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Our purpose at Carmel United Methodist is to Glorify God by making disciples through students and families! Our desire is to teach students God’s Word, show them how to grow in their relationship with the Lord, and challenge them to reach their generation for Christ. We believe by having the involvement of parents in the discipleship of their children by spending time together in God’s Word, and placing biblical principles in their lives to live out (Deut. 6:1-9) will create student leaders that are passionate about living out their faith and have a desire to reach their community with the gospel. 

Matt Sherrill

Director of Youth Ministries

Kevin Andrews

Minister of Youth




YOUTHMINISTRY (6-12th grade)

Carmel UMC Youth Ministries creates Authentic Connections that bring glory to God!


 6-7:30PM  HUB

Are you ready to kick off Intersect for the fall? Intersect is our youth group that meets every Sunday night. We have music, games, food and then we'll break into small groups to dive deeper into our topic for the night. Plan to attend and invite your friends!


Every Sunday Morning

9:15AM  HUB Youth Center 

All Middle School Students are invited to join us for confirmation experience in the HUB Youth Center. This class will be tailored for first-time students who have never experienced Confirmation (often 6th graders) as well as middle school students who are ready to take next steps in learning God's Word and putting faith into practice. 



November 30-mid Dec.

The trees are coming soon!  Students can sign up to work and earn the equivalent of $10/hr toward a mission trip or retreat. The sales starts November 30th (Saturday after Thanksgiving) and manned sales will run through mid-December. Proceeds from this annual fundraiser go toward Youth Missions as well as things like scholarships, leader training and other ministry expenses not covered by our annual budget.

SIGN UP HERE- to help with set-up

SIGN UP HERE- to volunteer to sell trees

WinterBlast 2020

January 18-20

Register now for a weekend of thrills as we take a road trip to Michigan. We will spend 3 days and 2 nights at Gull Lake Retreat Center.

#Wblast20 will feature new events and some of our old favorites like Airband, bowling, rock climbing, dodgeball & more. A guest speaker and amazing food will round out an incredible weekend of fun and being challenged to trust God more.
Inviting a friend is ENCOURAGED! This is a great way to spend the long weekend with fun events and four sessions that speak to the life of a teenager.

The cost for #Wblast20 has NOT CHANGED from last year and is $185 and covers transportation, lodging, activities, t-shirt, and meals (except for one fast food stop during our travel). This will be your only chance to pay via credit card so have it ready. Otherwise, payment can be made by check to the Carmel UMC office. If you have concerns about the cost of the retreat, contact us to find out about confidential scholarships that may be available to you.



Wilderness Trail Adventure

July 7-13  Virginia

ONLY 9 SPOTS LEFT! Sign up now for this week long backpacking adventure for 6-12th grade students. This adventure will get you out of your comfort zone by participating in the body of Christ, and discovering the beauty of God's presence through nature and beyond. The cost of the trip is $350 (before May 17) and includes transportation, hiking gear (except for shoes and sleeping bag), meals, activities, and t-shirt. Financial assistance is available. 



Confirmation Experience

SUNDAYS from 9:15-10:30am for 6th Grade Students 

9-9:15am- Students worship with families
9:15-10:00am- Students in small groups in the HUB
10-10:30am- Parents join in the HUB for the closing music and 
lessons for the upcoming week

Grow Groups are for students who are ready to go deeper in their faith as a disciple for Jesus Christ.


Connect Groups are easy entry ways to authentically connects with students and adults on a smaller scale than Intersect. 

These are ongoing groups designed to connect students with each other and occasionally do some service projects together.