Amanda Hodge
Director of Youth Ministries

Youth Group meetings are on Wednesdays evenings.

Here is what you can expect each week:
6:00 pm - Optional Dinner | To sign up to sponsor a dinner please click here
6:30 - 8:00 pm - Youth Programming
8:00 - 8:30 pm - Optional Fellowship Time

For feedback, suggestions, and ideas please click here for the electronic suggestion box.

Youth Group will not meet on:
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

FREE EVENT: 3rd Annual No Scare Halloween Fair

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When Friday, October 26, 2018 
from 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Donations needed: 
·       CANDY 
·       COSTUMES 
·       PRIZES
(small items for game booths to hand out)   
Please drop off contributions in the Youth Room. 

In addition, we once again would like to provide transportation for our guests from Anna Marie’s Shelter.  If you would like to help us provide the same safe and comfortable transportation for our guests, please consider making a monetary donation.  You can write a check with “Halloween Fair” written on the memo line and it can be placed in the offering plate or mailed to the church office. 

If YOU would like to participate in this ridiculously fun ministry this year, please see Chelsea Cremers... or any of the high school youth!  We need partners to help organize costumes, create game booths, bake cupcakes, provide supervision at the event, and serve in a variety of ways. Invite your friends and neighbors and spread the word... and then come enjoy the fun! 

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About Amanda:
Amanda Hodge joined us in September to lead our Youth Ministry into the future by engaging current and new students to connect with God in Jesus Christ. As a church that puts love first in everything we do, living into our mission of inviting, forming, and sending active followers of Jesus, we needed someone who also puts God’s love as the primary guiding principle in her life, and we found her!

Amanda Hodge was born on Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri. After her father retired from the military and relocated the family to North Carolina, Amanda was introduced to church by being invited to be a part of a local youth group. Ever since that time, she has been passionate about helping Youth Ministries lead others down the same path that has enriched her own life.

Amanda has led a variety of Youth Ministries at churches in North Carolina and Michigan, as well as on campus during her undergraduate studies at Chowan University. Amanda has many other skills and gifts that she brings to the role, including a degree in Business Administration and, most recently, event planning experience at the University of Denver in Colorado. Amanda is delighted to bring all of these talents, as well as her passion for serving youth, to First United Methodist Church.