Activities For Our Young People
A ministry of loving, growing, sharing, and caring for children.
Presbyterian Youth Connection (PYC)
Young people of Middle School and High School age meet weekly in the Youth Room (ED#3) for fun, fellowship, service, and faith exploration. The youth of B-DRPC are actively involved in all aspects of church life from weekly participation in worship to helping B-DRPC’s own ministry, in service to others. In fact, service is a cornerstone of PYC. As a group they help at Bread of Life, collect for Souper Bowl Sunday, walk in the annual CROP Walk, sponsor a Relay For Life team to fight cancer and fast for hunger through World Vision. B-DRPC youth participate in the WNC Presbytery youth events, go on a summer Beach Retreat, assist with VBS, and hide eggs for the annual Easter Egg Hunt. Once each year they lead worship on Youth Sunday giving the congregation a chance to hear what they have to say and to appreciate their many talents. Each year there are many events that allow teens a chance to just “be” together in fellowship and fun. In a nutshell, PYC is a community of Christian young people growing together, committed to others and each other.
Youth Sunday School Class
Sunday mornings, 9:45 in the Education Wing
Every Sunday morning there are opportunities for youth to grapple with life’s questions and dig deeper into their faith during Sunday School. A class is led by teachers who appreciate teens and like working with them to explore the Christian faith, the Reformed tradition, and the unique challenges teens face today.
Confirmation at B-DRPC
Each Pentecost Sunday we welcome into full membership those young people around the age of 12, who have gone through a time of preparation learning about the beliefs of the church, written a faith statement, and professed their belief in Jesus as the Christ and the tenets of the Presbyterian (Reformed) Church. If a confirmand has not been baptized this also is part of the service.