Youth Ministry

At First United, we seek to provide our children and youth opportunities for spiritual growth through education, fellowship, and mission. Our youth are involved in all facets of the church as well as camps and conferences such as youth choir and participating in worship services at least once a month. 



November 4th & 5th - Join with youth from around the Charlotte Presbytery for a weekend of fun, fellowship and learning in a camp style setting.  Explore your faith, Participate in open conversations and learn spiritual discipline.  Cost of the retreat is $65 per person, but for youth who participate in the Charlotte Youth Ministry Consortium the cost will be $45 per person which is due in the Presbytery Office by Sunday, October 22nd.  Registration forms, the retreat schedule and packing list can be found on the bulletin board in the Library and Narthex.  Please write CYMC on the registration form where it asks for your Youth Director.  Transportation will be provided by the CYMC from Charlotte to Camp Pee Dee.


The Charlotte Youth Ministry Consortium meeting will be held on Sunday, October 17th at the Mt. Olive Presbyterian Church, located at 5125 Mt. Olive Church Road from 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.  This month's theme is Faith & Service and we will be engaging in a service project to benefit the Uptown Men's Shelter. All youth are requested to bring 1 pack of men's athletic socks along with them to the meeting. 

Vacation Bible School

First United and Memorial Churches invite you to join us for Vacation Bible School, June 19 - 23 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm at Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2600 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte. Discover Your Strength in God! Come along on awesome adventures alongside our favorite Bible heroes and discover the qualities that make us truly heroic in God. VBS Hero Central uses magnificent music, amazing arts & crafts, engaging classroom activities and fantastic Bible stories to help each of us discover our strength in God! Classes for Pre-K (age 4) through Adults. Dinner at 5:30 each night with classes beginning at 6:00 pm. Our closing celebration worship service will be held at First United PC on Sunday, June 25th at 11:00 am


Communicant/Confirmation Classes

2016 class participants are Davis Barber, Aliyah Tate, Devanee Williams, Trey Rogers, Xavier Brown, Cary Dozier, Sean Maxwell, Tadaysha Cannon and Mahogany Yongue.


Youth Recognition Sunday

High school and college graduates plan the worship service and participate by telling their spiritual stories. 


The Joint Vacation Bible School

The Joint Vacation Bible School (VBS) program is held at Memorial Presbyterian Church.  On Sunday following bible school week, both churches participate in the closing during the worship service at First United.


Charlotte Youth Ministry Consortium (CYMC)

Charlotte Youth Ministry Consortium (CYMC),  an initiative of the Presbytery of Charlotte, designed to bring together middle and high school youth from smaller congregations to create an exciting and vibrant youth ministry program in a cooperative ministry setting, Regularly scheduled youth group meetings are held on the 3rd Sunday of each month at one of the churches participating in the consortium.  In addition, the youth participate in fellowhip, service learning and mission projects at least once per month. Click here for more details 

Middle School Montreat Conference

Middle School Montreat Conference. This year we had two youth (Tadaysha Cannon and Mahogany Yongue) attend this conference in Maryville, TN.  It was an awesome spiritual experience.