Youth Ministries

COVID-19 - Church Building and Ministry Update

Youth Ministries at Reid Memorial


Reid Youth Ministries


Our purpose is to be filled by God's grace, poured out in service, together in joy! 

We are called to seek opportunities to learn and be filled with God’s love and grace and share that love in service and outreach to others. Connecting it all, our fellowship together is characterized by joy and welcome.
When we gather together in Christ’s name we are called to reach out to each other, encourage one another, and treat each other with the love that Jesus modeled for us.  

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Dear Youth and Parents,

We have missed our Reid Youth so much over this summer! Each month the youth ministry committee has gathered to discuss, plan and determine when and how we can safely be back together in person. We are ready to be able to see you in person, laugh, joke, play games, have good conversations and pray with you. Unfortunately, we are still not there yet.

       Based on our new mission statement and this pandemic world we live in how we do Youth Ministry at Reid Memorial will look different this year. We are  building a diverse set of programs that will enable and create space and opportunities for our youth to build real and deep relationships with one another, and trying to do so in ways that will keep our youth and their families safe. Currently, we are planning in three stages that will help us to determine what we can do in person and what will still be offered on zoom or in other ways. 

Things that are continuing or changing include:

  • NEW** themed Sunday Night fellowship gathering for combined middle school and high school at least once a month outside
  • NEW** Small Groups based on grade and gender meeting once a month together to do something fun and share faith together; in the next month as these group leaders are found they will be in touch with youth and their families. 
  • Continuing** High School Sunday school, lectionary based curriculum, "Feasting on the Word" led by Jim and Jean McKnight
  • Continuing** Middle School Sunday led by Maria Jenkins
  • NEW**Opt-in Mission Cohort that will be biblically based and justice centered  with curriculum and consultation from Asheville Youth Mission Co. 
  • Continuing** Confirmation Class for 7th and 8th Grade Youth
  • (Hopefully)** a Fall Retreat focused on relationship/community building 

We look forward to sharing more details with you in the days ahead.  The Youth Committee will next be meeting on August 23. The following week you will receive an email with a general scope for the fall, as well as the specific September plans. We plan to start our Youth  year after Labor Day. 

Finally, for the month of August, we plan to extend our study of Faith in Pixar Shorts for Sunday School on zoom; please see the schedule below.

Hannah, Jim, and the Youth Committee

Hannah Norris, Director of Youth Ministries
 Jim McKnight, Elder Chair of Youth Committee
Youth Committee (Heather Howington, Carl Young, Marc Wilson, Lisa Curley, Lillian Magruder, Kirby Yawn)

Sunday Youth Group

Youth programming will begin after Labor Day. Check back for more information.

Meets at 9:30am each Sunday on Zoom. Our zoom ID is 230 815 778. Email Hannah for the password. We are continuing our summer series, Short Faith, for the month of August. This series explores faith through the lens of Pixar shorts.

  • August 16: Feast & Blue Umbrella
  • August 23: Fetch & TickTock Tale
  • August 30: One Man Band & Puddles
  • September 6: No Sunday School

High School Classes are for students in grades 9 through 12. This class is be led by Jim and Jean McKnight. They will be using the Live: High School curriculum.


Trip registration is live. Find more about Reid Youth trips here.

Summer Trips 2021:


June 13-18: High School Mission Trip to St. Simons Island GA

July 14-18: Middle School Montreat

July 18-24: High School Montreat

Register for a Middle School Summer trip here

God@Home Missions:

o When: July 8-10

o Where: Augusta, GA staying in the AFC

o Cost: $75
o For rising 6th-completed 12th grade students

Registration for God@Home here:

Middle School:
Magical Mystery Tour
o When: June 7-11
o Where: It’s a mystery…
o Cost: $375; register by 1/15: $325
o For rising 6th-completed 8th grade students

Montreat Middle School Conference
o When: July 14-July 20
o Where: Maryville College in TN
o Cost: $425; register by 1/15: $400
o For rising 6th- completed 8th grade students

High School:
Mission Trip
o When: June 15-June 19
o Where: TBD by October 1
o Cost:
o Deadline to apply: December 1

Montreat Conference
o When: July 19- July 25
o Where: Montreat Conference Center in NC
o Cost: $425; register by 12/1: $375



Curriculum Calendar 2019-20Youth Schedule 2019-2020Confirmation Calendar 2019-20Youth Trips: Looking AheadCurriculum Overview 2019-2020Youth Ministry 2019 Fall Letter

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