Reality Youth Group
Are you or a student in your life looking for a faith-based community of peers? Are you tired of stuffy sermons and monotonous luncheons? Then consider yourself more than welcome to join AFUMC’s Reality Youth Group.
Reality Youth Group meets every Sunday after service, from 12 pm to 2:30. Our focus is on building relationships, exploring faith, and creating community.
Everyone is welcome
Reality Youth Group is a safe, inclusive space for students of all identities and abilities. The group is open to any student in middle school through age 19. (If you are younger, please check out Seeker’s Hour on Sunday mornings, and if you are older, consider joining as a student or youth leader.)
And please, bring a friend!
To stay updated on all of Reality Youth’s current events, make sure you follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AuburnFirstYouth/.
Every Sunday, we play games, do activities, ask questions, and enjoy a (free!) meal together. Students are encouraged to share their questions, passions, and even their doubts with one another.
This does not have to be a serious group—if nothing else, it’s a place to find some friendly faces and have a warm meal. However, we strive to make sure everyone gets what they need from the group, and feels that they belong.
Beyond encouraging students to connect with each other, we also try to broaden everyone’s horizons. Once a month, Reality Youth is held outside the church at a surprise location—called “Destination Unknown.”
The goal of Destination Unknown is for students to experience new and unusual things, and perhaps even discover a hidden passion or talent.
Past destination unknowns have included a group painting class, short hikes, ceramics painting, and even a Renaissance Faire.
One of the most important aspects of a successful youth group is a sense of community. Students must feel that they can trust each other and God.
To help build this bond, Reality Youth typically hosts a yearly Winter Retreat, where students can unplug from their daily lives, and connect with each other and their faith on a deeper level.