Presbyterian McYouth Ministry welcomes all into a caring environment as
we grow in faith to become active disciples of Christ through love and
service. We are a value-based youth ministry. There are four Christian
values that we hope our teenagers will know and embrace during their
time at McDonough Presbyterian: welcoming, caring, faith growth, love,
We hope they know
what it means to be welcomed. To be welcomed is to immediately feel
loved and cared for. Each person who comes is a special child of God
with unique gifts.
We also pray that they
know what it is to be cared for and that they learn to care for others.
To love each other unconditionally is at the heart of caring. Whatever happens in life, everyone has a place to be where they won't be judged
but will be cared for.
Together they will learn about what God is doing in our lives and around the world. The life of faith is a journey. We will travel together as we figure out what God calls us to do and whom God calls us to be.
Service and love are tied together because we can't have one without the other. We serve the world because Christ first loved us. To love someone is to serve them, whether we have just met them or are lifelong friends. These four values will be the foundation for our group. They will guide us in all the things we do.
Youth from 6th through 12th grade gather on Wednesdays to spend time together, discuss matters of faith, play games, and pray with one another. Sundays at 9:30 am. Wednesday's dinner is served to all youth at 5:30 and programs at 6:30.
In addition to our regularly scheduled events, we also have a Fall retreat, Christmas parties, service projects, pool parties, lock-ins, Coffee and Devotions, Youth Sunday and monthly worship leadership as liturgists, and more.
Each summer our youth take part in week-long trips together. Whether we’re serving at Beth-El for Cedarkirk, or deepening our faith alongside young people from across the country at Montreat, our youth are taking part in God’s mission to do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with God.
Our Events are all about being together. We live in an individualistic society in which we are more likely to talk to a cell phone or a computer screen than we are to an actual living, breathing person. When we meet, we meet together. We spend time together: we study together, we work together, and we worship together. Sometimes we split the Jr. High and Sr. High groups in order to provide a safer more effective ministry to each age group, but we always remember that we are a part of our larger youth group and a part of our larger church community. We do anything and everything together, from lock-ins to Bible study to worship singing to mission trips to camp retreats.
Please check back for the 2022 schedule
Middle School and High School Sunday School groups meet in the youth room from 9:40-10:40. Sunday School is taught by several different members, using the Simply Sunday PCUSA Curriculum. Once a month our High Schoolers venture out for mobile Sunday School, which we call Starbucks Sunday.
On Wednesday Night, we join our Church family for dinner from 5:00-6:00 in the Anchor. After dinner we head to the youth room for a program lead by our Director of Youth and Families, Destiny Williams. McYouth is offered to young people currently enrolled in 6th through 12th grades. Our program provides opportunities for spiritual growth, service, study, fun, and Christian fellowship.
Rising 9th Graders- Completed 12th Graders
Montreat, North Carolina
Saturday, June 10- Saturday, June 17
Click Here to Register for High School Montreat
Sign up by October 18th
Rising 6th Graders- Completed 12th Graders
Maryville College, Maryville, Tennessee
Wednesday, July 19-23
Click Here to Register for Middle School Montreat
It is the tradition of
McDonough Presbyterian Church that during the seventh grade year, we go through a
process called confirmation. It is a time when you have been specially called to discover
more about your own faith. We will enter a process of spiritual growth that is
unique and affirming of who you are and who God calls all of us to be.
At the end of the
process, we will have explored theological topics ranging from the Bible, stewardship,
social action, baptism, and the Lord’s supper. This is a time to ask the tough
questions of our faith. What does it mean to be a Christian? What does it mean
to be a Presbyterian? Who is God? Does all this church stuff matter? We will
not be telling you the right or wrong answer to any of these questions. We will
help you discover new and exciting ways of understanding how God is working in
your life and in the world. At the end of the process, you will be asked if you
feel God calling you into membership (don't worry - we will talk more about that
and what that means) at McDonough Presbyterian Church.
Contact Destiny Williams for more information regarding 2023- 2024 Confirmation
MCDONOUGH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH427 MCGARITY RD MCDONOUGH, GA 30252 770-957-9890