Welcome to APC Youth Ministry!
We offer many opportunities for middle and high school youth to come together and share God’s love through games and laughter, prayer and study, mission and service work. Join us—all are welcome! Contact Lisa Gould, Interim Youth Director.
—Sunday mornings, 9:30-10:30 a.m., during the school year
—Middle school youth (grades 6-8) meet in the Youth Lounge. Join us for a snack breakfast and activities based on the “Re:Form” curriculum which explores the Christian faith through art, games, DVD clips, and dialogue. All students in grades 6-8 are welcome.
—High school youth (grades 9-12) meet in Room 211. Eat a doughnut and enjoy discussion sparked by videos from The Bible Project. Come explore your faith with friends. All students in grades 9-12 are welcome.
—Sunday evenings, 5:30-7:30 p.m., during the school year
—Middle and high school youth join together each Sunday evening in the youth rooms upstairs for a casual meal and activities such as movie nights, game nights, small group discussions, and mission projects. Sometimes we go off-site for F.I.S.H. (Fellowship in Someone’s Home). We roast s’mores over campfires, have intense egg hunts, go bowling and scavenger hunting, travel for corn mazes and river floats and more. Join us and bring a friend!
Youth Group Events
- April 22 – Earth Day Hike at Indian Seats, 1:30 pm
- April 29 – Youth Group, 5:30 p.m.
- May 6 – Youth Sunday Rehearsal, 5:30 p.m.
- May 13 – Mother’s Day (no Youth Group)
- May 20 – Youth Sunday, 9:30 & 11 a.m.
8th Grade Confirmation
APC’s 8th grade students spend several weeks exploring the history and traditions of the Christian faith, as well as looking within to discern their own special place in the great story of God’s creation, guided by pastors, teachers, and mentors. On Joining Sunday, members of the Confirmation class profess their faith and join the church as full members.
Summer Mission Trips
APC youth enjoy rolling up their sleeves and being God’s hands in the world. Each summer, our youth participate in service trips in the southeastern United States, and every three years, our high school youth take an international trip. 2017 was an “international year,” and a team of 23 high school students and chaperones traveled to Peru in South America to build earthquake-resistant homes with Fuller Center’s Global Builders. Our middle school youth traveled to Charlotte, North Carolina, to spend a week in urban ministry with Myers Park Presbyterian’s CROSS Ministries.
One Voice Youth Choir
Open to all youth musicians in grades 6-12, APC’s youth voice ensemble meets on Sundays from 12:05-12:55 p.m. in the Sunrise Room (107) with occasional performances during worship throughout the year. Led by Assistant Director of Music .