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For Families

 

The Garden: Children's ministry from 3 years old through 5th grade (Sundays at 10;30am)


TGIF: Together Growing in Faith - ministry for middle school youth (Sundays at 10:30am)

UMYF: United Methodist Youth Fellowship - ministry for high school youth (Sundays at 10:30am in the Chen Annex)

The Garden

The Garden is the name for our Sunday school and Childrens ministry. Healthy families is the goal of The Garden. This ministry is full of fun loving shepherds who care very much for the health and well being of the children and families that come through our classrooms at Faith UMC. Our ministry provides Biblical lessons, crafts, games and fun activities throughout the year for children who are of the pre-school age (children who are 3 years old before December of the present year) to 5th grade. 

TGIF (Together Growing in Faith)

As the new school year begins, if you are an incoming 6th, 7th or 8th Grader please come join us on Sunday's at 10:30 in the Activity Room. We are excited for another year of fellowship and Together Growing in our Faith. 

TGIF stands for “Together Growing In Faith.”  The TGIF serves as the Junior High School ministry at Faith UMC, and we welcome all youth in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade.

As always our mission as the TGIF leadership team is to create an environment where the youth can experience…

  • FAITH and life-related issues in the form of structured Sunday Lessons

  • FELLOWSHIP - an opportunity for youth to be welcomed into a loving, trusting, forgiving environment where they can be challenged to look at themselves and their world.

  • ENCOURAGEMENT for growth personally and spiritually as they learn to develop a relationship with Christ and God

  • LEARNING their valuable and influential role in the life of the church community

TGIF’s mission seeks to provide a balanced program for the jr. high group which include exploring their faith through the Bible as it relates to their life. This would also include expressing their faith through service to our church ministries as well as service to the needs of the community outside the church walls. In order for this to be an accomplished well rounded mission, we will need the irreplaceable support of parents and guardians.

Our group meets each Sunday at 10:30am. In addition to the Sunday gatherings for lessons and worship, TGIF participates in field trips, service projects, fund raisers, retreats, and other church events.  For some of these activities, it is necessary to have parental involvement.  We may request your help in the following ways: 1) to live out their faith as loving and nurturing parents 2) to be volunteers for such things as chaperoning and driving our youth to field trips and events 3) help with fundraisers 4) be open to use their God given talents to help grow the members of TGIF.  Please contact the TGIF Youth Director, Darrell Mark for more details @ juniorhigh@faithsouthbay.org.

The United Methodist Youth Fellowship (also known as MYF) is a ministry geared towards High School youth.  Our mission is to create a safe environment for youth to express their faith in God and to experience God’s love and grace through worship, lessons, and service projects.  We encourage youth to support one another’s faith journey to actively participate in current events throughout the community.  We strive to have youth explore their leadership abilities founded in Christ to continue the work that the Lord has called us to do. The MYF meet at 10:30am every Sunday at Faith United Methodist Church in the Chen Annex, as well as have Friday night fellowship times every fourth Friday of the month.  Please contact the UMYF Youth Director Eric Iki for more details: highschool@faithsouthbay.org

Alpha Omega (College) & Agape (Young Adults)

 Welcome to 2017! I hope that the holiday season was relaxing and enjoyable. As we look forward to the beginning on 2017, a few things stand out. First is that if you haven’t heard by now, the AO/Agape retreat is on MLK weekend at a site right outside of Fresno. Pray for us! We’ll be exploring the connection between the Christian faith and how we can make ethical life choices because of the foundation that God has given us. Also, the following Friday we will have our monthly praise night on Friday the 20th. Since the retreat is on the 2nd Friday of the month, the praise night is being moved to the 3rd Friday of the month. 

In February, we will have our regularly scheduled praise night on the 10th. If you’re interested in joining a small group wherever you are please let me know! We’ve been meeting in pockets of groups for the last few months and have been continually expanding. I hope that this winter season is a time for renewal and focus for us all. 

For both AO and Agape related information, you can contact Eric Iki at eric.iki@faithsouthbay.org

Camping Ministries 

Summer Day Camp and Keiki Camp 

Junior High Camp and Asian Camp

Junior High Camp - 

JULY 2 - 7, 2017

 

Asian Camp - 

JULY 23 - 28, 2017

 

Scouting Ministries

Scout Pack 862

To provide a positive influence for boys grades one through five by teaching and experiencing ways to strengthen their character, relationships with others and their community.  The boys are given opportunities to interact with their peers, family members and community members, helping them grow mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually and giving them an introduction to the outdoors and what is beyond the everyday city life and to experience wildlife, nature and all its surroundings.

Cub Scout Motto & Promise: Pack 862 follows the Cub Scout motto, “Do Your Best” which is instilled to all of the boys and is stated within the Cub Scout Promise

Pack 862 meets on the 2nd and 4th Friday on each month between September and June, from 7pm to 9pm hear at Faith UMC.  Activities include visiting the Fire Department, Police Station, local hikes, sleep over at Faith know as the” Lock In”,  Pack camping trip, and our annual  Pinewood derby.  Thanks you for your interests in Scouting.

Boy Scout Troop 719

Boy Scouts is available to boys who have completed the fifth grade and are at least 11 but not yet 18 years old. The program achieves the objectives of developing character, citizenship, and personal fitness.

Mission Statement: To prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

Vision: To prepare every eligible youth to become a responsible, participating citizen and leader who is guided by the Scout Oath and Law.

Troop 719 has been in existence for over fifty years and is known for turning out more Eagle Scouts than the national average of 4%.  719 is primarily a hiking troop.  Our hiking season starts in February with hikes in our local mountains and ends in August with a week long hike called a “Long Term”  at places like the High Sierras, Yosemite, Mt. Whitney, and Hawaii.

We meet every Tuesday of the month here at Faith UMC from 7pm to 9pm.  Our major fundraisers are our Annual Pancake Breakfast at the JCI in April and Annual Golf Tournament at California Country Club in June.  We also help out at the Keiro Nursing Home Bazaar, Faith UMC’s Matsuri, and the JCI Carnival.

Troop 719 prepares the Scouts not only for college but for real life situations by teaching good work ethics, building self esteem, communication, leadership and responsibility and having them live by the Scout Oath and Law.