Youth Ministries at Fairmont
Fairmont values our young members and seeks to help guide them into lifelong relationship with God. We offer a variety of formational and fun programs for our members of all ages!
UMYF (United Methodist Youth Fellowship)
Middle and high schoolers are invited to UMYF, which meets during the school year. Youth build relationships with God and each other through programs, mission opportunities, devotions, and trips. Youth also travel for North Carolina Conference youth events like Breakaway and Pilgrimage.
Currently, the UMYF is meeting about twice a month with one meeting a time for Fellowship and the other a time for service. The UMYF group will participate in the upcoming CROP Walk on Oct. 30.
Youth in Worship
Youth serve as worship leaders in our service, as acolytes who bring the light of Christ into the service, liturgists who lead prayers and Scripture readings, and Bible-bearers who bring the Bible into worship. Acolytes and Bible-bearers are currently paused due to COVID-19. We look forward to beginning again in early 2022.
Older youth participate on Fairmont’s intergenerational mission work teams. These teams have traveled to rural Virginia, western and eastern North Carolina, coastal South Carolina, Florida, Jamaica, the Mississippi coast, Costa Rica, and other locations. Our work teams help with repairs to hurricane-damaged houses, paint, prep, build and more.
Youth are a part of mission and service at Fairmont! They participate in the CROP Walk, stock our Little Free Food Pantry, assemble Lunch Bags, serve the church and community through landscaping or construction, and cook and serve during Sunday Mission Lunches.