All youth, grades 6-12, are welcome to join us for youth group! The schedule varies from week to week, but we usually meet from 5:30-7:30 pm on Sundays, September through May, and enjoy dinner together. In addition, we lead a sung prayer service called Compline for the congregation several times a year.
A music program is one way in which children and young people deepen their sense of community, learn to sing, and learn to be worship leaders. Our children's choir program, for ages 3 through 5th grade, is held on Wednesday afternoons from 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm from September through May. After choir practice, children and their families gather for dinner in Fellowship Hall. A main dish is provided, families contribute side-dishes and desserts, and children take over the room. It’s great fun, and all are truly welcome!
Ginter Park Presbyterian Church has an exceptional choir. This group of mixed ages (our youth sing with the adults) is strongly committed to leading worship, caring deeply for its members, and singing from an extraordinarily broad spectrum of music. An anthem for any given Sunday might be a 17th-century German motet, a text-less Indian folksong, a Black Gospel hymn, or, on occasion, a piece of popular music. The choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings from 7:15 to 9:00 p.m., September through May, and new members are always welcome!
In addition to family dinner after children’s choir practice on Wednesdays, Supper Church is a way we seek to celebrate Christ’s rising and presence among us through an alternative form of worship – the sharing of a sacred meal. From preparation of the meal to clean-up, each aspect of Supper plays a role in the order of worship, allowing us to explore a style of worship shared by Jesus and his followers. Dates and times vary, so watch the church calendar for the next scheduled Supper Church. Come to the table, there’s a place waiting for you!
Our Book Group meets in members’ homes once a month at 1:00 pm on a Thursday. While the location varies, the dedication to lively discussion does not. The group has tackled a wide range of books, including THE MARS ROOM by Rachel Kushner, INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH by Luis Alberto Urrea, and HOMEGOING by Yaa Gyasi, just to name a few.