Matt Adler in Concert!


All youth groups are invited to a special concert by Matt Adler at FUMC, Arlington on August 17th. Pizza will be served at 6pm and the concert will begin at 7pm. There is no cost, but we will collect a love offering. Please RSVP using the form below and estimate the number in your group. This will help us accurately order pizza and make sure that we have enough space for everyone. We look forward to seeing you there!

Real & Relevant Retreat – POSTPONED!

Due to low registration numbers, we are postponing this retreat. More information about a future date will be available soon.


Are you a young woman between the ages of 18-24 or do you know someone who is? This retreat is exclusively for young women looking for identity in Christ. We will be focusing on Real and Relevant ways to practice our faith and grow spiritually.  We will have a speaker, Liz Mitchell, for our first session.

Elizabeth Mitchell is a mother-to-be living in the Waco area with her husband Brian.  Elizabeth’s life forever changed on the Liznight of August 17, 2012, when she suffered a devastating fall that left her paralyzed from the chest down.  From that day forward she would gain a deeper understanding in God’s purpose for her life.  Elizabeth served as an Assistant District Attorney with Dallas County for eight years.  Working hard she had climbed the ranks to become a felony prosecutor specializing in
crimes against young women.  From an outsiders perspective Elizabeth seemed to have it all, but internally she faced many struggles.  Body image, relationships, alcohol- all idols that she held up as more important than anything in her life.  Often feeling that physical appearance determined her self worth, she struggled to find meaning in her life. All of that drastically changed when Elizabeth woke from coma to find herself trapped in a body that no longer functioned.  Elizabeth’s story is one of hope, faith, and determination. Refusing to accept her initial diagnosis, Elizabeth endured grueling rehabilitation to help regain her ability to walk. Over the next two years God performed the miracle of restoring her physically.  This blessing was something people could watch transpire before their eyes but the bigger miracle was the way in which God turned the curse of breaking her neck into the biggest blessing of her life. She now is a woman deep in faith that recognizes the “real” beauty of life.  Her story is one that inspires others, delivers a message of hope, and helps us all recognize that which truly defines who we are.

Our other sessions will be led by passionate women from the Central Texas Conference.

  • Who: Young women between the ages of 18-28
  • What: A weekend of focusing on real and relevant ways to practice faith
  • Where: Still Water Lodge in Glen Rose
  • When: July 25 at 5:30-6:30pm-July 26th at 2:30pm

Details: Breakout sessions will include: Spiritual Growth, Finances, Relationships, and Social Action. The cost for the retreat is $75 (if paid before June 25!) and scholarships are available. Reserve your spot today!

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This retreat is being co-sponsored by the CTCUMW and the CTC Young People’s Ministry.

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Young Adult Night at ItZ

urlAll young adults (18-35ish) are invited to a night at ItZ in Euless on Tuesday, June 3rd!! We will meet for dinner around 6pm and spend the evening playing!  The cost is $10 (or just $7 with a group of 5 or more!!) for unlimited buffet (pizza, salads, desserts, pasta, and more!), Fun Card with 45 points, and 90 minutes of rides! This is an incredible value and will be a very fun night for your young adult group!

Register and pay by May 27th to reserve your spot!

What’s included:

Unlimited Buffet & Drink
iT’Z Fun Card with 45 Points
90 Minutes of Unlimited Rides including Lazer Maze, Mini-Bowling, Bumper Cars, Laser Tag and Rock Climbing Wall and Unlimited Video Games

Central Texas Conference Youth in Mission updates

Please mark your calendars for mandatory Adult Leadership Training to be held on Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 1-5 p.m. at Central UMC, Waco.  A training module for Group Leaders has been added, for those Group Leaders who missed training in January. Center Directors, Program Directors, Worksite Coordinators, Head Cooks, and assistants to all of these positions, will also be able to share best practices and enjoy helpful tips, in addition to the review on procedures and policies.

Deadline for Early Bird rate fast approaching

In order to take advantage of the Early Bird discount for the July trip, your participants’ registrations need to be completed by April 4th. Group Leaders, it is very important to register YOURSELF as soon as possible!  Visit to register.

Group Leaders: are you receiving your weekly participant report?

Every Wednesday, all Group Leaders (and the person indicated as secondary contact at time of Group Registration) are emailed a list of persons from their group registered so far. If you are NOT receiving this weekly report, this means no one from your group has registered yet (including you!), or, there is an issue with your email address. Please contact MaDora for resolution.

Please do not hesitate to contact MaDora Ratliff or Kyland Dobbins with any questions!


YOUTH 2015, THE national United Methodist youth event, will be held June 24-28, 2015 at the World Center Marriott in Orlando, Florida. Come worship with thousands of United Methodist youth and youth leaders from all over the country. Hear top speakers, artists and bands, and experience a new kind of discipleship as we GO ON towards Christian perfection. Located in a destination city and at the world’s largest Marriott hotel, enjoy the convenience of all programming and lodging at one site.


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October Preview – Want to know more about YOUTH2015 and have an awesome worship experience with other teens from around Texas? Mark your calendar for October 25th! Highland Park UMC in Dallas will be hosting this event. Tickets will be less than $20/person and will include incredible worship, speakers, and your first opportunity to get your tickets to YOUTH2015! More information will be available soon.

Transportation – Do you want to go to Orlando with all your CTC friends? We’ve reserved a charter bus that will leave on June 23rd and return on June 29th. The bus holds 55 people, so reserve your seat soon with a $50 deposit! The total cost for your seat is $175 (if reserved with a deposit by August 1), which is a round-trip ticket to and from YOUTH2015. We will leave on the evening of June 28th, so your group will have a whole day following the conference to see Orlando. Leaders can reserve seats for their group using the button below.  Final payment is due no later than December 1st, 2014.

Faith Calls

Faith Calls:Theological Programs for Young People 
Faith Calls us in Different Ways!

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You’re invited to join us for Spring Forum 2014!
This is a youth event (ages 15-22), sponsored by the Faith Calls program at Perkins School of Theology.  It will be held at Southern Methodist University in Prothro Hall.  Registration is required to attend this event.  There is a $10 admission fee and lunch is provided. Our guest speaker will be Dr. Paula Dobbs-Wiggins. There will be worship, workshops, an open mic’ and a campus tour!
Register Online 
For more info call 214.768.1333 or 214.768.1481.