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The Youth Ministry at North is a vibrant, active program for youth 6th grade and older. Our mission is to seek to learn, serve, and celebrate God’s awesome love with everyone. We encourage Youth to join in on a number of opportunities to grow in their faith with other youth members, including Sunday School, Youth Fellowship, service projects, mission trips, retreats, and year-round activities.
Sunday School occurs each week at 9:45 a.m. for Middle School and High School students using curriculum appropriate for their stages in life.
Confirmation is offered every other year for youth 7th grade and up. This class is an opportunity for youth to learn more about their Christian faith, their United Methodist heritage, and their personal faith journey. For most youth, this class leads to joining the church as a full member.
Youth Group takes place during the school year on the 2nd and 4th Sundays from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. During our Sunday evening gatherings we share a meal together, build friendships through games and activities, and share our faith through prayer and music.
Additional Learning Opportunities
Events like service projects, service learning trips, and retreats are further opportunities for learning.
Appalachia Service Project
The Appalachia Service Project is a 20+ year tradition at North for youth currently in 8th grade and up. Crews travel to the Appalachian region for a week during the summer to help restore homes and build relationships. Check out this video from ASP 2016! Our next trip is June 25-July 1.
Middle School Service Project
Each summer, the middle school youth takes a trip to begin their life of service. This trip takes place in the United States and offers several opportunities: meeting new friends, trying out different service projects, and experiencing God’s beautiful creation. Youth entering 6th grade in the fall are included on this trip, in addition to 7th, 8th, and 9th graders.
We celebrate all the time! Retreats are offered at various times throughout the year to help youth and adults grow in relationships with one another and with God. Fun activities like hayrides, Christmas parties, and summer fellowship time are always part of our celebration.