THE RIDGE Student Ministries of Oak Ridge UMC

Harrison Hart, Director of Student Ministries: harrison.hart@oakridgeumc.org | 423.507.7492

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  • June 16 - Weekly Outdoor Adventure Begins
  • June 17 - "Open Ridge" Open Gym Various Thursdays 4:30-6:30
  • June 27 - "Summer Sundays" Youth Meetings Begin: 7:00-8:30, Rotates different host homes each week
  • July 4-10 - High School Mission Trip - Chattanooga, TN
  • July 25-30 - Middle/High School Mission Trip - Charleston, SC
  • Aug 6-8 - SURGE Youth Retreat - Fort Caswell, Caswell Beach

Our Weekly Summer Schedule begins Wed June 16 ! This is in addition to our overnight trips! For those new to this party, here's the scoop: SUNDAY NIGHTS move to different homes and WEDNESDAYS we have different outdoor adventures (hiking, kayaking, tubing, biking etc) each week. Open Gym will remain on THURSDAYS. Schedule of specific locations TBA very soon!


You Can find more information about these HERE:

High School (Rising 10th-Graduating 12th) are eligible for CHATTANOOGA Mission, July 4-10!

Middle School and High School are eligible for CHARLESTON Mission, July 25-30!

That's right the Retreat that replaced SPIRITUS at Caswell is BACK again!!! Renamed SURGE, this event takes place Aug 6 - 8 and we are excited to coordinate bringing some ORUMC youth! For some pictures of the last event, please SEE HERE . Fort Caswell is an amazing venue with so many fun things to offer including of course the beach, pier, tons of ocean views, field games, basketball, swimming and more. Worship opportunities will be exciting and group time very meaningful!! Registration link can be found below. Please contact Harrison if you are interested in joining up or have questions about cost or any current covid changes!



#Ridgeflock Orders have reached Capacity for the 2021 Season!!
But you can still donate to pre-order a flock for next year!! See info Below!



PLEASE SEE THIS PACKET for general info and the forms to go ahead and get started. We had an informational Zoom in December, I 'm available to answer others' questions anytime and don't mind to set up an additional Zoom to go over if that's requested. But the packet covers ALOT!!

You now have until JANUARY 24 to sign your family up to work as well as request and earn donations. It is SO MUCH FUN, a safe way to earn funds while only being in close contact with your own family.

The flocking will take place from January 24 through April 30, giving you many weeks to choose from for your assigned work.

To signup for a week that you will "work the flock" (see Packet), please visit THIS SIGNUP GENIUS LINK.

THESE FUNDS WILL GO DIRECTLY TOWARD ANY YOUTH MISSION TRIP FEES OR RETREAT FEES that you would like to use them for. A great way to for you to get ahead and keep your trips as affordable as possible!

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12 Month Vision

Below, you'll also find a 12 month vision/outlook which we will try to put out twice a year (latest one revised late September 2020). We definitely ask for a little flexibility at this time, but want everyone to see what we're aiming for. (01/2021 update: Will be putting a new revised one out very soon as things have obviously changed and shifted the last few months. But viewing the document below will still give you a great big picture of what our program is all about!!)