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Youth at Port Perry United Church

Our youth rock!

In addition to a Sunday morning program for youth grades 7 to 12, there are several ways to connect with other youth in our congregation.

Youth Groups

Two youth groups meet monthly to talk about where their lives and God meet up, and, of course, to have some fun!

Youth at Port Perry United Church participate in worship on a regular basis, and take on community service projects to be God’s hands and feet in the world! The youth have enjoyed master chef, bowling, crafts, games and just hanging out together.

Grades 6/7/8 typically meet the first Friday of the month (7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.)

High School Youth typically meet the third Friday of the month (7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.)

For more information, please contact the church office.

Volunteering

Youth are welcome to work on their community volunteer hours through volunteering in our congregation. From helping out rummage sales and church dinners, to providing leadership at Vacation Bible Camp and teaching Sunday School, there are many opportunities to make a difference.

Music

Music plays an important part of our faith life at Port Perry United Church . Under the direction of our church organist, Joan Bretney, our girls’ choir (grade 6 and up) participates regularly in worship. Port Perry United Church also has a multi-generational church concert band that plays at Christmas and in the spring. Teens grade 8 and up are welcome to participate. For more information, please contact the church office.

Confirmation (Joining the Church)

Confirmation classes are offered every other year, for youth grades 8 and up. These classes explore the basics of our Christian faith and who God is calling us to be in this world. An important part of this program is a friend in faith, who is matched with each youth and serves as a mentor throughout the three-month process. An inter-faith trip is part of the experience: youth attend a synagogue, mosque, a Hindu temple, as well as the places of worship of several other Christian denominations, in order to gain appreciation for their own spiritual tradition and the spiritual traditions of others. (picture)