We shall exist to SHARE the Good News of Jesus Christ with each other, as well as those in our community, nation, and world through our words and actions.


We shall exist to SURROUND our youth with opportunities for spiritual growth, safe learning environments, and Biblical Truths.


We shall exist to SEND ourselves to those who are hurting, or have lost their way; to those who may not know Christ; and to those who are weary, worn, and weak.

Youth Ministries at Providence offers 6th through 12th graders opportunities to share, surround, and send through…

  • Radical hospitality
  • Intentional faith development
  • Meaningful relationships
  • Fellowship and fun
  • Variety of service and mission opportunities

For more information contact: Olivia Tobin, Youth Director.

Sunday Mornings

9:45-10:40am – Sunday morning begins with a stop at our Breakfast Island before going to grade-level learning for Sunday School. This is a special time for youth to grow in their knowledge and understanding of God’s love through the Bible, the Christian faith, and how they relate to real life. Sunday School class locations vary during the summer months. Check the white board in the youth area each week for current information.

6th grade – Confirmation Room B220
7/8 grade – Tim Davis Memorial Room B222
High School – Discovery Center (break-out groups move to various open rooms for discussion and prayer)

Sign up for the Breakfast Island and/or UMYF Supper.

Sunday Nights

5:30-7:00pm, starting in Wolfe Fellowship Hall
UMYF (United Methodist Youth Fellowship)
Sunday evenings feature a $5 quick supper, followed by separate grade-level ministry gatherings for Middle School and High School. Youth experience a variety of programs throughout the year, including service projects, youth worship, game nights, and small and large group activities/discussion on faith-and-life topics. Friends are always welcome.

Sign up for the Breakfast Island and/or UMYF Supper.


We extend a special invitation to our 6th graders to participate in making this life-forming commitment to Christ. Students learn to recognize and respond to the Holy Spirit working in their lives, and they are given an opportunity to confirm, or make firm, their personal commitment to our baptismal faith. It is a way of saying “yes” to God.

Our Confirmation class meets during the school year. In Sunday school, we introduce a subject, and during UMYF, we put that subject matter to work – Faith in Action. The program is one of integrity and excitement. There is a two night Confirmation Retreat in November, they combine with the 7th and 8th graders for the Winter Retreat, and enjoy a Spring Girl’s and Guy’s Retreat will all grades. This is an excellent way to acclimate our 6th graders into the Youth Ministry program. By the end of the process, the Confirmands feel excited about taking the next step in their faith journey. We as a congregation are excited and inspired as well!

Additionally, Confirmands meet with a self-selected mentor to share faith stories and discuss the meaning of being Christian in today’s world. These intergenerational relationships grow into treasured friendships that last a lifetime.

Youth who connect with Providence after the 6th grade and would still like to have a confirmation experience are paired with a mentor and plans are developed to meet the individual’s need.

Especially for Parents

We begin our school year with a Parent Appreciation Dinner. At this dinner, the youth serve their parents a meal. We also share upcoming events and important information about the year and show a slide show of all the experiences that were had during the previous year. Everyone is welcome!

The Parent Connection
Youth Ministry is one of the most exciting program areas of the Church. Since you have a teenager living in your home, you are a part of these exciting challenges and growth opportunities each and every day.

Christian Education isn’t something that just happens within a program of the Church. It also happens in those small teachable moments as they learn to “re-connect” with YOU!

The Parent Connection is a group of parents who want to be more involved with youth ministry. They partner with the youth leaders to help support and equip parents with the tools to guide and communicate with youth such as:

  • Parent Newsletter
  • Parenting Your Teenager Workshops
  • Off to College Workshops
Medical Release Form 2019 – 2020

Upcoming Youth Events

Wednesdays at Providence

Location: Wolfe HallTime: 5:30 PM

Wednesdays at Providence takes place every Wednesday. The dinner occurs in Wolfe Hall from 5:30-6:30 PM, and reservations are accepted throughout the week. It is $7.50 for adults and $4.00 for children. It is a $25 cap per household. The menu for March 20th to be prepared by our amazing Kitchen Staff is: Beef Tips on Rice … Continued

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Middle School Lock-In

Location: Providence United Methodist ChurchTime: 5:30 PM

Lock-in will include dinner out, skating at Kate’s Skating rink and a trampoline park! Sign-up today for the fun & fellowship! Click Here to register!

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High School Spring Retreat

Time: 4:00 PM

Join us for the High School Spring Retreat! The theme is “Diving Deep”. Meet at the church on Friday, April 5, at 4:00 PM Students will return on Sunday, April 7, around 1:00 PM Click Here to Register! What to Bring: Bible Water Bottle Snack for large group (drink/chips/cookies) Toiletries & Sunscreen Modest Bathing Suit … Continued

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Easter Sunday Services

Location: Providence United Methodist ChruchTime: 7:00 AM

He has risen! He has risen, indeed! Please join us with your friends and family on Easter Sunday, to celebrate the resurrected Christ. 7:00 AM   Sunrise Service, The Columbarium Recalls the first visit to the tomb. 8:30 AM Traditional Service, Sanctuary A service, with music led by the Chancel Choir and Brass Charlotte, celebrating … Continued

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Middle School Mission Trip Summer 2019

Location: Edenton Street Methodist Church, Raleigh, NCTime: 10:00 AM

Sign up now for Mission Immersion Experience Summer 2019! Who: You! When: June 16-21, 2019 Where: Edenton Street Methodist Church in Raleigh, NC will house us for the week. Why: Serving and Learning from those who are experiencing homelessness, hunger and poverty in order to transform ourselves and the world, while we form relationships and … Continued

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High School Mission Trip

Location: Newport, NCTime: 8:00 AM

“God is not unjust; He will not forget your work and the love you have shown Him as you have helped His people and continue to help them.” Hebrews 6:10 Hurricane Florence disaster relief in Newport, NC. DEPARTURE: We will be leaving Sunday, June 23rd, at 2:00 pm RETURN: Friday, June 28th, at 2:00 pm … Continued

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