Welcome to our Youth Ministry website!

All middle and high school students are invited to come and hang out with Ignite Youth, the United Methodist Youth Fellowship at Haygood. We provide a safe place for students to ask questions about their faith and explore the fullness of life in Jesus Christ.

The safety of our youth is of upmost importance. Click here to learn more about our Safe Sanctuary policy or to be trained.

Get ready for Winter Retreat!

Winter Retreat is right around the corner! This year we are taking a trip to beautiful Lake Junaluska, North Carolina (click to view their website here), and we're so excited for all the fun and growth that will be had. We’ll be joining other United Methodist Youth Groups from across the southeast.

The Winter Youth Retreat is an opportunity for worship, adventure, and mission in the mountains of Western North Carolina! There will be awesome bands leading worship and the freedom to choose recreational activities.

We'll have opportunities to serve, as well as have time to ski. The dates are from January 17th-January 20th. You can begin making your reservation today. The cost for both the Mission work as well as Skiing is $320/person. You can pay by check or online by clicking here.

We'd love for our students to be a part of this great experience, so please RSVP to Erich as soon as you can.

Confirmation Class is starting up again soon!

We invite and encourage all those who are interested in being confirmed in the United Methodist Church to join us for our 2019-2020 Confirmation class starting on October 20th.

What is Confirmation?

At Haygood, our Confirmation class consists of learning the basics of Christianity and the United Methodist Church. This class is designed to prepare our young people, or candidates, to claim their faith in Christ. Candidates to be confirmed, known as confirmands, take a class which covers Christian doctrine, theology, United Methodist Church history, stewardship, basic Bible study and other topics. The class is open for 8th graders, as well as early high school students (9th & 10th grade). However, if anyone hasn’t taken the class yet see Pastor Erich to join.


  • Sunday Mornings: 10 a.m. to 10:50 a.m.

  • Sunday Evenings: 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

  • Wednesday Evenings: 6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.


  • October 20 - Youth Halloween Party, Fellowship Hall (5 - 7:00 p.m.)

  • October 31 - Trick or Treat outreach project

  • November 8 - Middle School Overnight Lock In (5:00 p.m.)

  • November 13 - Youth Volunteer Day (8:30 a.m. - noon)