For more information about the Youth Ministry Program, contact Nancy Hodgkins
Westminster Youth (grades 7-12) enjoy a robust program of education, fellowship and music opportunities. The youth ministry program at Westminster is relational; encouraging faith exploration and formation through meaningful bible study, conversation and lasting relationships with friends and adult leaders.
Grade 7 through Grade 12
Prophets of Change: Together in Times of Transition is the annual theme chosen by the PYC, Westminster's youth leadership team, for the 2020-2021 program year. Throughout the year active participants in the youth fellowship program will be exploring the biblical Prophets, key messages in prophetic literature, environmental stewardship, understanding privilege, and mental health and self-care related to the pandemic.
Westminster has two youth fellowship groups: a Junior High group (grades 7 & 8) and a Senior High group (grades 9 - 12). The two groups have regular meetings on Sunday evenings enjoying a well-balanced program of activities that focus on fellowship, worship, study and small group conversations.
A typical Sunday evening schedule pre-pandemic began with dinner, a gathering time for singing, and introduction to our topic for the night. Youth then moved into small groups for activities and conversation. At the end of the evening all the youth returned to Fellowship Hall for closing circle, our ritual time of sharing and prayer.
Currently the Youth Fellowship group is meeting on Sunday evenings from 5:00-6:30. We are utilizing an online and in-person model for small groups. Each week, one of the small groups meets in person in the Fellowship Hall. Other groups participate via Zoom.
Virtually, Sunday mornings, from 9:00 to 9:45 a.m.
Offered annually, this class is open to all senior high youth (grades 9-12) who wish to explore their faith and what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ at Westminster Presbyterian Church. The 2021 Confirmation Class began on September 13. This class is led by Associate Pastor Nancy Hodgkins.
The Youth Class coordinated by Joseph Shonle, is for students in grades
7-12, and traditionally meets on Sunday mornings from 10:55 – 11:30 a.m.
During this virtual season, the class will be meeting virtually midweek for
short units that will dig deeper in to the topics chosen by the PYC for Youth
Fellowship this year. Watch this space for more information.