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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

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. The Youth Group is for everyone in grades 6-12.

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

4:12 Youth Group Schedule 2018

Feb. 4 : No 4:12-Soup-er Bowl Sunday-Chili/Chowder Cook-off
Feb. 11 : 4:12/6-8 pm
Feb. 18 : 4:12/6-8 pm
Feb. 25 : 4:12/6-8 pm

March 4 : 4:12/6-8 pm
March 11 : 4:12/6-8 pm
March 18 : No 4:12-Youth Sunday-We will lead all 3 worship services this morning
March 25 : No 4:12-Palm Sunday (Happy Spring Break)

April 1 : No 4:12-Happy Easter
April 8 : 4:12/6-8 pm
April 15 : 4:12 /6-8 pm
April 22 : 4:12/6-8 pm
April 29 : 4:12/6-8 pm

May 6 : 4:12/6-8 pm
May 13 : No 4:12-Happy Mother’s Day
May 20 : 4:12/6-8 pm
May 27 : No 4:12-Happy Memorial Day

June 3 : 4:12 Beach Blast 5-8 pm

The youth events are highlighted in green on the church calendar.

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

For the 2018 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, Staten Island, the Hinton Rural Life Center in Hayesville, NC and Puerto Rico. Last summer we traveled to Heart Butte, Montana to work on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation and Nashville, TN.

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

Keep us in your prayers as we prepare to spread God’s love.

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, 6:00-8:00 pm in the Youth Room (Grades 6-8)
    • March 13th / April 3rd and 17th / May 1st and 15th
    • Sign up HERE to Feed the Sweet Middle School Girls Dinner!
  • Middle School Boys: Wednesdays 6:30-8:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall (Grades 6-8)
    • March 14th / April 4th and 18th / May 2nd and 16th
    • Sign up HERE to Feed These Hungry Boys Dinner!
  • High School Guys & Gals: Tuesdays 6:00-8:00 pm in the Youth Room (Grades 9-12)
    • March 6th and 20th / April 10th and 24th / May 8th and 22nd
    • Sign up HERE to Feed the High School Life Group!

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 8:30, 9:45 and 11:15 a.m.!

Praise Band

This Band is open to singers and instrumentalists in Grades 6-12. It meets on Sundays from 4:30-6:00 p.m. throughout the school year.

Besides leading worship on the annual 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 our student intern, Carey Avant.

Youth Choir!

Tuesdays from 5:00-6:00 pm in the Choir Room with Ms. Julia (!

This group is open to all youth in grades 6-12.  We meet every Tuesday from 5-6 throughout the school year.  Come join us!


Annual Youth Retreats & Trips

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

Ski Trip 2018: Snowshoe, WV

  • Dates: January 25-28, 2018 (Leave Thurs around 7PM and return Sunday around 7PM)
  • Grades 9-12
  • Follow us to wild wonderful West Virginia for a great weekend of skiing and snowboarding!
  • Cost: $575.00

Camp Don Lee: Spring Retreat

  • Dates: April 13-15, 2018 (Leave Friday after school around 4PM and return Sunday around 4PM)
  • Grades 6-8
  • Kaleidoscope: (A North Carolina Conference Youth Event)
  • Price: TBA

Summer Mission trips for 2018 High School and Middle School students:

Middle School Mission Trip!

July 15-20th
Hinton Rural Life Center in Hayesville, NC
Click here it check out the Hinton Rural Life Center:
Cost: $525
We will leave early Sunday Morning and Return late Friday evening.
This trip is open to all youth who have completed Grades 6-8.

High School Mission Trip

July 8-15th
Houston, TX for Hurricane Relief
We will fly out early July 8th and return late on the 15th.
Cost: $950
Open to All Youth who have completed Grades 9-12.

Youth Trip Registration     Trip Payment

To pay for all of these fun trips we do lots of Fun-Raising.  Join us for our next one!


Parking Cars on Holiday Weekends

We are fortunate enough to have prime beach parking and 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 21, 2018

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 Stock Holder to be in prayer for the youth during the week of the mission trip.  All Stock Holders will be invited to a Stock Holder 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.

Soup-er Bowl Sunday! Chili/Chowder Cook-off!

Sunday, February 4th-Souper Bowl Sunday!

The whole congregation gets involved in cooking their favorite recipes.  There will be a tasting that morning from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  Chili and chowder will be available for purchase to take home and enjoy for the big game!

Make plans to cook a pot of chili and volunteer!

See poster for last year’s info


WUMC Confirmation Class 2018

Confirmation is offered for any youth in grades 7-12. Confirmation is an opportunity to respond to the grace of God available to us, as acknowledged in baptism, and to promise to live as a person of faith. Confirmation is our response of commitment and profession of faith.

Below you will find the Confirmation schedule of events for 2018

Parent Meeting:               Sunday, February 25th-4:00-4:30 p.m. in the Agape room

Confirmation Classes:     4:30-6:00 p.m. in the Agape room

  • February 25th
  • March 4th
  • March 11th
  • March 18th
  • Two week break for Spring Break
  • April 8th
  • April 15th
  • April 22nd
  • April 29th
  • Confirmation Retreat: May 4th-6th at Lake Junaluska (details TBA)
  • May 12th: Mission Opportunity (details TBA)
  • May 17th: Confirmation dinner and dress rehearsal
  • May 20th: Confirmation Sunday at the 11:15 worship service

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.


Youth Sunday 2018

March 18th

 4:12 Youth will Lead all 3 Worship Services that Sunday!

8:30, 9:45 and 11:15

This is our Chance to Show the Congregation of WUMC how Wonderful the 4:12 Youth are! Be There!


Join the 4:12 Youth Praise Band!

Under the direction of Carey Avant

We will meet on Sunday afternoons prior to 4:12 Youth Group from 4:30-6:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall!

Please join us if you sing or play a musical instrument! We would love to have you!

The 4:12 Youth Praise Band preforms throughout the school year at 4:12, Youth Sunday and other Special Events! J


Questions/Want to Sign Up?

Contact: Christina Norvell

Upcoming Events


Chancel Choir

Wednesday, 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm

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Men’s Bible Study

Thursday, 6:45 am - 8:00 am

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