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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.

Sign up now for Winter Retreat!

Join Highland Youth Ministries on a winter trip to Lake Junaluska for a weekend of adventure, spiritual growth, and worship. Youth can choose between two Saturday activities. Option one is skiing at Cataloochee Ski Area (equipment rentals included). Don't feel like spending the day out in the cold? Option two is a mission project and indoor swim.

When: February 8-10, 2019
Where: Lake Junaluska, NC
Cost: Skiing - $225
Mission - $175

The deadline to sign up is January 7, 2019. A non-refundable deposit of $50 is required to officially sign up.

Upcoming Events

“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 (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!")