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Weekly Programs

HERD (high school) small groups meet on Sunday mornings in the Annex (August-May). Doors to the Annex open at 9:15AM. Students participate in large group discussion. Dedicated adults lead small group discussion time with students. Students engage in relevant conversation about their faith, discuss their highs and lows from the previous week, and pray together as a group. Breakfast is served every Sunday!

 

 

Disciple Now is a weekend of in-depth discipleship! In 2018, Disciple Now weekend will take place April 13th-15th! At D Now, students study scripture together in homes. Our host home families are families from within AHUMC. Students are divided up into host homes by classification and gender. In other words, 7th grade boys will have their own small group leader and host home, as well as 7th grade girls. The high school groups may choose to come together for bible study, but will have separate host homes for housing purposes.

College students, some of which are from AHUMC, lead the small group bible studies. Students also serve together during the weekend. Saturday morning is spent serving people in our community with projects around their homes. Students worship together on Saturday night and Sunday morning. These services are led by our Student Pastor, Matt Howe and our Student Praise Band, Out of Dust.

 Students have a TON OF FUN together! There is even a community-wide scavenger hunt on Saturday afternoon that is always one of the highlights of the weekend! Students complete various tasks around the community in order to earn points for their team. Some tasks earn them points while other tasks cost them points. The beauty of it all is that they don’t know which tasks are which.



Every May MOB & HERD celebrate the "last day" of school with a Party on the Lawn @ AHUMC! Inflatables, games, contests, door prizes, music and FREE food are all a part of the festivities. Our 2018 date is Thursday, May 31st!

Appalachia Service Project - Eastern Kentucky June 10-16- 9-12 grade (students completing the 8th grade in May 2018 may participate) ASP provides one of the most rewarding structured service opportunities in the nation -- bringing thousands of volunteers from around the country to rural Central Appalachia to repair homes for low-income families. Cost:$350/person. ***Adults should plan on paying $200/person in 2018.  

Every December AHUMC hosts the AHSM Parum pum pum Party! This party, for MOB, HERD, and adult volunteers includes homemade refreshments, games, an 'Ugly Sweater' competition, and a 'White Elephant' gift exchange! In 2017, the party is scheduled for December 10 at 6:30 in the annex.