Thus says the Lord of hosts: Render true judgments, show kindness and mercy to one another. - Zechariah 7:9


We believe that during children’s tween and teen years they truly begin to form their own ideas about faith and how it applies to their lives. For this reason, we have a youth program full of opportunities for growth and community. Our program is lead by our Director of Educational Ministries and a group of very committed and passionate youth advisors.

Weekly PYF Meetings (Click Here for More Info)

The basis for our youth program is found in our weekly Presbyterian Youth Fellowship (PYF) meetings. These occur on Sunday evenings from 5:30pm until 7:30pm throughout the school year. During this time, we meet together for dinner, divide into older and younger youth for lessons and activities and then close together as a group. The weekly activities cover a broad range of ideas and purposes, but all look to build relationships with God and one another while looking at what it means to be a Christian.

Church School

On Sunday mornings, we have three classes for youth, a middle school class, a high school class, and a confirmation class. The middle school class looks at the life of Jesus and the stories that shaped his life as well as those he told and lived. The high school class studies issues in today’s world that relate to the liturgical texts of the day. These are great classes that help youth grow in their lives of faith.

Confirmation

We offer a confirmation class each year for any interested youth who have begun or completed their 8th grade year. We do confirmation at this time since developmentally, youth are beginning to truly form their own beliefs. The confirmation class is led by our deacons and is a wonderful connecting point for youth to the larger church.

Mission Opportunities

One of the calls we all have as Christians is to service, and this is an important part of growing into the faith as a youth. Our youth are active in a number of weekly outreach and inreach activities, and are encouraged to share their time and talent with the church in these ways. We also have special service events where we help those in the church, and those in need in our communities. All of this builds up to Mission trip opportunities both here and abroad.

Trips and Events (Click Here for More Info)

Youth today are often very busy, but every so often we try to take some time out to do “God things.” Both in the summer and throughout the year we will have some special events and experiences:

  • Youth “Meetups” for food or fun here in the area. These are great chances just to catch up with each other over the summer.
  • Mission Trips where we work with those who need help, learn about poverty, homelessness, and God’s call for mercy and justice, and discover more about ourselves.
  • Youth Conferences at Montreat and Massanetta where we join with Christians from all over to worship and learn about God.
  • Team Building Trips where we learn about overcoming our fears, building community, and relying on one another.
  • Day Trips to Theme parks or other fun places, just because they’re fun and a good time together.
  • This year, some of our youth will travel to Guatemala to learn and serve. We will work with those on the outskirts of both the global community as well as their local communities as we continue partnerships with our sister churches in Guatemala City and Chajul.

Youth in Worship

Youth should be active in all parts of the church, and that includes worship. Our youth choir prepares and participates in worship through both vocal and hand bell music.
The choir meets prior to PYF at 4:45pm on Sundays. Youth are also invited to participate in leading worship by being liturgists, greeters, and ushers.

Once a year, the youth also plan and lead all of worship on “Youth Sunday.” Through this experience, youth learn what goes into preparing a worship service and find what it is that God is calling them to share with the larger body.

Youth in Leadership

In addition to leadership roles in worship, youth are welcome to join in leadership roles both within the congregation and within the presbytery. We also have had a number of Youth active in the educational programming of the church, especially helping to lead Vacation Bible School.

Other leadership opportunities include taking on roles in committees, becoming an elder, and serving on the PYC at the presbytery level. We also encourage youth to take part in leadership with the conferences we attend through programs like Montreat Planning Team, The Jeremiah Project, and the Massanetta Enabler program.

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WILLIAMSBURG PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

215 Richmond Rd Williamsburg, VA 23185

Located on Richmond Road, across from the College of William & Mary

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757.229.4235


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Our Hours

WORSHIP SERVICES: 9:30am and 11:00am


CHURCH SCHOOL: 9:30am


WEEKDAY OFFICE HOURS: 9:00am to 5:00pm


Closed Weekends and Holidays


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