Youth Connection

The Youth program at New Providence strives to fully embody the baptismal promises (to guide, nurture, and encourage one another through our love, our prayers, our witness, and God’s faithfulness) for each and every youth who comes through our door on their journey of faith…

Youth have an opportunity each Sunday to grow in their faith.  Each class allows youth to engage in content and curriculum that is age appropriate and Bible-centered. All faith formation classes occur during the 10:00am Sunday School hour.

 

 

iGroup Sunday School (6th-8th)  meets in Eastminster wing, Room 219.

Youth Connection HS Sunday School (9th-12th) meets in the Westminster wing, Youth Room, W-201.

Youth Connection meets on Sunday nights to engage in meaningful conversation, fellowship, and relationship as we give voice and action to our faith.  Regular programming begins with iGroup (6th-8th) meeting at 4:30.  At 5:30, the entire Youth Connection plays games together and shares a meal provided by youth families.  At 6:30, Youth Connection HS (9th-12th) meets.

 

During group times, we check in with one another, take prayer requests, study scripture, and talk about how our faith impacts our lives.

Each Summer, we try to offer ample opportunity to Youth to participate in programs of service, faith building, and fun.  These programs range from local service projects, mission trips, youth conferences, and intentional group building through recreation and play.

 

 

Upcoming programs for Summer 2020

 

 

Montreat Youth Conference (rising 9th-graduating seniors)-  June 6th-13th

2020 Montreat Youth Conferences

 

 

Summer of Fun and Service (SOFAS)–  various dates, more information to come

 

 

iGroup Mission Trip (6th-8th) to CROSS Ministries, Charlotte, NC-  May 31st- June 5th

 

https://myersparkpres.org/cross/

Beginning in January 2020, the Youth Connection is making a focused effort to care and support one another.  Part of this effort will be the formation of several new programs including: a Bible Study Small group on Wednesday nights for our High school youth; Youth leadership team (high schoolers who would like to take more initiative in the planning of youth programming); and our Youth Deacons program (11th-12th graders who will help in the caring for the youth group, including praying for our prayer list and checking in with all of our youth on at least a weekly basis).

 

 

New Providence also allows for up to two youth to serve as youth elders on the Session each year, serving 1 year terms.

New Providence is a part of a wonderful collection of Presbyterian churches called the Presbytery of East Tennessee (PET).  Each year, PET provides several opportunities for youth from around the Presbytery to gather together to learn and grow in their faith.  PET also supports the Presbyterian Youth Council, high school aged youth from around the Presbytery that serve as planning and leadership for Presbytery Youth events.

 

Programs through the Presbytery

 

Middle School Retreat at Camp John Knox               September 25-27

 

High School Youth Summit in Chattanooga              February 21-23

 

Small and Mighty Gatherings                                      Various Dates

Happening THIS week

 

 

 

 

Dates to Keep In Mind

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Regular Sunday Night Schedule

 

 

2020 Youth Calendar

Through June

 

 

 

 

 

 

Youth Connection Goes International:  Guatemala 2021

Interested in helping the Youth Connection go on a Mission trip to Guatemala in Summer 2021?  Mark your calendars for the NPPC Youth Connection Annual Chili Cook Off and Auction, happening on March 29th, 2020.  If you wish to donate an item or an experience to the auction, please email Louden at louden@newprovidencepres.org.  All proceeds will go to help the Youth mission trip to Guatemala in Summer 2021.

Hear more of their story, from our ministry partners in Guatemala, Porch De Salomon.

For any additional information, inquires, or interest in the Youth Program at New Providence, please contact Rev. Louden Young at louden@newprovidencepres.org or call 865-983-0182 ext. 109