Myers Youth

Middle School: 6th-8th Grades

High School: 9th-12th Grades

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Myers Youth meets for Sunday School each Sunday from 10a to 10:40a.  Middle Schoolers in the Youth Classroom and High Schoolers in the Youth Lounge.

UMYF Benediction The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace.  Amen. (Numbers 6:24–26)

SUNDAY YOUTH MINISTRY
 
 
May 5: End of School / Cinco De Mayo Party!  All kids, youth and families meet in the CFC.
May 14: Happy Mother’s Day (No evening Youth)
May 21: Pentecost Sunday / Confirmation Sunday ~ Celebrate at 10a in the CFC
5pm: Monster Golf!  Bring $10 for golfing and any extra money you may need for the extras!!
May 28: Memorial Day Weekend, No Sunday Night Youth
 

Myers Youth and Friends are invited to gather for dinner from 6:30 to 7:30p on the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays.  Bring money for dinner or you are welcome to just come hang out but let’s be in community together!  Don’t let Andrew eat alone!

Now Eating at  Chick-Fil-A at 6:30p 
May 1 and May 15
(we’ll take the summer off of our regular schedule) 
When: July 17-19
Where: Black Mountain, NC
Who: Rising 6th-Rising 9th
Cost: updating soon!
Deadline: April 30
 
Change of Plans!  We’re headed to the Mountains for the 2024 Middle School Mission Trip!  We’ll be engaging in hands on activies that serve God and others.  as of Easter we’re still finalizing the details but you’ll be in the know as soon as we get them! 
 
We do not want financial burden’s to be a reason not to let youth go on this trip. If you need scholarship assistance please contact Heather in the church office (heather@myersmemorialumc.com or 704-864-3222)
When: July 21-27
Where: Charleston, WV
CROSS Ministry of Christ UMC
Who: Rising 9th-12th graders
Cost: $200 per participant
First deposit Due May 5, Final Payment due June 23
 
The CROSS Ministry Mission allows youth to make a difference in the lives of people in the Charleston WV community by providing ways to make homes safe, drier and more accessible.  This  ministry works with other non-profits in the area that serve the elderly and others with need. 
 
A completed registration includes the online link and a paper medical form.
 
We do not want financial burden’s to be a reason not to let youth go on this trip. If you need scholarship assistance please contact Heather in the church office (heather@myersmemorialumc.com or 704-864-3222)
Calling all Older Elementary and Middle Schoolers (rising 3rd-8th) Mark your calendars for August 5-8 from 9am-1p each day! All the details will be shared in June Via the eNews, website and mailings to your home. Be prepared to wear closed toed shoes, pack your own lunch, wear sunscreen and bring a refillable water bottle each day. The cost is $50 per participant.
 
Register Here By July 28
Please do not let the cost of these trips be a burden to you! We are the pumpkin church to support our youth! Contact Heather Ministry Coordinator 704-864-3222 or heather@myersmemorialumc.com
 
Dates are Friday to Wednesday
June 14th-June 19th, 2024
 
 
 
 
When? Friday, June 14th- Wednesday, June 19th, 2024
 
Who Can Participate?
Current 9th-12th Grade. It is first come first serve basis. Spaces are very limited.
 
What is Wilderness Trail?
Wilderness Trail is a backpacking ministry. For us, this means that our primary focus is ministry and we use backpacking as a tool to accomplish ministry. Backpacking is hiking during the day to reach a campsite and carrying everything you need in a pack. Hiking days are pretty simple! We start the day off hiking to camp, set up camp, eat dinner, have a campfire, and sleep. We wake up bright & early the next day, pack up, and hike to a different campsite the next day. We backpack in hiking groups of 10 people. At the end of their hike, groups are picked up and taken back to our basecamp “Property.”
 
What does it cost?
$375 per person due at registration. The $375 price includes almost everything you need, such as: backpacking equipment (tents, packs, etc), all meals/some snacks for the full week, our top notch staff members to lead your hike, full programming, and a signature WT t-shirt to show you really did it!
 

Wilderness Trail 2024

 
Do I Need Previous Experience? 
You do not need to know anything about backpacking in order to participate in Wilderness Trail! We will guide you through it! If you (and/or your youth) are out of shape and have never even seen a mountain before, you can do it. If you’re an avid backpacker, you won’t be disappointed. The routes we choose are designed to be challenging but possible for a wide range of participants. We teach hikers Leave No Trace and will help you get prepared with all the equipment you need. Bring a sleeping bag, sleeping pad, good walking shoes, and we’ll provide the rest!
 
What’s it Like?
During Summer Events, participants will arrive at “The Property.” We will spend the afternoon and evening hours getting prepared to go backpacking. Preparation for us looks like handing out equipment, getting trail food, packing our packs together, learning Leave No Trace principles, learning about the “dos & don’ts” of hiking (we call it “Trail Etiquette”), and playing games.
 
What Happens on the Trail? 
We wake up, eat breakfast, take a quiet time, pack up and hit the trails! In the 4 full hiking days, groups will hike an average of 6-10 miles each day and stop for snacks and lunch somewhere along the journey. Once at camp, we set up tents/hammocks/tarps, rest, gather firewood, help filter water, and play. After dinner, we gather for campfire and some W.T. traditions such as sharing “Little Foxes” and “Holy Grounds,” and have a devotion/discussion. The exact schedule and activities on trail are determined in part by the Hiking Staff and individuals in each group, which is part of what makes Wilderness Trail an experience worth repeating.
 
What do we do when we’re done?
Each hiking group has a different pickup spot for “Git Back Day.” When hikers arrive at the Property, they return equipment, take showers, and spend the day together before closing worship that evening. Groups leave for home the next morning.
 
Where Do We Start?
Our “base camp” is affectionately known in our ministry family as “The Property,” which is 60+ acres in Troutdale, VA. ” Our largest building is the Lodge, where we prepare meals, play games, worship, fellowship, and relax on the porch in our rocking chairs. Eight sleeping shelters and one Adirondack offer rustic accommodations. We worship and have communion at our outdoor chapel. We’ve got horseshoe pits, a basketball court, volleyball court, four square, and a gaga ball pit for games. The infamous Weaver Field is the best wiffle ball field this side of the Mississippi. Staff housing, an equipment shed, and two large bathhouses round out our Facilities.
 
Where are we Going?
We are incredibly fortunate to hike in the mountains of southwest Virginia and northeast Tennessee. In Virginia, we hike along parts of the Iron Mountain Trail (“the old Appalachian Trail”), the Lewis Fork Trail, and the Virginia Highland Horse Trail. These trails offer a wide array of landscapes like the open fields of the Mount Rogers area, the great bald of White Top, and the old forest area of the Raccoon Wilderness. In Tennessee, our hiking area stretches as far south from the Property as Elizabethton, TN. There, we hike on the Appalachian Trail. In this section, we marvel at the grandeur of Laurel Falls, play in Watauga Lake, and follow the Iron Mountain ridge-line as it heads north into Damascus, VA.