Youth Group

Youth Group at UPC is a place for all 6th-12th graders to come together for fun, food, and faith formation.

Youth will be a part of an intentional community based on learning how we can best love God and one another. At youth group, you’ll find fun and games, moments for reflection and study, and friends to support you through your middle and high school years (and beyond!). Your youth advisors and the Youth Engagement Council are hard at work making sure to create programs and events that will be fun, meaningful, and will bring you closer to God and one another. 

2021-2022 Youth Group Schedule

All events are on Sundays from 6:00pm – 7:30pm unless otherwise noted. 

Youth should enter the Youth Center from the UPC parking lot. Pick up is in the parking lot. 

 

Aug 29: Youth Advisor Training, 11-2pm, lunch included

Sept 12: Congregational Retreat 10am -3pm, Youth Engagement Council 3-5pm

Sept 19: Youth Group Kickoff! 

Sept 26: Escape Room – can you use teamwork with your new church buddies to find your way out?  (Don’t worry, we’ll still let you out at 7:30!) 

Oct 3: Painting Pots – get your creative juices flowing as we paint pots that represent our faith. 

Oct 10: Growing our Faith – we’ll plant seeds in our pots and look to scripture for wisdom about planting seeds of our faith. What’s planting seeds in your life?

Oct 17: Stress Busters – We’ll talk about ways to deal with our stress and anxiety and make a few fun toys that can help. 

Oct 24: Tie Dye! Naomi, our expert in tie dye, will bring out her high quality dyes for a night of impressive creations. 

Oct 31: Lunch Spook-tacular – We’ll clear out of Franklin St before evening festivities kick up. Join in for youth group lunch from 12pm – 1:30pm followed directly by youth choir. 

Nov 7: Movie night! Send Kim suggestions of what we should watch. 

Nov 12-14: 

Nov 14: 

Nov 21: (Advent Craft Festival at 9:45am.)

Nov 28: No youth group – Happy Thanksgiving!

Dec 5: 

Dec 12: 

Dec 19: Caroling with Youth Choir at 5pm 

Dec 26: No youth group – Merry Christmas!

Jan 2: No youth group – Happy New Year!

Jan 9:

Jan 16:

Jan 23: 

Jan 30: 

Feb 6: 

Feb 13: 

Sat, Feb 19: Confirmation & Mentor Retreat at UPC, 10am – 4pm 

Feb 20: 

Feb 27: 

Wed, Mar 2: Attend the Ash Wednesday Service at 7:30pm 

Mar 6:

Mar 13: Youth Sunday at 8:30am and 11:00am, Brunch between services, no evening  youth group

Mar 20: 

Mar 27 – 30: Middle School/confirmation Service Trip

April 3: 

April 8 -10: High School Beach Retreat

April 10: Middle School Only night

April 14 &15: Attend the Maundy Thursday and Good Friday worship services at 7:30pm

April 17: no youth group – Happy Easter!

April 24: Confirmation Session Examination and Lunch, 12pm – 3pm 

May 1: Confirmation in worship at 11am

May 8: Meet at Maple View Farms – we’ll picnic for dinner and enjoy ice cream as we wrap up the year. 

May 15: Senior Dinner hosted by Junior families

 

Summer 2022

June 12-18: Montreat Youth Conference

June 19-25: Montreat Worship and Music Conference

June 27 – 30: Vacation Bible School (youth volunteers needed!) 

July 17 – 23: Service Trip