We are a Christ-centered youth ministry where our youth and friends know they belong, can explore and grow in their faith, and feel inspired by Christ's love to go and serve. Our middle school program is for youth in 6th-8th grade, and our high school program is for youth in 9th-12th grade. We hope you'll join us to make friends, grow in your relationship with Jesus Christ, and HAVE FUN.
Bible Study & Fellowship
Our monthly Big Youth Group–or BYG–is an opportunity for our youth to grow in faith and love through bible study, small group time, amazing food, fun games, and amazing company. We also come together off-campus periodically for Monday’s Message, a time for bible study, dinner, and fellowship.
SMPC Youth strives to include a mission project whenever we gather. Examples of our initiatives include Operation Sandwich, where we make sandwiches for our neighbors at RoofAbove, hygiene kit assemblies for elementary students in need, food drives for Loaves & Fishes, book collections and bookmarks for Promising Pages, and more.
In addition to the many opportunities available throughout the year for youth to help lead liturgy during worship, we also have Youth Sunday where our youth plan and lead the entire worship service. Youth Sunday is a special day in our congregation!
Massanetta Middle School Retreat
Rising 7th grade through rising 9th grade Thursday, June 27-Sunday, June 30, 2023 Every summer, middle school youth who have completed 6th-8thgrades head to Massanetta Springs, VA to join other young Presbyterians for this exciting conference. We spend time making new friends, worshiping together, and learning about who Jesus Christ calls us to be.
Montreat High School Retreat
Rising 10th grade through Graduated SeniorSunday, July 9-Saturday, July 15, 2023A much-anticipated SMPC tradition! We spend a week with a thousand other Presbyterians from all over the country. Our faith is challenged and encouraged by uplifting keynotes, small group interactions, and worship services. We make new friends and explore what it means to live out our faith.
Our eighth-grade students continue their faith journeys in Confirmation class on Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m.At the beginning of the year, Confirmands choose a mentor who will help guide them in their Confirmation journey and faith life. Students also attend a retreat in the fall!