5:30-6:00 D-Cell- this is a time to get into groups divided by age and gender and our adult led. This is an accountably group time to share about our weeks.
6:00-6:40 worship- this is time is led by our youth with praise music and talks
6:40-7:00 Small Groups- this is led by our High Schoolers to discuss what we talked about during our chapel time
7:00-7:30 Meal/Freetime in the gym
September 8, 2019: We will go over the 2019-2020 year in youth
January 5, 2020: Winter Retreat information and forms
May 10, 2020: Summer trips and forms
September 26- Pumpkins come in for our fundraiser. We will help unload and do a scavenger hunt afterwards!
December 1- Thanksgiving Break
December 8- Birthday Party for Jesus – everyone invited!
December 15- Christmas Carolina, no regular youth. We will go caroling after church.
December 22- Christmas Break
December 29- Christmas Break
January 19- Winter Retreat!! More info in trips
February 2- Super Bowl
February 23- Pancake Day setup! No regular youth.
April 5- Spring Break
April 12- Spring Break/Easter
May 24- Memorial Day
Pathways- the first Monday of every month we babysit at Pathways so mothers can go to class. We meet at the church at 6:45pm at night and get back at 8:45pm.
Open Door- the second Saturday of every month we prepare and serve a meal at the Open Door. We meet at 10:30am and are done at 1:30pm.
Haywood Christian Ministry- During the school year we meet every Wednesday at the church at 3:30pm and are back at 4:30pm. We help stock and clean up and a lot of the time the youth get candy for going.
McCracken Nursing home- During the school year we meet every Monday at the church at 3:30pm and get back at 4:45pm. We play games and have fellowship with the residents.
Archangel- we are paired up with a member of the ARC of Haywood county and spend time with him. The times change but typically Sunday afternoon before youth.
Youth Sunday school meets in the youth area each week. Youth are broken up into middle and high school for the classes. We meet from 9:50-10:50am.
Our 7th graders have the opportunity to join the church through confirmation. The class meets beginning in the fall with Pastor Keith. Confirmands learn about Methodism and what it means to be a member of FUMC. They will also participate in a Confirmation retreat in the spring and complete their confirmation process by joining the church on Pentecost Sunday in the spring. For more information, contact the church office.
Led Youth Leaders every Thursday at Tuscola High School. 7:30am in Mrs. Melville’s classroom. Middle School: Tuesday Mornings at 7:30am in Mrs. Mehaffey’s classroom. Each week we will dive into a scripture text and discuss what the passage means to us. Free Chick-Fil-A every week. Bring Friends!
All Middle Schoolers are invited to join us every day after school from 3-5pm in the Youth Area. This is a FREE program and open to any Middle Schooler in Haywood County. Students can walk or ride the bus from WMS or ride the Shining Rock bus. Sign up online or by calling Matthew Blackburn at 828-508-6356. There is no afterschool on early dismissal or teacher workdays (with the Haywood Co. School schedule)
A Wednesday night program from 6:15-7:15pm led by Scott Taylor, Dir. Of Worship Arts. This program pushes youth not only to play instruments but to learn to play with each other. All skill levels are welcome and instruments range from guitar, drums, mandolin, banjo, keyboard, and more.
Each year we unload a truck load of pumpkins to be sold throughout the month of October. This is a huge fundraiser that helps the youth group go on mission trips each year. The entire church participates in this fundraiser from unloading the truck to working shifts at the patch. Look for information about the patch each October.
Each summer, our youth serve on various mission trips to locations on the east coast. There are mission trips for both middle and high school students. These trips are an opportunity to bond as a group and be the living body of Christ.
A retreat held every January over Martin Luther King Jr. weekend at Camp Cedar Cliff in Asheville. It is a weekend spent in fellowship and devotions led by guest speakers, with some free time for camp activities. A great opportunity to bring friend and visitors!
Each summer our youth head to the mountains of Virginia to this backpacking ministry. In small groups, they learn about bearing one another’s burdens while hiking a section of the Appalachian Trail. You don’t have to have previous experience hiking or equipment; Wilderness Trail will provide a pack if you don’t have one.