Youth are welcome and encouraged to sign up for activities listed throughout this booklet, as well as the following opportunities available especially for Second Presbyterian Church youth in grades 6-12. If you are interested in any of these activities, please contact Ruth Arnold, rutharnold@secondpreslr.org.

Serve on a Youth Ministry

The Youth Ministry plans, coordinates and implements all youth programming at Second Presbyterian. It is made up of youth and adults and meets monthly.

Serve on Other Ministries

Read about the work and responsibilities of all the ministries of Second Presbyterian. Contact the moderator or Jen Evans to get plugged into a ministry.

Serve on the Presbytery Youth Council (PYC)

Members in grades 9 to 12 are invited to serve on this council, which is made up of youth and adult Presbyterians from all over Arkansas. They gather about four times a year to plan events and make decisions about Presbytery youth programming. An application must be filled out in late April/ early May.

Serve as a Liturgist

Senior high students are invited to serve as liturgists during the 11:00 a.m. Sunday worship services. Materials will be provided.

Serve as an Acolyte, Beadle, or Cross Bearer

Grades 5-8 students are invited to light candles (acolyte) and carry the Bible (beadle) and processional cross (cross bearer) into the sanctuary at the beginning of 11:00 a.m. worship service on Sunday mornings.

Serve on Second Presbyterian Youth Council

Members in grades 6-12 are invited to serve on this council, which is made up of youth involved in the Second Presbyterian Youth (SPY) program. They meet monthly to give feedback about the current programming and help make decisions about, future programming. An application must be filled out each year before August.

Youth Choir

This choir is for students in grades 6 to 12, and activities include worship leadership, retreats, concerts, touring and local musical events. Directed by Dr. Bevan Keating. Rehearsals are Wednesdays from 5:15-6:15 p.m.

Youth Ringers

This ensemble is for students in grades 6 to 12 who have some experience with ringing and are interested in a range of musical styles and difficulties. Directed by Mary Ibis. Rehearsals are Wednesdays from 4:15-5:15 p.m.

Spring Musical Cast

Rehearsals run January through early March, and the performances are one weekend in March.

Spring Musical Crew

Technical crew and stage crew members commit to coming to all rehearsals during Tech Week (the week before the show), as well as each performance (usually in early March).

Mission Projects

Participate in mission and outreach projects in Little Rock throughout the year as needed.

Youth Caring for Youth

Help care for other youth. You will be contacted when your help is needed.

Take Pictures

Help track SPY history by taking pictures and uploading them to our share site.

Make Bulletin Boards

Help keep the SPY bulletin board up to date and occasionally make posters to publicize events and other happenings.

Play on a Youth Basketball Team

Our church basketball league season runs from January to mid-March. There is a 7th/8th grade league, a 9th/10th grade league, and an 11th/12th grade league. Games are usually twice a week.

Help Plan the Youth Scholarship Fundraiser

The Youth Scholarship Fund assures that all youth are able to participate in youth trips and activities regardless of their financial situation. Help plan the annual Fundraiser to replenish this fund.

Help Plan the End of Year Banquet

The Banquet will be held on a Sunday in May and will include dinner for youth and families, as well as a short program.

Help Plan Summer Mission Trip

This group will make plans for the High School or Middle School mission trip, including decisions about the date, place, project and activities.