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. 

Sunday Morning Activities

  • Calling all 6th-12 graders: this Lent let's focus on faith! Reconnect with your spiritual side and explore what God is doing in your life through worship. Starting February 18th, come to the youth room before worship starting at 9:50am, for breakfast, snacks, hot chocolate and coffee, and a different topic/activity each day.
  • Photo Circle/Photo Challenge - This Lent all 6th-12th graders are invited to participate in a photo challenge. We'll be using the app PhotoCircle to share photos together and see the world through each others' eyes. Take some time to slow down and look for beauty in the world around you! Find information on how to join in the youth room. 

Youth Schedule

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.