YOUTH ACTIVITIES & INVOLVEMENTS

There are many ways to be a part of youth.  We are thankful to have such a wonderful church family who cares deeply about our youth.

Please feel free to reach out Stephanie Jenkins if you would like to know more!

  • Mid-HI

    This group is open to those in sixth through eight grade. Rising sixth graders join the youth in late August before school starts. Some mid-hi group activities have been laser tag, lock-ins, retreats, Top Golf, mission trips, Bible Study, Sunday night youth group and more. 


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    Parent/Guardian Resources

  • SR-HI

    This group is open to those in ninth through twelfth grade. Rising ninth graders join the youth in late August before school starts. Some senior-hi group activities have been skating, trips to USNWC, movie/game nights, going out to eat, concerts, go-karting, retreats, mission trips, Bible Study, Sunday night youth group and more. 


    Share your contact info w/Info Form

    Parent/Guardian Resources

  • OUTREACH

    We believe in serving our community and our world. We participate in local mission opportunities and summer mission trips.  


    In July 2023, we participated in two different mission trips.  One to Asheville and one to Honduras.  



  • EDUCATION & SMALL GROUPS

    Diving into Scripture is where it’s at…. through Sunday School classes, Sunday evening youth group, and small groups Wednesday nights (seasonal).  Confirmation Class is open to 7th-12th graders - includes field trips and a spring retreat.


  • WORSHIP INVOLVEMENT

    Youth Sunday  - March 5, 2023

    Graduate Sunday - May 21, 2023

    Acolyte Information

    Youth Music Opportunities


  • RETREATS & MORE

    Save the Dates for our next retreats!

    Mid-Hi | Feb. 23-25

    Sr.-Hi | Jan 12-25

Ways to Contribute

  • ADULT VOLUNTEERS


  • DONATIONS FOR YOUTH MEALS


Safe Sanctuary Guidelines

First United Methodist Church of Gastonia recognizes the need to create a safe space.  These best practices are in no way based on a lack of trust, but are intended to protect the entirety protect our church, including children, youth, and workers.

 

Safe Sanctuary Training Video Link

Safe Sanctuary Quiz Link


*A Background check is also required for completion of Safe Sanctuary Training.  Please contact Dave Davis with any questions.