Teens

SUNDAY FAITH FORMATION       
9:55 AM – 10:55 AM   
Cultivate a stronger faith  with our enrichment opportunities on Sunday Mornings!  Middle School and High School Youth will meet in their age groups to explore how their faith relates to life.
Middle School- Room 102
High School- Room 104

Click HERE for the 2021 Fall Faith Formation Booklet

YOUTH FELLOWSHIP Middle and High School Youth Fellowship is such an important aspect of faith formation for youth. KGPC has a wonderful youth program that allows for middle and high school students to explore their faith. In general, youth group meets every week for fellowship, fun, and faith formation. Local service projects and summer trips are offered to encourage our youth to grow in their faith and develop Christian leadership skills.  Following Christ is our main goal.

 

Middle School Summer Trips - 2022

Massanetta Middle School Conference

Who - rising sixth through ninth graders
What - Conference will transform the faith journey of hundreds of middle schoolers from all around the country.  Every aspect of this conference is crafted with middle schoolers in mind.  Conference activities like keynote speakers, recreation, encounter groups and workshops are centered on the theme of summer.
Where - Massanetta Springs (https://massanettasprings.org)
When - 21 - 24 June, 2022
Cost - $415 per person ($150 (non-refundable) due by January 1, 2022 to reserve a youth's spot for this trip)
 
High School Summer Trips - 2022

Mission Trip to Baltimore, MD

Who - Rising ninth graders through graduated seniors                                                                                                                                                               What - We are so excited to be taking a youth mission trip to Baltimore this year.  We will work with The Center in Baltimore (www.thecenterbaltimore.org).  Here is a description of their programming - At The Center, our group will be paired with a local congregation or community ministry.  Our partners work in different neighborhoods and have developed different community partnerships and ministries.  Each mission experience is unique but the foundation of each trip is the same - we plan and lead on-the-ground mission opportunities, integrating hands-on mission experiences with learning and theological reflection.  Groceries, housing and safe outdoor activities for our downtime are coordinated.                                                                                                             Where - Baltimore, MD
When - June 25 through July 1, 2022
Cost - $500 per person ($150 non-refundable deposit due by 1 January 2022 to reserve your spot on the team)

Presbyterian Youth Triennium

Who - Rising ninth graders through graduated seniors
What - God has called us to be together to SEE God's people and to See and explore what it means to truly SEE each other.  There is a place for you to be, to see and to be seen ... in July, 2022.  A place where young Presbyterians will gather together to activate their next steps in faith, exploring the intersection of justice, courage, connection and vision.  When we SEE each other at the Presbyterian Youth Triennium... We will SEE God/We will SEE Ourselves/We will SEE OTHERS/We will SEE ALL.  We will understand what it means to truly SEE! (presbyterianyouthtriennium.org)
Where - Louisville, KY
When - July 24 - July 27, 2022
Cost - TBD

Montreat High School Conference

Who - Rising ninth graders through graduated seniors
What -  A Montreat Youth Conference affirms youth in their calling to be and to shape the church of Jesus Christ.
Our desire is to help youth come to know and believe that they are the beloved of God in a place where authenticity, community, connection, and God’s truth thrive. We seek to be an inclusive space where each voice can be heard and where each heart can be molded;  where change is invited, challenge is expected, and where all are embraced.
We have spent the last year, and more, in a season of disconnect through our challenges and circumstances. God calls us to be connected in all aspects of life. Through the stories of Mary and Martha, Jacob and Esau, Jeremiah, and many others, we are reminded that we are all inter-connected in God’s intentional actions. Join us as we explore the many ways that we can reconnect to live out God’s call.
More information about the event: https://montreat.org/events/myc-22
Where - Montreat, NC.  We will be staying in an amazing house off campus
When - July 31 -  August 6, 2022
Cost - $500 per person ($150 non refundable deposit due by 1 January 2022 to reserve a spot).

 

CONFIRMATION PROGRAM

Confirmation is a biannual church education and faith formation program for grades seven and eight. Components of the program include, weekly two hour meetings following the traditional church service, meetings with mentors, completing a workbook, writing a statement of faith, participation in a retreat, individual meetings with the teachers, field trips, and service projects. Click HERE to access our special Confirmation Learning Platform. 

 

MUSIC
- Youth Choir –is for youth from grade four and up.  They rehearse on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m.                   
- Youth Bells
– is a handbell choir for 4th through 12th graders.   Rehearsals are on Thursdays at 6:15 p.m.             
- Music Team for  Contemporary Worship- Our contemporary worship music team consists of vocalists and instrumentalists playing drums, guitar and other instruments for contemporary Christian music.  Rehearsal times are Wednesdays at 6:15 p.m. and Sunday mornings prior to worship at 8:00 a.m.

WORSHIP
Acolytes: This program is for rising sixth graders who participate in lighting and extinguishing the candles on the altar.  Acolytes are selected from willing church youth. Training is provided.
Usher:  Usher teams are formed for each month to assist at both services.  Ushers welcome all to worship and assist in particular parts of worship, such as handing out bulletins,  collection offerings and tending to the sanctuary after worship service.
Greeters: Greeters play a vital role in forming a visitor’s first impression of our church and, to some, their first impression of Jesus Christ. A warm smile and friendly demeanor will go a long way in helping our visitors form a favorable opinion of our church. You can volunteer for a week, a month or longer.

Scouts
Boy Scout Troop 419 is chartered and sponsored by KGPC. In Scouting, boys start with their best "right now" selves and grow into their very best "future" selves. It’s fun, hands-on learning and achievement that puts kids in the middle of the action and prepares them for today – and for life.  If you have a boy between the ages of 11 and 18 who is interested in Scouting, we’re excited to have him visit our troop! Scouts meet Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 in the church Fellowship Hall.  You don’t have to belong to the church to join.  If you have a Scout or potential Scout who is interested, contact the Scoutmaster:
Brian Kaneta
kanetasrscouts@gmail.com
757 647-0949

 

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