Youth Ministry

All of our onsite church activities have been suspended due to COVID-19. We do have online opportunities to connect. Interested in learning more? Contact Christian Antwi.

Central Youth and Friends Hangout
Christian Antwi and Lauren Scott, Central Staff for Ministries with Children, Youth, and Families.
Sundays, 6 to 7 p.m.
Meeting ID 189-261-355

Link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/vJwkde-prT4vr_TXsarMMwT0d1fazBOUmQ

Family Sunday School Opportunity

Join us at 9:40 a.m. on Sundays for a family-based Sunday school opportunity. We will be working from the book Faith Families: Creating Sacred Moments at Home by Traci Smith. Find more information about the book “here”! Christian will be ordering 15 books please let me know if you would like for me to mail it out to you. You can find the google form to help me keep track by clicking here.

Children and youth can participate in the discussion as well. Children will have a worksheet for them that they can follow along through each week and youth will have an optional one where they can choose to either engage in conversation or have deep introspective journaling or other activities to get them pondering. This week we will be reading the Spiritual Practice of Prayer pages 142 to 161.

Resources for Parents

10 Tips for Teaching and Talking to kids about race

Link here.

17 Resources for families about anti-racism
Link here.

Central Parents of Children and Youth Social Hour

Thursdays, 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. “Central Parents of Children and Youth Social Hour.” Parents of Central children and youth are invited to our weekly Zoom fellowship social hour Thursdays 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., led this week by Christian Antwi. We are thinking of restructuring this event and would love your input. Please join us so we can know what you are thinking?

Meeting ID: 827 9582 4943
Password: 655352
Link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82795824943
Help us with Central Story Time!

During quarantine, Christian with other leaders in the church, read children’s books and record them for the children of the church to enjoy. Will love to involve as many people in this endeavor, youth, parents, grandparents, or even other children to read and record. Once you have the recording please send it to me at cantwi@cpcatlanta.org.

Youth Summer Trips

Just a reminder that unfortunately because of development with COVID-19, the youth committee and I have made the decision to cancel our summer trips. We are monitoring the news of the shelter in place and will make the best decision on activities and outings this summer so stay tuned and plugged in.

Children and Youth Events 
June Birthdays to Celebrate
James Wood turned 5 on June 3rd
Julia Ashe turned 7 on June 7th
Daniel Figueroa turns 6 on June 16th
David Byers turns 15 on June 23rd
Elizabeth Amos turns 11 on June 25th

This week’s events to connect to:

Family Sunday school class at 9:40 am.
Faithful Families: Creating Sacred Moments at Home
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83068646755?pwd=dU9na0pjUWhsVFNkQnBWbWV1eE5HQT09
Meeting ID: 830 6864 6755
Password: 789979
Pre Youth Group Youth group (Rising 4th, 5th and 6th graders)
NEW!!! A pre youth group youth group at 5 pm. 
>Meeting ID: 837 5318 0617
Password: 769035
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83753180617

As vital and active members of Central Presbyterian Church, our youth in grades six through twelve offer countless gifts in the life of our community. Serving as Elders and Deacons, they help govern the church and provide care to members in need. Leading worship as ushers, musicians, and liturgists, the youth help shape our dynamic, communal worship on Sunday mornings. As members in committees and volunteers in congregational outreach efforts, they offer their perspectives, time, and talents to our work together within these walls and outside our doors.

Recognizing that this stage of development is especially formative in ones faith, Central also seeks to provide several spaces for youth to learn, grow, connect, and ask questions. On Sunday mornings throughout the year, the youth can engage in a variety of Sunday school offerings, with age appropriate curricula for both middle and high school youth. A year-long confirmation class, typically for youth in eighth and ninth grades, occurs at least once every two years to prepare youth to join the church formally.

For any questions and conversation around our children’s ministries, contact our Minister for Children, Youth & Their Families, Christian Antwi.

The youth also lead Sunday morning worship specifically through Central’s music and arts programs. The Jerusalem Choir, a vocal group, rehearses on Sunday evenings. Contact Rachel Stewart for the vocal choir.

Sunday evening at 6 p.m. in Youth Suite

During these Sunday evening Youth Fellowship gatherings, the youth are invited to Central’s youth suite to join in fellowship, community service, learning, and faith formation during a time that is their own. In this space, the youth form lasting bonds with each other and staff and adult volunteers, laying a firm foundation for life in Christian community. Each year, the youth serve dinner in the Central Night Shelter, prepare for their Youth Sunday worship service, play games, have deep conversations, and much, much more.

Each winter, the youth engage in a mission trip to a nearby destination over a weekend, and in the summer, youth take a longer mission trip to a place in this country or abroad. Recent destinations have included: Denver for an urban ministry experience; Costa Rica & Honduras for international immersion and outreach; and Iona, Scotland, to experience the ecumenical community there; and others.

Read about our past mission trips.

Sunday Morning

11 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship (All of our worship is currently online due to COVID-19). You may join us on our website, Facebook or YouTube.

Contacts

Children and Youth Ministry
Christian Antwi

Central’s Child Development Center
Lynn Schnitzer

Forms and Sign-ups

Sign-up to receive information about the youth groups.

Download the Medical, Photo, Transportation Release Form, complete, and sign the form for each of your youth.