Lora Parker, Youth Director
770-427-3835, ext. 241, Email Lora
Wes Anderson, High School Coordinator
Lori Matthews, Administrative Assistant,
770-427-3835, ext. 238, Email Lori
2016-2017 Medical Form (Active from August 1, 2016-July 31, 2017)
Youth Sunday School
9:39 am Sunday School - Meets in the downstairs Youth Center of the S. Campus for donuts and fellowship. We come together for announcements and worship. Youth then split up between Middle School and High School to hear a short devotion. They finish by going into smaller discussion groups. Students then are dismissed to their grade level classes.
11:05 am Sunday School - Meets in the downstairs Youth Center of the S. Campus for donuts and fellowship. We have an assembly for announcements and worship. Youth have a mixed “family” group of Middle School & High School students.
IGNITE - Sunday Night
Join us each Sunday Night for our IGNITE Youth Ministries Program! ALL youth meet in the downstairs Youth Center at 6:00 pm to kick off the night. (Enter through the downstairs doors by the concrete stairs.) We serve smoothies for $3 and pizza slices for $1. Both Middle School and High School's programs run from 6:00-8:00 pm.
Here's what we have planned for April & May!
Sunday, April 30, Messy Games ~ 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Wear clothes you can get wet & dirty!
Sunday May 7 ~ Legacy Night ~ 6:00-8:00 pm
This will be a night focused on our graduating seniors! Seniors are able to leave their “mark” in the stairwell of the youth center! This is going to be a night of prayer, encouragement, and celebration of our seniors as they venture into their next journey! Our seniors will leave their legacy mark by placing their handprints on the Legacy wall, located in the stairwell of the youth center, at the end of the evening!
Sunday, May 14 ~ NO IGNITE ~ Mother's Day
NO IGNITE because we should honor our moms today! Be sure to spend this time showing appreciation for your mother and all the women who have helped raise and love you through your life!
Sunday, May 21 ~ Step Up Sunday & Final Night of IGNITE
we will have a tour of the youth space and an information meeting where you can ask questions and learn more about our youth program! After
our information meeting, we will walk over to the picnic area for some food, fellowship, and games! Rising 6th graders and their parents can eat for FREE! We will meet until 8:00 pm! For more information,
2017 College ScholarshipsThe Due West United Methodist Men will offer the Phil McGuire Memorial College Scholarships again this year. Candidates are college-bound individuals who have been a member of the church for at least one year. Additional scholarships are funded by proceeds from the UMM BBQ, golf tournaments and other fund raisers by the UMM. It is expected that multiple scholarships will be granted. Applications for the scholarships may be obtained from the church office or by clicking the link below. Please return completed applications to the church office. The deadline for submitting applications will be Friday, May 19th. Please contact Tom Jackson at 678-355-0464 or Email Tom for more details.
Mark Your Calendars Graduates!
We would like to recognize our High School and College Graduates by featuring them on a Graduate Board that will be displayed in the Narthex of both the North Campus and South Campus from May 7th-22nd. Please submit a wallet size photo of your graduate to Lora’s mailbox in Admin 2 or Email Lora your picture. Forms and photos are due by April 28th.
High School Graduates ~ Click one of the links below for your Biography Information Form
High School Graduate Recognition Brunch
The High School Graduation Recognition Brunch will take place in the South Campus Sanctuary on May 6 from 10:30 am-12:30 pm. This brunch is open to High School seniors and their families. You may sign-up for the brunch beginning April 1 by clicking the link below. Deadline for sign-up is April 28. During this time, we will have submitted photos from their families highlighting moments of their life. We will have a guest speaker and a time of prayer for the graduates and their parents. Parents, please bring in one senior picture, five pictures from your student’s childhood (preferably saved on a CD) and five pictures from the past 4 years to include in the senior slideshow before April 28 so that we can prepare for this beautiful celebration! The pictures and information can be turned in to Lora’s mailbox
in Admin 2 or Email Lora.
Upcoming Youth Trips
Youth BigStuf Beach Trip 2017
Monday, June 19 - Friday, June 23
This year our beach trip will be a NEW experience with BigStuf Ministries. This trip is open to rising 6th graders-graduating seniors.
Here is what they tell us to expect:
What better place to have a little fun and experience Christ in a new way than the beautiful beaches of Panama City Beach, FL? The combination of beautiful scenery, endless activities, amazing worship and challenging talks makes BigStuf an experience your Youth will never forget!!
Parent information meeting will be held in the Youth Center on Sunday, May 21st at 5:00 pm.
Registration deadline: May 21st BEFORE PARENT MEETING BEGINS
All deposits have to be made on your credit card at the time of your registration. Pumpkin patch funds can be used for the balance owed on the trip.
All balances have to be paid in full by June 1st, 2017.
No refunds after June 1st unless your spot can be filled by a youth on our waiting list.
Space is limited so please sign up quick.
Confirmation in the United Methodist Church is a sacred occasion. It is a worship service where our young people publicly accept the salvation offered by Christ. During the confirmation service, young people claim their love of God through Jesus Christ in their life as they become members of the church.
We believe that young people should know what they are saying in this ceremony, what it means to be a member of the church, and what it means to be a disciple and a growing Christian. For this reason we offer confirmation classes for students to experience and grow in their faith. It is a time of intentional preparation. During confirmation class, confirmands learn about the meaning of Christian faith; the history and teachings of the United Methodist Church and an explanation of the baptismal and membership vows they will be professing.
We would like to invite our 6th graders and our 7th-12th graders who have not been previously confirmed to make a significant step in the journey of faith and join a Confirmation class this year.
Two separate confirmation Classes are held each year – one in the fall and one in the spring. Traditionally, the fall class is primarily 6th graders, although 7th-12th graders are certainly welcome to attend. The spring class is traditionally smaller and has mixed ages.
Which class should you choose?
Attendance is required at all classes. Some make ups will be permitted, however, if you already know that you will miss two or more classes in the fall schedule, you may want to wait until the spring class.
The New Year is a great time to join one of our Youth small groups! Our prayer is that these groups will bring a powerful time of deeper fellowship, stronger accountability and big breakthroughs for our youth!
The following is a list of our new ongoing small groups…
6th Grade Girls Only (currently at capacity)
Mondays from 7:45-8:15 am
Leader: Elizabeth Reid
7th-8th Grade Girls Bible Study
Mondays from 7:45-8:30 am
Leader: Maureen Doss
6th-12th Grade Guys Bible Study
Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30 pm
Leader: Fritz Hutchinson
6th-8th Grade Girls Bible Study
Mondays from 6:30-7:30 pm
Leader: Brenda Lloyd
9th-12th Grade Girls
Mondays from 7:00-8:00 pm
Leader: Maureen Doss
If you have any questions or would like to join a small group, please call Lori Matthews at 770-427-3835, ext. 238.
Special Events, Trips & Retreats
- Middle & High School Fall Bonfire at Wither's Farm in Kennesaw
- Christmas Ball with Murphy-Harpst (Both MS & HS) at Family Life Center (Building B)
- Middle School Winter Trip to Disney
- High School Ski Trip in North Carolina
- Spring Spiritual Life Retreat at Camp Glisson in Dahlonega (Both MS & HS)
- Summer Beach Trip to BigStuf Ministries in Florida (Both MS & HS)