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Watch Our Youth Sermons

Watch our youth sermons, by our youth director, Jason Backus along with worship from our youth praise band.

Here Are Some Reminders

During the summer, we do not have our regular Wednesday night youth service. However, we do have many events you can be a part of. You can get reminders about events for this summer by downloading the Remind App. From there, you can create your own account and text @vryouth to 81010.

Download our Permission Packet. You will need to have one of these filled out to participate in all events.

Contact Jason for info at

Upcoming Events

July 3rd: Family Friendly Fireworks at VRFUMC

Come out and hang with us as we watch the Villa Rica fireworks from the field at the church. Bring a chair to sit in and games to play. Concessions are available for purchase. Parking is $5.

July 5-9: River of Life

Those attending...had to register by May 28...will be getting a separate email with all the details for this trip.

July 16th: Middle School Movie Mall Madness

All middle schoolers are invited to come with us to the Mall of Georgia for some fun and a movie. We will attend the 9:00 worship service, then head to sunday school. After sunday school we will load up and go to the Mall of Georgia. We will eat lunch when we get there, play games around the mall, and then see a movie. If you RSVP (by email) by July 9th, your movie ticket will be discounted. We'll grab dinner on the way home. Please have enough money for two meals and a movie. With the discounted ticket, $30 should cover your costs.

July 17-21st: Summer Lunch packing at VRFUMC

Come help us pack and deliver lunches for local children with the Summer Lunch Ministry. Starts between 9-9:30am.

July 21-23rd: High School Rafting

Those signed up (had to register by June 11) for this trip will receive details in a later email. Please watch for it!

July 27th: Whitewater

Meet at the church at noon with a season pass/ticket/money and we'll load up to head to Whitewater to enjoy the park and then stay for the dive-in movie of the evening. I'd recommend eating lunch before you come. We will provide transportation and supervision for the youth. Individuals are responsible for their tickets and food. We will bring a cooler for packed dinners if you would like to pack a meal. Otherwise, make sure to have money for dinner!

July 28th: Fun Friday at Murphy Harpst

We will meet at church at 9:30am and head out for Murphy Harpst. We will provide lunch and fun for the kids living there. We will return to the church by 4pm. If you would like to be an adult chaperone for this event, please let me know. We always have a great time and receive a huge blessing! Here is a link to Murphy Harpst website for you to get more information on this awesome mission opportunity for our youth.

August 2nd: School Starts Back!

August 9th and 16th: Youth events at Gold Dust and Thunderzone Bowling

Watch your Remind texts for info on this. Where we will meet will be determined by weather!

Sign up for our Remind by texting @vryouth to 81010

August 20th: Annual Youth Dinner, Time TBA

August 23rd: First Wednesday Night Youth!!!

Click Here to Download our Permission Packet. You will need to have one of these filled out to participate in all events.

Contact Jason for info,