Welcome to the Underground

Our Youth group is made up of boys and girls from 6th through 12th grades.  We're focused on bringing kids closer to God through devotional small groups and missions.

The Underground Youth suite is located in the basement of the Christian Education Building (1100 Central Ave).

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Contact Underground Youth Director Forest Turner, Jr. by email here or by phone at (501) 623-6668.

College Readiness Fair

The College Readiness Fair continues in October! Hot Springs high school students are invited to attend the fair for one Saturday a month to prepare for college. College representatives will help lead essay workshops, test preparation, financial aid information, resume workshops, financial literacy, and community service. Bring a friend!


Saturday, October 6

Saturday, November 17

Saturday December 15


10:00 am - 2:00 pm


FUMC Cupp Hall in the Christian Life Center

IHOP Fundraiser

The Underground Youth is hosting a fundraiser at IHOP in Hot Springs this Sunday, October 21 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm.  Mention that you're supporting the FUMC Hot Springs Underground Youth and IHOP will donate a percentage of sales made to the Underground Youth! All proceeds from the IHOP fundraiser will go toward trips the youth will be taking in the future, including Refuge in November.  Please sign-up through the following link so IHOP has an idea of how many people to expect: https://www.groupraise.com/events/70374

We thank you for your support!

Donut Devotion

All Senior High Youth are invited to join Youth Director Forest Turner, Jr. for Donut Devotion every Monday before school from 7:00 - 7:30 AM at Sugar Mama's Donuts (located at 2220 Malvern Ave in Hot Springs).

Higher Ground Senior High Study

Senior High students are participating in a study with Youth Director Forest Turner called Higher Ground every Sunday evening from 5:00 - 7:00 pm in the Underground Youth suite.  All senior high students are invited to join and to bring a friend!


Refuge is an opportunity for youth in grades 6th-9th to be introduced to the connectional events if Arkansas Conference Youth Ministries. They enjoy a weekend in the beautiful outdoors while getting away from the hustle and bustle of school life. They have a chance to refocus their hearts and minds on God without the distractions of daily life.  Refuge, in all its essence, IS a refuge from a busy, challenging world, and indulgence into the pure,

beautiful experience of God’s grace. This event will be held at Shepard of the Ozarks retreat center located near Harriet, AR from Friday, November 2 - Sunday, November 4.


The Underground Youth join their fellow Arkansas Youth at Ozark Mission Project (OMP) every summer.  OMP sends youth across the state of Arkansas for a week of servitude to individuals and families.  In Summer 2018, our youth built wheelchair ramps and stair railings, mended fences, cleaned yards, cleared out garages, and much more in the cities of Jonesboro and Benton.  We're very proud of these students for taking the time out of their summer to work long, hard days to help those in need.

Watch this video in the link below where our own Youth member Josh Smith talks about his OMP experience to Region 8 News Channel in Jonesboro: http://bit.ly/2pTBcx9

Summer 2019 dates will soon be announced so stay tuned!