Youth at John McMillan Presbyterian Church can participate in The Duquesne Kids Club and Partnerships, Wednesday Night Youth Groups, Confirmation Classes, and Youth Sunday School, service projects, lock-outs, mission trips, and the New Wilmington Missionary Conference. To read more about each of these opportunities

Senior High Youth Group

Our 2016-17 activities are in Full Swing! Keep an eye out for email messages for more updates or check back here on the website! Our Youth Leaders are Matt Fricker, Caitlin Smith, Zach Smith, Megan Sherry, and Mark Bonosky.
Youth Group meets Wednesday nights starting September 14th from 5-7pm.
All Students 7-12 grade are welcome–and so are their friends!
We also have numerous other events so keep checking in to see what is coming!
We are going to New Wilmington Missionary Conference July 22-29th. Please join us for a great week of service, worship, and fun! You can find out more about the best week on earth here

Duquesne Kids Club and Partnership

Partnership with First Presbyterian Church of Duquesne
An especially meaningful outreach of JMPC is the partnership with First Presbyterian Church of Duquesne.
Rev Judi Slater is the faithful pastor at First Presbyterian Church.
Members of the two congregations meet together throughout the year for worship and joint ministry.
Duquesne is an urban community in Pittsburgh. Years ago this community was thriving, back when the steel mills were operating in Pittsburgh. Since the early 1980’s when the mills began to close, the community of Duquesne began to fall on hard times. The economy is now depressed and the area is one of the poorest neighborhoods in Pennsylvania. The church has served as a beacon of hope and light to the good people of Duquesne. The church offers weekly services along with community outreach ministries. The parishioner has enriched both the John McMillan Presbyterian and First Presbyterian Church of Duquesne congregations.
Duquesne Kids Club is an adventure where members of JMPC travel to the First Presbyterian Church of Duquesne, usually on Monday evenings, for youth group gatherings with the younger kids of Duquesne. The evening sessions involve a Bible lesson, dinner and a fun recreation time. This program has been especially important to the Duquesne church as the community is struggling and the children do not have many after school opportunities.
When the team from John McMillan Church arrives, they provide a lesson along with hands on activities and a complete dinner for the children.
Students in 9th grade and above are invited to participate in this ministry. In addition, we welcome those who wish to volunteer to provide dinners.
If you are interested in helping with or learning more about this outreach please contact Matt Fricker ( or Barb Clark at 412-833-4657.

Wednesday Nights

The youth group (students 7-12) meet on Wednesday evenings from 5:00 – 7:00pm. Join us to explore our faith, play exciting games, and enjoy dinner with friends. You are welcome to bring friends!
All youth in grades 7 – 12 are invited.
Bring $ 3.00 for dinner.
Questions, call the church at 412-833-4704, Matt Fricker 412-498-6761

Confirmation Classes

Confirmation is a time for young people ( 8th and 9th grade and above) to explore their faith in God move deeply or to begin to take on Christian faith for themselves–a time to learn what it means to be a member of a church. It is a time for questions, exploring, listening for God, and a time for growing as disciples of Jesus Christ. Plus, it’s a time for friendship and fun as we journey together.
The group meets on Sunday from 9:30-10:30 am.
If you have a student who would like to explore their faith deeper please contact Matt Fricker.
The sessions are taught by Director of Discipleship Matt Fricker. During our time together, the class explores the Trinity, Gratitude and Grace, Prayer, Mission and what it means to be a church and more. The class traveles to Duquesne Presbyterian Church to share in worship and a fun afternoon with their youth group.
We thank God for these young people and their families as they embrace their journey of faith.

Youth Sunday School Classrooms and Teachers

Room 3: 6th, 7th, 8th Grade Teachers: Ken Clark
Room 8: High School Teachers: Zach Smith, Caitlin Smith
Ministry Team: 2015-2016
Sunday School Greeters:
Peg Graeser, Nicole and JR Harris, and Emilee Little
Christian Education Committee Members: Hugh Given, Connie Smith, Toni Sulkowski
Elders: Toni Sulkowski, Barb Clark, Pastor Jeff Tindall

Vacation Bible School

June 26-30, 2017 from 9:00am – 12:00 Noon. This year we will be traveling to Camp Kilimanjaro, where the kids will join us on an epic expedition through the Proverbs, where they will hear, see, touch, feel, and even smell the wisdom from God. Hands on service projects and many other activities will help kids experience a VBS adventure like no other! Registration begins next Sunday, May 7th for children age 3 (with one year preschool experience) through completed 6th grade. Cost is $8.00 per child May 7-May 22; $15.00 May 22-June 15 and $25.00 after June 15. Volunteers are also needed. If you have completed 7th grade, you can help in the classroom or work with crafts, music or recreation. Contact: the John McMillan Church office with questions. (412-833-4704)