Youth Education & Activities

LPC is a Beloved Arise Youth Group. As a designated Beloved Arise Youth Group, we pledge to be an affirming youth group and community that welcomes all youth and explicitly affirms and empowers LGBTQIA+ individuals of faith.

Youth Study/Youth Group

Youth Group and Youth Study have been combined temporarily and meet during/after worship. Youth can adjourn the 10 am worship service during the hymn that directly follows the sermon. Lessons will have a break during coffee hour and continue until 12pm. This program includes 6-12th grade. Youth classes are designed to engage teens in applying the Bible to everyday life. Study is combined with games and events that help foster fellowship and a deep connection to Christ. Some of their activities have included lock-ins, bowling and baking cookies for shut-ins. Each year they have a summer trip, which rotates between retreat, mission and Triennium. Youth are encouraged to attend regularly and to bring friends. Youth do not need to be members of LPC to attend the fellowship events.

Teen Tuesdays

Join us for Teen Tuesdays. Beginning March 2023, a new youth focused weekly worship experience will be held from 6-8pm. This program will begin with the Lenten Meal at 6pm in Lawther Hall and move to the Lucas Youth Parlor for contemporary style worship, and time to socialize, do service projects or play games.

Youth Sunday

The youth lead a worship service once each year in early spring. It is an opportunity for the youth in grades 6-12 to quite literally “take over” worship for the day and offer their message to the congregation. Topics can range from stewardship of the planet, to world hunger, to the life of a disciple, to loving neighbors as ourselves. The youth class designs and leads an entire worship service. This process helps the youth to understand and integrate knowledge of reformed forms of worship into their theological identity. Each year brings something different, but congregants can always count on a meaningful service and a chance to see our teens grow in faith and in leadership.

Christmas Pageant

The annual Christmas Pageant is a wonderful opportunity for the youth and children to worship God with their time and talents. Our talented kids have presented the message of Christ’s birth from a different perspective each year. All children and teens who have a heart to participate are encouraged to join through song, acting or enthusiasm, and work with our Director of Faith Formation and Minister of Music.


Confirmation is offered as needed for youth in grades 6-12. Confirmation is designed to allow youth to explore the deep questions of our faith. By asking questions and learning what it means to be a Reformed Presbyterian, the youth are guided as they decide if they will choose to join the Church and confirm the vows, which were made for them at their baptism. Confirmation explores many topics including:

  • What does it mean to be Presbyterian?
  • Where does Christianity fit in with other world religions or denominations?
  • Can I still be a Christian if I have questions and doubts?