Youth Ministry

Enabling today’s youth to be tomorrow’s Christian leaders

Our Youth Ministry serves grades 6-12 and provides events and programming to help foster spiritual growth and equip students to be Disciples of Christ now and after they graduate.

In all that we do, we strive for a Christ-centered environment in which we LIVE out our faith to each other through love, respectful interaction, love, FUN, and more love!

Pastor Patrick Melton
Pastor, Youth Director
(830) 625-4513
Michelle Sonnen
Youth Coordinator
(830) 625-4513


Youth Opportunities

Sunday School

First United Methodist Church New Braunfels offers a combined Sunday School class specifically for our youth ages 6th – 12th grades.

The class meets in the loft area of Wesley Hall in room 202, and is available at 9:45 and 11 am

Methodist Youth Fellowship (MYF)

Methodist Youth Fellowship is a time for our youth to gather to hear the Word of God, play games together, catch up from the week, and get to know one another better. We eat a meal together and then divide up into groups for the lesson. This is a casual and fun atmosphere for kids and parents alike.

MYF meets Sundays 5:00pm-7:00pm in Wesley Hall

We are always looking for volunteers! We need adults to help make meals for our youth each week. You don’t have to be a youth parent to participate. Contact Michelle for more info!


Although confirmation is not a sacrament in The United Methodist Church, it is an important marker along our spiritual journeys. In the United Methodist Church, children are baptized as infants by their parents. Confirmation is a time to understand the faith and vows they were baptized into as infants. Confirmands are instructed on the fullness of what that baptism means and decide for themselves to take on the responsibilities of their own faith.  After Confirmation, confirmands have the opportunity to become full members of the local church in their own right.

At First United Methodist Church New Braunfels, youth in 8th grade and older are eligible for our confirmation class. Contact Patrick Melton or Michelle Sonnen for more details.

Confirmation information for 2020 will be posted as we approach the event. Stay tuned!

Youth Camps

Sea City Work Camp

River City Work Camp

Camp Eagle

Other Youth Activities

The First United Methodist Church New Braunfels Youth group is active in the life of the church. Our youth are incredibly generous with their time and talents and give to other ministries here at the church. A few other activities our youth participates in throughout the year:

  • Upward Basketball
  • Pumpkin Patch
  • Day School Spring Fling
  • Relay for Life
  • Family Promise Bed Race
  • Vacation Bible School
  • Children’s Sunday School
  • Broom Ball

Events for week of August 25, 2019

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Sun 25th

Backpack Blessing Sunday

August 25

Sonrise Singers

August 25 @ 7:45 am - 8:30 am

Traditional Worship

August 25 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Mon 26th

D/S Chapel-All Pastors

August 26 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am

Staff Meeting

August 26 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Kunkel Memorial Service

August 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Tue 27th

Jane’s Bible Study

August 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Jane C’s Psalms Study

August 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Pray and Play Group

August 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wed 28th

Prayer and Renewal

August 28 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm


August 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


August 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thu 29th


August 29 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Stephen Ministry Class

August 29 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Fri 30th


August 30 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sat 31st
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