Our youth group, consists of Summit Student Ministries for 6-12th grade youth and Hilltoppers  for children in kindergarten-5th grade. This group meets every Sunday night from 4:30 to 5:30 PM at Spruce Pine UMC. 11090 Hwy 226 South, Spruce Pine, NC 28777.

Summit and Hilltoppers is a unique collaborative ministry that consist of 10 UMC churches across three counties coming together to form one ministry.

The Summit students go on several retreats throughout the year. Our annual winter retreat to Lake Junaluska is a chance for students to get away and spend time in worship and fellowship together. Our summer mission trip is Carolina Cross Connection where we spend a week with other churches from across North Carolina ministering to those in need.

If you would like more info contact Rick Schilling at


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