anchored student ministry

Anchored Student Ministry is the youth ministry of FUMC. It exists to serve students that are in 7th – 12th grades.  Every youth is invited to be a part of our group.  The youth ministry atmosphere is a warm and welcoming fellowship, making everyone feel at home. We provide a nurturing discipleship by studying God's word, serving our community and world with our gifts and talents, worshiping through singing, and living our lives as an example to the rest of the world!  Lots of things are happening within this ministry.  Come join us for our weekly gatherings on Sundays and Wednesdays! 


Worship at 10:00

Youth Nights 5:30-7:30


Optional church meal at 5:00 (Pay by Monday to the office)

Small Groups 6:00-7:15

Other Times:

Contact Ben Larsen if you ever want to meet or do something outside of the times above. (Ex... get a group together to play sports, eat, worship or do a service project)

Be in the know and get involved!


    Sign up for the Camp Lake Stephen's Spiritual Life Retreat!

    - What: M28 is a summer youth camp experience based around Matthew 28, focused on teaching discipleship and missions through the camp environment.

    We will also go white water rafting!

    - Location: Camp Lake Stephens in Oxford Mississippi

    - When: November 18th-20th

    - Who: Grades 7th-12th
    - Total Cost soon to come!

    - Deadline to sign up is October 16th, 2022!

    - Link below for sign up is soon to come!


  • Meal Sign up

    We love to get people involved in the youth ministry here at Philly FUMC. One awesome way to do that is through food. There is not much that speaks to the heart of a young person more than tasty food, so if you would like to be a part of this ministry in a moving way, please sign up for one of the Sundays in the SignUpGenius Form below.

    Meal Sign Up

  • Serving opportunities and/or Ideas!

    Anchored Student Ministry needs your help! All people created by God are called to live a life of servitude, and serving in the life of our youth is a great way to live out this calling. If you have a desire to help by using your amazing gifts, let us know by going to the link below.  We need bouncers, food servers, discussion leaders, chaperones, activity ideas, creative minds, and simply the presence of adults at times.  Use the link below to get involved and love on some youth!

    Volunteer and Idea Form

  • Calendar

    We love to be an active youth group, so we have all kinds of wonderful things going on throughout the year. If you would like to be in the know of what we are doing, click the link below to view our calendar.

    Fall-Spring Calendar  

  • Remind 101

    We have a Remind 101 text system that sends out reminders and announcements. There is also a Remind 101 app that helps the user to see messages in a more organized way, and you can even send direct messages to our youth director! If you would like to be in the know, install the Remind 101 app and sign up for our Remind 101 using the link below. You can also text @462cfbb to the number 81010.

    Remind 101

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For more information:


Ben Larsen

Director of Student Ministries

(601) 656-1376

About us:

Anchored Student Ministries is a place where students grades 7th – 12th are encouraged to take up the mantle of their faith in new and exciting ways. Our name is based on Hebrews 6:19 " We have this hope, a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters the inner shrine behind the curtain". We know that these years are crucial in the spiritual development of our students and offer them a place to grow in their faith through worship, study, community, and conversation.