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The teen years mark a key transitional stage in life. Moving from childhood to adulthood can be a challenging time, but God uses times of change to bring great growth. Our Student Ministry staff and volunteers want to come alongside parents—helping young men and women know God more intimately, share and defend their faith, serve others, and develop deep relationships.

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EVENTS

Updated 2/4/19

GUMC Youth has a multitude of great programs active each week. The best way to stay current and updated is to subscribe to our Youth Highlights email found in the link below.

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BIG STUF Beach Retreat

June 16, 2019
Panama City Beach
We invite all completed 6th through 12th graders to join us on one of the most life changing youth trips you will ever experience. We will journey together to PCB for a week of worship, fun, and relaxation! We schedule this retreat at the beginning of each summer so that our buckets can be filled before we go out on two other summer mission trips and participate in weekly mission opportunities.
For more information about Big Stuf we encourage you to check out their website at bigstuf.com
This trip is $500 and you must reserve your spot with $150 deposit. We do have scholarships available upon request and the completion of our scholarship application.
Please contact for an application or if you have other questions.

Register for Big Stuf

 

Mountain T.O.P. – Rural Mission Trip

East Tennessee, July 7-12, 2019, $450
Open to completed 7th graders – Seniors
A week of loving and serving with the people in the Cumberland Mountains of Tennessee. Our long time partnership with Mountain T.O.P. will continue this summer as we complete local service projects and help with a local day camp for children. You will meet an abundance of new friends through your YRG’s and have an unforgettable week!
We do have scholarships available upon request and the completion of our scholarship application.
Please contact or for an application or if you have other questions.

Register for Mountain T.O.P.

 

S.O.S. (Service Over Self) Urban Mission Trip

Memphis, TN, July 21-26, 2019 $400
Open to completed 6th graders – Seniors
Located in the heart of our own city; S.O.S. strives to proclaim the Gospel in word and deed by making homes in the Binghampton neighborhood warmer, safer, and dryer. This week of hands on serving is a great way to practice loving our neighbor like Jesus did. Take the next step in your faith journey, and find a new love for the inner city of Memphis by meeting a real need.
We do have scholarships available upon request and the completion of our scholarship application.
Please contact or for an application or if you have other questions.

Register for S.O.S.

 

Youth Ministry

Sue Hyland, Middle School and Confirmation Director, 758-6516,
Brian Richards, High School and College Age Director, 758-6515,

ELEMENT

Join us Sunday Nights this semester from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. for a time of fellowship, worship, and learning. Check our calendar and weekly emails for more details on Element!

Trek
Trek meets at 9:40 a.m. and 11 a.m. each Sunday morning. We have some snacks in the youth area and supplement our faith journey with teaching and discussion.

Synergy/Synago
– Synergy is our small group for 6-8th grade students and meets at the church from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
– Synago is our small group for high school and will meet at the home of the Crane’s from 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

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Stay up-to-date every week by signing up for our Youth email list. Every week, we send a special email to let you know what’s going on in small group and big events. This email is also great for parents.

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Parent Corner

Look here for paperwork, volunteer opportunities, and book recommendations!

Parent Corner

6th Grade Confirmation

The goal of our 6th grade Confirmation program is to integrate our 6th grade youth not only into the life of the church but also into our youth program. Unlike many Confirmation programs, our program is fully open to 6th graders. We believe they should be a part of Middle School Ministry, as they are middle school youth. This means that they can be a participant in any and all activities that we do as a Youth Ministry. Our hope in setting our program up this way is that when they connect with us in 6th grade they will then stay connected throughout middle and high school and on into their adult lives.

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