Children and youth, and their families, are very important members of the Mt. Bethel Presbyterian Church community.  There are many opportunities for faith formation for our youngest members.

MBPC Nursery: our youngest are cared for by 2 paid staff members who are a loving part of our church family. During babies and infants visit to the nursery of MBPC they will be cared for and engaged in meaningful and age appropriate activities in our recently remodeled and updated nursery room.

Jr. Church: Currently meeting on Sunday’s via ZOOM for all children of MBPC, this gathering has become a connectional lifeline during the pandemic for our youngest members. They happily gather weekly to sing, pray, share and learn. Led by Rebecca Harvard Barnes, Director of Children’s and Youth Ministries

Kids CLUB: once or twice monthly the children, and their families, of Mt. Bethel meet off church grounds to facilitate programming and to engage in church fellowship. Opportunities include, outreach mission, hiking along the Eno, visiting special places, meeting special people etc.. Led by Rebecca Harvard Barnes, Director of Children’s and Youth Ministries

Youth Group: grades 6-12 meets on Sunday night during the school year from 5:00pm-8:00pm for fellowship and discussion. Yearly activities include fall and spring retreats; local volunteering, and the MLK Day of Service; special fellowship outings; Massanetta and Montreat summer retreats; mission trips and more. Led by Rebecca Harvard Barnes, Director of Children’s and Youth Ministries.

Confirmation Class: Grades 7-9 Approximately every other year we offer an extensive 12 week program where Confirmands are invited to explore their faith. Learn what it means to be a Presbyterian as well as examine several different faith traditions. At the end of the class they are invited to join the church and publicly confess their faith in Jesus Christ. Led by Rebecca Harvard Barnes, Director of Children’s and Youth Ministries

Youth Sunday: Creative worship lead by the youth. Not to be missed!

Graduation Sunday: all graduates of high school, college, or graduate level work.
Held in the spring, this Sunday celebrates and honors all those who have completed the milestones of high school, college, or other graduate work.