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Youth

Aldersgate United Methodist Church Youth Ministry

The Youth Ministry consists of a group of teens from 6th grade up to 12th grade who meet on Wednesday evenings, Sunday mornings, and Sunday evenings to study about being good Christians, eat dinner together, provide community service to others, play some crazy games, and go on adventures together.


Sundays

Covid 19:  Because of the pandemic we are experiencing, the Youth Program at Aldersgate UMC is meeting virtually through Zoom, email, and snail mail.  Please let me know if you would like to participate in these new ways to create a community of faith. [email protected]

Sunday School meets from 9:45 am until 10:45 am for Bible Study. The Senior High Class and the Middle School Class meet in the Epworth Building.

Sunday Night Youth is a time when youth get together to share a meal, some fun, and other activities that build Christian character. We begin our time together at 5:00 pm with a snack supper provided by parents. We then play some games and have a lesson time. We finish up around 7:00. Sometimes our schedule changes depending on the activities that we do. We focus our activities around the four topics of fellowship and fun, service, worship, and study.

 

Please contact LouAnne Davis if you would like to be included in the emails that announce these activities. [email protected]

 

 

Worship
Aldersgate UMC welcomes families of all ages to join us for our Sunday worship services so that children, youth, and adults can share in their faith journey. We encourage youth to participate in the worship service. Youth can be readers, make announcements, lead prayers, and provide special music. The Youth Group leads both worship services at least one time a year.


Wednesdays

On Wednesday nights the Youth meet from 6:00-7:00 at different restaurants. This activity is for youth in 6th grade up to 12th grade. We discuss our faith, the Bible, and current issues of interest to the Youth.

You may contact Lou Anne Davis if you are interested in more information. [email protected]


Other Ministry Opportunities

Covid 19: We are limited in our ministries at this time but look forward to resuming our activities soon.

Youth may volunteer with Bible School in the summer.

Youth interested in joining the church will be able to join a Confirmation Class that will begin in November of 2020 and go through April of 2021

Youth members may sign up to help with the Apple Butter Festival.

The Youth Group will lead the planning of the Fall Festival which will provide a Halloween Carnival, a free meal, and Trunk or Treating.


Upcoming Youth Events

 

Halloween Carnival: October 25, 2020

Hanging of the Greens Worship (10:00 am) November 29, 2020


Expectations for Parents

Parents need to complete permission forms for teens to be able to participate in activities. These forms are available here: https://forms.gle/RvBZ2kU8csU9bLX99

Youth are encouraged to participate in the life of our church all year long. Some of those opportunities include the following: Baptism, Confirmation, Youth Sunday, Graduation Celebration, Back to School/Blessing of Backpacks each year, Fall Festival, Apple Butter Festival, Carolina Cross Connection, Winter Ski Trip to Lake Junaluska, Summer Beach Trip.


Volunteer with Youth Ministry

Volunteer roles include the following: Sunday School teacher, Wednesday night teacher, Sunday night volunteer, Sunday night meals volunteer, Trip Chaperone.

Adults who volunteer must have Safe Sanctuaries Certification and Background Check. Connect with Lou Anne Davis to volunteer!


Youth Ministry Director

● Lou Anne Davis
● Email [email protected]

I would like to personally invite you to participate in the Youth Ministry. We as a group welcome anyone who desires to be part of a group of young people who want to have fun, help others, and learn about the Christian faith.