All youth, grades 6-12, are welcome to join us for youth group! Middle School and High School students are invited to stay after worship for lunch, games, choir, and conversation about what it means to follow Jesus Christ in our world today. Usually our gatherings finish around 2:30pm. Monthly we gather in the evenings instead; we share dinner and Compline - a service of bedtime prayer. Youth also gather occasionally for service projects, retreats, and fun outings. Please check our newsletter here for current information.
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 preschool children through the 5th grade, is held on Wednesday afternoons at 5:45pm.
NOTE: During this pandemic, we are gathering outdoors whenever possible. Kids and parents bring beach towels or blankets, and we circle up outside.
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 7:15pm to 9pm, September through May, and new members are always welcome!
In addition to a 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 either at the church or in members’ homes once a month, generally around 10am on a Wednesday near the beginning of the month. 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.