Spring 2017/Summer 2017 Youth Calendar
(Print the full schedule here)
June & July 2017 (*Missions Trips)


*All summer trip money due to Central by June 5th, 2017. This includes any remaining balance for Wilderness Trail and any mission trip.


June 26th - July 2nd - Wilderness Trail


July 19th - July 30th - Senior High Trip to Bolivia


July 23rd - July 29th - Mission Trip (middle and senior high) to Red Bird Mission in Kentucky


Save the Date


July 10th - 13th - Vacation Bible School - Youth are needed to help Reverend Lynnette with Summer Camp

August 9th - Youth Trip to Carowinds

Permission Slips

2016 Medical Release Form - You only need to fill out one of these per calendar year.

Camp Cedar Cliff Winter Retreat Medical Release Form 

Youth Ministry


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Welcome to Trey LaSure our new Summer Youth Director
We welcome Trey LaSure, who will be serving as our Youth Director for this summer. Trey is the son of Danny and Kim LaSure, a graduate of Asheville High School, and a Junior at UNC Charlotte. He has served as Youth Assistant to Concord UMC and with the Young Life ministry at Central Cabarrus High School. You can read more about Trey in the June Jot & Tittle.



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We all need Jesus.  As kids get older their peers become a great influence.  As parents and as a church we want the main influence in our children’s lives to be Jesus Christ.  This often happens in group settings as we shepherd our youth into a community that follows Christ.  God made us all different, and knowing that, as a youth department we provide different opportunities to engage in an environment that fits.  Some kids feel comfortable in smaller settings, and some thrive in the larger and louder settings.  Each opportunity for engagement and discipleship listed below is led by trusted volunteer leaders that are part of our covenant community and possess a zeal for Jesus and youth ministry.  The quality of our volunteer leaders, their love for their Jesus, and their passion to relate this reality to our youth is an incredible blessing.

For more information on youth activities, please contact us at (828) 253-3316.

Sign up for our youth newsletter here.


Youth Slideshows

Check out the slideshow from our 2016-2017 Summer Youth Missions:



Check out our Youth at work and play:


Check out the 2016 Confirmation Retreat & River Baptism:


Youth 2017 Events


Support Youth Missions!


The Youth are selling Sylvania Energy Saving CFL Light Bulbs which come in a pack of 8 for $10.  All proceeds go toward the summer mission trip to Case de Esperanza, an orphanage in Cari Navi, Bolivia.  You can purchase a pack from any of our amazing youth or purchase them in the church office.  Checks can be made out to Central UMC with “Youth Missions” in the memo line. 




Casa de Esperanza Art Supply Wish List

When the Central Youth Group travels to Bolivia this summer, we will be teaching art to the kids at Casa de Esperanza. It is our goal that we can help them sustain the orphanage by bringing their creations back to the US to sell. 100% of sales will go back to Casa de Esperanza. In order to do this we need to fill our extra suitcases with art supplies. We have an online Wish List, but are also take monetary donations.  Checks can be made to CUMC marked as Art Supplies for Bolivia. Deadline: July 9
Please make online donations here: 


Permission Slips

2016 Medical Release Form - You only need to fill out one of these per calendar year.

Camp Cedar Cliff Winter Retreat Medical Release Form 

Bolivia Youth Missions Trip


We are going to Bolivia! After I got back from an exploratory trip to Casa de Esperanza, I knew that this was going to be the greatest place to take our youth group. Casa de Esperanza is an orphanage that cares for 80 kids. They provide safe shelter for orphans and adopt the children into a permanent family. Fidel and Charo Corrales are the caregivers who run the “Casa”. They love and care for all the children in the way that Jesus cares for us. As anyone who has visited Casa de Esperanza can attest to, everything that happens there is gospel-centered. From daily tasks to group discipleship, Fidel and Charo share the love of Jesus with all of the children. The Casa de Esperanza team would like to give other families the opportunity to join them in their mission and serve the children with both relationship building and financial support.

The Casa is located in Cara Navi which is a 4 hour drive from La Paz International Airport.

For more info visit their website–

Get the Central UMC Bolivia Information Packet Here