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.

See the 40-Day Youth Devotion Booklet here

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.

Click here for complete information and a registration form

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.

Click here to see the Assembly Flyer

Click here for the Assembly Registration Form

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.

Click here for more information and to reserve your spot

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.  

Click here for more information and a registration form

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.

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thursday lunch

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.