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.

2PY Summer Calendar


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 and Bibles

From September – April breakfast for youth and their families will be available each Sunday beginning at 10:00am in the Youth Suite. At 10:30am the youth will head to their classroom for a brief devotion before going to worship at 11:00am.

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 Wednesday evenings as part of our Wednesdays Together Program. Dinner begins at 5:00pm and the class begins at 5:30pm. 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 7th and 8th grade youth to confirm the baptismal vows of the Church. Please contact the church office for more information.

Trips and Retreats

High School

Winter Retreat, January 17–20, 2025

Montreat Youth Conference, June 9–15, 2024
Registration and $100 deposit due January 2024 (Total Cost — $600)

Middle School

Montreat MS Retreat in Maryville, TN, July 2024

Registration and Payment

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

Confirmation 2020 Confirmation Class