Youth Ministry

Youth Ministry

Read below on how our youth are connecting with Fairmount, our community and the world. Any questions? Contact Sarah Kok, Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries at

New Youth Lounge - First Floor

Each Sunday morning the 6th-12th Grade Youth Lounge will be open before worship and after worship. It is a space for youth to hang out and spend time together on a Sunday morning (and throughout the week!), grab a snack or a cup of hot chocolate, and engage in a self-directed spiritual practice or devotional provided each week. 

Youth Schedule

Skyzone Trampoline Park: 1/21 from 12:00 - 2:45

We have a Youth Group trip to Skyzone coming up on Sunday, January 21st! 

We’ll leave from Fairmount at 12:15. We’ll arrive at Skyzone in time for a pizza lunch and one hour of trampoline awesomeness! We’ll leave from Skyzone at 2:15 and make it back to Fairmount around 2:45.

We need to sign-up in advance for each individual going. Please let me know as soon as possible and by 1/18 if your child is going!

Each youth needs:

 - A waiver on record. You can fill one our online here:

 - A pair of socks. You can use ones from past trips, but if you don’t have any we’ll get you a pair! 

 - $17 to cover the cost of a 1 hour jump. This can be paid to me in cash or in checks made out to Fairmount Presbyterian with ‘Youth Skyzone’ in the memo line. 

Souper Bowl of Caring Fundraiser: 2/4

Help make Super Bowl Sunday a day for caring and giving! Youth Group members will be raising money for victims of Hurricanes Maria and Irma after both 8:30 and 11:00 worship services. All money raised will go to Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (a ministry of the PCUSA) and their work in Puerto Rico and surrounding areas. Find more information here.

Bethany Hot Meals Ministry: 2/9

Experience a faithful food ministry at Bethany Presbyterian Church. We leave from Fairmount at 5:15 and head to Bethany to serve with them as they feed their community. 

From 7:30-9:30 we're back at church for dinner, a devotional, and games at church!

Art Museum Tour: 2/25 from 12 - 3pm

Fairmount member Lara Mullen is offering a tour or the Cleveland Art Museum! The art work comes alive as you learn about its history and meaning, often hidden to the untrained eye! It's a great opportunity and a fun afternoon. We'll grab lunch in the Youth Room and leave from church after the 11:00 service.

Breakfast with Stated Clerk J. Herbert Nelson: March 3

Join us from 9-11 am for community building, breakfast and a discussion with our Stated Clerk the Rev. Dr. J Herbert Nelson. Connect to other youth in the Presbytery while also learning about the work of the wider church. RSVP here

Middle School Youth Group: March 4

A night for food, fellowship, faith, and fun! All 6-8th graders are encouraged meet from 5:30-7:30pm in the youth room!

Good Friday Youth Group: March 31

Dive into the story of Good Friday through worship and spiritual practice.  We'll meet at church from 5:30-7:30pm.

Bethany Hot Meals Ministry: April 13

From 5:10-7:30pm we'll head to Bethany Presbyterian Church to take part in their community meal.

Then from 7:30-9:30 we'll be back at Fairmount for dinner and outdoor/night games!

Spring Lock-In: April 20-21

Woohoo! Get ready to spend the night at church playing games, getting to know each other, exploring our faith, and generally having a great time! From 7pm-9am.

Summer Trips

We have some great opportunities this summer to learn, serve, and grow. 

For more information, download this Summer Trips Packet or look for it on the Youth Ministry Bulletin Board.

Registration is open for Memphis and Montreat, follow links below to register through Realm. 

Look for more information about our Cleveland Mystery Retreat in coming weeks.

This year we are doing our trips in cooperation with 2 local Presbyterian Churches: Church of the Covenant and Forest Hill. We think that this wider base of participants and volunteers will enrich our summer trips as we experience them together!

Memphis Youth Mission: June 16-23

Grades 6-12

Montreat Youth Conference: July 14-21

Grades 9-12

Cleveland Mystery Week: August 5-8

Grades 6-8

Take a Break!

Sarah will be at Gimme Java Coffee (3427 Lee Rd, Shaker Heights, OH 44120) on every 2nd Wednesday from 3-5pm, and at Dewey’s Coffee in Shaker Square on every 3rd Thursday from 3-5pm. Have something on your mind that you want to talk about? Or do you just want to grab a cup of coffee on an afternoon? Stop by.

Breakfast Club! The first Saturday of each month all youth are welcome to meet for breakfast at First Watch (13950 Cedar Rd, University Heights, OH 44118) at 10:00 am.