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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.


Highland Service Project (HSP) is a week long mission for high school youth in Raleigh, NC.  Together with adult leaders, youth repair homes for low-income seniors in Wake County.  Our goal is for Christ to open our eyes to the needs of people "in our own backyards," and know that we can make a difference in the lives of God's people here and now.

Who: Current 9th-12th graders
When: June 23 - 29, 2019
Where: Camp Lapihio at Umstead State Park
Cost: $200; $50 deposit due to confirm your sign up

Last Chance to Sign Up: March 1, 2019


SLAM serves those in need within our own community with hands-on service opportunities. In daily worship and Bible study, students are challenged to take a deeper plunge into a life of discipleship. Join local area youth groups at Hayes Barton UMC for a week of service, worship, and fun!

Who: Current 6th-12th graders
When: August 5-9, 2019 (Monday evening through Friday morning)
Where: Hayes Barton UMC
Cost: $100; $25 deposit required to confirm your sign up

Last Chance to Sign Up: April 1, 2019

Upcoming Events

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 (All Ages 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!")