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.
Parental Permission Form – Please fill this out and send/bring to the church to allow your child(ren) to be participants in youth activities at BRPC. (Clicking on the link will open the form as a pdf. You can type into the fields on the pdf, then print it out, or you can print the blank form and fill it out.
Senior High Fellowship (Grades 9-12) This Sunday we will help a family in need with some yard work from 1:30-3 p.m. instead of our regular fellowship time. Please meet up by the Youth Center and we will carpool to the location. Please bring pants, long-sleeved shirts and work gloves to be safe from ticks, as well as yard tools if you have any. All are welcome and feel free to bring friends! We will also meet tonight at 7:00 p.m. in the Youth Center with all the seniors who will be preaching on Youth Sunday.
Middle School Bibles and Bagels – Will not be held this week.
Middle School Fellowship –For Fellowship this Wednesday we are playing laser-tag at Bridgewater Sports Arena! We kindly ask that parents drop off your sons and daughters directly at the are- na at 6 p.m., and pick-up will be at 7:30 p.m. Please bring $20. We will meet right outside the main entrance. All middle school students and their friends are warmly welcomed! The address is: Bridgewater Sports Arena, 1425 Frontier Road, Bridge- water, NJ 08807.
Don’t forget, we are planning a “lock-in” (overnight) in the Youth Center, Saturday through Sunday, May 14-15. Save the dates!
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 start the evening with pizza! We will also enjoy some fun outings throughout the year. Join us and bring a friend!
Led by our Andy Holvik, our director of youth ministries, and a team of dedicated advisors, Senior High Fellowship meets in the Youth Center of the church on Sunday after the worship service, from 11:30 am to 1 pm. 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.
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 Dennis Jones.
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. This year’s workcamp will be July 16-24. For information on the music opportunities for youth, please see the music ministries page.
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.
This year’s workcamp will be July 16-24.
For information on the music opportunities for youth, please see the music ministries page.