Youth Education

Youth Ministries

Grades 6-12

Welcome! Whoever you are, wherever you come from, however you found us, we are glad you are here. There are several aspects of our Youth Ministry Program (WPCYG) here at Westminster. One is Sunday night youth group during the school year. We gather most Sunday nights for fellowship, study, and service. Another is trips. We go on a Middler and Sr. High Witness and Service trip each June and take Sr Highs to the Montreat Youth Conference in July. Middlers attend the Foothills Presbytery Youth Retreat each fall and the Sr. Highs alternate between a service weekend in the upstate and a trip to Universal Studios each winter. We also kick off a new year of youth group each August with our Back-to-School Retreat at Look Up Lodge. We have Sunday morning educational opportunities through Middler Sunday School, Sr. High WestConnect, and Confirmation. We also have fellowship opportunities throughout the summer and faith milestones throughout the seven years a youth might be part of WPCYG.

“How very good and pleasant it is when kindred live together in unity.” Psalm 133:1

“How very good and pleasant it is when kindred live together in unity.” (Psalm 133:1)

“Standard” Schedule

On Sundays:

10:00a Sunday School
5:00p Middler Youth Group
5:15p Sr. High Choir
6:00p Combined Dinner (Fellowship Hall)
6:30p Sr. High Youth Group
6:30p Middler Choir

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Faith Milestones

Faith milestones are special experiences for certain subsects in WPCYG.  They are meant to mark the start of something new in the life of faith, the culmination of something long anticipated and hoped for, or prepare youth for the future.

6th – Sixth Grade Day

8th – Eighth Grade Relationships Bible Study

9th – Confirmation

10/11th – College Workshop

12th – Youth Sunday Leadership

“Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 2:5)

Middle School

Sunday School

10a in the Youth Suite

Middler Sunday School meets each Sunday from September – May at 10a in the Youth Suite. Classes are taught by volunteers and elders on the Education Committee, under the supervision of Mary Kathleen Duncan, Associate Pastor for Youth and Their Families.

Youth Group

Our Middler program serves youth grades 6-8 and provides opportunities to grow in the faith of Christ and build upon all the wonderful Bible knowledge gained in the elementary years. All Middlers are invited to join us in the Youth Suite at 5p each Sunday for youth group followed by dinner in the Fellowship Hall at 6p. Those who wish are encouraged to stay for Middler Choir in the Choir Room at 6:30p.

Senior High

Sunday School

10a, select Sundays, in Room 310

Sr. Highs are invited to participate in fall and spring WestConnect groups that meet for six weeks at a time during the Sunday School hour.  You can sign up on our events page.

Youth Group

Our Senior High program serves youth grades 9-12 and provides opportunities to take faith in Christ to a deeper understanding theologically rich conversations, fun activities, and meaningful Bible studies. On Sunday nights we invite you to ask questions, wrestle with your faith, and open your hearts and minds to how God will move in your life. Youth Group, led by Mary Kathleen Duncan and a group of Youth Advisors, begins at 6:30p in the Youth Suite. This follows dinner in the Fellowship Hall at 6p and optional Sr. High Choir at 5:15p.

Confirmation Class

Confirmation is the most important faith milestone of WPCYG. It is when those who were baptized as youth or children claim faith in Christ for their own. Those yet to be baptized are also welcome to join this class and be baptized and confirmed at the same time. Youth in 9th Grade are invited to a special Sunday School class during each spring semester. Through Confirmation, youth will examine their faith and the history and theology of the Presbyterian Church. Upon completion of the class, they are invited to become full members of Westminster. Meetings will be held in Room 309. Confirmation Sunday is the second Sunday in May.

To request more information or to sign up contact Mary Kathleen Duncan, Associate Pastor for Youth and Their Families.

Youth Choir

The Youth Choir provides opportunities to sing our faith, lead in worship, and engage in fellowship. Led by Marlon Hurst, Director of Music at Westminster, the choir meets weekly.

“Standard” Sunday Schedule

5:15p: Senior High Choir
6:30p: Middler Choir


Westminster Presbyterian Church offers opportunities for Christian fellowship and recreation throughout the year.

Open to youth ages K5 – 12th grades. The league plays from the beginning of November until the first of February. Practices vary during the week. Games are held on Saturday mornings and Monday evenings. All youth are invited to participate. Adults are needed to coach.


Westminster’s one-of-a-kind church library offers a wide-range of secular and theological materials, from Bibles to best selling Young Adult novels. To browse the library catalog click here.