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Young people aren't the future of the Church. They are the church!

At Christ UMC, we believe that youth are a vital part of our congregation. From worship to Bible studies to retreats and mission trips, we seek to provide a space for 6th-12th graders to ask honest questions and grow in their faith together. Our youth programs are open to the entire community, and you are invited to join us for a time of faith and fellowship each week! .

Youth Alive - Sundays at 5pm

Join us on Sunday nights for dinner, games, and Bible study! We meet in the gym from 5:00-7:00 p.n. and share in a time of fellowship, reflect on the past week, and pray for the week ahead. 


Sunday School - Sundays at 11am

We offer Sunday morning groups to grow in our faith each week between worship services at our church. Join us in the middle school and high school Sunday school classes as our adult mentors help us dive deeper into our faith journey. 


Youth Service Sundays

Each month on the second Sunday, our students and mentors participate in Service Sunday, featuring a project to benefit a specific community organization such as Susannah's House, Second Harvest, a senior care facility, the church itself, or any where there's a need in the area. The youth will meet after 11am Sunday School for lunch and then complete the planned project. Things usually wrap up around 2-3 p.m. that afternoon. 

Youth Midweek Connection

Following our Wednesday night meal in the gym, we meet for a time of study to deepen our faith. We'll conclude with a time of fellowship. Bring a friend, classmate, neighbor, cousin, enemy, total stranger - all are welcome!

Annual Retreats

Throughout the year we have a number of opportunities to grow in our faith outside of church. Each January we participate in Resurrection, an annual event of worship and spiritual growth with youth from across East Tennessee, Southwest Virginia, and Northeast Georgia held in Pigeon Forge. There are also opportunities throughout the year for mission trips (local or regional) and weekend retreats.

Wanna know more about our youth happenings? Stay in touch on WhatsApp or contact LE Schmerber, Youth Director, at



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