Welcome to all youth!

Get connected with Josh Rumple - our Director of Youth Ministry, and the rest of the FCC Youth by checking out the Youth Group Instagram account:


Faith Formation | Youth

We welcome all youth to participate in FCC events, worship, and education!

“When we dare to think about youth ministry holistically and to incorporate the spirit of the Way of Christ into everything we do—from lock-ins to mission trips, from game nights to campfire worship—we’re inviting young people to experience a missional way of life in which God’s Spirit is evident in all they say and do.” (Kirk/Thorne, Missional Youth Ministry).



    WHEN: 3rd Sunday of the month (6-8pm) - beginning Feb. 19, 2023

    WHERE: The Peel House next to First Lutheran Church downtown. 

    The multi-church youth gatherings that have taken place is expanding! There are now several youth ministries here in the Springs that are explicitly accepting and affirming of LGBTQIA+ youth who are planning monthly gatherings. We are calling ourselves the Belong Youth Collective.  We will be gathering together with youth from all across the city!

  • Weekly programs

    Middle School and High School Youth meet weekly on Wednesday evenings at 6pm with Josh Rumple in The Dwelling Place (508 N. Tejon). 

    If you have a kid who is Grade 6-12, please contact Josh Rumple directly to get them connected! 

    During the program year (September-May), our Youth Group (Grades 6-12) meets weekly for ritual, bonding and learning. The program covers a variety topics ranging from music and film, resolving conflict, faith and politics, arts and spirituality, singing and mission trip preparation. Youth are encouraged to participate fully in the life of the congregation: attend worship services and volunteer in various capacities.

    Time: Every Sunday, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm (during Faith Formation Hour)

    Location: The Dwelling Place

  • Annual mission trips

    We are planning to have both a Middle School trip and a High School trip, during Summer 2021!   SO, WATCH THIS SPACE!

    We believe that connecting our faith to serving and working with others is an important aspect of faith development in our teens. With adult leadership, teens are offered the opportunity to experience an annual youth mission trip. We believe these trips will be a life-changing experience. Preparation, fundraising and bonding begins in the spring months before the trip. 

    Past Trips: 

    2022 - Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota

    2018 - Caminante, Dominican Republic

    2017 - DOOR in Chicago, OH

    2016 – Trip to the border – El Paso and Juarez

    2015 – New Orleans, LA

    2014 – The Menaul School in Albuquerque, NM

    2013 – FIRM (Fresno Interdenominational Refugee Ministries), in Fresno, CA

    2012 – Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota with an organization called RE-MEMBER

    2011 – Inner-city Denver through an organization called DOOR

  • our whole lives

    OWL is designed to be relevant for young people from a wide range of family backgrounds and contexts. The United Church of Christ affirms that sexuality and spirituality are intricately connected and that both are gifts from God. We offer this program of learning, faith and sexuality to our 8/9 graders every other year.

    When: Click for further information

  • Confirmation

    Confirmation is a rite of passage. It is a focused spiritual time for deepening a young person’s faith and for receiving a blessing from one’s spiritual community, the church. It’s a time for nurturing one’s relationship with God, exploring Christian practices, learning basic beliefs and discovering how these things can become a life-long adventure. We offer this program every other year.

    Photo: Confirmation 2017

  • REtreats and Summer camps

    Through the Rocky Mountain Conference, United Church of Christ at La Foret in Black Forest, held every summer. More information and online registration at www.rmcucc.org.

    Pioneer Camp (entering grades 2 – 4)

    Explorer Camp (entering grades 4 – 6)

    Voyager Camp (entering grades 6 – 8)

    MADD Camp (entering grades 9 – 12)

    Contemplative Life Camp (adults)