Welcome to Weddington Youth Ministries! At Weddington UMC, we believe adolescence provides a window of great opportunity and potential for discipleship. We passionately seek to serve God in a way that embraces this huge responsibility! It is our hope that through all we do we can equip young people with the foundational faith development necessary for a life long relationship with God and a passion to serve the Lord! Click here to view our Winter/Spring 2017 Youth Brochure.
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Sunday Night Youth: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Our Sunday evening program typically is at 6:30 p.m -8:30 p.m. We have separate programs for Jr. and Sr. High, which covers a wide range of topics, games, etc. After these programs, everyone comes back together for a time of worship in the Youth Center, led by our Youth Worship Team.
Youth Bible Studies
Bible Studies are typically Wednesdays from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the Youth Center. Doors are open from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. At Bible Study we will typically read through a book over several weeks breaking it down by chapter.
Sunday School classes for youth are offered during both the 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. services each Sunday. At 9:30 a.m. we have a 6th grade class and a 7-12th grade class that meets upstairs in the Youth Center. At 11:00 a.m. our 6-8th graders meet for class in the main part of the youth center and the 9-12th graders meet upstairs in one of the youth center classrooms.
Our life groups at WUMC are one of the most important aspects of ministry. While youth group and bible study give the youth tools for discipleship and time for fellowship, small groups give them the opportunity to get real with one another about life. It gives youth a chance to open up about daily struggles and build close relationships with a group of youth their same age. Rising 6th grade groups will form this summer.
Life group times and places are subject to the leader. If you are interested in getting involved in a small group, please contact Tonya Tapp. We are expanding the small group ministry and are in need of leaders for new small groups. If you are interested, please let us know.
Retreats and Missions
In addition to weekly activities, the youth participate in several retreats and mission trips throughout the year. All of our retreats are discipleship based and all youth have the opportunity to attend at least one mission trip during the summer and two retreats throughout the year. Our church helps to offset the cost for all of these trips and the participant cost to attend all of them is less than $500 annually. Click here to view a full list of our 2017 mission trips and retreats.
Confirmation is a time of intentional preparation that gives youth the opportunity to reflect on the most basic elements of our faith. It is a special time to begin a journey of faith that nurtures and challenges youth to think about the nature of God, the life of Christ and learn about United Methodist beliefs. The classes are offered annually starting in January to youth, 6th grade and above with the Confirmation Service on Palm Sunday. To learn more and to register for Confirmation 2017, please click here.
We have two scholarships in the amount of $1,500 available for graduating high school seniors from our church to help fund their college education. Applications are available in the church office, Information Center and online. They are due in the church office by March 1.
Click here to download the 2017 Youth Scholarship Application.
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