YOUTH MINISTRIES AT NRUMC

Fun. Faith. Family.

It’s our goal to provide a safe and accepting space for students to learn and practice true discipleship, while also giving students ownership and opportunities to develop leadership. Our Youth Ministry strives to help students understand what it means to be the hands and feet of Christ in the world. Through small groups, bible study, retreats, and other events and churchwide connections, we help students create authentic relationships with one another, put their faith in action, and seek to be more like Jesus Christ every day.

 

For questions, contact Jen Haselden.  You can reach her at youthministry@nrumc.org or call our church office at 919-847-1536 x113.

 

SUNDAYS AT NRUMC YOUTH

Student Breakfast Club - 9:45am

We meet Sundays: 9:45-10:45 a.m. in the Youth Center. Our Student Breakfast Club is designed to teach Bible basics and help students grow together in their knowledge and faith in Jesus Christ while enjoying a delicious meal together! Click here for Leader Signups

 

High School Youth Group - Sundays at 5:00 p.m.

 

Middle School Youth Group - Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

View the Campus Map or ask a staff member or volunteer to help you find your way.


Confirmation Retreat is usually in March- Our Confirmation retreat is an important time for building community, and attendance is required. If you anticipate schedule conflicts, please mark your calendar now in order to make the retreat a priority.  There is room on this retreat for parent chaperones as well.

 

Confirmation Celebration and Rehearsal On the Saturday after Easter, you are invited to attend a fun celebration in honor of our Confirmands! We will celebrate their hard work and the wonderful work God has done and will continue to do in their lives. Rehearsal will begin at 6:00pm in the Sanctuary and the celebration will follow in the Fellowship Hall. 

Confirmation Sunday On the Sunday after Easter each Confirmand who chooses to do so will confirm his or her baptism surrounded and supported by our NRUMC community of faith. (11:00am service) --

CONFIRMATION

Confirmation is an act of the Holy Spirit. Confirmation is a means of grace.  Through Confirmation, we renew the covenant made at our baptism. By participating in the Confirmation experience, we are further formed in our Christian identity. 

Through Confirmation, we focus on our discipleship—becoming a disciple of Jesus Christ by affirming and witnessing our own faith. 

Confirmation gives us the opportunity to claim our faith as our own. We have been nurtured by our parents, mentors, and the whole church so that we are now mature enough to accept God’s grace for ourselves, and commit ourselves to being a disciple of Christ Jesus. 


 

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STUDENT LEADERSHIP

We offer a student leadership program that is  designed to help give students ownership and responsibility as well as provide input and support to youth ministry staff. Meetings and activities planned for this team will help students learn key leadership skills through discussion and practice, as well as help students discover their spiritual gifts and use them to grow not only as a leader but also in their faith. This year’s Student Ministry Team is available to all rising 8th-12th grade students!


WE SUPPORT PARENTS

Parents, we are here to support you as you encourage your youth on their faith journey. We believe that the bulk of discipleship occurs at home, and research tells us that one of the most influential things you can do to develop a young person’s faith long term is to attend worship together.  

So we encourage you to make the most of those conversations around the dinner table, on the car ride to school, in the small moments around the house. Talk with their students about your own beliefs, your own spiritual disciplines, and other experiences involving your own faith journey. And be in worship together as often as you can.


SAFE SANCTUARIES

God calls us to make our churches safe places, protecting children and other vulnerable persons from sexual and ritual abuse. God calls us to create communities of faith where children and adults grow safe and strong. (From the Book of Resolutions of The United Methodist Church. P. 384-386)

Thus, in covenant with all United Methodist congregations, North Raleigh United Methodist Church (NRUMC) has adopted a Safe Sanctuaries policy for the prevention of child abuse in our church. 

This policy applies to all current and potential NRUMC employees, contracted workers and volunteers who will be working in church-sponsored events and ministries that are conducted under the auspices of and/or endorsed by NRUMC and that involve children and youth of this congregation and community. This policy must be followed at all times on church property but also applies to any church related activity on- or off-campus. This policy also applies on church property for groups within and outside NRUMC specific ministries.


Graduating Seniors

This is an exciting milestone in your life! The community of faith at North Raleigh United Methodist Church is excited to join you and your family in celebrating your achievement. Our 2024 Graduates will be honored in worship on Sunday, June 2nd at the 11:00 a.m. service.

 

Members of your immediate family are invited to join you for the Graduate Celebration on Saturday, June 1st, at NRUMC. During the celebration, we will award scholarships, share memories, hear remarks from fellow graduates, and receive mementos from ministry leaders. As part of the graduate celebration, we will have a photo slideshow of our seniors. We will need a baby photo, youth group action shot, cap and gown OR formal senior photo, and a senior picture.

 

There are several scholarships available for our graduating high school seniors. We invite you to download the 2024 Graduate Scholarship Application below. All scholarship applications are due May 1, 2024!

 

 Registration for the Graduate Celebration Dinner and Graduate Sunday, including all pictures and post-graduate info is needed by May 19, 2024.


ANNUAL EVENTS

For our latest event info, subscribe to the weekly Youth Blast email or check the Events page of our website.  

High School Retreat (Sept)

High School Youth and friends are invited for a weekend away as we kick-off a semester in ministry and mission together. Join us for a weekend of fellowship, squad competitions, worship, small groups, and hangout at the beautiful Camp Don Lee. We will stay in bunk-style cabins and activities at camp include: swimming, canoeing, ropes course, basketball, and maybe even sailing!

Middle School Boys Retreat (Oct)

6th-8th Boys are invited to a weekend away at Camp Chestnut Ridge. We will engage in worship together, small groups, and plenty of games! We hope you will join us and bring a friend!

Pilgrimage (Nov)

 

Pilgrimage is our conference-wide retreat hosted in Rocky Mount,NC by the North Carolina Conference of the UMC. NRUMC takes current 7th-12th graders to this conference. Students stay in hotels rooms and attend conference 4 conference sessions at the Rocky Mount Civic center.  Pilgrimage is a life-changing weekend event filled with amazing artists, thought provoking speakers, and inspiring youth leadership – all bearing witness to the transforming love of Christ. This weekend is for students and adult student leaders looking for a weekend worship experience that calls everyone to a new or stronger faith in Jesus, challenging everyone to share God’s love in word and action.

Christmas Party (Dec)

Fun fellowship event for end of year hosted by our Youth Council and Student Leadership Team

Middle School Girls Retreat (Feb)

This event is for 6th-8th grade girls in Arapahoe, NC. Hosted by Camp Don Lee, this weekend is filled with worship, fellowship, recreation, and fun with friends while exploring our faith in creative and engaging ways!

The Big Idea (Spring)

SAVE THE DATE: April 19-21

Big Idea is one of our biggest events of the year! Hosted here at NRUMC, Youth in grade 6th-12th join us for an in town retreat full of mission projects and 4 worship sessions diving deeper in our faith. Youth are housed in Host Homes for the weekend and spend time in small groups, worship, mission, and recreation. 

CONTACT YOUTH MINISTRY STAFF

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!

For more information about ministries for youth and their families, email Jen Haselden at youthministry@nrumc.org or call her at 919-847-1536 x113.