Christian Education does not end with the conclusion of Sunday School. After we teach our children the important stories of our faith, we need to guide them as they apply these lessons in their own lives. We want to equip them to receive and respond to all of their life experiences as disciples of Jesus. In that hope, we offer this programming for youth in Middle School and High School. Each age-appropriate segment is designed to increase the Biblical understanding, prayer capacity, worship fluency and ability to make a difference in the world in Jesus’ name.

This Week:

Senior High Fellowship (Grades 9-12)—Sundays 7-9pm, Youth Center

There is NO Senior High Fellowship due to the Easter holiday. Enjoy the time with your family! Please note there is a *Senior High Youth Council meeting on Wednesday, April 23rd from 7:45-8:45pm in the Church House Library*. ALL high school students are welcome to join the advisors in planning May’s Senior High Fellowship events. We hope to see you then!

Middle School Fellowship (Grades 6-8)—Wednesday, April 23rd from 6-7:30pm, Youth Center

Come join this fun and vibrant group for a night of games, fellowship, and a Bible story. We start the night with a sit-down pizza dinner, and proceed with a program geared to please our Middle School youth’s thirst for fun as well as enrich their understanding of God and the Bible. We welcome new faces!

Seniors ’14 Youth Sunday Meeting—Saturday, April 26th from 1:30-3:30, Church House Library

Senior Sermonettes are due! Come for your scheduled 15 minute meeting with Rev. Dennis and Jenna. Please have your entire sermonette done by this meeting so we can discuss any final edits. Please email Jenna at jmeyers@brpc.org if you have any questions or concerns!

Middle School

Calling all 6 – 8 graders to Middle School Fellowship on Wednesday evenings, 6:00-7:30 p.m., in the Youth Center. Plan to join us for fun, games, activities and discussion time. We will also enjoy some fun outings throughout the year. Join us and bring a friend!

To learn more about youth fellowship, contact Jenna Meyers.

Sr. High Fellowship

Led by a team of dedicated advisors, Senior High Fellowship meets in the Youth Center of the church on Sunday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. and the evening includes dinner. All youth are invited to come along and bring a friend. The group also enjoys weekend retreats, recreational trips and the annual summer youth Workcamp.

To learn more about youth fellowship, contact Jenna Meyers.

Confirmation Class

The Confirmation program prepares 9th grade students to become full adult members of the congregation. Students learn more about their relationship with God, what it means to be a Presbyterian and how they can be involved in the church community. Participation in Confirmation does not mean students must join the church, but if after prayerful consideration they are ready to take that step, they will be confirmed as full members at the end of the program year.

Students meet twice a month in small groups of two or three with an adult mentor for conversation using the curriculum material provided by the program. These sessions give the mentors and students a chance to talk with each other in a relaxed environment and discuss questions and reactions to the information being presented about God and the church. These small groups may also attend worship together and participate in hands-on mission opportunities.

Also, once a month, students and their parents gather together for dinner and class. Pastor Dennis Jones, meets with the students, digging deeper into the topics they have been discussing during the month or others not covered by the curriculum, while parents meet in another room, reviewing the same topics, asking questions, and listening to presentations relevant to their role as parents.

If you are interested in learning more about the Confirmation program, please contact Theresa Creedon at tcreedon@verizon.net.

Workcamp
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For one week in July, youth and advisors from our church and community travel to Maine to repair homes for those in need. This is an awesome opportunity for our young people to see how their hard work and can make a difference in the lives of others, as well as experience what it means to live out their faith in an intentional way.  The 2014 Workcamp will take place July 12-20.  (Check back in the spring for links to sign up!) For information contact Jenna Meyers.

Youth Choir

The Youth Choir, for grades 6 – 12, provides a great opportunity for our young people to enjoy singing and to serve God and their church while doing it! They sing wonderful music and add joy and vibrancy to our worship. Youth choir sings one or two Sundays a month, on Christmas Eve and on other festival days.

Alpha Bell Choir for youth and adults rehearses on Tuesday evenings at 6:00 p.m.

For more information, please contact Music Minister Mary Lou Stevens.