Why oasis? 

Welcome to Oasis! 


An oasis is a fertile spot in the desert where water can be found. Here at Sugar Creek our plan is to teach your students that Jesus Christ is our oasis for living! We all have struggles and will thirst and only Jesus Christ can satisfy us. (John 4:14) 


We are a place for beginning, becoming and belonging! We are here to build a Christ centered youth community by equipping parents, adults, and staff by offering contemporary programs that will lead students in to a deep commuted relationship with Jesus Christ. Matthew 11:28 says "come to me all who are weary and carrying heavy burdens, and I will give your rest." We are going to build a relationship with Jesus Christ together and teach them how to use the Bible as a tool, to communicate, study and know who He is. 


Sugar Creek offers Bible Study Sunday mornings at 9:45 a.m.

Jr High: 6th-12th graders have a class room in the back of the kitchen (if you are new to Sugar Creek the room is hard to find so please do not be afraid to ask anyone for help!) 

Sr. High: 9th-12th graders have a class room in the south end of the church opposite of the Adventure Highway hallway, across from the bathrooms. 


Youth Group: we meet Sunday nights 4 p.m.-6 p.m. in the fellowship hall. This is for 6th-12th graders. Be sure to check our event page bellow to updated on all events that your students are doing!  

letter to the parents

Dear Parents, 

As the Youth Minister for Sugar Creek, I have been called by God himself to come and teach your students what being a Christian means. I had the greatest youth group growing up and as much fun as I had and all the great memories that were made, they missed out on something very important. My goal is to train your students on how to take Jesus Christ with them after they leave high school. I will help develop a relationship with Christ and through his guidance teach your students that just because they have graduated from high school does not mean that they have graduated from the church. I read a sermon a few years ago called "No Jesus no Church, no Church no Jesus." That's a motto that I have carried with me through my ministry. 


I am only one man and I need help, I need your help. We need female volunteers to come to youth group and other events, so our students and other parents feel safe.  Sugar Creek UMC uses Safe Sanctuary to make sure that every child and parent knows that their students are safe when they come here. (For more information on Safe Sanctuary click here) I understand that life is busy and your schedules do not always allow you to be at every single event that we have going on and that is why I need all the help that I can get. Another role that I need you to play is to encourage your student to come to our events, youth group and bible study. Again, I know your students are busy with sports, band, jobs etc. For me to help them take Christ with them after high school is to teach them that they need to be fed by Christ and that does mean including Him in their busy lives. I do not expect your student to attend everything that we do but I do expect them to have a consistent attendance with this community. Encourage them to come, encourage them to bring personal Bibles (if they need one we will get them one) so they can highlight scriptures and take notes as we break in to scripture. 


If you have any questions, comments, concerns or want more information about how you can help email me at jfurlong@sugarcreek.org. 


Christ Peace, 

James Furlong

Sugar Creek Youth Minister