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 the youth director 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!

  • ELEVATE 2023

    Sign up for the ELEVATE Retreat!

    - What: Elevate is a Conference started in 2011 in Gatlinburg, TN. Many different United Methodist churches from around the state and a few outside the state come out to this retreat! It is a high-energy, relationally structured weekend that includes a speaker, worship, small-group time, and plenty of fun stuff to do. We have the opportunity to ski or snowboard, we will spend some free time in the bustling city of Gatlinburg!

    - LocationEdgewater Hotel & Conference Center in Gatlinburg TN

    - When: January 13th-16th

    - Who: Grades 7th-12th
    - CostSki Package: $265

                 Snowboard Package: $295

                 Non-Ski Package: $205

                    Cost includes: all conference sessions, 3 nights hotel lodging at Edgewater Hotel &

                     Conference  Center in Gatlinburg, 3 breakfasts, 2 days of skiing (lift tickets, lesson, &

                     equipment), tram  ticket, and travel. Tram tickets are included for non-skiers also

    - Deadline to sign up is November 30th, 2022! $115 deposit reserves your spot! Contact youth director or Youth leaders to sign up!


  • 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.

    2023 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

  • Our 5 things and Youth expectations

    Top 5 things for Anchored Students

    to experience!

    1. Experience our relational God through spiritual and theological growth.

    2. Experience and practice intentional worship.

    3. Experience Christ-like relationships and friendships.

    4. Experience and live out their purpose in God’s creation.

    5. Experience feeling and being valued by the church congregation and the

        church of believers as a whole.

    5 Things Document

    As a youth ministry, we strive to be the group and individuals that God is calling us to be. With that, click the link below to learn about the expectations we have for ourselves.

    Anchored Student Ministry Expectations

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For more information:


Director of Student Ministries

(601) 656-1376

Email Soon to Come

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.