Registration forms and fees are due September 23!
NEXUS brochure:
(Please ignore the registration information in the brochure- if we want to be housed as a group, registrations must be turned in to Casandra- NOT directly to Nexus)
NEXUS registration form
NEXUS photo release
burks youth Quick Links:
Forms                classes                     events
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What’s new @ Burks Youth?


Mocs game and tailgate party are coming up Oct. 6! Tickets are only $10 which includes lunch! Space is limited, so reserve your spot NOW!
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October 28 is our annual Bonfire at the Longs’! Hot Dogs and s’mores will be provided- please bring a simple side-dish! 
New LIVE Daily Devotion App! 
This great app (available for iphone and android) gives you daily devotions that relate to what we’re learning, PLUS access to the calendar of special events! Download it free and enter code:  b3a2ca
We are always looking for adult mentors to help with a number projects and events- please check out our Mentors’ page for more information!
Want to know more about what we offer For Youth
Click on one of the links below!
We meet every Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday, plus we offer online Daily Devotions
Many of our activities require permission and/or medical forms.
parties, competitions, retreats, mission trips, and more!   
Who are we?
Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known.”  –John 3:2a
 In Luke 10:29 a Jewish scholar asks Jesus “Who is my neighbor?” This seems like a simple question, but it sparks Jesus to tell one of the most well-known parables in the Bible- that of the Good Samaritan. We call our weekly youth worship “Neighbors of Christ” (NoC for short) because we believe that welcoming the stranger and caring for each other are the most important ways we show our faith.
With help from our adult mentors, Burks Youth explores ideas, values, and scripture in order to grow into the people God wants us to be. We know that questions and doubts are part of a maturing faith, and we welcome respectful discussion about any topic. Burks Youth Ministry offers something for every teen- from Bible study to debates on current events. No matter where you are in your faith journey, YOU are welcome in Burks Youth!
Meet Casandra Karl-
Burks’ Director of Youth Ministry
Casandra is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin- Madison with a degree in Classics and Archaeology (focus on the Early Christian Period in the Middle East). 
Casandra enjoys curling up with a good book (sometimes THE Good Book, but other good books, too), playing board games with her three children, and beating her husband at Jeopardy.
She also loves exploring God’s creation through travel, camping, & hiking, and can often be found in the Smokies or at the beach on her days off.  
Contact Casandra by:
phone 423-842-4219
text 956-358-0369
Burks Youth is the official youth organization  of Burks United Methodist Church. 
All Burks programs follow Safe Sanctuaries Policies and Guidelines. The staff and volunteers working with our program have been trained to care for your family. Please contact the church office for a copy of these policies.
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