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The youth ministry of South Mecklenburg Presbyterian Church leads middle school and high school youth to embrace their identity as children of God, to establish and strengthen their relationship with God and the Church, and equip and challenge them to live as disciples of Jesus Christ.

Youth Calendar

Please get the most up-to-date specifics in the announcements below.

Download the 2018-2019 calendar here!

Download the Guide for Families with Youth

Youth Forms

Participation & Retreat Forms


Required for all Youth.



NEW! Weekly Youth Reminders:

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Several Times a Year

5:00 to 6:30 p.m., Mecklenburg Hall

Join us for games, fellowship and service!

Small Group Dinners

Several times a year

Look for your evite!

Four times a year, we encourage youth to gather for a small group dinner with the kids in their grade. Each dinner is hosted by a family in that grade. The dinners are a lot of fun and another great way for kids to get to know one another.

Questions? Contact Jessica Tidwell-Weinzierl, Director of Youth Ministry at for details.

Massanetta Springs MS Conference

Every Summer in June

Every summer in June, middle school youth who have completed 6th-8th grades head up to Massanetta Springs, VA to join other young Presbyterians for this exciting conference. We spend time making new friends, worshiping together, and learning more about who Jesus Christ calls us to be.

Please contact Jessica on her cell, 678-977-3324, or via email,, with any questions -- or if you're interested in chaperoning!

Click here to learn more about Massanetta Springs Conference Center.

Montreat Youth Conference

Every summer in July

Our trip to Montreat is a much-anticipated SMPC tradition. We spend the week with a thousand other Presbyterians from all over the country. Our faith is challenged and encouraged by uplifting keynotes and worship services. We make lots of new friends and explore what it means to live out our faith.

High School Fall Retreat

Every Fall

Every fall our High School Youth gather for a time of fellowship and renewal.

Adult Help:

We will need at least one adult per six youth, total! Must be willing to drive a 15 passenger van or smaller vehicle, and must be willing to lead a small group with provided materials. Please reach out to Jessica, if interested, for a “chaperone expectation” description for the weekend!

*Final cost determined by total number of participants

Bethelwoods Middle School Retreat

Every Fall

Every fall our Middle School year enjoy a meaningful overnight retreat at Bethelwoods in York, SC!

“Serve God, Serve Neighbor!”

Dates: Sept 21-22, 2018

Deadline to Register: September 10, 2018

Sign Up: Sign up on MySMPC or by clicking here:

Estimated* Cost: $75

The Weekend:

We’ll travel down to Bethelwoods for an overnight retreat in comfy, but rustic cabins for Sabbath, fellowship, and worship! Together, we will learn what it means to Serve God, Serve Neighbor (Mark 9:30-37). We’ll do low ropes team-building, play games, explore outdoors, and explore our Bible story in small groups! This is an awesome way to kick off our 2018-19 youth group year!

Adult Help:

CHAPERONES. We will need at least one adult per six youth, total! Must be willing to lead a small group with provided materials. Please reach out to Jessica, if interested, for a “chaperone expectation” description for the weekend!

DRIVERS. To save on cost, we use adults to drive us and our luggage down to Bethelwoods in York, SC and we use adults to pick us and our luggage up to return us. This year, our pick up adults will pick us up and drive us to a local place for lunch before returning to SMPC!

*Final cost determined by total number of participants

The registration deadline has passed. Contact Jessica Tidwell-Weinzierl for details.

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