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!
40 Day Youth LENTEN DEVOTION
Here's a devotion booklet just for youth. Each day of Lent, February 14-through April 1, you can read a short 95-minute) devotion to make this Lent perhaps a little more meaningful. You'll need your Bible. You can read it online or print it. If you print it, you'll see there's a place for notes if you're into journaling. You can even share it with a friend or, better yet, go through it together. It's also OK if you get started late or miss a day; just pick up when you can.
HIGH SCHOOL Getaway Rescheduled
Because of a broken heating system, our High School Getaway has been rescheduled for February 16-18. We hope this date will work for a bunch of folks. If so, plan to join us for a high school only adventure (grades 9-12) to Sterchi Lodge, perched on the side of a mountain near the TN-NC border. We'll stay up late, sleep in, eat well, fellowship and enjoy God's great outdoors. There is beautiful scenery, hiking, and a wonderful bald (Max Patch) where you can just lie back and take it all in. Cost is $40. Friends are encouraged. For complete details and registration information, click here. (Print page 2 only for a printer friendly form)
Middle School Retreat
Join us for an overnight adventure to Doe River Gorge in Upper East Tennessee Friday and Saturday, April 6-7. We'll enjoy a campfire and S'mores, cabin living by the river, hiking and an adventure activity. All 6th, 7th & 8th graders and their invited guests are welcome to participate,. However space is limited to 16 youth. Cost is $60 (confidential full and partial scholarships are available by contacting Scott) Registration deadline is Monday, April 2.
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.
HIGH SCHOOL Cincinnati Summer Mission
High School students are encouraged to join us on the Holston Conference Youth Trip to Cincinnati July 8-14. We'll be doing a variety of inner-city ministries including summer day camps, women's programs, meal distribution, and work with the elderly. We'll be staying at Hyde Park UMC. Cost is only $250 for the entire week. Registration deadline is Monday, March 26. A $100 deposit is due to reserve your place. Confidential scholarships are available.
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. February 4 Soup-er Bowl of Caring Sunday (AM) No Sunday night Journey February 11 - It's All About Love! February 18 - We'll be talking about the Islamic religion. We'll have a guest speaker February 25 - Stupid Fun Night. That's right, just a night of fun and games March 4 - Sex Night! Yuk! We're going to talk about it. We'll be answering your pre-written questions with good, solid answers
Sunday Morning GATHERINGS
Join us each Sunday morning from 10:00-10:45AM for our Sunday Morning Gatherings. We have two classes each week for the spring semester. Just choose the one that sounds most interesting to you. Class will meet through May 20, 2018
- Topical Bible Study (Room 204) This class will feature a variety of Bible study topics. Each week will stand alone, so feel free to attend when you can. Class will involved projects, discussion, activities and, of course, Bible reading.
- 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.
Get your CALENDAR!
Friday, February 23, Winter Jam, Thompson Bolling Arena
Saturday-Friday, July 14-20, Middle School Mission, Sager Brown. Monroe, Louisianna
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.