Youth Ministries

Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries: Brian Stahl

We exist to create a space where Youth are welcomed, loved and accepted. We offer opportunities where Youth are equipped with tools and experiences so that they may serve others and grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ.

Welcome to Youth Ministries at First United Methodist Church of Appleton. Youth Ministry at First Church is for all Youth in grades 6-12. Middle School is grades 6-8. High School is grades 9-12.          It is our hope that all Youth would know that they are loved and that God desperately wants to be    in relationship. My job often presents me opportunities that make what we are doing at First Church extremely important to the growth and spiritual development of our Youth. On the other hand, the role of parents far supersedes our ability to impact the lives of our Youth. Parents are the compass by which Youth walk. With that said, we deeply desire for parents to feel involved in our Youth ministry. Whether you volunteer on a regular basis, as needed, or just stay up to speed with what we're doing, we want you to feel a part of what we do. Thank you for giving me the chance to minister to your sons and daughters. Please contact me with any questions you have regarding our ministries.            I can be reached via email at or by phone at church at 920-734-2677 x 315      or cell phone at 920-840-5075.

May You Experience God’s Amazing Love Today,
Brian Stahl
Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministries

Every Youth participating in any Youth Ministry event must COMPLETE AND RETURN a FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH APPLETON YOUTH MINISTRIES MEDICAL RELEASE FORM 2022-2023, before Youth may participate in Youth events. Forms are also available on the youth bulletin board outside of the Fellowship Hall.

We strive to build a community where the life-changing Gospel of Jesus Christ is shared, and every Youth is loved and appreciated for the unique person God has created. We offer God-honoring opportunities for Youth to develop a critical thought process on questions of faith, gain an understanding of how to live their faith every day, and serve their community and the world.

Schedule (September-May)

2022-2023 Youth Ministries Calendar


                                                                                                Middle School Sunday School (Grades 6-7) meets in the          Youth Lounge from 9:00 - 10:00 am. No Class the 1st          Sunday of the month. Youth are encouraged to attend Worship (Communion) with their families.



Wednesdays Youth Group/Classes                                                                   

Large Youth Group will be replaced by the Wednesday Night Live Plus Devotion in the Sanctuary from 6:00-6:25pm through November 9. 

Upcoming Message Series:

Classes (Grades 6-7), (Grade 8-9 Confirmation), and Jesus League (Grades 10-12) meets from 6:30-7:30 pm.                                            




CONFIRMATION is held during YOUTH GROUP (Wednesday) 

Confirmation is a two-year journey. All Youth beginning in 8th grade are encouraged to be part of the process. We believe that Confirmation is the continuation of one’s faith journey (a journey begun at baptism) and the beginning of one’s covenant relationship with the church. Confirmands should emerge from their Confirmation experience prepared for a life of Christian discipleship. To this end, we offer an opportunity for Youth to make a personal decision to confirm the baptismal vows their parents took for them and become a church member. Confirmands must complete 24 Worship Notes during their two years. Please click to print. Confirmation Worship Notes Form. Forms are also available at the entrances to the Chapel and Sanctuary. Confirmation Worship is planned and led by our 9th grade class will be held Sunday, April 30, 2023 during 9 am Worship.

Fellowship Events 

First Church offers Youth in grades 6-12 the opportunity to meet throughout the school year (September – May) for Fellowship.




Mission Blasts 

Local Mission opportunities are scheduled throughout the year.


Summer Youth Mission Trips                                                                                                     

First Church serves our world through Youth Mission Trips in partnership with Youthworks.               

Middle School (Grades 6-8): (Duluth. Minnesota: June 4-9,2023)              

High School (Grades 11-12): Arecibo, Puerto Rico: June 18-23, 2023) 

High School (Grades 9-12): St. Louis, Missouri: July 9-14)


Fundraising Opportunities (Please contact Brian Stahl if interested in fundraising opportunities).


  January 2023  
This Week's Events


Sunday School
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
6th and 7th grade Sunday School
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Rehoboth Worship Service
3:30 PM to 6:30 PM


Lawrence Class
12:30 PM to 1:40 PM
Strong Bodies
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Lawrence Class
1:00 PM to 1:40 PM
Encore Strings
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Strong Bodies
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Circles of Support
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Prayer Meeting via Zoom
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Scout Troop 6002
6:00 PM to 8:15 PM
Scout Troop 2
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Grace Rehearsal
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM


Alanon Meeting
9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
AA Meeting
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM


Invitation to Christian Living
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Lawrence Studio Class
12:30 PM to 1:40 PM
Strong Bodies
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Sonshine Singers
5:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Bass Clef Rehearsal
6:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Pioneer Club
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Youth Group and Classes
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Basic Christianity
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Invitation to Christian Living
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Wesley Handbell Rehearsal
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM


Men's Noon Bible Study, Romans
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
AA Group Young at Heart
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Strong Bodies
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM


Kiwanis Meeting
6:30 AM to 8:30 AM


Circles of Support
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
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