All activities are open to youth in 6th through 12th grades
Youth Group (UMYF)
On most Sunday afternoons from 4:30 to 6:15 pm during the traditional school year, youth come together for fellowship, fun, food, and faith-building! Our youth group is a place where teens can come, just as they are, and discover together how awesome our God is! We welcome all youth in grades 6-12!
Confirmation classes are offered to youth in 6-12th grade during which essential beliefs of the church and of Methodism, in particular, are taught. After attending Confirmation classes, our confirmands make a public confession of faith in Jesus Christ, affirm their desire to live as a disciple, and become full members of the universal church as well as Holland’s United Methodist during a special Confirmation service.
PRZ Youth Praise Band
Our youth praise band, PRZ, was founded by an interested group of adults in the Spring of 2013. The guiding scripture for this ministry is Psalm 95: 1-2, “Come, let’s shout praises to God, raise the roof for the Rock who saved us! Let’s march into his presence singing praises, lifting the rafters with our hymns!” Vocalists and instrumentalists join together to praise God though music and song! PRZ plays several times a year for one of the worship services and for special youth events like Discovery and Youth Sunday.
Holland's Youth Basketball
This community-wide church basketball league is offered during winter to both middle and high school youth. Practice begins in November, games begin in December, and the championship tournament in the first couple of weeks in February.
This weekend experience for middle schoolers is designed and led by our high school youth and adult leaders as well as other members of the congregation. Youth are immersed in God’s love and the love of our church, bringing them closer in their relationship with Jesus.
Youth retreats offer focused time and a special place to tune out the distractions of the world and tune into God. Locations include: Fort Caswell in Oak Island, NC, Lake Junaluska Methodist Retreat and Conference Center, and Pilgrimage at the Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, NC.
Participation is offered in a variety of missions, including: HOPE Ministries (a ministry for those who are homeless), ASP (Appalachia Service Project), Rise Against Hunger and more!
NC Methodist Conference Youth Events
The NC Methodist Conference hosts several youth events throughout the year such as Global Vision, Kaleidoscope, Breakaway, ACS, and Pilgrimage. Interested youth should contact our Director of Youth Ministries for more information.