Youth Ministry

Our youth program, for students in Grades 6 through 12, is a Christ-centered student ministry serving Westfield and the surrounding area. Our mission is to create a circle of support around every student through youth programs, mission opportunities, and community

PCW YOUTH

SUNDAYS

Sunday School

Middle school and high school • 9am in the Youth Room

Exposing our students to God’s story found in scripture is central to our ministry. We want all students to grow as disciples of Christ. In Sunday School, middle school and high school students meet with adult leaders to learn from and participate in discussion around faith, the Bible, and every day Christian living to enable students to feel loved and encouraged to grow their faith.

Fellowship

Middle school: 6:30-8pm, Upper Westminster Hall

High school: 6:30-8pm, Youth Room (3rd Floor of Parish House)

Sunday nights are where all the action is. We focus on growing and building our community through games and hang time, hearing a message on God’s story and working through our beliefs and doubts in small groups. In small groups, everyone has a place, a voice, and a story to share. There’s no such thing as a newcomer here. Each week we all walk in as new people and we can’t wait to see what new names and faces might show up to join us. Eat dinner at home, snacks and sweets are at church.

Fellowship

Midweek

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Middle School Breakfast Club

Tuesdays 7am in the Youth Room

A favorite program for our middle school students; every Tuesday morning we host a breakfast club in the youth room for anyone in middle school. We eat breakfast together, run around for a bit and play games and hear a devotion that gets us pumped up for the day. We even give your student a ride to school! There’s really no better way to start the day!

9th Grade Confirmation Class

Tuesdays 6:30pm in the Youth Room

This is a special program for students in 9th grade to take a deeper look into the Christian faith, their own faith journey and the importance of belonging to a faith community. After exploring their faith for the year, Confirmation students will have a chance to profess their faith and become members of the faith community here at PCW.

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Agape Community Kitchen

Wednesdays 3:15pm

Agape is a Greek word that means love, but not just any love – God’s love. Agape is God’s unconditional love for the world. At Agape each week we open the doors of First Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth and welcome people into a space where they can enjoy a hearty meal in a loving environment.

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Retreats & Mission Trips

We offer a number of mission trip and retreat opportunities for youth in grades 6-12.

Forms & Additional Information

Annual Registration Form

To be completed for each student in grades 6-12 if participating in any PCW Youth program, event or retreat for the current 2018/2019 program year. Only needs to be completed ONCE from September 2018-August 2019. Access the online form.

High school and middle school mission trips

Each year in February, we begin registrations for this mission trip. Access information, forms and payment options.

Van Dellen Scholarship

Eligible applicants must be graduating from high school at the end of the current academic year, and plan to enroll in an accredited college program. Each applicant must be an active member of The Presbyterian Church in Westfield. Applications are accepted between March 1-31 each year. Learn more.

Summer Youth Intern

The Summer College Youth Ministry Intern helps to share God’s love with our youth by building relationships with them, serving as a resource and support person and infusing each program with playfulness, creativity and enthusiasm. Learn more.

Junior/Senior Intern Application

Interns would work Sunday evenings on a rotating schedule with the Fellowship Team from 6–8pm. All interns report directly to Courtney Nemec. Each applicant will have a meeting with Courtney and the Fellowship Team. Learn more.