Kirk Youth Ministry
Kirk Youth Ministry provides faith development opportunities for 6th-12th grade students at
Kirk of Kildaire Presbyterian Church in Cary, NC
There is something for everyone!
Engaging Christ Near and Far
Enjoying Friendship, Fellowship and Food
All Kirk of Kildaire Youth Group Ministries are dedicated to developing mature Christian disciples among youth and their families. Our Youth programs are safe, fun, loving environments where youth are invited to be affirmed in their identity as beloved children of God. We seek to support youth and families as they share openly the joys and struggles of their lives, and encourage them as they wrestle with and grow in their faith, making it their own.
Guided by the teachings of Jesus Christ we seek to journey with and mentor youth as they develop an understanding of their relationship with the triune God who values them. We celebrate the gifts God has given to our youth and we encourage them to embark on paths of service and leadership through sharing their faith with the congregation and world.
“42 The believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, to the community, to their shared meals, and to their prayers.43 A sense of awe came over everyone. God performed many wonders and signs through the apostles. 44 All the believers were united and shared everything.45 They would sell pieces of property and possessions and distribute the proceeds to everyone who needed them. 46 Every day, they met together in the temple and ate in their homes. They shared food with gladness and simplicity. 47 They praised God and demonstrated God’s goodness to everyone. The Lord added daily to the community those who were being saved.” — Acts 2: 42-47
Sundays, 9:45am-10:45am (weekly, September 8-December 15 and January 5-May 17)
Middle School (6th & 7th graders) – Youth Wing 2
High School (9th-12th graders) – Youth Wing 3
During the 2019-2020 year, 6th – 12th graders will reflect on what it means to “Grow into the Light” using scripture, a variety of media outlets, and their own experiences.
NEW in Fall 2019!
Sunday School for parents of youth – Fellowship Hall
Gather with other parents who are navigating all that the teenage years bring with them, including faith questions! We will use the youth curriculum as our guide for discussion as we create a space for support and discernment together.
Confirmation (completed 7th grade) – Youth Wing 1
Confirmation is a special time when youth who have completed 7th grade have the opportunity to carefully reflect on and explore their faith and relationship with God. The confirmation year is one of discovery and experience. It is a chance to ask and attempt to answer questions of faith in a relaxed, fun, and safe environment with others who are on the same journey.
For more information or to sign up for confirmation, please contact:
Sundays, 5:30pm-7:30pm, Fellowship Hall
(weekly, September 8-December 15 and January 5-May 17)
Join us for a night of fellowship, worship, study, and service! Dinner is provided each week (we ask that each youth pay $3 to cover costs!), followed by a youth led devotion, songs, energizers, and our activity for the evening.
*Note: Sunday School and Youth Group meet the Sunday following Labor Day through the Sunday before Memorial Day.
Fall Retreat (Middle School)
October 4-6, 2019
The fall retreat is for all middle school youth in New Hope Presbytery, put on by Presbytery Youth Council.
It is held at Camp Kanata in Wake Forest, NC.
Spring Retreat (High School)
March 13-15, 2020
The spring retreat is a high school retreat only put on by Presbytery Youth Council.
It is held at Camp Willow Run where the youth sleep in train Box Cars and have days full of fun fellowship by the lake shore.
Appalachia Service Project
June 21-28, 2020
Registration cap: 25
ASP is a rich tradition at the Kirk! Join other youth, college students, and adults while you work with families through the Appalachian region to make their homes warmer, safer, and drier. This trip is open to anyone who has completed 9th grade.
Massanetta Middle School Conference
June 18-21, 2020
Registration Cap: 20
Taking place in the summer, the middle school youth head up to Harrisonburg, VA where Massanetta Springs is located.
They spend a week up there partaking in fun activities like sliding down a hill on a slip and slide or seeing how long they can sit in the cold springs, all the while strengthening their bonds between Christ and their friends.
Montreat Youth Conference (High School)
July 12-18, 2020
Registration Cap: 20
This is a week-long summer conference taking place in the mountains of North Carolina at Montreat College. Youth are encouraged to focus on faith development, worship, discussion, and participate in recreation events.
This is a wonderful opportunity to create a sense of companionship among attendees and increase their love and respect for the Lord.
CROSS Middle School Mission
July 12-17, 2020
Registration Cap: 20
See lives changed in this week-long experience for middle school youth. Weekly activities include devotions, worship, reflection, and dinner with a Meyeres Park Presbyterian Church family. Youth experience up to eight different urban ministries. Ministry sites include serving people who are hungry, homeless, elderly, and disabled as well as children, providing opportunities for both direct service and building relationships!