Covid-19 Update as of 9-29-2020

During the Covid-19 pandemic, we are following CDC, State, Conference (Western North Caroline Conference of the United Methodist Church) and FUMC Gastonia Re-opening Task Force Committee Guidelines. 

As of 9/29/2020 we are starting to slowly begin in-person meetings.  Some gatherings will be in-person only, some will be online only, and others will be hybrids (online & in-person).  If you would like to learn more information about our programs, please reach out to Director of Student Ministries, Stephanie Jenkins at

Please check out what we are currently doing under "Get Involved - Youth" on our website.

Scroll down to see past events (and what we hope to do again when restrictions are lifted).

Senior High (9th-12th Grade)

This group is open to those in ninth through twelfth grade. Rising ninth graders join the youth in late August before school starts. Before Covid-19, senior-hi group activities included prayer breakfasts, movie/game nights, concerts, go-karting, retreats, mission trips, Bible Study, Sunday night youth group and more.  See a video of our 2019 Fall Retreat Below.  


Mid Hi

This group is open to those in sixth, seventh and eighth grade.  Rising sixth graders join the youth in late August before school starts. Prior to Covid-19, the mid-hi group enjoyed lock-ins, a fall retreat to the beach (see pictures below), Bible Study, Sunday night youth, a summer mission trip, and other events throughout the year.


Stephanie Jenkins

Director of Student Ministries

704-864-4371 x254 (church)

980-292-3182 (cell)