fuse* student ministries

A fuse creates a link in an electrical circuit – between the source of power and the place power is needed. When needed, the fuse sacrifices itself for the good of the circuit. Our purpose is to equip students to be the fuse: living sacrificial lives & being a bridge between the Source of Power (God) and the place power is needed (the world).





Upcoming Events 


Sundays, 10:00 AM | fuse*box — 604 Market St

Confirmation is the process where a baptized Christian publicly “confirms” their intention to take personal responsibility for the vows made at their baptism and become a professing member of First Church and the worldwide United Methodist Church. Any student in grades 6 – 12 who is interested in taking this step in their spiritual walk is invited to join this year’s Confirmation class, which will be a 12-week process on Sunday mornings from 10:00 – 11:00 AM beginning November 14. Students will be asked to find a mentor to journey alongside them throughout the entirety of the Confirmation course.

Our Confirmation Celebration will be held during our Sanctuary Worship services on February 27.

Contact: Erin Mowrey, Office Manager

Weekly Events


Sundays, 6:00 – 8:00 PM  |  fuse*box — 604 Market St (FEC)

Any student grades 6 – 12 is invited to join us for a time to eat, play games, share in a devotional, and catch up with everyone. Feel free to invite your friends!

Contact: Caroline Glazier, Student Minister

    fuse* LIFE GROUPS

    Sundays, 10:00 AM  |  fuse*box — 604 Market St (FEC)

    Students who desire to grow closer to others and God are encouraged to join a life group. Here, we dive deeper into the Bible in community with a fuse* Leader to learn more than what we possibly could on our own. Students are invited to meet at 10:00 AM in the fuse*box then break into separate groups from there. Leaders will connect with their students on their specific meeting room. Here are our current life groups:

    • Middle School Girls Group: Any girl in 6th – 8th grade is invited to be a part of this group, which is led by Sue Johnson.
    • Middle School Boys Group: Any boy in 6th-8th grade is invited to be a part of this group, which is led by Chad Bower and Mike Lundy.
    • High School Girls Group: Any girl in 9th – 12th grade is invited to be a part of this group, which is led by Payton Robbins.
    • High School Boys Group: Any boy in 9th-12th grade is invited to be a part of this group, which is led by Caleb Robbins and Bryce Berrisford.

    If you want to learn more or join a life group, reach out to Caroline.

    Contact: Caroline Glazier, Student Minister


    Sundays, 4:00 – 6:00 PM / Mondays & Fridays, 5:00 – 7:00 PM |

    (CLC) Gymnasium — 601 Market St

    Students who desire activity and recreation sorts are invited to participate in weekly open gym times. We help teach good sportsmanship, fairness, and encouragement to students as they challenge themselves and each other as we build relationships through athletics.

    Upon entering the building, students are asked to sign in by providing your name and a parent’s phone number.


    Sundays, 10:00 AM | (CLC) Classroom — 601 Market St


    Any students between the ages of 9 and 12 (or in grades 4-6) are invited to join in a Bible Study to get deeper into Scripture.

    On the third Sunday of the month, there will be not be IGNITE due to Kids Church.






    Become a fuse* Volunteer

    Do you feel called to work with students? Apply to become a fuse* volunteer! There are three parts to the application process:

    Contact: Caroline Glazier, Student Minister

    Parent Resources

    Below are online resources to equip you for at-home discipleship:

    Scripture & Prayer
    There is no tougher job and no greater calling than that of a parent. The powerful role a parent plays in their child’s life cannot be overestimated. Your kids are drawing their cues on what it looks like to follow Christ from you more than they are any other person. This can be an incredibly motivating, convicting, and overwhelming thought. You won’t always get it right or perfect. But you can always pray and lean on God’s word for direction.

    28 Scriptures, 28 Prayers for Parents of Teens

    Prayer Calendar

    Digital Engagement
    This is a 12-page booklet for parents to work through and come up with a strategic game plan or code of conduct for technological engagement. Each section is intended to start with parents assessing and discussing, but also provides opportunities to bring the whole family into the discussion. There are four sections to the workbook:

    Devices: Take inventory of each family member’s technological devices, assess the level of engagement in those devices, and discuss findings.

    Social Media/Digital Connections: Take inventory of each family member’s social media accounts, assess the level of awareness on those platforms, and discuss findings.

    Digital Code Of Conduct: Exercises to help consider ways in which a family can engage healthily and receptively in their digital reality.

    Rules and Boundaries: Questions for coming up with rules and boundaries for the family.

    Health & Wellness:
    Help parents navigate mental health and communication by covering topics like defining mental health & mental illness, mental illness indicators & descriptions, how to have conversations with your child about mental health, and finding help for your child.

    Communicating with Your Teen

    Understanding the Basics of Mental Illness

    Parent Conversation Guide – Anxiety (Middle School)

    Parent Conversation Guide – Crisis (Middle School)

    Parent Conversation Guide – Anxiety (High School)

    Parent Conversation Guide – Crisis (High School) 

    Discipleship Resources
    The scripture tells us in Proverbs 22:6 — “Train up a child in the way he should go; Even when he is old he will not depart from it.” What a seemingly simple, but overwhelmingly complicated verse! It’s one of the most quoted, but difficult tasks for a parent. These resources can be helpful as you navigate raising your children in the Christian faith.

    Family Conversation Starters

    Alpha Youth Series

    Parent Tips Podcast