During the school year, youth gather from 9:45 – 10:45 a.m. in broadly-aged small groups to explore the scriptures and thematic topics.
On some Sundays, varied ages gather to creatively explore a spiritual practice, mark an important milestone, or celebrate an important festival of the church year.
West Raleigh staff and dedicated adult mentors help youth prepare for a deliberate and mindful affirmation of Christian faith. Confirmation typically takes place in middle school.
Youth make use of their gifts in a variety of ways. Singing, playing instruments, and assisting in the Children’s Worship rooms are just some of the ways that young people serve God in the church.
Middle and High School youth meet together most Sunday afternoons or evenings.Youth Group is a time for fellowship, community outreach and service, Bible study, and more!
West Raleigh regularly partners with St. Giles Presbyterian Church to build a broader base for friendship, learning, and service. We welcome friends, newcomers, and all visitors.
If you would like to learn more or be added to the Youth Group Weekly emails, contact the church office.
Youth get away from their busy schedules to connect deeply with God and with other young people and adults.
Presbytery Youth Retreats
These weekend retreats are a great way for Middle and High School youth to get to know other young people throughout the Presbytery of New Hope. Members of the Presbytery Youth Council, who are high school students from around the area, plan and lead the retreats.
Massanetta Middle School Conference & Montreat Youth Conference
Youth get to be immersed in vibrant worship and music, meaningful small groups, lively recreation, and late-night back-home conversations that matter during these exciting and transformative summer conferences.
Families join with other members of the congregation to learn and grow during this weekend away. This retreat typically takes place after Easter with locations including Montreat, Camp Albemarle, and Umstead Park.
West Raleigh youth are passionate about putting faith into action. They seek to be the hands and feet of Jesus by serving in the church and the community. There are many opportunities to serve such as with the Family Promise program, or working in the Beeloved Community Garden or A Place at the Table as well as the Lunch Ministry.
Youth take a weekend or a week to engage in relational service work. Through daily dialogue at work sites, small discussion groups, and worship, the goal is to develop leaders who can identify ways in which Holy Scripture calls for justice and love for all, and to stimulate conversations leading to lifelong service and discipleship.