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Led by Christ, Inspired by Christ, to Go Out & Live For Christ

Find here an open and accepting group of youth who are figuring out what it means to be a Christian in our current world and how to live out their faith, making connections between what happens in church on Sunday and how you live your life the rest of the week.

Wednesday Night Bible Study

Come to the Youth Room on Wednesday nights at 6:30. Each week a relevant topic such as Decisions, Identity, Friendship, Betrayal, Compromise, God's Love, Jesus, Following Jesus, Obedience, Faith, Prayer, Mercy, Loyalty, and Outreach will be discussed and how Scripture can guide us to make Christ-like decisions.

Youth Hurricane Relief Challenge

Youth from across the North Carolina Conference have been challenged to help raise $500,000 for hurricane relief and Bishop Hope Morgan Ward has promised that the Conference will match every dollar that youth raise. Offerings will be given at Pilgrimage in just over three weeks. Every Highland youth is encouraged to think creatively about how you might be able to contribute, whether you can attend Pilgrimage or not. Click here for more information about the Conference Youth Challenge.  Click here to watch the challenge issued from our Conference Youth President and Bishop Hope Morgan Ward.

Upcoming Events

October Pumpkin Patch

Crop Walk – October 28

Trunk or Treat – October 30

Pilgrimage Fall Retreat – November 9-11

“Fleece” Navidad (Christmas Party with a Purpose) – December 16


Mid-Year Kick Off (MANHUNT!) – January 6

Winter Retreat – February 8-10

Senior Retreat – March (Date TBD)

Kaleidoscope Middle School Retreat – April 5-7

Senior Sunday – June 2

Highland Service Project (High School Mission Trip) – June 23-29

Bahamas Mission Trip – July 14-20

SLAM (Middle School Mission Trip) – August 5-9

HSP 2018:

High School Youth partnered with Maple Springs UMC to serve low income seniors in Wake County. Together with Habitat for Humanity and Resources for Seniors, we were able to repair several homes over the course of our week together.  Students were challenged to listen for God's call upon their lives, and to respond, "Here I am Lord, SEND ME!"

SLAM 2018:

Middle School Youth joined together with Hayes Barton UMC and Millbrook UMC to serve our community.  We tutored refugee children, made blankets for Project Linus, volunteered at the Food Bank, served at Dorcas Thrift Store, and much more!  Students were challenged to open their hearts to God, so that God could create a Genesis of something NU (read: something "NEW," "IN YOU!")