October 1, 2014
Presbyterian Youth Fellowship offer study and fellowship for middle school students through high school seniors. Our youth are involved in serving meals at the Salvation Army and helped establish a community garden at the Samaritan Center. Besides serving others, our youth know how to have a good time! They hold root beer drinking contests, athletic challenges, food fights, video scavenger hunts, lock-ins, and SO much more! There is never a dull moment with First Presbyterian Youth.
Mid-Highs & Senior Highs
PYF for middle and high school youth meet weekly. These groups have a less structured time, which still includes a lesson, fellowship or service project.
- Mid-Highs - Meet in the Youth Area above the Gym every Sunday from 3:30-5:00 p.m.
- Senior Highs - Sundays lunch together after Worship and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in youth's homes.
REACH Workcamp is a non-profit organization that provides service-learning opportunities for Junior and Senior High youth groups. Reach encourages participants to adopt a lifestyle of serving those in need in their home communities by providing them with the skills to impact their world for Jesus Christ. Working with local agencies or local churches, the workcamps seek to make an impact on residents, communities, students, and adult sponsors who attend.
It is a life-changing experience as workcampers participate in activities that build community and self-esteem, encourages spiritual growth, and enables them to understand their role in combating poverty. Relationships are the key to the ministry that the Lord has called Reach Workcamps to fulfill. More about this national program.
Montreat Youth Conferences
The Montreat Youth Conferences are designed for high school students - entering freshmen through graduated seniors. A Youth Conference is a special event – a gathering of young people from all over the country for a week of study, worship, and recreation. More about this national program.
A typical day at Youth Conference includes:
- Morning energizers
- Small group meetings (where the conference theme is explored)
- Afternoon recreation activities and other options (Wednesday afternoon is free)
- Evening worship