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) Join us October 9, 6-7:30pm for dinner & a great discussion!
Middle School Bibles and Bagels – Students in grades 6-8 meet in the Church House Library on Sunday mornings after the 10:15 a.m. worship service Children’s Message, except for Communion Sundays (the 1st Sunday of each month) where the students can attend worship for the whole hour. Our first meeting will be Sunday, September 18.
Middle School Fellowship – All 6-8th graders are welcomed to bring friends and meet in the Youth Center every Wednes- day from 6:00-7:30 p.m. We will start the evening with dinner, followed by games, activities, discussion and some fun outings throughout the year. Our first meeting will be this Wednesday, September 14.
We ask all middle-school parents to sign up to provide dinner for one evening between Oct. & June. You can bring food on a particular night, or order pizza for a particular night, or make a donation to cover the cost of the food. Details and signups are here. Thank you!
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 a team of dedicated advisors, Senior High Fellowship meets in the Youth Center of the church. 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 Maureen Paterson, 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. 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.
For information on the music opportunities for youth, please see the music ministries page.