Youth Ministry and Programs at First UMC Coral Gables



Our youth-student program strives to ensure your safety so that our time together is all about connecting and developing real friendships. 

Please fill out the following:

Please submit all forms to Rev. Vidalis Lopez at


Echo Schedule of Events  

Contact Rev. Vidalis Lopez, at for details.

Screen Shot 2019-04-09 at 3.25.29 PMDoing Good Never Tasted So Good! Support our Youth Missions California Pizza Kitchen Fundraiser

Please join us at California Pizza Kitchen - located at 300 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables - throughout the day on Saturday, April 20 for a tasty FUNdraiser supporting our FUMCCG Youth Missions.  20% of all sales on that day will go directly to our Youth so please plan to bring family, friends, and neighbors for a great meal and an even better cause.

  • Be sure download the flyer here, which will also be handed out by the Youth in the Narthex and Founders Hall before and after Sunday, April 14 services, and present it to your server so that our Youth can receive the funds. See you there!

SAVE-THE-DATE: FUMCCG "Breakthrough" Family Movie Night! 

-Sunday, April 28, at 2:00 p.m. at the Cinépolis Coconut Grove Movie Theater, Prepay Only-

Get ready to grab your popcorn and be inspired as our entire church family is invited to an FUMCCG movie screening of the Christian movie, "Breakthrough." This special church-wide family get-together, led by our FUMCCG Youth Student Ministry, also provides childcare for younger children. To coordinate child care, contact Livia Orban at  

Tickets are $8.00 per person and must be purchased in advance through our church, via our online e-Giving option at You may also pre-pay by cash or check by including your payment in the donation envelopes located in the church pews, adding "YOUTH FUND" to the memo section of the envelope. Please contact Rev. Vidalis Lopez at for additional questions.


See our Youth Lounge - Re-Imagined and Ready to Do More Good in the World!



Youth on a Mission: Our 2018 Cross Connect Mission a Success!

Our dedicated group of missionaries, including members of our Youth family, served in the Dominican Republic. Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication.

See the latest pics! 

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Youth Room Makeover Underway!

Please note that the Youth Room will be closed during the summer as we make over this unique space. A special thanks to our Youth who worked very hard to clear out their space, and to the parents who support and value the importance of faith development! Our gratitude to our entire church family who embraces our youth and strengthens our next generation of church leadership!

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Taking a Great Leap of Faith Forward! 2018 Confirmation Classes Have Successfully Concluded

IMG_5725Congratulations to all of our confirmands who have decided to affirm their Christian faith! Confirmation marks the beginning of an exciting chapter in the lives of these special young adults, as well as ours as their family members, and we are honored to walk beside them in their faith journey! 




We proudly announce the 2018 FUMCCG Confirmands:

  • Samantha Conrad
  • Lea Graham
  • Lucas Graham
  • Tia Horman
  • Unnas JeanPierre
  • Isabel Lopez
  • Kennan McLaughlin
  • Matthew Savage
  • Nicole Savage
  • Isabella Rios
  • Alec Trillo

See the 2018 Confirmation Tribute Video below!


Thank you to everyone who joined us in celebrating our Youth members' Confirmation!


Ready to take your own leap of faith or know someone that is? Confirmation Series 2019 takes place Sunday, March 10, 2019 through May 5th 2019, for 8 weeks, meeting once a week. Register online and commit to something that truly matters! Your life matters to us!


A Look Back: Putting All the Pieces Together - Confirmation Conclusion Celebration Held at The Great Escape Room

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Confirmation Class Held at BurgerFi + Acolyte Training!

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2018 Mission Trip to the Dominican Republic: Youth 

33724554325_9f859d86d8_oFUMCCG invites our Youth family members to join us on a mission trip to the Dominican Republic from June 11 - June 17, 2018. To build on last year's efforts to spread God's love and compassion, we need 10 youth (grades 9-12) volunteers. For the first time, our Youth will have a chance to connect one-on-one on a spiritual and personal level with their Dominican counterparts, and join us in building and furnishing 5 classrooms among other efforts - all leading up to the first-ever Christian graduating class in this neighborhood in 2020!

For questions and to submit your forms, please contact Rev. Vidalis Lopez at; or Jim Morgan at



Project Panorama Concludes with Smiles and Enduring Friendships!

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For more information on our Student Ministry, contact our Church Office at