Youth

For Middle and High School

You are welcome here!

Hello, and welcome to the UCC Youth Ministry page! UCC Youth is for students in grades 6-12 and is usually divided by middle school (Chi Rho) and high school (CYF). Fellowship, faith development, and fun are a few things we focus on with UCC Youth and we do so in a variety of ways! See below how we celebrate community while learning more about our faith!

Youth Sunday 2022

Check out the photos from this year’s Youth Sunday!

Photo Gallery
Youth Summer Lunches

Dates: June 8, 15, 29 and July 13 and 27 Join UCC Youth for lunch at surrounding restaurants near church. We’ll be there on Wednesdays at noon, so come on by when you’re in town and have a free minute! We’d love to hear all about your summer activities and hopes for the next year. We ask that you bring money for your lunch, and UCC Youth is able to provide funds for those who need. See you there!

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Disciples Crossing Summer Camps!

DC Youth 6/20-6/24 – (Grades 6th-12th) – DC Youth campers will connect with their faith in Summer 2022 while focusing on Matthew 22:36-40 and the idea of Beautiful Chaos. Campers will explore relationships with the world, self, others and God.  They will share with old and new friends alike during this one of a kind week that they will never forget. DC Youth Director: Sklylar Plunkett 6th-8th Grade Directors: KT Medlin and Ronny Nowell 9th-12th Grade Directors: Natalie McGee and Austin Staggs

Imago Dei 6/26-7/2 – (Grades 7th & 8th) – Previously known as Eighters Camp, Imago Dei is designed to teach campers about spirituality and sexuality through a Christian curriculum.  Imago Dei is a transition as we move from Summer after 8th grade to Summer after 6th.  Please stay tuned for more information regarding transitions.  For more information about Imago Dei check out our website or page 10! Imago Dei Directors: Katherine Wright and Bill Jeffreys 

Family Camp 5/27-5/29 – (All ages accompanied by an adult family member) – This camp is for families of all ages as long as one child attending is under the age of 18 and one adult is over the age of 21. The goal of Family Camp is Sabbath! Families come to rest, play and worship together. What a great way to kick off the summer! Family Camp Directors: Heather Tolleson and Brian Coats   

Register first with Disciples Crossing then with UCC for payment.

Christian Youth Fellowship Service/Learning Trip

This Summer our high school Service/Learning trip will take us to Jefferson City, TN where we’ll work with the Appalachian Ministries of the Smokies! AMS is a ministry that is connected to Carson-Newman University that does home repair construction, has a food pantry, clothing ministry and a local shelter. The Home Repair ministry serves families living in substandard conditions and focuses on focuses on exterior needs of homes that are in need of handicap accessible ramps, decking, roofing, and painting. 

We’ll be staying on the campus of Carson-Newman, living in the dorms. 

After our work is done, we’ll spend the night in Nashville and experience some of the local flair like the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Civil Rights Walk, and hopefully catch some live music!

Cost: $500

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Chi Rho Service/Learning Trip

This year’s Chi-Rho Service/Learning Trip will be to Oklahoma City, OK. We’ll be serving at a  local service agency and a congregation that care for the poor and homeless. We will be staying at a Disciples church just outside of OKC, and each evening we’ll spend time exploring the city, including a minor league baseball game, a visit to the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum, and more. Once our work is done, we’ll celebrate our efforts by spending a day of play at Riversport OKC!

Cost: $350

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Youth Sunday School

Do you ever wonder about the Bible? About its stories and what they might have to say to us these thousands of years after they were written? Then you should join us for Sunday School on the third floor in room 303 at 11:00 am as we take some time to explore the Bible in fun and interactive ways.
All youth (grades 6 – 12) and all questions are welcome!

Come and explore with us!