All students grades 6 - 12 are invited to participate and get involved!
Check out the youth calendar for scheduled Youth events!

What's Happening This Week?

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Youth Volleyball Game(s) 8pm

8:00 pm

First UMC Church of Mesa (15 E. First Avenue, Mesa, AZ 85210) Remember to bring water! Read More

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Ice Skating for Youth & Youth Families

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Youth and Youth Families Ice Skating at the Ice Den. 7225 W. Harrison Street, Chandler, AZ Admission is $10 per skater and includes skate rental for a  2 hour public skate session.  Family and kid-friendly music and standard ... Read More

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Youth Volleyball Tournament

1:00 pm

Tournament starts at 1 pm and goes until we are done.  First UMC Church of Mesa (15 E. First Avenue, Mesa, AZ 85210). Remember to bring water! Read More

What Do I Need to Know?

Summer Youth Volleyball

ALL DFUMC YOUTH and FRIENDS – IT’S TIME TO SIGN-UP FOR THE SUMMER UMC VOLLEYBALL League matches start at the beginning ofJune and run through end ofJuly. All regular season matches will be …Read More

Core Youth Ministries

Worship - Service - Education - Fun!
[DFY] - Desert Foothills Youth uses 4 Core Ministries to help us stay focused and on track to experience Fun, Meaningful Faith!  Core Ministry Liaisons (parents and students) help to plan and make it all happen!

Our students are encouraged to attend worship every week!  Your presence is a blessing and encourages those around you.  
5th Sunday  is a tradtion here at Desert Foothills.  Every 5th Sunday youth serve the support roles in worship - as the greeters, ushers, readers, etc.  5th Sundays occur once a quarter during the calendar year and are an excellent opportunity to serve in worship!    
Field trips to experience other styles of worship and religions are also part of this ministry.

Service & Missions:
We are a mission minded congregation!  Service projects include:
  • Support for local Foster Homes
  • Feed My Starving Children
  • UMOM (United Methodist Outreach Mission)
  • Imagine No Malaria
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Flight33
  • Mission trips 
  • amd more...!

We are all on this faith journey together - learning from one another and from our church leaders.  Weekly Sunday school for jr. high and sr. high is at 10:30am offers current and relavant topics.  
Confirmation classes lead students to church membership and a deeper understanding and acceptance of personal faith. Classes form as needed.

Fellowship & Fun:
Youth Nite
[DFY] Jr. & Sr. High youth meet Sunday 5-6:30pm at church unless otherwise announced (check the calendar above).  Bring your own dinner - and let's get together for a good time :) We also have fun outings -- bowling, ice skating, rock gyms, pool parties, etc...

Ellen Daniels, Youth Leader
Phone:(480) 460-1025