The youth ministry at FCUCC is committed to spiritual formation, social justice advocacy, inter-generational ministry, and service to and for marginalized populations living in the Asheville area. Our Youth Ministry Coordinator, Rev. Andrew Hoots, meets with students weekly, via Zoom during the pandemic, through confirmation classes and Bible study. Prior to the pandemic, students would gather for confirmation classes, Bible study, local service opportunities, retreats, and outings including paintball, visiting the board game café in downtown Asheville, and the occasional Asheville Tourists baseball game.
The main structure of our youth ministry is to have students paired with a trusted adult in order to build a relational connection with that person to journey through life’s challenges and doubts. Doubt is a normal part of the faith journey and can be difficult on students who don’t have a mentor to help foster deeper faith.
The youth ministry is open to all students, which means folx of every race, nationality, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, ability, ethnic and spiritual background are welcome to become part of our community. When we say “all,” we really mean “all”!
Youth as defined by the United Church of Christ are those persons who are between 13 and 17 years of age. If you, or your student is younger than 13, we invite them to check out the children’s page for more information about what we’re doing with our children’s ministry. Questions? Email the Youth Ministry Coordinator, Andrew Hoots, at email@example.com.