Youth Grades 6-12

Redirect is for youth in middle school and high school. We help students take steps towards Christ and the dreams they have for their life and have a ton of fun while we’re at it!

Redirect also provides a safe place to find a life filled with hope.

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Youth activities

Midweek: Wednesdays

Snack & Games 6 pm – 6:45 pm Large Group Time 6:45 – 8:15 pm (September – May)
We start the night off by just chilling with snacks and games in Fellowship Hall before heading upstairs for a time of worship. Our worship time includes interactive activities with the biblical message, followed by small group discussion. We wrap up by 8:15 pm.

Redirect’s programming follows the Fort Atkinson School District calendar, including school closings for weather or holidays.

Small Group Study, Sundays 9-10 am – September through May

Our studies teach your student the Bible in a way that engages and challenges.

Confirmation Class

Confirmation class is open to all 8th graders and any high school student who has not taken confirmation class. Confirmation class begins in September. For more information contact Pastor Paul or the church office

Scholarships Available

As a result of the generosity of families and friends of First United Methodist Church, we are able to offer scholarships to students planning to attend colleges and universities, vocational colleges and apprentice training. There are also scholarships available for adults returning to school, and anyone pursuing further education in a medical or ministry field. Eligibility qualifications are desire to follow Jesus, being baptized, active involvement in service at FUMC and need.

Applications for the 2018-2019 school year are now available by clicking here Scholarship Application 2018.  You can complete the forms in Word and submit them electronically by emailing to Applications must be typed and returned to the Church office by May 1st. Scholarship awards will be made on Scholarship Sunday, May 20


Youth Mission Trip

Youth Mission Trip

Wow! The week in Pine Ridge Reservation was absolutely amazing. God taught me and the team so much through this mission journey and the people we ministered to and alongside of in South Dakota.

One thing God taught me personally was how real the persecution that many Lakota Christ followers have to endure. This past trip half our team was placed at a house owned by a man named Travis. Throughout the week he shared with me and the team all the harassment he has received because of his pursuit of Christ. His life was a testimony of Christ through his response to those that persecute him often praying for his persecutors and also helping them by serving them when they are in need.

Thank you for making a commitment to the whole team and the people on Pine Ridge Reservation. Without your partnership this mission trip would not have been possible. Thank you for investing in our Student Ministry for the Kingdom’s sake!

Please don’t stop praying for the Lakota people and the missionaries that are working in their lives. Pray that they would hear and accept the gospel and pray for protection for those that have decided to follow Jesus.

Check out our 2017 experience in Pine Ridge, South Dakota.