Youth Ministry

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The Youth Ministry Team at East Heights love to be with, listen and grow with youth!

We know what the youth and their parents are going through, and God has given us the gifts needed to make a difference in the lives of young people and their families.  Want to get connected with the youth department? Contact Youth Ministries Director Paige Nelson at 682-6518.


Sunday school that’s fun?

You better believe it! Learning about God doesn’t have to be boring. East Heights has excellent teachers who inspire youth and don’t know the meaning of “boring.”

All youth meet at 9:45 a.m. downstairs in the Youth Center for announcements and goodies and then head to the classrooms:

6th-7th graders – Room 034

  • 8th graders – Room 039

  • 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th graders – Room 035

Wednesday Evenings 

During the school year, activities are offered for youth 6th – 12th grade on Wednesday evenings downstairs in the Youth Center.

  • 5:30 p.m. Youth Praise Band rehearsal

  • 6:15 p.m. Young Spirit Choir

  • 7:00 p.m. Fellowship

  • 7:10 p.m. Youth worship

  • 7:30 p.m. Youth small groups

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We Have a Mission!

East Heights youth also serve others, coming together monthly in mission. They pack school supplies for kids in need, “adopt” a family every Christmas, participate in the 30-Hour Famine and more.

The middle schoolers spend a week in mission in Kansas City or Oklahoma City each summer.

The High School Mission Team travels to Tennessee to fulfill the physical, spiritual, social and emotional needs of the people in the Cumberland Mountains every July.


Other opportunities

Reel to Real: High-school youth are invited the second Thursday of the month to the Nelson’s home (447 S. Elypco) from 6 to 9 p.m. for dinner, a movie and more.

Youth Ministries offers retreats, lock-ins, mission trips, a white-water rafting trip and more!


Suicide prevention resources

East Heights youth hosted a seminar on suicide prevention. Bradley Burnett, whose son took his own life, shared ways to reach out and listen when someone is hurting. Burnett, who now is certified in suicide prevention, shared these vital ideas on a suicide-prevention awareness sheet.


Youth Ministries Calendar

Can Collection Contest January
Chicken Noodle Dinner
Middle School Lock-In
The One Event

Souper Bowl
Valentine Dessert Trolley
30-Hour Famine
Pancake Breakfast
Confirmation Retreat 

March and April
Confirmation Retreat to Camp Horizon
Youth-led sunrise worship on Easter morning

Confirmation Sunday
Celebrate our graduating seniors
Sale of the Century church-wide garage sale

Faith Tour
Middle School Mission Trip
Mission Possible

Mission Possible
Mountain T.O.P. 

High School White Water Rafting Trip
Mission Possible
Middle School Mystery Trip
Wednesday School Year Ministries Kick-off

Confirmation begins

Pumpkin Patch October
Middle School Retreat to Camp Horizon

High School Retreat to Camp Horizon
Turkey Dinner

Living Nativity
Caroling party