Youth

Montreat 2019
2PY - Welcome Home

Mission Statement:

Second Presbyterian Church Youth Ministry exists to create an environment of love and acceptance where youth (Grades 6-12) learn, worship, fellowship, and serve together, and a spiritual foundation is developed that will inspire them to lead a life- long commitment with Christ.

Core Values:

  • Christ-centered
    • We create opportunities to know Christ and follow His example of love, humility, acceptance and compassion.
  • Joyful
    • We create a fun, engaging community where youth experience joy through Christ-centered relationships and service to others.
  • Faithful
    • We create consistent, reliable, stable programming that honors our tradition and develops lasting relationships.

Communication

Weekly Newsletter

Each week we’ll send out an email via Constant Contact with announcements, registration information, news, and more. Check your inbox each Friday.

Annual Forms

All 2PY participants need to complete a covenant and medical release form only once during the year. You will have an opportunity to fill out the forms during Kick-Off each year.

Programming

Below is a list and description of youth programming throughout a typical year. Please contact Jordan Akin, Associate Pastor for Youth, at jakin@2ndpreslou.org.

Sunday Mornings

Sunday mornings at 10:45am come for breakfast followed by games, fellowship and then age appropriate classes for youth and parents.

Bellewood

On the 3rd Sunday of the month, 2PY travels to the Bellewood campus of Uspiritus, an organization that works with abused and neglected KY youth, to play games and love the youth, from 4:30 – 6:30pm.

HS Girls’ Bible Study

Every other Wednesday, during the schoolyear, HS Girls gather to read the Bible and learn what it means to follow Jesus together.

Worship Arts

Youth Worship Arts Team meets each Sunday from 12:15-1:15 p.m. in the Youth Suite. Lunch is provided at 12 p.m. The Team will prepare to lead worship through drama, music, and other arts. For more info, contact Jim Rittenhouse, Director of Worship and Music at jrittenhouse@2ndpreslou.org, or call 895-3483 ext. 212.

Basketball

2PY has both a high school and middle school basketball team in the youth league at Beargrass Christian Church. Practices will begin in November or December with the games on Saturday afternoons in January. The season ends with a tournament in early March.

Open Gym

7:00 - 9:00pm
Every Tuesday from November-March the gym is open to all youth.

You are invited to come to the Great Hall to hang out, shoot hoops, and play some games. There will also be a time of prayer and devotion. It’s a great way to get some exercise while drawing closer God all and the youth of 2PY. Keep an eye on the calendar for the ultimate Reunion Open Gym, and any holiday cancellations.

Confirmation

Our confirmation program is an opportunity for youth to confirm the baptismal vows of the Church. All 8th graders are invited to join the confirmation program that meets weekly during the Sunday School hour. There will be a “parallel” Confirmation Class for the parents of Confirmands.

Trips and Retreats

High School

Fall Lock-In, November 5-6

Winter Retreat, January 14-17, 2022
Registration and deposit of $100 due October 3, 2021 (Total Cost - $400)

Montreat Youth Conference, June 12-18, 2022
Registration and $100 deposit due November 7, 2021 (Total Cost - $600)

Costa Rica, June TBD
Details to follow.

Triennium, July 24-27, 2022
Registration and $100 deposit due December 1

Middle School

Montreat MS Retreat, July 17-21, 2021
Registration and $100 deposit due February 6, 2022

Confirmation 2020 Confirmation Class