Welcome to Youth

The Ridge is a modern youth discipleship community fueled by Oak Ridge UMC, NC. 

Find out more about our ministries and mission below or browse around for specifics.

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Next Up!
10/2 Youth Continues Weekly - Gym & Cafe
Middle School 5:30pm // High School 7:00pm
10/9 Sunday Schools 10:00am Weekly in Fall Middle School - Cafe // High School - Youth Room
10/9 PINK VS TEAL THEME NIGHT @ Youth! 5:30/7:00pm
10/21-23 Fall Retreat - Camp Dickenson, VA

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Summer Sundays '22

Colorado Mission

Adventure Outings '22

Sun Night Ridge

News and Upcoming

Sun Night Youth IS BACK!

We meet weekly on Sundays, Middle School meeting is at 5:30pm and High School at 7:00pm! Both in the FLC/Gym.

There's a lot of WWJD and HWLF bands out there, but why are these statements so important? What does it look like to practice this kind of love? Join us for an exciting new series!

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October 21-23, 2022

A great opportunity for renewal, group building, friendship forming + a healthy mix of rest and fun! All in the midst of beautiful scenery. Contact Harrison for more info!

Register for Fall Retreat Here!

Upcoming Theme Nights!

Once/Month at Sunday Night Youth! Dinner is Included!
Wear something "in-theme" and join in fun that is leveled up a notch from typical Sunday Nights.

SUN OCTOBER 9 - Youth Spirit Night "Teal vs. Pink" (Wear Teal or Pink! Fun Vs. Competitions!)

SUN NOV 6:  "CLUE: Mystery in the Woods" (Wear Flannel! Fun Team "Solve-It" Experience!) 

Check an Example out Here!


January 20-22, 2023

A life changing event of worship and commitment, REZ is a favorite among our group!! We head out to the mountains of Tennessee for the largest United Methodist Youth gathering in our country.

More Info on REZ Here!!!

Signup for Resurrection Here!

Leadership and Contact

Harrison Hart

Director of Student Ministries

Harrison has a passion for seeing each new generation of students find space and rhythm for the heartbeat of God to become known intimately in their lives. He's served in youth ministry in three contexts over the course of 18 years and has a further background in camp and recreational ministry. Art, photography, basketball and super hero talk also fuel his time with students when they're not chatting about the character of Jesus, meaningful friendships or authentic faith.

Harrison is married to his beloved Shawna and father of the greatest part of both their lives: their daughter Isabella Grace.

Please reach out at [email protected] !

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