UYC is the youth ministry of The Uprising pastored by Drew & Lauren Freyder. We have a ton of opportunities to come get involved:
Every Wednesday night, UYC meets to have church together from 7-8:45pm. Youth can expect to meet some great young people and leaders, take part in a passionate worship service with our youth worship band, and hear God’s Word presented in a way you’ll understand and love. We encourage you to listen in to what Pastor Drew is preaching (see the link to the right). Our young people love our church where we get personal with God. In fact, since we began in 2008, we have tripled in size and regularly host other youth ministries. We hardly ever miss so you can bet on us meeting this week!
Every Second Saturday of the month, SSS (Second Saturday Society) meets at a house in Salisbury from 6:30-8:30pm. There’s nothing churchy other than great Christians hanging out. Most youth enjoy basketball, cards, ping-pong, pool, or great conversations. We meet at 3910 Coulbourn Mill Rd., Salisbury, MD 21804.
The More Conference (Feb) – Each February, we host The More Conference which is a youth conference designed to give middle and high schoolers an atmosphere to go after more of God and to allow God to reveal more of Himself to them. Many locol youth ministries join us each year as we strive to bring powerful ministry to the Eastern Shore.
Summer Internship (June-Aug) – Summer Internship is an 8 week, life-transforming, future-shaping program for incoming Freshmen through graduating Seniors. Interns spend 3 days a week with Pastor Drew in intense discipleship and have amazing fun making lifelong memories. They study Christian doctrine, leadership, and living out the Christian life and they get to lead in ministry at The Middle School Camp as well as attend The Wave Conference!
Internship was a way for me to devote my summer to the Lord & make Him the center of not only 1 summer, but my entire life. -Andrew (High School Senior)
At internship, there was an atmosphere that really displayed Christianity as a relationship, not just a religion & I made some ties with people that will last a lifetime. -JT (College Freshman)
Internship was the best way to spend my summers…digging deep into the Word of God and discovering His will and promises for me. -Lauren W (High School Sophomore)
Summer Camps/Conferences – Each summer, we offer two trips our youth love! The first is 4-day Middle School Camp in the mountains of Virginia led by Pastor Drew and the summer interns. This camp is full of great times on zip-lines, giant swings, games, and powerful ministry each morning and evening. Second is our High School Conference at The Wave Conference. Our High Schoolers love rolling out to Virginia Beach for 3-days and being a part of this memorable conference.
UYC in the City (Sept) – Shortly after school is back, we host a powerful night of ministry in Salisbury at a local high school on a Wednesday night. We always go big and God always exceeds our expectations! Each year, over fifty youth have given their lives to Jesus there. It’s a “don’t miss” kind of night.
UYC @ DQ (Apr/May) – In the Spring, we love to host a family night of outdoor worship at Dairy Queen on Nanicoke Road one Wednesday night each year. There, our youth worship team leads worship and many families come to have a great night out. The proceeds go towards ministries the youth are praying for.
Middle and High Schoolers, come join us and check out what God is doing in your generation! -P.Drew