Children & Teens
Valley Presbyterian Church has a number of learning and service opportunities for children and teens:
Youth Group (7th-12th graders)
Youth Group for 7th – 12th graders meets on Sunday evenings from 7 – 8:30 p.m. in Room 113. The youth are led by Pastor John and volunteer young adults. They take part in a wide variety of mission, worship, service, learning and fun activities, including a week-long summer mission or conference trip.
A confirmation class for seventh- and eighth-grade students is offered every other year.
Youth Mission Trip
Sunday, June 28 – Friday, July 3 (five nights)
We will be staying at Cedar Ridge Camp, a retreat and outdoor education center located 20 minutes from downtown Louisville, Kentucky. This beautiful setting offers opportunities for swimming, hiking, biking and a 900-foot zipline. We will be staying in the Whitetail Lodge.
Monday-Thursday, we will be engaging in a variety of work projects at the camp and around Louisville.
Any youth (and friends) currently in grades 6-12 are welcome to come. The cost will be $125 (with scholarship funds available). See Pastor John; if you have any questions.
April 25 and 26, 2020
The youth of Valley will have the opportunity to put their faith into practice through the 30-Hour Famine for World Vision. This event is meant to raise both funds and awareness for the millions of hungry families around the world. We will be asking for donations during the month of April to support this project. For every $40 we raise, World Vision is able to feed one child for a month.
During our lock-in, the students will follow the story of Grace (pronounced Grahas) and discover what hunger looks and feels like around the world. We have a number of activities and devotions to fill our night and keep us distracted from our own hunger and build friendships amongst our youth. Every five seconds, a child under five dies—and nearly half those deaths are from hunger-related causes. That’s why we’re taking action now!
I will host an informational meeting for parents and interested students on March 15 following the service. This event is open to all students in grades 5-12 and will require some parents to act as chaperones during the lock-in. We will, hopefully, have a few service projects set up around the church, as well as activities planned by World Vision, to help us focus our attention on the issue of hunger and less on our own hunger as we fast for 30 hours. To end our fast, we will host a pancake breakfast for the church during Fellowship Time! More information will be provided at the meeting on the 15. I hope to see many of you there!
If you are interested in supporting our project, donations may be made on our team page on 30hourfamine.org at the link below, or by cash or by check made out to Valley Presbyterian with a notation for “30-hour famine”. Any questions may be directed to Amanda at firstname.lastname@example.org.