Highlands Youth


6th through 12 graders


Highlands Youth is a group of 6th-12th graders who meet every Sunday for a time of fun, fellowship, and worship. Activities will vary depending on the meeting, but they will often include the following: games, bible study, service projects, field trips, and prayer. We also do a lot of special activities (Night of Joy, Mission Trips, Fall Retreats, etc.), so it is best to check the youth ministry calendar for upcoming events! Whenever we are doing something outside the church, we will still meet in the youth room and then carpool to our location.


To develop a deeper relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ by serving Him, being a witness, studying His word, and through the fun and fellowship we have together

How to get Involved

We meet on Sundays 4p-6p and the 2nd Saturday 5p-9p

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Highlands Youth News

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?"
Upcoming Youth Events
October 1 – Trinity Effect
October 8 – Wilderness Adventure
October 15 – Guest Speaker
October 22 – Bondage
October 29 – No Youth
October 31 - Trunk or Treat



Summer Schedule 2017

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



Youth Bible Study This Saturday

Kathy will be leading our monthly bible study this Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 5:00PM.  Be there or be square.  A really delicious dinner is planned, so be on time!


February 21, 2017

Hello youth and parents. Hope everyone is having a great week. Just an update about this week.

We have Feed My Sheep this Wednesday in our Fellowship Hall starting at 5pm.

We will NOT be having youth this week.

Here is the schedule for anyone who may not have received one for the next couple of months:

Youth Schedule 2017

Have a great rest of the week and hope to see you Wednesday.


Youth News- February 19th 2017

We had a great Bible Study last week and the week before all of the counselors met and we are scheduled through August 2017. Come this week to hear about the great activities that we have planned. Eva has the program this week.

See you at 4pm!


Getting Ready for Disney Spiritual Growth Trip

By now you should all have a permission slip from Eva for the Disney 2016 trip. This is due on the 6th of November during Youth.

NEWSFLASH - We have a few things that we need from you to make this a successful trip, one of which is a little homework. Yes, I said homework. It is due on Sunday the 6th of November, but don't worry, this is pretty easy, with a little thinking. And you can cheat! Help of a parent or church member can be used to get this completed. . 🙂

So here it is:

Find a Bible Scripture of one or two verses that teaches us something about God.

  1. You don't need to memorize it, but that would be helpful
  2. You need to be able to tell us what it is saying in your own words
  3. You need to be able to say what you think it teaches us about God.

Please write this down on a piece of paper or card so that we can talk about this on Sunday, November 6th.

Make sure to get this done and show up on the 6th, but don't stress out about it. No grading and you can call Bob with any questions.

Peace to each of you!


Youth News - September 26, 2016

Youth are meeting this Sunday at 4p.

Program: The Decision Game


Highlands Youth Ichetucknee Tubing Trip 2016


Highlands Youth will meet at 6A on Saturday, July 30 to go tubing down Ichetucknee River. Click the Permission Slip for all information, including what to bring, how much it will cost, and other pertinent information. If you have any questions, call Bob.


Bring a Friend Day - Youth Apr 10, 2016

Bring a Friend Day!

Bring a friend to Youth Group and win a cool hat! 4P-6P Sunday


Highlands Youth December News

It's that time of year again! Ugly Christmas Sweater Season! No, just kidding, it's Youth Christmas Party Time! This Sunday, 3p at Bob's house! Shuttle leaves from the church at 2:45p for anyone needing a ride. Must call Bob to reserve a seat in his tiny clown car (813-3672) Please bring a wrapped white elephant or $5 and under gift. Pick up is from Bob's at 6p.


Christmas is Coming!! Youth Site Revamp!

We have a new youth site - address will stay the same but we will be more connected to the HUMCJAX.COM site so that we will be more visible. No change in the way you come to this site, just FYI about the new stuff.Youth Decorating the Church

We also have a date for our Youth Christmas party! Sunday December 20th - 4PM. Details on what and when will be coming to you at the next regular meeting next Sunday at 4PM (December 6th).


Thank you to all of the youth who came and decorated the church. We had some fun and the church looks great!!

Youth Decorating the ChurchYouth Decorating the ChurchPeace!


November 22 Youth News

Youth this Sunday at 4p! Bring a friend or eight!! 


November Youth Bible Study

Kathy Walther will be leading us again in a Bible Study this Saturday.  Meet at the Highlands UMC Fellowship Hall at 5PM and bring your Bible.   We will eat first – (prepared meal provided by another Bible Study group) – and then onward to some discover and activities.   If its anything like last month, this will be pretty cool.  See you there!Open-Bible-with-Pen


This Sunday, Finally a Regular Meeting!!

We are having a regular meeting - without the twist this week.   It is the start of a new series, so don't miss this one.   Need more info  .  . .   call Bob.    🙂


Trunk or Treat on Friday - Youth at Standard Time on Sunday

I am sure you are aware of "Trunk or Treat" this Friday from 5-8PM in the Highlands UMC parking lot.    But if you are not, we are having a "Trunk or Treat" this Friday from 5-8PM in the Highlands UMC parking lot sponsored by the Young Adults.   You will need to be there at 4:30PM or so to help set up and pick up is at 8:30 PM.   Please wear a costume but not too scary.   🙂
Sunday will be regular Youth at 4PM with a spin.   Don't miss either one of these events.