Winter/Spring Youth Group (and Wednesday evening meal) Schedule:
Wednesday, March 20 - Youth Group
Wednesday, March 27 - Youth Group
Wednesday, April 3 - Youth Group
Wednesday, April 10 - Youth Group
Wednesday, April 17 - No Youth Group (attend Thursday All Congregational Holy Week dinner and service instead)
Wednesday, April 24 - Youth Group
Wednesday, May 1 - Youth Group
Sunday, May 5 - Youth Sunday
Wednesday, May 8 - Youth Group
Wednesday, May 15 - Last Wednesday Youth Group until Fall

Wednesday Evening Schedule:
6:00 pm - Optional Evening Meal (Fellowship Hall)
6:30 - 8:00 pm - Youth Programming (Youth Group Room)

Amanda sends weekly emails with important details about youth group and/or Wednesday evening meal each week. If you do not receive these emails and would like to, email to get signed up!

Each week we meet, an optional dinner open to everyone will be provided starting at 6:00 pm. Families and church community, please consider sponsoring a meal by email Amanda ( or go to Sign Up Genius.

We still need meal sponsors for:
Wednesday, March 27
Wednesday, April 3
Wednesday, April 17

Thank you to so many of you that have sponsored meals in the fall and winter so far!


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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.