Children and Youth


Need to reach Youth Coordinator, Crystal Adams?
Call or Text 910.639.5359

Come and join the Youth Group at West End UMC! We meet each Sunday evening from 4:00 - 5:30 pm outside under the picnic shelter as long as weather allows then we will be moving into the Fellowship Hall following all social distancing measures.


NC Zoo Trip
Saturday, September 10th
Leave the church at 8:00 am and return by 6:00 pm
We will be touring the Africa continent. The children will have the opportunity to play in the Treehouse Trek and the youth will be on the Air Hike Ropes Course. Permission slips will need to be filled out and brought with each participant. These can be printed off the NC Zoo website or you can get one from Crystal. We would like at least two families to attend and help drive for this trip.
Each Child/Youth will need to buy a general admission ticket as well as a ticket to the Treehouse Trek or Air Hike Ropes Course.  General Admission tickets are Ages 2-12 $11.00, Ages 13-61 $15.00, Ages 62+ $13.00 and Under 2 Free.
Tree House Trek costs $3.00 per person
Air Hike Ropes Course costs $15.00 per person
If purchased early with a group rate of 10 or more it will be cheaper. If you know you and your family are planning to attend and would like the cheaper rate, please let Crystal know how many are in your group since she will need to call the ticket office early and pre-order. If there are not enough preorders we will have to go with individual rates. Saturday, October 15th

Ripley's Aquarium
Leave Saturday, October 15th from the church at 8:00 am and return by 10:00 pm.  We would like for all the families of the children and youth to join us on this trip. Since some families may want to stay overnight, we have decided not to have Sunday school, sprouts, or youth on the Sunday, October 16th.
Ages 3-5 $ 12.99, Ages 6-11 $24.00, Ages 12+ 39.99
Discount tickets are for groups of ten or more and are about $10 dollars off
(Ex: adults 12+ is 39.99/ discount ticket is $29.99)
The Ripley’s Aquarium trip will be a family related trip and if we want discounted tickets we will need to buy in advance. If you know you and your family are planning to attend and would like the cheaper rate, please let Crystal know how many are in your group so she can call and pre-order. If there are not enough preorders we will have to go with individual rates.
If you would like more information about either of these trips it can be found on their respective websites or you can email or text Crystal.

Pilgrimage 2022
Friday, November 11th - Sunday, November 13th
Rocky Mount Event Center + Online Pilgrimage 2022 Theme
God In Unexpected Places: While Seeking Wellness, Pilgrimage has been creating a space for thousands of United Methodist youth (6th – 12th grades) and their mentors to gather for over 25 years. Pilgrimage is a life-changing weekend event filled with amazing artists, thought provoking speakers, and inspiring youth leadership – all bearing witness to the transforming love of Christ. This weekend is for students and adult student leaders looking for a weekend worship experience that calls everyone to a new or stronger faith in Jesus, challenging everyone to share God’s love in word and action.


The Children have begun their lessons on the Old Testament. We're looking through the Old Testament for the stories and promises of God to His people and finding where these promises have been fulfilled in the New Testament. So far, the children are loving these lessons!

The Youth are continuing their studies on Jesus and adding lessons on spiritual gifts, the three types of love, self-wellness and being a witness to others.
They meet Sunday Evenings at 3:00 - 4:00 pm.

Sunday school classes are going well for the youth and children. Both classes are reading and learning about the book of Acts. The nursery is open every Sunday for the little ones that would like to attend and learn about the stories of the Old Testament. The nursery is open for worship service, Sunday school or both if needed. If you have a child who would like to attend any of these classes the age groups are as follows: nursery 0-5 years, children's class 6-9years, youth 10 and 11 years, middle & high.

We would very much like to have some volunteers for teacher’s assistants for these classrooms. A teacher’s assistant is greatly needed in the nursery on the second and fourth Sunday's during children's church. If you would like to assist or volunteer, please sign up in the narthex on our volunteer list.

Every 2nd & 4th Sunday the children and youth will be invited to leave the worship service after children's sermon to attend children's church. The children's church time will now have the name: SPROUTS: Growing In Christ From The Ground Up. SPROUTS will include devotions, skits, arts & crafts, music, Bible trivia and games to reiterate what the children are learning at church and Sunday school. The 1st and 3rd Sunday's the children 6 years and older are encouraged to worship with their families in the service after children's sermon. Activity bags are available for children to use during the worship hour. Please see an usher if your child would like one of these bags during worship.

The youth will be taking donations from a list provided by the Moore County Animal Services. Donations can be dropped off at the youth room, outside the office, or in the narthex. Thomas Garret will be representing the youth during this mission. He will speak to anyone who has questions and will help collect donations.

Our children and youth have formed a praise and worship team and have begun to learn music to share with the congregation during worship. We will continue to learn new music and welcome all parishioners to join in, sing with and move along with us as we share this music with you.

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