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

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.