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.


Weekly Newsletter

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

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.


Below is a list and description of youth programming throughout a typical year. Please contact Jordan Akin, Associate Pastor for Formation & Mission, at

Sunday Mornings

Breakfast for youth and their families is offered each Sunday at 10:30am. This is a time for fellowship with some faith elements sprinkled in. Youth are then encouraged to sit together in the balcony during the 11:00am worship service.


On the 3rd Sunday of the month, 2PY travels to the Bellewood campus, 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

Throughout the school year, HS Girls gather to read the Bible and learn what it means to follow Jesus together.

Worship Arts

Youth Worship Arts Team meets on scheduled Sundays 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, or call 895-3483 ext. 212.

Open Gym

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.


Our confirmation program is an opportunity for youth to confirm the baptismal vows of the Church. All 7th & 8th graders graders are invited to join the confirmation program that meets on the 2nd Sunday of the month at 9:45am. There will be a “parallel” Confirmation Class for the parents of Confirmands.

Trips and Retreats

High School

Winter Retreat, January 13–16, 2023
Registration and deposit of $100 due October 2, 2022 (Total Cost — $450)

Montreat Youth Conference, June 11–17, 2023
Registration and $100 deposit due January 22, 2023 (Total Cost — $600)

Middle School

Montreat MS Retreat in Maryville, TN, July 19–23, 2023
Registration and $100 deposit due February 5, 2023

Registration and Payment

NOTE — To register and pay deposits and fees for all trips, please visit the Giving page.

Confirmation 2020 Confirmation Class