Our Youth Ministry gives youth (grades 6-12) an opportunity to explore their relationships with God, each other, and the world through learning, service, worship and recreation. Youth meet each Sunday morning from 9:00 to 10:00 am for Youth Class from the fall through spring. In addition, they have special events - Confirmation, Our Whole Lives (OWL) human sexuality classes, mission trips, lock-ins, movie nights, swim parties and more.
Sunday Schedule (Fall through Spring)
9:00 am - Discussion in the Youth Lounge
10:00 am - Youth are invited to take part in worship.
The Youth Group meets for fun and fellowship monthly, usually on the first or second Friday, in the evenings. Each month’s event is hosted by one of our families, and is open to all 6th through 12th graders. Check in on the Event page for updates.
High School Mission Experience
Each summer, Westmoreland high schoolers - along with other Potomac Association UCC youth- spend a week creating community and nurturing their faith through building homes for those in need. (Grades 9-12)
Middle School Mission Experience
Our middle school youth work alongside middle schoolers from other Potomac Association UCC churches for a week, exploring the biblical call to social justice and alleviating poverty. (Grades 6-8)
Taught in alternating years, ministers and lay leaders engage with youth as they explore their faith and make decisions about confirming the promises made at their baptisms; or, if they were not baptized, the decision to be baptized and to join the church. (Grades 8-10)
Our Whole Lives (OWL)
Taught in alternating years, youth participate in a human sexuality education course called Our Whole Lives. The comprehensive course aims to help youth make informed and responsible decisions about caring for their bodies and about their sexual health and behavior. (Grades 7-9)