Youth Ministry

All 6th-12th graders are welcome!

Deep Connections

Our youth ministry fosters a strong sense of connection with others, where each individual is valued and nurtured and all are accepted as God’s unique creations.

Our youth are an integrated and visible part of the congregation and are involved in the full life of the church. We have dedicated adult leaders who support and guide our youth as they navigate through the challenges of being a young person in today’s world.

Our youth recognize, value and embrace the responsibility of answering God’s call to love and serve all people. Saint Andrews’ youth ministry inspires spiritual growth that actively engages each individual in a lifelong walk with Christ.

Three high school ladies sharing a meal outside in a parking lot

Sunday Mornings

What to expect

Sunday School classes are currently meeting with an adapted schedule due to COVID-19. Our hope is to meet the many needs and comfort levels of youth families. 

    All youth and parents should bring a chair and wear a mask! Please stay home if you’re exhibiting COVID symptoms, are awaiting a COVID test result or have tested positive for COVID. Check out the following schedule:

    • 1st Sunday of the month: Online Zoom classes, 9:30am, we will resume parking lot Sunday school in March
    • 2nd Sunday of the month: Faith Formation to do as a family at home
    • 3rd Sunday of the month: Online Zoom Classes, 9:30am
    • 4th Sunday of the month: Sabbath practices to do as a family at home
    Middle and high school students sitting in a circle for Bible study

    Sunday Evenings

    Youth group will meet from 7pm-8pm on Zoom. In mid March we will start youth group in the parking lot.

    Confirmation Class

    Confirmation Class is an intentional time for youth in 8th grade and up to dig deeper into their faith, ask tough questions, and consider what it means to be a member of the Presbyterian Church. The class is offered every other year and typically runs September through May.

    This year’s confirmation class is following an adapted schedule due to COVID-19 and is currently meeting via Zoom each Sunday morning. We look forward to celebrating them in worship at the culmination of their journey in May!

    Events and retreats

    We are looking forward to Summer 2021 with hope and caution! Check out the trips we’re hoping to take and be on the lookout for more information.

    Wooden sign by roadside for Pine Ridge park

    High School Mission Trip

    Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota

    June 19-25, 2021

    This summer we’ll head to the Black Hills of South Dakota to serve alongside and learn from the Oglala Lakota people. Working with Re-Member, a volunteer organization that has been on the reservation since 1998, we’ll build bunk beds, repair homes, assist the elderly and disabled and immerse ourselves in Lakota culture. An informational meeting and sign-ups will start in January.

    Massanetta Middle School Conference

    Harrisonburg, VA

    June 22-25, 2021

    Our Middle School group participates in the conference at Massanetta Springs Presbyterian Camp & Conference Center, in Harrisonburg, VA. Middle Schoolers enjoy 3 days full of recreation and games, keynotes, workshops, music and worship. We can’t forget to mention the huge slip ‘n slide either!

    Panoramic view of Massanetta conference center
    Stone bridge entrance to Montreat center

    Montreat Youth Conference

    Montreat, NC

    July 11-17, 2021

    Each summer, the high school group travels to the NC Mountains for a week in Montreat with hundreds of other Presbyterian youth. Join us for fun recreation and energizers, small groups, new friends, keynotes and worship services.

    Youth Interns

    Youth intern Nick Billman wearing white dress shirt and yellow tie

    Nick Billman

    Nick grew up in Raleigh and graduated from NC State University last spring. He will be returning to NC State to complete a graduate program and potentially pursue a Masters in Public Administration.

    Youth intern Nick Billman wearing white dress shirt and yellow tie

    Mackenzie Lamb

    Mackenzie is from Cary and is majoring in International Studies and German at NC State. She is a huge NC Courage soccer fan and loves hiking and biking in her free time. Mackenzie is an active member of Presbyterian Campus Ministry of Raleigh.

    What Questions Do You Have?

    Reach out to Anne Stark, our Director of Youth and Family Ministries, below!

    I love walking alongside our youth and their families through the middle and high school years. They teach me so much about God and our world and they make me laugh a lot! I enjoy watching them grow and discover who God is calling them to be!

    Anne Stark

    Director of Youth and Family Ministries

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