Journey is the name of of our Student Ministry. We believe we are all on a journey, both a physical on and a spiritual one. We need each other as we go along. So, at The Journey, we look out for each other and engage in activities that draw us closer not only to each other, but also to Jesus.
We meet each Sunday night at 6pm. We have dinner together, then usually have games, a program, and small groups. We end each week with a prayer circle. Some weeks we do an activity (on or off campus) and sometimes we play games and enjoy fellowship together.
We'd love to have you as a part of our group!
Middle School Retreat is in Limbo
It seems this spring is not a good time for our current middle schoolers to go on a retreat. we are looking at dates in the fall which will accommodate more people. Stay tuned.
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION for Assemblies
Jr & Sr High Assemblies are week long summers camps filled with worship, music, fellowship, new friends, service opportunities and lots of fun. They are Holston Conference sponsored events and will be at Emory & Henry College, Monday-Friday, June 25-29. You can save $30 off the Early Bird rate of $225 by registering before April 16. Complete the form below and return to the Youth Office, with payment, by the deadline and your cost will only be $195 for a week-long camp! Contact Scott Gillenwaters if you have questions.
Copy and paste this link for more information on Assemblies: http://holston.org/ministries/youth/programs/assembly/
Middle School Sager Brown SUMMER MISSION
All current 6th, 7th and 8th graders are invited to participate in a middle school only mission/service opportunity this summer at the Sager Brown United Methodist Depot in Baldwin, LA July 14-21. The depot receives, sorts, packs and ships all kinds of disaster relief bucket and other supplies for folks in need. This is a special week just for youth groups so we'll get to meet loos of new people. Cost is only $300 for the entire week. Registration deadline is Monday, April 16. Confidential scholarship are available by contacting the Youth Office.
Sunday Night PROGRAMS
Sunday night Journey is for youth grades 7-12. We meet pretty much every Sunday night unless there's no school on Monday.
Each week, we'll gather at the kitchen at 6:00 ($3.00), then have supper in the Loft. We'll gather in the Loft for games, birthdays, announcements and The Sunday Night Funnies. We'll have a short devotion time and Table Talk Discussions with your friends around your table. April 15 - Mystery Event - Where will we go? What will we do? Meet at 11AM at the bus, Bring $15 for mystery plus money for fast food April 22 - A new tradition - Youth group members will prepare and serve the Confirmation Dinner to the class members and families April 29 - Confirmation Class revisited - We'll be testing your knowledge from Confirmation Class, complete with prizes for the winners May 6 - Commitment Dinner/Meeting May 13 - Mother's Day Dinner for families (Tentative) May 20 - Food Scavenger Hunt for Grace Lutheran Food Pantry May 27 - Senior Dinner
Sunday Morning GATHERINGS
Join us each Sunday morning from 10:00-10:45AM for our Sunday Morning Gatherings. Due to more interested in mat making than Bible Study, we have combined into one class in the Loft to complete our Homeless Mat Project. Each student in encouraged to make at least one mat. If you have no mat-making skills, we always need folks to prepare the bags used for the mats.
- Homeless Sleeping Mat Making Class (Loft). This class will be learning how to make sleeping mats from plastic grocery bags. Absolutely no sewing or specific skills are needed - anyone can learn to do it. The early weeks will be about learning to make the mats. There will also be periodic speakers and discussions about homelessness and other poverty related issues.
- Rev. Mark Flynn will lead various discussions in room 204 beginning April 15.
Get your CALENDAR!
Every Thursday Oak Ridge Schools are in session, FUMC offers lunch for Oak Ridge High School Juniors and Seniors who have off campus lunch. For a requested donation of $3.00, lunch includes entree, fruit, salad, drink and ice cream. Everyone is welcome.