Youth

Fall 2022 Youth Retreat registration now open!

Middle School Retreat at Camp Kanata
6:00 PM Friday, September 30 to 8:00 PM Saturday, October 1
Cost $75
Click this link New Hope Presbytery Retreat @ Camp Kanata to learn more about this great opportunity to connect with Presbyterian youth from all over North Carolina. This year's retreat is only one night, so we'll leave on Friday evening and return around 8:00 PM on Saturday evening.
High School Beach Retreat at Emerald Isle
8:00 AM Saturday, October 1-4:00 PM Sunday, October 2
Cost: $50 ($80 family max)
We're headed to the beach for some great fellowship and group building. We'll leave on Saturday morning and return on Sunday afternoon. Don't miss out on this chance to re-connect with fellow youth group members! The registration fee covers Saturday dinner, Sunday breakfast, Sunday lunch, and sweet treats at the beach.
Online Beach Retreat Registration Form 
If you choose not to pay by credit card as part of the online registration process, please bring a check written to Cary Presbyterian Church.

CPC Youth Groups

Youth Fellowship programs include three groups for youth in grades 3-12. Youth groups generally meet on Sunday evenings 5:30-7:30 PM from September to May, beginning with a meal and followed by a program connected to the areas of Fellowship, Service, Exploration, and Worship.

Our youth program is coordinated by our Youth Pastor, Reverend Alan Bancroft, and the Youth and Family Ministries team. Volunteer adult advisors lead and support each group.

Meals are provided by parents and other church members. You can sign up to help out here

Download the Cary Presbyterian app for handy access to youth group calendars and other up-to-date youth information. Call the church office or use the Contact Form below to get in touch with Alan or any of the advisors. 
3rd-5th grades
"Christian Adventurers" meet most Sunday evenings throughout the school year for activities that range from team building games and service projects to recreational outings and holiday outings. Youth Choir is back this year as well!
Advisors are Meredith Bullis and TBD.
Middle School
CPC MS Youth generally meet weekly throughout the school year for dinner and a program. Activities include service to local non-profits (such as preparing brown bag lunches for the Rescue Mission), cookouts, topical conversations, camping trips, holiday events, and much more!
Advisors are Rachel Campbell, Caroline Carew,  and Brian Short.
High School
CPC HS Youth generally meet weekly for dinner and a program throughout the school year. We like to mix it up with topical programs relevant to a teen’s life (relationships, doubt, and stress are just a few examples), local service opportunities, recreation nights, and outings like hiking and NC State baseball games.
Adult advisors are Katy Frazer,  Chris Huff and Kecia Simmons.

Sunday morning faith formation

Sunday mornings from 9:30-10:20 AM, September 11-December 18, 2022

Middle School Bible Bites: Youth will explore engaging videos from The Bible Project about every book of the Bible, and how they apply to our lives today.
High School Conversation Cafe: Youth will engage in casual conversation around themes like See Joy in God's Creation, Practice Joy, Share Wisdom, and Live in Holy Rhythm.

Confirmation —  8th & 9th Graders

When offered, confirmands meet in person monthly as they explore their faith and dive into spiritual practices. Additional retreats and meetings with mentors enhance their journey towards church membership.
The next Confirmation Class will be offered in the 2023-2024 school year.

Growing together.

Whoever you are, wherever you're from, you are welcome here.

The CPC Youth and Family Ministries Team seeks to:
  • Provide places for youth and their families to explore their faith in a non-judgmental environment of loving support.
  • Develop ministry programs that are relational, formative, and consistent with reformed theology using creativity, openness, compassion and grace.  
  • Inspire honest and authentic conversations exploring faith and how we experience God.
  • Offer a strong foundation for continued spiritual development as our youth move into the world to share God’s love. 
  • Give opportunity for youth to be involved in the full mission of the church through participation in worship and outreach ministries. 
  • Provide an environment where our youth can form lasting relationships with adults outside their immediate family.

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