St. Mark’s Youth is a fellowship of young people in grades 7-12, who enjoy learning about God and who are seeking a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Together, we take trips, go to church camp, play games, eat great food, and worship our Savior. Being a teen is hard enough, school can be all-consuming, and finding your way isn’t always easy. Having a refuge or place to be the “real you” can make it better. If you are looking for Christian friends and activities, we might just be what you need. Come and see for yourself what incredible things are going on at SMUMC YOUTH!
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Sundays at 4 pm we meet for faith, fun and fellowship. Every week is different, but we do all sorts of great things from hanging out, eating and playing games to going to concerts and all sorts of things.
MYF is the heart, but there is so much more we do throughout the year. One of the biggest goals for our youth is to make a difference in the world and we do that in many ways throughout the year.
BIG HOUSE is an acronym which stands for Believing in God, Helping Others Understand through Service Everywhere. Our mission is “To prepare youth and adults to be the hands and feet of Jesus Christ, by providing opportunity to be in mission to churches in need everywhere.”
We want to give opportunity for youth to come together and grow in their Christian experience, through all aspects of our mission trip, whether it be on the worksite, or in fellowship with one another. Camps include participants who have completed the 6th through the 8th grade from all over Texas. These youth come together, with the help of adults, to work on churches and homes of those who are in need, and are unable to do the work themselves.
U.M. ARMY is an acronym which stands for United Methodist Action Reach-Out Mission by Youth. U.M. ARMY’s mission is: “To provide Christ-centered quality youth work camps that serve people in need and promote spiritual growth and leadership development in youth.”
It is an opportunity for youth, college students and adults to experience Christian growth through mission, worship and fellowship. Participants combine their strengths to meet home repair and maintenance needs of those unable to help themselves. It is typically for students who have completed at least one year of High School, although some camps include incoming 9th graders.
U.M. ARMY has been holding camps for more than 30 years and our program is constantly growing in size and territory. We have managed to touch many lives over those years. Annually we have over 4000 participants working on about 1700 projects and now hold camps for Christmas, spring break, summer, and weekends throughout the year!