Youth Missions and Activities
Spring activities and opportunities
Winter 2022 brings faith and fun opportunities
REVOLUTION Conference returns in late January
Revolution 2022 in Columbia SC on January 28th is open to all youth and friends in 6th-12th grade. Cost ($100 per youth) Join us for an all-days worship experience with hundreds of other youth from across the state. Friday night we will join with Shandon UMC for dinner and fellowship time. Saturday we will attend three sessions filled with amazing music and speakers.
Fun at the January Basketball Tournament
John Wesley Youth proved that not only can they play basketball but they are also great sports. At the United Methodist Basketball Tournament in Camden on January 8th,
Our Jr. Hi Boys and Girls Teams placed 3rd in the State. Our Jr. Hi Girls Team was awarded the Sportsmanship Award for the Tournament. Our Senior Hi Boys Team earned the runner -up spot in the game for the State Championship.
Youth Minister David Boudolf said of the tournament, “Our Teams represented John Wesley in a manner that stands out. Our teams consist of fine young people. They make up proud here every week and they have made us proud in this Tournament setting.”
Summer 2021: Youth Mission Week – Putting faith into action
“Stay where you are. Find your own Calcutta. Find the sick and lonely right where you are.”
— Mother Teresa
Youth and adults from John Wesley joined with those from First Isle of Palms, Aldersgate and St. Andrews Parrish Methodist churches for Youth Mission Week. They volunteered at sites at HomeWorks, TriCounty Family Ministries, LEARN Horse Rescue, Shifa Health Clinic, Beyond OUr Walls and East Cooper Community Outreach. Youth from middle school through high school worked together to make a difference in the community.
- Confirmation 2022 — Class will be held most 2nd Sundays of each month from 9:45 – noon and will begin in September.
- Acolyte — Starting Sept 12th we will be using three young people during the 8:30 and 11 am worship services to help with the processional. This will include a high school Bible carrier, a Middle School Acolyte and a 4th-5th grader to carry in the cross.
- Pumpkin Unload – October 3 and Oct 17 — 12:e0 – 2 PM. The pumpkins will arrive by tractor trailer and be unloaded and arranged on the front lawn of the church. This is our largest fundraiser for youth and helps support many of our youth mission projects.
- Immerse — Nov. 12-14 at Asbury Hills. Join other youth from across the state for a weekend of diving deeper into your faith.
- Youth Sunday — Nov. 21 — Youth will lead the 8:30 and 11 am worship services including giving messages, reading scripture, making announcements and leading in prayer.
- Whitewater Rafting Trip – rescheduled for some time in the fall