Youth Ministries Overview
Help send a youth on a life-changing summer event!
Sponsor a West Side youth to Henlopen summer camp or to TRIENNIUM (the Presbyterian Youth Conference) by contributing a scholarship to help offset the cost, which is prohibiting some of our youth from attending these events. Any amount will help. Please put youth scholarship in the memo of your check*. For more details, please email Carol Walton. Thank you in advance for your support of our youth. *Please note donation is subject to 20% administrative fee.
For more information about West Side's Youth Ministry programs, please contact Penny Hogan at 201-652-1966, ext. 12, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
including the once a year medical and photograph release forms.
Calling all 8th through 12th graders! For many years West Side has sent several of our 8th through 12th graders to Paterson once a week during July and August to read to the young children in their city camp, called Safe-Space.
We are looking for several volunteers who love young children and love to read to be part of this year’s readers. We gather together a number of appropriate books, meet in the church parking lot around noon on Wednesdays (July 10, 17, 24 and 31; August 7 and 14), then go to United Presbyterian Church (the site of Safe-Space) to read for about an hour, returning to West Side about 2:30PM. The Paterson children are eager learners who love our visits.
If you think you’d like to be a part of this group (you don’t have to go every week if you can’t), please contact Rev. Penny Hogan at West Side or Lucy Ianacone (201-445-6824) as soon as possible…and start looking for your own favorite childhood books to share with the children of Paterson!
Christian Education opportunities are available for young people of every age. Check out the Youth Education page for details, including the confirmation program!