Bradley Hills provides multiple opportunities for young people who seek to grow in their Christian faith, build friendships, and connect to the wider church, community, and world. 

To learn about Upcoming Activities and our weekly Sunday Activities for Youth, including Church School and Youth Fellowship Meetings, click here.

 

NOTE: If you are planning on participating in any youth activities at BHPC, click here to download the Permission Slip for 2016-2017 and return it to David Gray.

 

Additional Activities for Youth:

 

Youth Church School & Fellowship on Sundays:

Youth Church Class runs on Sundays from 9:15 to 10:15 am in Room 305. All youth grades 6-12 are welcome to join us for a time to reflect on your week, navigate Scripture, discuss relevant topics and strengthen friendships. 

Youth Fellowship includes on-site activities, off-site mission projects, and social events with each other and with other church youth groups. 

Every Sunday from 12:00 to 1:30 pm from fall through spring, the youth gather for recreation, team building activities, and faith formation discussion.

Additionally, Youth Fellowship activities might include off-site mission projects. We've built a stone path at Congressional Cemetery, visited Poplar Springs Animal Sanctuary in Poolsville and helped care for the animals, and helped with the National Center for Children and Families (NCCF) Block Party.

We also host regular social events such as bowling, movie nights, pizza parties, and game nights.

 

Confirmation Classes:

For Grades 8 & 9/Not Yet Confirmed Senior High Youth

Youth will explore the Christian faith and what it means to be a Presbyterian. In addition, each youth is paired with a “confirmand partner,” which is an adult member of the congregation who serves as a sounding board for grappling with hard questions. Confirmand partners meet individually with their youth partners at mutually agreed-upon times. They also meet together with the entire class several times during the year. Confirmation classes are offered every other year, and the next class will be in 2017-2018. 

What Will I Be Doing as Part of Confirmation?

On Their Own, Confirmands:

  • Participate in weekly classes at 9:15
  • Attend worship and complete “worship worksheets”
  • Attend a fall lock-in and spring retreat
  • Memorize the Apostles’ Creed
  • Complete a program of Bible reading of their own choice

With Covenant Partners, Confirmands:

  • Participate in ministry within the church (ushers, music, chancel guild, communion prep, lay reader, home communion)
  • Participate in ministry outside of the church (individual mission projects)
  • Write a faith statement
  • Are presented to session/congregation

 

Youth Support of Special Events:

Every year the youth group is responsible for organizing events to help raise funds for their summer trips. These events include: 

  • Chili Cook-Off and Bingo Night: Youth set up for the event, act as Bingo callers and ticket takers, serve people, and clean up.
  • Parents’ Afternoon Out: Youth provide baby-sitting and activities for children, supervising children in three areas: movies, playing games/telling stories, and guiding children in arts and crafts. They also serve the children dinner.
  • Lenten Pancake Lunch: Youth help with the lunch by setting up, making pancakes and cleaning up.

 

Summer Trips:

Every summer, BHPC youth are invited to participate in trips that help strengthen their faith and friendships. Past trips have included visits to:

  • Montreat Conference Center: The BHPC youth travelled to Montreat, NC to attend this unique gathering of Presbyterian youth from across the country for a week of study, worship, and recreation.

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  • Ghost Ranch Education and Retreat Center: The BHPC youth travelled to the Ghost Ranch Education and Retreat Center in Abiquiu, New Mexico to participate and serve in the Youth Service Corps program.
  • Broad Street Ministry: Youth traveled to Philadelphia, PA to spend a week engaged in a variety of activities and projects in support of those working to make a difference in the Philadelphia community. 

 

Youth Service Opportunities:

There are many ways for youth to help and get involved at Bradley Hills by helping both the church family and the wider community. Contact David Gray regarding how to obtain student service learning (SSL) hours for community service.