Matthews United Methodist Church: United Kids | Sunday Gatherings
a ministry of Matthews United Methodist Church

Sunday Gatherings

Youth will explore and live into this theme throughout United Youth during 2021-2022. "I must decrease." Is there a more countercultural statement than that? Our world tells us that we should always put ourselves first. In the infamous words of Ricky Bobby from Taledega Nights, “If you’re not first, your last.” But John’s gospel challenges us to think differently.

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In the first few chapters of the Gospel of John, John (the Baptist) has already gained several followers. He was "the voice crying out in the wilderness," telling of the coming of Jesus. He had a great ministry. And then, Jesus came and began his own ministry. John's disciples were worried that people were turning their attention to Jesus. Just like with social media, they were worried about John losing "likes" and followers. But John challenged them. He says in chapter 3 verse 28, "You yourselves can testify that I said that I'm not the Christ but the one that is sent before him." He goes on in verse 30-31, "He must increase and I must decrease. The one who comes from above is above all things. The one who is from the earth belongs to the earth and speaks from the earth. The one who comes from heaven is above all things." Basically, John says it is not about him, but about Jesus.

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"He must increase and I must decrease."
John 3:30 (CEB)

Offering Christian Community

We are created for relationships. From the very beginning, God told us that it’s not good for us to be alone. And we want to host a safe/fun place for teenagers to explore their faith relationships with Jesus Christ, their peers, and adult mentors.

Sunday Morning Small Groups
9:30AM Classes Offered:
7th – 9th Grade – room 210/212
10th – 12th Grade – room 208

11AM Class Offered:
7th – 12th Grade (Combined Class): Room 209/211

Sunday Night Youth Group
Join us on Sunday Nights for our Youth Community Worship from 6-8pm.
6:00 – 6:30 pm: Dinner and Gym Hangout
6:30 – 7:00 pm: Worship and Announcements
7:00 – 7:30 pm: Bible Teaching Time
7:30 – 8/8:15 pm: Small Group Conversation

School Year Youth Group:
6PM-8PM Sunday Night is an exciting time for youth in grades 7-12 to come and enjoy being part of an incredible community of young people. Youth in grades 7-12 grade have an opportunity to join a grade level and gender based small group, that they will journey with for the year. These groups serve as a source of encouragement and spiritual support for youth throughout their teenage faith development years.

Summer Youth Group:
Join United Youth from 6:30PM - 8:00PM for "Summer Sunday Nights". These nights are an exciting time for youth in grades 7-12 to come and enjoy being part of an incredible community of young people. Each Sunday will include fun games, great grub, informal small groups, worship, and so much more. Check out when we are meeting under the Activities Tab & Upcoming Events.

Small Groups

Discipleship is possibly the most important practice of the church. Our small groups are designed to give teenagers the space needed to practice living out their created identity. We want to see what our teens will do in that space. We love watching students do amazing things because they are figuring out who they are in Christ.
But don’t take our word for it. Here for yourself from teens in our group.
If your teen is interested in joining one of our Sunday night Small Groups, please contact a member or our youth ministry staff team or register on the link below.
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