For United Methodist Churches that are lazy and don’t want to bother coming up with an interesting name for their youth group, the term MYF or UMYF — Methodist Youth Fellowship — is a kind of universal terminology for the group of kids in the church most likely to get/get someone pregnant.
Oh wait, maybe that was just the MYF in my church growing up.
Until last night, I thought my church growing up was the only church that referred to the youth group as MYFers for short and the only reason I thought that happened was because we had a guy doing the announcements – the liturgist as they called him – who tried to be funny.
It turns out, crazy announcement guy (who no lie once pretended to be a slave auctioneer during an announcement of a youth group fundraiser) wasn’t alone.
On a poster in a church I visited last night advertising the 30 Hour Famine were scrawled the words. “Open to any MYFer.”
Like the slave auction fundraiser, I think it’s time to retire MYF all together.