Building on a Solid Foundation
Sunday School classes for youth include a mid-high (middle school) class for grades 6 through 8 and a senior high school class for grades 9 through 12. These classrooms are beside each other on the far side of the gymnasium in the CFC building. Students gather at 9:45 AM, and class starts at 10:00 AM.
Confirmation classes are an important part of the life of a youth in the church as this is the class that ends with a public profession of faith and transition from a baptized member into a full active member of the church. Confirmation class is taught by the pastor and offered to sixth through eighth graders on a periodic basis.
Presbyterian Youth Connection
Our group of PYC students meet most Sunday evenings at 5:30 PM for a meal and devotional or mission activity. They also meet before school at least once a month for Coffee & Biscuits at the Simpsonville Chick-fil-A. Both mid-high and senior-high sections of PYC participate in several conferences of the Foothills Presbytery and Montreat at different times of the year. The youth are invited to participate in worship by serving as ushers, liturgists, nursery helpers, special musicians, and by providing the entire worship service on one Sunday of the year known as Youth Sunday. In addition, they support the younger children in their activities by helping with games and crafts at the Easter celebration, Vacation Bible School, and the Christmas parade float.
Fellowship and Outreach
Each month at Fountain Inn Presbyterian Church a middle or high school age child has multiple opportunities to serve in worship and missions, to grow their understanding of faith in Sunday School, and to fellowship with other youth.
Included in the annual PYC calendar are numerous combined fellowship and mission events such as the hunger awareness weekend and the progressive dinner and Lock Inn at Christmas.
The youth host luncheons after worship about once a month to raise money for their mission fund. They put on a big yard sale in the spring and sell greenery at Christmas for mission monies, too. This enables more youth to be able to participate in the mission trips, and it allows for PYC to include mission activities throughout the year. Learn more about youth outreach at FIPC.