High school youth, come join us Sunday mornings during the 10 am hour. You begin at 10am in our regular worship service and after the sermon leave the service for some youth centered fellowship, faith, and fun with a great group of friends until 11:30. See you there!
Youth Group meets Sunday evenings from 6:30-7:30 for youth grades 7-12, for, food, fellowship and fun. Senior High youth grades 11 & 12 are invited to stay from 7:30-8:30 to meet for some relaxed discussion. We enjoy fellowship outings like, a weekend ski trip, Super Bowl Progressive Dinner, and laser tag. We also have a number of service projects like a Thanksgiving scavenger hunt to benefit the hungry, an overnight lock-in serving our Interfaith Hospitality Network guests, and delivering pumpkins we painted to some of our older members. We rarely do the same thing twice, but you can always count on fun!
Offered every-other school year, the Confirmation Class is intended to prepare our youth to take on the responsibility of becoming full, active members of the congregation. The confirmation class explores Christ and his Church in further depth and draws everything they've (hopefully) learned through our Children and Youth Ministries together. The class focuses on the many facets of Christ, our own spiritual gifts, and the roles God has called us to play in the Church. We meet Sunday evenings from 5:00-6:30 pm and is primarily aimed toward 8th and 9th graders, though anyone older is more than welcomed to participate!
We encourage the youth at Pluckemin Church to be involved in missions. Early on our children are involved in local missions like the food bank. Our high school Youth mission trips have been part of the Group Work Camp program. Group Work Camp has had more than 210,000 volunteer workers in the last 25 years. Group works with local churches, communities and volunteers to identify people in need. These are often people with illnesses or the elderly who have difficulty maintaining their homes.
Each day crews composed of an
adult and 5 youths go to an assigned work site where they may paint a house,
repair a porch or build a wheelchair ramp. In addition, they have devotions at
the work site, typically with the homeowner.
In the evening, youth-oriented Christian programs are held in the gym and youth groups hold their own devotions.
In the past, PPC youth have traveled to Virginia, upstate New York, North Carolina, Maine and New Hampshire.