Etowah UMC Youth Ministry
We are excited you are here to learn more about youth ministry at Etowah United Methodist Church! We strive to offer opportunities for middle school and high school youth to grow in their Christian faith through study, retreats, missions, and fellowship. If you have any questions about youth ministry at EUMC, please email me, Will Holt, at or call me at 828-891-4360. 
On-going Youth Programming
United Methodist Youth Fellowship (UMYF): middle school and high school youth meet Sunday nights from 4:30-6:00 at church in the youth room for short lessons with games, activities, and fellowship. Periodically, youth will take this time to meet outside of the church walls for local activities (go out for bowling, ice cream, house gatherings, etc.) or local missions.
WiFi (Worldly image – Faith image): after the Lighthouse Cafe dinners on Wednesday evenings in the fall and spring, youth will meet from 6:30-7:30 to explore in-depth topics and conversations that pertain to Christian faith as a youth in contemporary society.
Confirmation: this is a special class for middle and high school youth that explores Methodist theology and doctrine. Confirmation typically runs from the beginning of the year until the summer. Upon graduation, youth will become confirmed members of the church.  
Events, Retreats, and Missions: throughout the year, youth will have opportunities to attend youth retreats and events. Many of these are put on by our Western United Methodist Conference: Summit, IgniteUS, and SpiritUS. Other events such as summer mission trips and local service projects are lead by ministerial staff. For a glimpse of upcoming events, check out the updated column on the right.
We hope you will come and discover the wonderful things God is doing among and through our youth. To sign up for email updates, send an email request to Will Holt at
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List of Events
April 4-5 – Local Day-of-Service Lock-in
June 24-30 – TEAMeffort mission trip
Aug. 10-12 – SpiritUS beach retreat
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Detailed Updates on Youth Programs and Events
April 4-5 – Local Day-of-Service Lock-in: our youth will participate in a number of local mission activities during these dates of Spring Break. 
 This year’s summer mission trip will be in Copperhill, TN, which is on the boarder of Georgia. Youth will serve in the community through home repair projects and worship at night with all other camp participants. At the end of the week, we will participate in adventure activities like whitewater rafting, high ropes course, and paintball. *Sponsorships available.
*Aug. 10-12 – SpiritUS: This is a beach retreat hosted my our Western UMC Conference. 
* EUMC understands if money is a hinderance for youth attending events and we will work on providing a sponsorship for some or all of the cost.