Youth Ministry

Purpose Statement                                                         2016-2017 Parental Consent Form

The Youth Ministry of Abington Presbyterian Church offers opportunities to grow in love and faith as followers of Christ through learning, fellowship and service to all.

YF Minute to Win It 3Youth Ministry at Abington Presbyterian Church is for young people in grades 7-12. This ministry is administered and supported by the Youth Committee of the Christian Education Council.

Youth Ministry Architects Summary

Sunday Worship

On Sundays you will find young people participating in the 10am Celebration Worship Service either as members of the Chapel Choir or serving as ushers.

Sunday Church School Classes (8:45am - 9:40am)

The Seventh Grade meets in the Youth Lounge (Rooms 72/74) on the lower level of the Parish House.

The Senior High Class (grades 10-12), entitled Dialogue, meets in the Richard Treat Room (Room 71) on the lower level of the Parish House.

Both classes discuss a wide range of topics and issues including units on the Old Testament, New Testament, social justice issues, and living the life of faith.

The Confirmation Class (8th and 9th grade) meets in the Malachi Jones Room (Room 70) on the lower level of the Parish House. Students learn about all aspects of faith. They are also involved in mission in the community, and create their own Expression of Faith, based on what they learned in class and from past teachers of the faith. Adult mentors are matched up with each student to forge new relationships between youth and adults.  Confirmation Sunday takes place in the spring each year.

Youth FellowshipYF Minute to Win It Sept 2010

Youth Fellowship usually meets on Sunday afternoons at 4pm in the Youth Lounge (Rooms 72/74) on the lower level of the Parish House.  Activities include games of all kinds, mission work, lock-ins, discussions and more. There are several weekend retreats scheduled throughout the year.  We have a group of adult leaders who offer their time and enegry to lead our youth in fellowship each Sunday.

Summer Youth Programs

Each summer, our youth have opportunities to be part of aexperiences away from Abington.  Our youth can spend a week either doing mission work here in the USA or abroad or attending a youth conference.  Recent trips have taken our youth to Baltimore, Montreat and Montana.  This summer, our youth will head to Appalachia to take part in the Appalachia Service Project.

Please contact the Youth Ministry Committee chair, Marie Barnhurst or Rev. Diane Jamison Fitch, Associate Pastor (215-887-4530 ext. 4060 or dfitch@apcusa.org) for additional information.

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