YOUTH ACTIVITIES

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  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • OUTREACH

    We believe in serving our community and our world. We participate in local mission opportunities and summer mission trips.  We also have fundraisers to help support these mission trips.


    Click HERE to learn more and view past mission trip photos & videos AND hear what we are up to for Summer 2023.

  • 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.


    Click HERE or more information.

  • WORSHIP INVOLVEMENT

    Youth Sunday

    Graduate Sunday

    Acolyte Information

    Youth Music Opportunities


    Click HERE to learn more

  • RETREATS & MORE

    We have Mid-hi and Sr-hi fall retreat each fall.  We also try to have a retreat/mini mission trip in February.  Click HERE to see pictures from previous retreats.


    2022 Mid-Hi Fall Retreat

    Sept 23-25 @ Awanita Valley Conference

    Marietta, SC / Cost: $230

    Click HERE to Sign Up


    2022 Sr-Hi Fall Retreat

    Sept 30-Oct 2 @ Valle Crucis, NC

    Cost $210

    Click HERE to Sign Up

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 Kristi McClellan with any questions.