First YOUth

With God’s help we strive to bring people closer to Christ, for them to be in fellowship with one another, and to be led by the Holy Spirit in service with God’s people and creation.

We do this through missions, trips, worship, activities, fun, community building, and learning.

Upcoming YOUth Events

Meeting Opportunities


5:00 - 7:00 PM

Sunday Night YOUth

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9:55 - 10:45 AM

Sunday Mornings

Follow Our Socials


YOUth Council

The council dreams, plans, gives feedback and implements parts of the youth ministry! You will have the opportunity to have a huge impact in shaping what the youth program looks like. It is open to all YOUth 

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Confirmation is a school year long opportunity to learn and experience the foundations of Christianity and United Methodism, to present options to mature in faith, with the choice to be baptized and/or join the church when the class ends. Topics like the Trinity, how we got the Bible, John Wesley, Grace, Free Will, and more. We also experience worship in different contexts, have a retreat, and do service work. For confirmation questions, contact Brandon Bates 

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Conference Events

The Arkansas United Methodist Conference has a committee known as CCYM or Conference Council on Youth Ministries. It is made up of student leaders from all around the state who work along-side adults to plan events that are offered to all youth around the state. Events like Veritas, Jr. High and Sr. High Assembly, Refuge, and others are good opportunities for youth to encounter Christ in different ways while forming bonds with other youth from around the state. These bonds they form can last them into and through their college years!  

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Quapaw Breakfast

Every second Sunday of even numbered months, the YOUth prepares and serves breakfast at Quapaw Quarter UMC to members of the Little Rock community who are hungry at Quapaw Quarter UMC. Meet at QQ @ 7:30am and we provide transportation back to the church at 10am. 

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Ozark Mission Project (OMP)

During the summer, First Church members support OMP by hosting a weeklong camp, donating tools and materials, as well as camp fees for some campers. Breaking down social barriers, doing hard physical work and nightly sharing and worship expose campers to the transcending power of both faith and good works.