Youth Ministries at Highlands

At Highlands, we strive to provide our young people a supportive place to learn, grow, and serve together!  Youth Ministries include weekly Sunday school, bi-monthly youth group meetings, regular service projects that support our Community Ministries, spiritual formation retreats, and more!   Scroll to the bottom of the page for information on our upcoming youth events. 

For more information, contact our Youth Coordinator,  Mary Elizabeth Neal.

Highlands United Methodist Youth Group

Youth Sunday School

Our Youth Sunday School Class is open to all youth in 6th grade or older and meets each week in Room 208 on the second floor of the Education Building.  The curriculum includes Old and New Testament Bible study, discussion of current events and topical issues, and Jeopardy-style Bible Trivia. 

Youth Sunday school is taught by Danny and Michele Jones.

Youth Group

Highlands partners with the youth groups of East Lake, Avondale, Woodlawn, and St. Junia UMCs and Beloved Community Church to form a cooperative youth ministry program.  This diverse group of youth and adult volunteers meets several times a month to socialize, share group-building experiences, and explore and deepen our faith together.  Together with our partner churches, Highlands youth participate in Discovery Weekend – an annual spiritual formation retreat, ongoing service projects, and Starting Points – a collaborative Confirmation Class. 

Youth Group meets the first and third Sunday of each month at 4:00 p.m. at each of the participating churches on a rotating basis.  See our event's calendar below for the next meeting date and location.


Whitewater Rafting Trip | August 16-18, 2019

Join the youth group for an end-of-summer whitewater rafting adventure. Overnight accommodations at a private cabin at Mountain Top Inn in Warm Springs, GA. Whitewater Rafting at Whitewater Express in Columbus, GA.

Approximate cost for the weekend: $125/person. Includes transportation, lodging, rafting tickets, and meals. In order to secure this price point, we must have 25 people commit to the trip no later than Friday, July 5. Registration information will follow.

Parents are invited to come along as chaperones! Younger siblings are welcome to accompany parent chaperones; the minimum age to raft is 7 years old.

Commitment Form:

Parent Name *
Parent Name
Phone *

  Upcoming Youth Events

PDF of Youth Calendar

Youth Sunday School: Sundays at 9:30 a.m.

Youth Group: 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sunday of each month, 4-6 p.m.

Confirmation Class: 1st Sunday of each month, 3 p.m. at Highlands; for 6th and 7th graders