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Sunday Evenings       6:00pm-7:30pm     Youth Wing

All youth in 6th through 12th grade are invited to join us for Amped on Sunday evenings where we enjoy…

  • a snack supper
  • participation in heartfelt worship
  • hearing the Word of God
  • enrichment through teaching
  • opportunities to ask questions in small groups
  • building relationships with others through fellowship, missions, trips, and service projects
  • sports, fun, and games

If you would like more information about Amped, or if you are looking for ways to get involved with the youth of GraceUMC, please email Eric at

Sunday School

During the school year, four youth classes meet:

Sixth grade confirmation class

This class spends September through May studying the history and doctrines of the United Methodist Church. They participate in activities that encourage team building and personal growth in faith as they move toward the goal of making the commitment to join the church on Confirmation Sunday.

Seventh/Eighth grade co-ed class

Classes for boys and girls use interactive bible-based lessons with creative learning activities.

9th/10th grade co-ed and 11th/12th grade co-ed

Teams provide consistent presence and nurture as well as support for other teachers.

During the summer months, there are two class assemblies: one for mid-highs and one for senior highs. A breakfast assembly is held on the second Sunday of each month for the youth during the school year, and for all youth during the summer.


Youth in Worship

Youth participate and are invited to serve as Acolytes, Torchbearers, Crucifers, and Lay readers during the Sunday worship services. Opportunities are also available to serve as a Praise Band member or as a youth Choir member. 

Salkehatchie Summer Service

Youth ages 14 and up are encouraged to spend a week in service to our Lord and the needy. Over the summer, youth from all over the state of South Carolina gather in different areas to serve the needy by repairing substandard housing. These camps allow the youth to build new relationships with youth from all over the state, unify the United Methodist Church as we come together in service, and to give our youth a first-hand look at what it means to sacrifice ourselves for the service of others.

 Basketball for youth

A Christian basketball league is co-ordinated by our Leisure Ministries Council and youth program. All youth who participate in Grace programs are eligible to play. Teams also compete in the South Carolina Methodist Tournament.



Youth Ministry doesn’t happen without the support and participation of adults and a loving church family who are willing to invest into the next generation. If you are   looking for opportunities to get connected at GraceUMC, we are currently seeking adult volunteers to help in the following youth ministry areas

  • Snack Supper Teams (Amped Sunday evenings 6 p.m. -7:30)
  • Small Group leaders (Amped Sunday evenings 6 p.m.-7:30)
  • Sunday School Teachers (Sundays 9:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m.)
  • Hosts for Small Group Bible Studies (days/times vary)
  • Secret Pals for Seniors
  • Confirmation Mentors
  • Host families for Disciple Now Weekend in March

Contact Eric Hendrickson for more information on youth programs. Like us on facebook!