v. David B. Smith leads a youth gathering in the gym at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church

Sunday Morning Youth Gathering and Connection Groups

Youth Ministry Registration

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To register your youth, please fill out our Registration Form by downloading the form to make it fillable.

On Sundays during the school year, Youth are invited to Youth Gathering and Connection Groups! Youth from Grades 6-12 meet in the gym for Youth Gathering from 10:00-10:30 a.m. Youth and adult volunteers join together in group games, musical worship, and a short homily from that day’s speaker, most often the Pastor for Youth and Their Families, Leigh DeVries.

At 10:30 a.m., youth break into Connection Groups, small groups made of up of age groups with their own specific leaders, which meet throughout the Ministries Center and Main Line Adult Day Center. In this time students reflect on the message of the day by engaging in honest conversations about life and faith with peers and adult leaders.

 

September 2019

  • 9/8 First Youth Gathering, 10:00  -  11:15 a.m., Gym
  • 9/15 Parent & Youth Kickoff, 10:00  - 11:15 a.m., Gym
  • 9/22 Youth Gathering/Connections
  • 9/29   Youth Gathering/Connections

October 2019

  • 10/6 World Communion Worship Together Sunday
  • 10/13 Youth Gathering/Connections
  • 10/20 Youth Gathering/Connections
  • 10/27 Youth Gathering/Connections

November 2019

  • 11/3 All Saints Worship Together Sunday
  • 11/10 Youth Gathering/Connections
  • 11/10 Confirmation Mini Retreat
  • 11/17 Youth Gathering/Connections
  • 11/24 Youth Gathering/Connections

December 2019

  • 12/1 Youth Gathering/Connections
  • 12/8 Youth Gathering/Connections
  • 12/15 Youth Gathering/Connections
  • 12/22 Advent Worship Together
  • 12/29 Holiday Worship Together

January 2020

  • 1/5 Worship Together Sunday
  • 1/12 Youth Gathering/Connections
  • 1/19 Youth Gathering
  • 1/26 Youth Gathering/Connections

February 2020

  • 2/2 Youth Sunday
  • 2/9 Youth Gathering/Connections
  • 2/16 Youth Gathering/Connections
  • 2/23 Youth Gathering/Connections

March 2020

  • 3/1 Transfiguration Worship Together Sunday, and Service Project
  • 3/8 Youth Gathering/Connections
  • 3/15 Youth Gathering/Connections
  • 3/22 Youth Gathering/Connections
  • 3/29 Fifth Sunday Children and Youth Chapel Service

April 2020

  • 4/5 Palm Sunday Worship Together
  • 4/12 Easter Worship Together
  • 4/19 Youth Gathering/Connections
  • 4/26 Youth Gathering/Connections

May 2020

  • 5/3 Youth Gathering & Final Connections Group
  • 5/10 Final Youth Gathering and Confirmation Expo
  • 5/17 Confirmation Worship Together Sunday
  • 5/24 Summer Worship Schedule Begins

 

Confirmation

Confirmation is an exciting time in the life of our congregation’s 8th graders! Confirmands join the rest of the youth group for Youth Gathering on Sunday mornings, and then meet from 10:30 - 11:15 a.m. for an in-depth exploration of what it means to live into the baptismal covenant. Each Confirmand is paired with a Confirmation Mentor who walks with them throughout the year-long confirmation journey. Mentors provide spiritual, emotional and practical support along the way, alongside teacher Courtenay Wilcox and other fantastic small group leaders in the Confirmation program.

For confirmand and mentor resources, click here.

Worship Together Sunday

All families with children in Grades 4-12 are invited to Worship Together on the first Sunday of the month! Worship Together Sundays provide children and youth in Grades 4-12 an important opportunity to connect with the broader congregation and engage in Christian faith alongside their families. Youth take active roles in the service as liturgists and greeters. Teenagers may sit with their families, or with other youth and adult leaders in the left transept balcony.

Fifth Sunday Chapel Service

When fifth Sundays roll around the calendar, children and youth of all ages meet in the chapel for an interactive worship service designed to build connections across age boundaries, and generate new expressions of Christian worship and practice. For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..