they are unable to attend, they will still be able to be confirmed but please let us know so we can still make sure they get all the information they need before Confirmation Sunday! You can email Tori at [email protected] to let her know if your student will be able to make it or not! Permission slip will be available soon! 

Lock-In 2023

Check out our photos!

We had a great time at the lock-in last weekend! We had an adult vs. staff basketball game, a glow in the dark dance party, decorated cookies, played hide and seek, and so much more! The youth can't wait for next year and the adults are still catching up on sleep! Click the link to see our photos on Flickr!

Lock-In Photos!

Have an Event You Want Us to Know About?

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If you have a game, a play, a volunteer opportunity, a recital, or anything else that you want us to know about this is the way to tell us! We cannot guarantee that we will be able to attend every event that you all have going on but we would like to support all of our youth in whatever ways we can! The best way to tell us what you or your youth has going on is by filling out this form. We would be happy to make an announcement or add something to our newsletter that you would like for everyone to know about! Click the link below to fill out the form!

Youth Event Form

Next Week's Schedule:

Sunday, March 12, 2023

♦ 9:45 a.m. = Sunday school! Breakfast is provided starting at 9:30am. Confirmation will meet in the "The Pit" and all other students will meet in the large Sunday School classroom.


Wednesday, March 15, 2023

♦ 4:45pm-5:15pm = Pack Lunches for Mustard Tree

♦ 5:45pm-6:30pm = Snack Supper

♦ 6:30pm-7:30pm = Game & Lesson

♦ 7:30pm- 8:00pm = Gym/Free Time

Upcoming Events:


♦ 1st = Youth Council Meeting

♦ 17th - 19th = Youth Council Retreat


♦ 21st-23rd = Confirmation Retreat

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Text "@fcumcyouth" to this number: 81010.

Flickr Photo Albums:

Want to see photos from past youth events? We have photo albums dating back to 2009!

See photos from:

♦ Resurrection

♦ Confirmation retreats

♦ Mission Trips

♦ Fall Retreat

and much more!

Wed. Menu:

March 1: Breakfast

March 8: Chicken Fingers & Mac & Cheese

March 15: BBQ & Chips

March 22: Pizza

March 29: Tacos

Free Meals Campaign Report:

So far this year we have raised $2,344.96! Our goal is to raise $5,000!

We can supply free snack suppers for one student for $150 per year. If you can help us feed one of those students please send a check marked "Free Meals Campaign" to the church office or hand deliver.

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