Cullowhee UMC Youth Ministries
FALL 2023

Cullowhee UMC youth ministry is for any youth (6th-12th grade) in the Jackson County community. We accept ALL students, no matter race, orientation, ethnicity, or gender identity. We are a Jesus centered ministry who shares love with one another and with neighbors in our community.

Our youth team (Sarah, Adam, and Scarlette) is so excited for the fall semester. Our fall program consists of meeting once a week to GIVE through acts of service, GROWING spiritually, and GATHERING for a time of fellowship and building relationships with one another (the three G’s). We also offer Sunday school from 10:00-10:45am every Sunday morning. During this time, we look at ways to live out the words and actions of Jesus through interactive activities. Lastly, please mark your calendar for Wednesday, October 25th and Friday, December 1st as a night of fundraising for youth ministry.

We are so excited for the fall! It is important to note that our top priority is to make every student feel seen, welcomed, and safe. We encourage everyone to use words of affirmation towards one another and treating others how we want to be treated.
Now here is our FALL 2023 Cullowhee UMC youth calendar:

August: 13th-Rising 6th graders and parents gathering at 10am, youth council training at 12 (lunch provided)
20th-FALL KICK OFF GATHER NIGHT Pool and Pizza party at the Bembry’s 4:30-7:30pm (middle school students please bring a side to share. High school students please bring a dessert to share)
27th- GROW NIGHT 4-6pm at the church See what the mystery game of Clue and Bible stories have in common.

September: 3rd NO YOUTH in observance of Labor Day holiday
10th-Youth Council Meeting at 3:15, GIVING NIGHT 4-6pm Community Garden clean-up.
17th-GATHER NIGHT Kick-ball game and snacks 4-6pm at Monteith Park
24th-GROW NIGHT Creating a time capsule 4-6pm
27th-WHEE Gather Meal @ 6pm

October: 1st-GIVING NIGHT lunch outing and then serving at the Animal Shelter, 12:30-2:30pm, youth council meeting at 2:45-3:15.
7th-IMPACT DAY 8:30am-noon
8th-GATHER NIGHT Putt-Putt in Maggie Valley 4pm-8pm. Bring $ for snacks.
22nd-Darnell Farms 4-7:30pm Please RSVP for this event by October 1st
25th-HalloWHEEn Extravaganza fundraiser 5:30-7pm
29th-Create your own Ghost Tour/Food/”Are You Afraid of the Dark?” (Ms. Scarlette’s fav 90’s tv show)

November: 5th-GROW NIGHT Prayer stations related to All Saints Sunday.
12th-No YOUTH in observance of Veteran’s Day
19th-Youth Council Meet @ 3:15pm, GIVING NIGHT 4-6pm Wood Delivery
26th-NO YOUTH in observance of Thanksgiving holiday
29th-WHEE GATHER meal @ 6pm

December 3rd-GATHER NIGHT Christmas Party at Ms. Scarlette’s house
10th-4-6pm GROW NIGHT Christmas Devotional/Cookie Decorating/Game/Prayer
17th-Youth Council Meeting Time: TBD GIVING NIGHT Packing Winter Break Bags Time: TBD

We are so grateful for the love and support from our families. Thanks for sharing your youth with us! We are excited to GATHER, GROW, and GIVE with them in the ways that Jesus taught us this coming semester!
Lots of Love,
Sarah, Adam, and Scarlette