Fusion is the Youth Ministry at Marietta FUMC.
Fusion is the youth ministry of First United Methodist Church of Marietta. Our Mission is to create spaces where students can encounter Christ and respond with their lives. We have a very active youth ministry from 6-12th grades, with programs suited for all age groups. Every week there are opportunities to participate in worship, Bible studies, fellowship, and small groups. Throughout the year, we serve our community by feeding the homeless, community service projects, and working in local and global missions. We also have spiritual development retreats and lots of fun! At Fusion, students from all over the community get to come to a worship experience where they can learn more about faith and building relationships with one another as they hear about a God who loves them and is constantly pursuing them in a real way!
Weekly Youth Events
- Fusion Sunday School
Our Sunday school classes begin with a group meeting in the Lower Room. Following an announcement time, we divide into grade-level groups to discuss relevant topics, scripture, and Biblical knowledge.
- Sunday Night Fusion Worship (6th-12th grade)
We begin the evening with a snack supper, and following dinner, we enjoy games, worship, and fellowship time together. This is the night that we design our worship around our students. The games, music, and messages are purposefully chosen and laid out in a way where students can engage the Gospel on a level that is relevant to them.
- Fusion Small Groups (during the school year)
Middle High Bible Study
Our Wednesday Afternoon Fellowship is a Bible Study for middle school students (7th-8th grade). We meet weekly to discuss scripture and dig deeper into the meaning of God’s Word and its application to their daily lives.
- Wednesday/Tuesday Night Bible Studies
Our Senior High group covers life application topics and what the Scripture says about each new topic. Senior High Girls meet in the Lower Room on Wednesday nights from 6:30-8 p.m. Senior High Guys meet at various host homes on Tuesday Nights from 6:30-8 p.m.
- Mission Fridays (Summer)
On four different Friday afternoons during the summer students have the opportunity to serve our local community. They’ve built community gardens, served lunch at MUST, invested time with Safehouse Ministries in Atlanta, and much more. These Fridays have become one of the favorite summer activities.
Annual Youth Events
- Youth and Parent Fall Preview Breakfast
We begin our school year programming with a big Parent Breakfast in the Family Life Hall.
- Discovery Weekend
Our annual weekend retreat features music, off-campus adventures, and college and high school leaders. Throughout the weekend, we play games, experience worship, hear challenging messages, and serve our community. Most importantly, students will have the chance to unpack what they’ve experienced with upperclassmen and college leaders who have come to serve from universities throughout the Southeast.
- Ignite Kick-Off Retreat
This retreat is a weekend when MFUMC’s youth travel for a weekend filled with adventures and small groups that make memories that will last a lifetime. This retreat is for all students in 6th-12th grade.
- Senior High Retreat
This is a great weekend right before Thanksgiving where Senior High students can all spend a weekend growing in relationship with each other and push themselves spiritually. This weekend is all about
quieting ourselves, building relationships and growing in Christ.
- BigStuf Camp
This week provides students with a fun and fresh environment where they can hang out and learn about Jesus.
- Senior High Mission Trip
Senior High Students have the opportunity to serve for one week in April (over Spring Break) to minister, love and serve different people around us.
- Mid-High Mission Trip
Our Mid-High students have started an annual summer mission trip. The Mid-High Mission Trip allows students who have just completed the 6th grade through 8th grade a chance to experience mission work for the first time. In the past, students have worked in the St. Simons/Brunswick area and Lake Junaluska, North Carolina, with different mission organizations.