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:

Bibles & Bagels, a class for middle schoolers, meets during the 10:15 service in the church house library.  Students start with their families in the sanctuary, then move to the library after the children’s message.

Middle School Fellowship (Grades 6-8) — Wednesday, May 6, from 6– 8 p.m. This week at Middle School fellowship, get ready for a little fun! We will be extending fellowship by 1/2 hour concluding at 8 p.m. on Wednesday evening. We will all meet in Westminster Hall at 6 p.m., collect our things and head to the fields at Oak St. School for a picnic dinner and kickball! Bring your friends and don’t forget to bring the Co-Op Food Pantry item for May (canned pears). We are almost halfway to reaching our goal for another lock-in! See you Wednesday!

Senior High Fellowship (Grades 9-12) — Sr. High Fellowship-7-9 p.m. in the Parlor & Oak Street School.

Mission Opportunity and Sr. High Fellowship Tonight
This evening, a number of Sr. High youth will be participating in the IHN program, provid-ing and partaking in dinner for the group. If you are a youth that has signed up for this mission, please arrive to the youth center by 5:45 p.m. Then, following the IHN dinner, Sr. High Fellowship WILL MEET from 7-9 p.m. Join us for pizza in the Parlor at 7 p.m., but be on time because by 7:30 p.m. we will be heading to the fields at Oak St. School for kickball, frisbee or any other outdoor games! Senior High Maine Workcamp: July 11-19!

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 start the evening with pizza! We will also enjoy some fun outings throughout the year. Join us and bring a friend!

To learn more about youth fellowship, contact Donna Anderle.

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 Donna Anderle.

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 Donna Anderle.


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.  For more information contact Donna Anderle.

2015 Workcamp Forms

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Youth Choir

For information on the Youth Choir & Bell Choir, please see the music ministries page.

Each year, the Youth & Young Adult Committee offers scholarships for college juniors, seniors and graduate students. The scholarships are granted to aid education at an accredited college, university, or seminary for individuals dedicated to working in “helping professions,” such as pastorate, psychology, psychiatry, medicine, nursing, law, and social work. Church members and Somerset Hills residents are eligible. Applications are due May 15th.

Click this link to view or download an application (pdf).