Bracken UMC Youth Ministry


Welcome all youth grades 6-12 and families! The youth ministry of Bracken UMC exists to grow the faith of youth in our community so that they may serve and lead as disciples.


United Methodist Youth Fellowship (UMYF) 
United Methodist Youth Fellowship (UMYF) meets Wednesdays at 6:30-8:00 PM in the Wahl House for snacks, games, music led by the Youth Worship Team, Bible studies, and small groups led by trained volunteers. Dinner is also offered in the Fellowship Hall at 6:00 PM for those who wish to participate.
Sunday School
Family Faith Formation meets Sundays at 10:15-11:15 AM in the Wahl House. We invite youth and parents to this class that provides opportunities to have faith conversations as a family.
Winter Retreat
See below for Winter Retreat 2019 details!



Mission Opportunities

During 2018’s Junior High Mission Trip, we traveled to Gonzales and partnered with UM ARMY.    During 2018’s High School Mission Trip, we traveled to Dallas and partnered with Project Transformation and the North Texas Food Bank.    

Youth Summer Camp

For our 2018 youth summer camp, we learned how to be “Rooted” at Twin Oaks Ranch in Buda. 


Click here for the 2019 Youth Ministry Calendar.

~ 2019 Winter Retreat ~

When: January 18-21, 2019 (MLK Weekend)
Where: Camp Zephyr (151 FM 3162, Sandia, TX 78383)
Theme: In The Everyday: Finding God in the Familiar (Colossians 3:12-17)
Who: All 6th-12th Graders who have the desire to deepen their relationships with Christ by moving from knowing Christ to following Christ.
Registration: Click here for the student registration link and click here for Bracken UMC’s medical form.
Deadline: The final deadline for submission of the online registration form, Bracken UMC’s medical form, and payment is Friday, January 4.

Payment will be in the form of a check made out to Bracken UMC with “Youth Winter Retreat” written in the memo. Money should never be a reason not to participate, so scholarships and payment plans are available upon request! Please email Bracken UMC Youth Director, Caleigh Smith, at if you are interested or have any questions.

The Weekly Youth Update email is our primary means of communication. It includes notes about what students are learning on Wednesdays and Sundays, prayer requests, and information and permission forms for upcoming events. If you would like to be added to this email list or if you have any questions, please contact Bracken UMC Youth Director, Caleigh Smith:
For text updates, join our Remind group using code @brackeny, and follow @brackenyouth on Instagram!