Our mission statement: To create space for youth to ask questions, encounter God and learn to live as disciplines of Christ. Allow, Meet, and Go!
A Parental Consent, Certification and Medical Authorization Form is necessary for all lock-ins and off-site events. Please click on the link above to print the form.
Click on the above link to download the current youth group schedule for 6th – 12th graders.
Click on the above link to see how much youth group collected during the Souper Bowl of Giving. Monetary donations went to the North End Soup Kitchen and food items went to the Fenton United Methodist Food Pantry.
Middle and High Schoolers have Bible study during a portion of Sunday evening youth group. Our new Gospel Project curriculum helps students understand what they believe, and why and how the gospel transforms the way they think, feel, and live every day. Each session shows students how all Scripture points to Christ.
6-12 graders are also invited to take part in the adult Sunday morning Bible study that meets from 9:45 – 10:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. This is a wonderful opportunity for parents and youth to learn together!
Youth Group meetings are generally Sunday evenings from 5:00-7:00 p.m. We gather with games, open with devotions, followed by separate Jr./Sr. High Bible study, then fellowship and activities. Other youth group events are mission, service, and fun activities. This is a safe space to explore all questions and get to know Jesus. All youth are welcome to come and openly share where you are today in your faith journey, and discover how what you believe affects your choices.
Another highlight of youth group is preparing and leading worship for Youth Sunday generally in the winter, and Youth Summer Re-cap in August. Youth Sunday theme and sermon is developed by the graduating seniors, with the entire service written by members of youth group. The Summer Re-cap highlights summer mission and conference experiences, along with youth providing the sermon and sharing new worship songs.
The summer schedule includes the Massanetta Middle School conference, Montreat Conference for High Schoolers, local and broader mission experiences, and meetings on Wednesday evenings for events, discussion and fellowship. Various activities include kayaking, hiking, swimming, camping and games.
Invites all 4th and 5th graders to various activities at church once a month during the school year, generally on the second Sunday of each month after 11 a.m. worship. See the monthly calendar for specific dates. Led by Cathy Hollopeter and Cherri Maxwell, the focus of this group is mission and fellowship to prepare them for youth group. Friends are always welcome!
All youth in sixth grade and above who have not yet been confirmed are invited to take part. Confirmation classes are offered during the school year to prepare young people to know what it means to make a commitment to a Christian community, living as a disciple of Christ.
In this course we will learn about the Story of the Church and our place in it, we will reflect on what our faith calls us to do in a world of hurt and injustice, and we will develop our own Christian worldview and statement of faith. This statement of faith will be shared with the congregation on Confirmation Sunday. Journaling, serving within the church, and mission projects are part of this course.
Each confirmand has a mentor to assist them and help answer questions during this process, as well as reading and discussing one of the gospel books together. Parents may recommend a mentor for their youth, or one will be appointed for them.