RIDGE YOUTH MINISTRIES Oak Ridge United Methodist, Oak Ridge, North Carolina

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Study and Discipleship Opportunities

(Each week unless Otherwise noted on Master Schedule section below...)

Sunday Morning Discipleship Hour 10:05-11:05am

Middle and High School Students invited to Bible Study classes for their respective age groups. Studies feature a rotation of teachers and can include video curriculum and occasional "hands-on" projects. Middle School meets in room F-216, while High School meets in the Youth Lounge.

Confirmation Class and Program

Currently for any 6th-8th grader who is interested and ready to explore what a deeper commitment to Jesus and his Church might mean for them. Involves a semester-long commitment to classes held during Discipleship hour and bi-weekly meetings with a chosen mentor. Contact Harrison for more details!

Sunday Night "Ridge Youth" Meeting

Though this includes a good bit of fun, we settle in for a meaningful time of worship, lesson, and break-out groups with similiar-aged students.

Tuesday A.M. Prayer Breakfast (Currently NW High) 7:50-8:20am

We meet to pray up before school and take in some scripture to fuel us for the day ahead. NWHS students meet at McDonalds in Oak Ridge.

Thursday OPEN RIDGE 4:00-6:30pm

Though this is a safe/free space for play each Thurs afternoon, we do take a brief break each week for a pertinent devotion and prayer.

Fellowship Opportunities

"Sunday Night Ridge"

Our MAIN EVENT for fellowship, worship and study! We gather for food, games/activities and occasional service work before launching into some singing, devotional teaching and small, age-specific breakout groups. Every Sunday 6:00-8:00pm in the ORUMC Gym and Cafe!


A safe and free environment to come hang out after school and play basketball, gaga-ball, dodgeball, create art or bible doodle, study (tutors available upon request), play video games or board games with friends. Snack food is provided and we pause for a brief devotional and prayer time each week! 4:00-6:30pm in ORUMC Gym and Cafe.

Events, Trips and Retreats

Always plenty to choose from, see Master Schedule section below for upcoming opportunities!

Service Opportunities

Local Service Projects: At least Once/Month

Jan 4: Serve Dinner at Greensboro Urban Ministries 5:30-8:45pm

February 22: Serve Children at ORUMC's Parent's Night Out (Limit 12 youth helpers) 4:45-8:15pm

Mar 30: Serve at Good Samaritan Ministries (Food Pantry) 9:00am-12:00pm

Out of Town Mission Trips

Middle School Summer Mission Trip (Current 6th-8th Graders): Location TBA, Date TBA

High School Summer Mission Trip (Current 9th-12th Graders): Location TBA, July 7-13

Notable Upcoming Events/Trips

FEB 22: 4:45-8:15pm Youth Help at "Parent's Night Out," ORUMC Gym etc...

Need Volunteers ASAP ! Limit 12 youth helpers. Text/call Harrison at 423.507.7492 !


One of the countries premier modern worship leaders, Phil will help us jam out to some uplifting beats while experiencing God in a fresh and life changing way! Only $20/person, which includes ticket, travel and a voucher for food at the FOOD TRUCKS available (yay)!! You are NOT going to want to miss this! Sign up by texting Harrison at 423.507.7492!

Spring Retreats and Senior Spring Break Trip

Details TBA ASAP!


If you are a Senior, we want to celebrate you well! We will have a slideshow and a recognition in the worship service, but after that we would like you to join us for a very special luncheon in your honor. More details soon!


We have well over 30 confirmands at this point, and attending any of our three services on June 2 should give you an opportunity to stand with these incredible young folks as they commit publicly to ORUMC!

Middle School Mission Trip

Date and Location TBA

June 24-28: Weekday School VBS

Need as many as possible to volunteer for this as it is always a difficult one to staff! More details soon!

July 7-13: High School Mission Trip

Get excited! The specific location is still being decided upon but we know we will be going OUT OF STATE again - and we promise you are going to love the work opportunity, organization and new place we will be serving!

Much more summer stuff to come, including SpiritUS, regular local outdoor adventures and some other opportunities for service... stay tuned!!


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As always, if any questions, please feel free to text or call Harrison at 423.507.7492!


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