Youth Ministries

Wrightsville UMC 4:12 Youth

We base our entire youth program around the verse 1st Timothy 4:12 which says, “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.”

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Feel Free to Call, Text or Email me Anytime!
Christina Norvell
Director of Children and Youth Ministries at Wrightsville UMC
910-471- 9302

A big thank you to Jack Kilbourne for making this  amazing video of Youth Sunday 2019!

Youth Program

4:12 Youth Group meets every Sunday night Middle School 5-7pm and High School from 6-8 pm in the Fellowship Hall following the traditional school calendar. We always have dinner, games and a fun program.

4:12 is for everyone in grades 6-12.

For more information, please email Christina Norvell at or call her at 910-471-9302.

Pick your Favorite Sunday Night to Feed the 4:12 Youth!


4:12 Youth Registration

4:12 Registration
(See Below)

Nationally, we have served on mission teams to:

  • Mountain City, TN
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Raleigh/Durham Area
  • Puerto Rico
  • Staten Island
  • Hinton Rural Life Center in Hayesville, NC
  • Heart Butte, MT
  • Nashville, TN
  • Houston, TX
  • Savannah, Ga
  • San Isidro, Costa Rica

Globally, we support two children through Compassion International, and we have provided over 100 pairs of shoes to Sole Hope in Uganda.

Life Groups

4:12 Life Groups are a wonderful way to dive deeper into God’s Word within smaller groups.  Join us for dinner, games and Bible study! See dates HERE

  • God’s Girlz – Middle School Girls: Tuesdays, 6-8 pm in the Youth Room (Grades 6-8)
    • Sign up HERE to feed dinner to the sweet middle school girls!
  • Middle School Boys: Wednesdays 6:30-8:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall (Grades 6-8)
    • Sign up HERE to feed dinner to these hungry boys!
  • High School Guys & Gals: Tuesdays 6:00-8:00 pm in the Youth Room (Grades 9-12)
    • Sign up HERE to feed the high schoolers!

Sunday School

  • Sunday mornings: 9:45-10:45 am
  • Middle School Sunday School meets in Room 201 on the second floor.
  • High School Sunday School meets in the Youth Room on the 3rd floor.
  • Join us on Sunday mornings for worship at 8:15, 9:45 and 11:15 am and 6:00pm.

Praise Team

This band is open to singers and instrumentalists in grades 6-12. Throughout the school year on the Fellowship Hall stage. Besides leading worship on Youth Sunday and other youth events, this group works to strengthen their faith through their love of music.  This group is under the direction of Carey Avant.

Annual Youth Retreats & Trips

For more information, please email Christina Norvell at
or call/text her at 910-471-9302.

DNOW/Fall Retreat

September 27th – 29th

Fort Caswell

Open to all Youth in Grades 6-12


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DNOW Registration

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Parking Cars on Holiday Weekends

We are fortunate enough to have prime beach parking. This is the easiest & fastest way to raise money for our 4:12 trips!

  • Memorial Day Weekend
  • July 4th Weekend
  • Labor Day Weekend
  • Flotilla (Saturday after Thanksgiving)

4th Annual Spring Spaghetti Dinner

Date to be Announced

Purchase Your Stock Fundraiser!

May, June & July

The youth sell “stocks” to investors that wish to invest in their mission trips for $20 each. We are asking each stockholder to be in prayer for the youth during the week of the mission trip.  All stockholders will be invited to a stockholder dinner meeting to see your return on investment! If you would like to sponsor someone, please fill out a form and return to the church office with your donation attached. Questions? Please send Christina an email at Forms are available in the office.


WUMC Confirmation Class 2020

Confirmation is offered for youth in grades 7-12. Confirmation is an opportunity to respond to the grace of God available to us in our baptism. Confirmation is our response of commitment and profession of faith.

HERE you will find the Confirmation schedule of events for 2019-2020

Please email Christina Norvell if you have any questions or would like to sign up your youth for Confirmation classes this Spring. We would love for your youth to join us for this experience.


Upcoming Events


NA/Fellowship Hall

Saturday, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Sunday, 9:45 am - 10:45 am

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Lay Reader Training

Sunday, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
children and youth 4th grade and up

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Acolyte Training

Sunday, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Children and Youth 4th grade and up

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