Middle School Youth group is for youth in grades 6-8. Highs School Youth group is for youth in grades 9-12. Any youth in the community are welcome to attend and do not need to be a member of Cullowhee UMC. We encourage the youth to invite friends. Julia Trantham and Hannah Van Hooser lead the Middle School, and Meredith Willis and David Reeves lead the High School.
Both groups meet regularly on Sundays 4-6:00 p.m. for activities and service work. Occasionally, they have special activities, and they may meet earlier on Sunday. In the summer, a mission trip is usually planned. This past summer the higher schoolers went to Boston and the middle schoolers went to Milwaukee working at homeless shelters and soup kitchens.
Another yearly activity is backpacking on the Appalachian Trail through Wilderness Trail camp near Damascus, Virginia. Many of the youth come back saying the experience was life changing.
Saturday, February 4th from 8:30am-12:00pm: come out to the wood lot and help split, load, and deliver wood. We want our neighbors to stay warm this winter!
Sunday, February 5th: NO YOUTH! Happy Super Bowl Sunday!
Sunday, February 12th from 4:00pm-6:00pm: We will split the youth up into Middle and High School groups and spend time answering youths’ questions and talking about the dynamic of love and relationships.
Friday, February 10th – FUNDRAISER OPPORTUNITY: Valentine’s Day Kids Night Out from 5:00pm-9:00pm. We need some volunteers to help hang out with cute kids, do Valentine’s crafts and games, and watch a movie. Free dinner too! All proceeds will go toward our summer mission trips. Let Julia know if you can help out!
Sunday, February 19th from 4:00pm-6:00pm: We will continue learning about how our stories fit into God’s Story. This week Meredith will share some of her faith journey and we’ll make soul collages!
Sunday, February 26th: We are working out details for an awesome fun adventure! Look out for info soon!
Wilderness Trail Adventure Camp, hiking on the Appalachian Trail, near Damascus, VA, Sunday, June 18- Saturday June 24
Middle School Mission Trip to Charleston, WV., July 16-21