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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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 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!   SIGN UP HERE

For the 2018 – 2019 4:12 schedule, forms & information, please click HERE.

We hope you will become a part of the 4:12 Family!

4:12 Youth are the hands and feet of Christ as we participate in many local, national and global missions. Locally we serve Early Bread, Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard, Meals on Wheels, Snipes Academy, teenagers in custody of DSS, and many, many more!

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

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!

  • God’s Girlz – Middle School Girls: Tuesdays, 6-8 pm in the Youth Room (Grades 6-8)
    • See dates HERE
    • 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)
    • See dates HERE
    • 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)
    • See dates HERE
    • 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.
  • Join us on Sunday mornings for worship at 8:15, 9:45 and 11:15 am.

Praise Band

This band is open to singers and instrumentalists in grades 6-12. It meets on Sundays from 4:30-6 pm. 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.

4:12 Youth Registration

(See Below)

Annual Youth Retreats & Trips

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

Mission Trips have been announced!

Sign ups are happening NOW!

Email Christina Norvell to Sign Up!

High School Mission Trip: San Isidro, Costa Rica

    • July 26-August 5th
    • Cost: $1,450
  • Youth who have completed Grades 9-12

Middle School: Savannah, GA:

    • July 28-August 2nd
    • Cost: $500
  • Youth who have completed Grades 6-8


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)

3rd Annual Spring Spaghetti Dinner

March 27th

5:00 – 7:30 pm: Fellowship Hall

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 2019

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.

Below you will find the Confirmation schedule of events for 2019

March 3rd:

4:00-4:45: Parent & Youth Meeting

4:45-6:00: 1st Class

March 10th: 4:30-6:00: 2nd Class

March 17th: 4:30-6:00 pm: 3rd Class

March 24th: 4:30-6:00 pm: 4th Class

March 31st: 4:30-6:00 pm: 5th Class

April 7th: 4:30-6:00 pm: 6th Class

April 14th: Palm Sunday/ Spring Break : No Class

April 21st: Happy Easter/Spring Break: No Class

April 28th

** If you do not attend the retreat this weekend, you must attend class to make your stoles for Confirmation Sunday. 4:30-6:00 pm

May 5th: 4:30-6:00 pm: 7th Class

Special Events

April 26-28th: Confirmation Retreat at Lake Junaluska: Cost: $160

May 11th: Mission Opportunity for the Confirmation Class: Nourish NC 9-11 AM

May 16th: 6:00 pm: Confirmation Dinner and Dress Rehearsal : Family is Invited

May 19th: Confirmation Sunday: 11:15 Worship Service: Invite Family & Friends

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


Low Country Boil

Friday, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Surfing Lessons

Saturday, 7:30 am - 9:30 am

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NA/Fellowship Hall

Saturday, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Mission Trip Commissioning

Sunday, 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Join us on Sunday, July 21, as we commission our high school & middle school mission teams! Please keep both of our mission teams in…

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