Youth Group


Zion Youth Ministry


Mission Statement

The youth ministry of Zion UMC is an engaging and welcoming community for its youth and their friends that:

o   Provides a safe and accepting place to be yourself, grow in faith and nurture friendships
o   Involves youth in our congregation with meaningful roles and responsibilities
o   Encourages youth to reach out and serve our community and to share the love of Christ

Values Statement

Discipleship: We endeavor to be lifelong disciples who are continually growing in our faith and relationship with Christ.
Leadership: We affirm the gifts of our youth and provide opportunities to strengthen their gifts to serve Christ.
Service: We express our faith in specific, tangible acts of service to others, especially those in need.


Youth Group:
On Sunday night all youth 6th-12th grade meet for Youth Group. Youth Group is a time for fellowship, discipleship, and service.  We meet on Sunday evenings form 5:30-7pm

Sunday School:
Sunday School meets from 9-9:45am in the youth floor of Baucom hall.

The youth participate in many mission and service projects every year including Carolina Cross Connection, Feeding meals at the Monroe homeless shelter, Operation Christmas Child, and helping the church shut-ins. The youth also help with other church wide projects like Stop Hunger Now and the chicken and dumpling dinner.

The youth go on several retreats throughout the year including the Lake Junaluska Ski weekend, Kaleidoscope Middle School Retreat, and an annual beach weekend.

The youth are involved in the whole life of the church. The First Sunday in June is Youth Sunday where the youth plan and lead the whole service.The youth also serve Holy Communion, usher once a quarter and are part of the Christmas Eve Service.

For more info on any part of our youth ministry contact Susan Apple at


Latest youth group news: Zion UMC Youth News July-August 2016

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