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Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries: Brian Stahl

Creating a space where Youth in Grades 6-12 are welcomed, loved, and accepted for the unique  person God has created. 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 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 2023-2024, 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)

2023-2024 Youth Ministries Calendar


Worship, Conversation & Connection is an opportunity for Youth to connect outside of Wednesdays. Every week, Youth in grades 6&7 sit together during Worship at 9am and head to Fellowship Hall following Worship for a time of Conversation. 




Youth Group (Grades 6-12) Kick off is September 20! The whole family is invited to join for a Taco Bar dinner beginning at 5:00pm. Large Group will give everyone a chance to meet and learn about our amazing Adult Leaders. 
Regularly scheduled Youth Group meets each week from 6:00-6:30pm. Our first message series is called "Identity: Who are YOU in Christ?" There are so many different voices out there telling You who you are. Who does God say You are? Please join us Wednesdays to find out!  



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 and will be held Sunday, April 28 during 9 am Worship.

There is an informational meeting on Wednesday, September 13 at 6:30pm for anyone interested in participating in the Confirmation Classes at First Church. 


Fellowship Events 

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

Upcoming Opportunities



Local Mission opportunities are scheduled throughout the year.

 Upcoming Opportunities

The Youth Ministries will offer a morning of Raking and Yard Clean Up for Congregation members on Saturday, November 4 from 9-Noon. Need help? Please contact Brian Stahl at

First Church is participating in Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child. Our packing event is Wednesday, November 8 from 6:30-7:30pm. We are currently collecting items for boxes. Click on OCC Wishlist to see how you can help. 

Summer Youth Mission Trips                                                                                                     

First Church serves our world through Youth Mission Trips in partnership with YouthworksThere is currently space available for the Middle School Trip to Milwaukee, WI and the High School Trip to Rutherford, Co., North Carolina!  For more information, please contact Brian Stahl!         



First Church offers Youth Families the opportunity to earn monies that may be used to off-set future Youth Ministries events. Monies will be placed in a fundraising account. To sign up to help, please contact Brian Stahl!

Upcoming Opportunities