So What’s The Deal with In-Person Events?

This week, we’re continuing our 4-week blog series walking through all of our Youth Ministries fall programming. Everything has changed since last fall, so we wanted to make sure everyone feels caught up on what to expect as we move into this school year. You can check out our first blog in the series, on Confirmation, and last week’s blog, on Sunday school.

We love hosting events like Kick-Off and Christmas Party — they’re loud, they’re crazy, they’re SO MUCH FUN, and they’re one of the things we have to change in order to host them safely this fall.

Every three weeks this semester, we are planning an in-person event.

These events will all be hosted outside, with social distancing and masks required, and each event will be different. We are spacing these events out at three-week intervals to allow for adequate time in-between events to know that there has been no spread, as well as to see how things have changed and what (if any) new state, city, and FUMCFW requirements are.

These events will provide opportunities and space for us to see each other in person and rebuild our face-to-face relationships with the people we have missed so much. Some might feature outdoor games and prizes, getting to spend some time in nature, or participating in a service project!

We don’t know specifically what these events will be yet because we want to plan them around what we can and cannot do at any given time. We know that can be challenging when you are trying to plan your schedule, so be sure to keep an eye on our weekly email and social media, where we will post announcements and updates, as well as the FUMCFW Youth Ministries calendar, which we will update with details as we get closer to each event!

Our first event — Fall Kick-Off 2020, on September 13 from 6:30-8:30 pm — will be a drive-in movie, held in the East Parking Lot here at FUMCFW!

Each family or car will be given a parking space on a first-come, first-served basis, spaced out throughout the parking lot. Students that cannot drive themselves can be dropped off with a blanket or lawn chair and will still be given their own designated space, but parents are welcome to stay and watch the movie with their teenagers! Masks will be required at all times when students/families are outside of their car. Masks must cover the mouth AND nose. We will be providing each Youth with individually-packed treats and a 2020 Welcome Bag, but parents are invited to bring extra snacks for the rest of the family! Please fill out the Covid-19 Screening Form before the event.

We hope you and your teenagers will join us on September 13 for our Drive-In Movie! We have missed you all so much, and we cannot wait to see your faces.


Matt Britt
Associate Director of Youth Ministries

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