Youth Ministries

Youth Ministries

Youth Ministry Team Goals

  • To create opportunities for youth to develop personal relationships with God by their own initiative.
  • To provide service opportunities where students may express the faith they have developed.
  • To encourage intergenerational opportunities that engage in the life of Unity Presbyterian church
  • To help establish a spiritual foundation grounded in Scripture
  • To establish a safe place for welcoming and inclusive fellowship/community to occur.


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Register For Events

Asheville Youth Mission
Completed Grades 6-8*
June 25-30
$250 per person
Deadline to Register: April 23, 2017

*Students completing 8th grade may choose between AYM and the High School Work Camp

High School Mission Trip
Completed Grades 8-12*
June 17-24
$250 per person
Deadline to Register: April 23, 2017

*Students completing 8th grade may choose between AYM and the High School Work Camp

Montreat Conference
Completed Grades 9-12
July 9-15
$325 per person
Deadline to Register: March 11, 2017

There will be an informational Parent Meeting on Sunday, February 26 at 12:15 pm in Fellowship Hall.

Youth Group Information


MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP

5:00-6:45 pm on Sunday evenings

Middle School Youth Group is place where youth in grades 6-8 can gather in fellowship and fun, explore their faith, and serve their community. On a regular youth group evening, we will have 25 minutes of games, a 10 minute devotion, 20 minutes of small group discussion and activities, and a 5 minute challenge.

Middle School youth can be dropped off at the Youth Wing Parking Lot (by the cemetery) and picked up in the Fellowship Hall Parking Lot. All youth participating in regular youth group or any other event must fill out the 2016-2017 Youth Ministries Registration Form.

HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP

6:00-8:00 pm, Sunday evenings

High School Youth Group is a place where youth in grades 9-12 can gather in fellowship and fun, explore their faith, and serve their community. On a regular youth group evening, we will have 30 minutes of games, 10 minutes of devotion, 30 minutes of small group discussion or sharing, and a 5 minute challenge.

High School Youth should park in the Fellowship Hall Parking Lot or should be dropped off by the Youth Wing Parking Lot (by the cemetery). All youth participating in regular youth group or any youth event must fill out the 2016-2017 Youth Ministries Registration Form.

Information About Youth Group Dinners:

From 6:00-6:45 pm, we will serve dinner for MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUPS in Fellowship Hall. Dinner is free, but we suggest a donation of $3. Dinner is provided by volunteers throughout the church community, including parents. During Sunday Night Live (September 25-October 23), dinner costs $6 per person, and each youth should sign up for dinner on the church website by the Wednesday before.

For more information about Middle and/or High School Youth Programs, contact Lindsay White, Associate Pastor for Youth Ministry at LWhite@UnityFortMill.org.


 Sunday School

INFORMATION

On Sunday mornings, we offer Sunday School for all ages during the Sunday School Hour of 10:00-10:55am. In Middle School, our classes are focused on bridging the gap between biblical knowledge and practical faith application. In High School, our class is focused on faith development and practical application.

CLASSES
We offer the following Sunday School classes regularly:

  • 6th-7th grade: Room M107
  • 8th grade Confirmation: Unity Hall
  • High School: Room M108 (Youth Room)

SCHEDULE 
Middle School Sunday School Schedule

Confirmation Sunday School Schedule

High School Sunday School Schedule


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Confirmation 

INFORMATION

In the Presbyterian Church USA, when we practice baptism, we believe that we are proclaiming the completed work of God in giving grace and mercy to the individual being baptized. We welcome the individual into the fold of God often before he/she can even respond. In baptism, families and the congregation promise to raise the child in the way of God. In Confirmation, we confirm the promises made on our behalf at our baptisms by professing our faith in Jesus Christ and becoming full members of the congregation.

At Unity, we invite all eighth graders to be a part of the Confirmation Journey. In this journey, youth will be expected to participate in classes during Sunday School, attend worship regularly, attend a retreat, attend Sponsor Group meetings, and write a Statement of Faith to be shared with the Session.

Confirmation Class during Sunday School (10-10:45am) is held in Unity Hall.

If you would like to be a part of the Confirmation Class of 2016-2017, please contact Lindsay White as soon as possible (lwhite@unityfortmill.org) and fill out the Commitment Form found below.

SCHEDULE

The 2016-17 Confirmation Schedule is here.

IMPORTANT DATES

August 21: Class Begins

August 28: Parent Meeting, 10:00 am, Historic Sanctuary

October 16: Sponsor Group Meeting, 12:30-1:30 pm

October 28-29: Confirmation Retreat, Bethelwoods, $50 per person

December 4: Sponsor Group Meeting, 12:30-2:00 pm

January 29: Sponsor Group Meeting, 12:30-2:00 pm

March 5: Sponsor Group Meeting, 12:30-2:00 pm

April 2: Personal Reflections Due

April 24: Session Meeting (mandatory), Fellowship Hall, 6:00 pm

April 30: Confirmation Sunday


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Register For Events

SIGN UP TO PROVIDE YOUTH GROUP MEALS

UPCOMING EVENTS FORMS

Snow Tubing Registration

PARENT CHAPERONE SIGN UPS


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Safe Place Policy

Unity is a Safe Place for all of God's children. Anyone interested in volunteering with youth and children at Unity is required to complete a Volunteer application, which authorizes us to complete a background check, and to attend Safe Place Training. Training is offered for new volunteers on a regular basis. Contact Kathryn McGregor at 803.547.5543 or KMcGregor@UnityFortMill.org to inquire about our next training.  Below are the Safe Place Policy and Volunteer form.

DATES FOR UPCOMING TRAINING SESSIONS

Sunday, September 11: 12:15 pm
Adult Safe-Place Training: M210
Youth Safe-Place Training: Youth Room

SAFE PLACE POLICY

VOLUNTEER APPLICATION FORM


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