Category: Highlands Youth

Wednesday, January 9th – Youth Begins

Our Wednesday meetings start this Wednesday! That’s on Wednesday! Not Sunday or Monday or Tuesday or Thursday or Friday. And definitely not on Saturday! So Wednesday at 5:30PM. 😋

Our programs this month will be:
Jan 9 Fear of Change
Jan 16 Fear of Failure and Success
Jan 30 Fear of Loss
Feb 3 Fear of the Unknown

These date are on Wednesdays. 😊

Highlands Youth to Move to New Day!

For as long as we can remember, our regular Youth meetings have always been on Sunday. To quote Ecclesiastes 3:1, “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.” Now is a time for change. To remove some obstacles that make it difficult for some of our youth attend, we are moving our meetings to Wednesday nights. Youth meetings will start at 5:30 PM and end at 7 PM. However, youth may also choose to stick around for the Community Campfire that starts at 7 PM and ends around 8:30 PM.

This decision to move our meetings to Wednesday comes after careful consideration and prayer. We believe that more youth will be able to attend and that this opens the door for families and the Church as a whole to come together. We think this will be great, and most people we have told about this decision are excited. We all know that change can be difficult and requires some adjustment. Please keep this decision and our group in your thoughts and prayers. We know that God is going to do some great things for this group!!

-Highlands Youth Leadership Team

Christmas Party!

Hey guys, time flies and the day is almost here! We have some great opportunities that you won’t want to miss.
Community Dinner, Blue Christmas, Christmas Cantata, Youth/Young Adult Christmas Party and Christmas Eve Service are all happening this and next week!

Christmas Party
You need to bring a wrapped gift with approximate value of $5. Just wrap it with no name and bring it with you to the party. Don’t tell anyone what you are bringing. We will be playing a game with the presents and you don’t even want people to know who it’s from.
You also need to bring your favorite cookie dough and we will bake some cookies together. This all start in the church kitchen at 4PM and will end at the Church Office at 7PM. Bring your friends. This party is going to be the da Bomb Diggity!

Highlands Youth Meetings

Highlands Youth will meet this fall at 4PM to 6PM each Sunday starting September 16th.   We meet at the youth room in the education building of Highlands United Methodist Church.  Click Here for directions.   Questions?   You can leave a message here which will be relayed automatically to all of the leaders or you can call the church office Mon – Thurs 9M – 12PM.  Fun, Goofy and Exciting.   Don’t miss it!

Highlands Summer Beach Trip and Cookout

We will be leaving right after the Worship Service this Sunday (June 10th) around 11:30 AM and heading to the beach.   We will have a little cookout so you do not need to bring a lunch.   All food and drinks will be provided. 

Bring a towel or chair, bathing suit, frisbees, footballs, soccer balls, kites, etc.   ( Sorry, the ball does not bounce wll on the beach, so no 4 square.  🙂 

This is open to ANYONE so we hope to see the whole family and all church members!!    Questions?   Call Bob at 904-813-3672.

It's almost here!   It's a two day lock-in event.  We will be skyping missionaries in Kenya, talking face to face with real-life missionaries and doing our own mini service project to help someone in need.   There will also be group games, movies and time to just hang out with friends.  All meals are included and  this is a FREE event!  Don't miss this exciting weekend for 5th - 12th grade youth.

Please bring the completed signed permission slip with you when you come at 6PM THIS Friday!

If you have questions that need immediate answers, please call Bob at 904-813-3672.


 

What do you want to do this year?

We are getting our summer schedule together. Want to add something? Share your requests and opinions directly with us on Sunday at 4PM or send an email to youth@humcjax.com .

Last Year’s Youth Summer Schedule

 

June 11-Summer Kickoff Party

June 17-Youth Bible Study 5pm-8pm

June 24- Summer Pool Party

 

July 8- Youth Bible Study 5-8

July 9 – Indoor Games

July 23rd– Movie Night

July 28-30- Salt Springs Spiritual Growth Trip

 

August 13- Youth Sunday 10am

August 13- Aloha World Culture Party

 

All above are standard 4pm-7pm unless noted

 

Mark – Why Mark?

So after the hurricane and our AWESOME Youth Service, we are back to our regular meetings each Sunday from 4PM to 6PM. We kicked off our series this month on the Gospel of Mark and are going out into the world for our study. We are talking road trips that leave anytime during our meeting, so be there on early, or at least on time. We could end up in the rafters and rigging of a downtown auditorium or in a community park or even someone's house. It won't happen every week but it will always involve some discussion and be based around the Gospel of Mark. And before you ask, yes, there will still be games like 4-Square and Sock Wars. 🙂

We pulled out all of the stops and raided the kitchen fridge for toppings. Our favorite was the magic shell, but for some reason we could not squeeze it out. We put it back in the fridge.

We have tons of ice cream. "Hey, can we have these deviled eggs in the fridge?"