Youth Ministry

Come Join Us! Our Youth Ministry is active and alive here at Saint Giles Presbyterian Church!

Youth Ministry of Saint Giles Presbyterian Church

Sunday School


During the school year we will be meeting for Sunday School from 9:15 am-10:15 am.

Youth Group

During the school year, we will be meeting for Youth Group about twice a month on Sunday afternoons at 4pm-5:30pm. We will meet for an activity, short devotional, and music. This is a time of fellowship and fun. Masks are optional, wear sneakers, and bring your own water bottle.​ Check the active calendar at the top of the page for details of the coming weeks.

Saint Giles Little Free Library and Little Free Pantry

The youth of Saint Giles wanted to connect with our neighbors and have started the process of installing a Little Free Library and Little Free Pantry on our property. They plan to have them open and operating on October 30th at the Fall Festival!

What is a Little Free Library?

A Little Free Library is a free book-sharing box where anyone may take a book or share a book. They function on the honor system. You do not need to share a book in order to take one. 

What is a Little Free Pantry?

A little Free Pantry is like a library but with non-perishable goods. They are a way to share goods. Take what you need and leave what you can.

The library and pantry are open and in service!

Meet our Youth Program Director

James Brown joined the Saint Giles Family in the summer of 2016, a week before taking a group to Montreat. Before that, he lived with his family in Miami, FL, and was a member of Central Presbyterian Church, where he was an ordained deacon. Later, he was at Riviera Presbyterian Church, where he served as an elder. James has always been active in the community he lives in. James is a member of The Presbytery of New Hope Youth Council from 2017 to present. James is a graduate of Florida International University.

James loves building fellowship and relationships between churches and the larger community. James is passionate about helping young people discover how faith intersects with their busy lives, and how a relationship with God impacts one person and a whole community. He loves singing and playing the guitar and bass guitar.

James has been a full-time stay-at-home-dad for the last 6 years with his two amazing daughters. James is a go-getter and enjoys a challenge, using his creativity to solve problems and bring people together. James enjoys playing sports and being active, among other things.

Stay Connected

To receive a youth email newsletter with all of our upcoming programming, or if you would like to help chaperone or help with our youth, or have any questions email James Brown, our Youth Program Director, at 

Christmas Eve Hike!

Safe Sanctuary

Saint Giles is a Safe Sanctuary Community. All teachers and volunteers working with youth or children must complete a Safe Sanctuary Form and submit to a background check. You can receive a form by contacting the church office click here.

In order to better serve our church's families, we ask that one of the forms below is filled out and submitted for each child and youth. Please fill them out and submit them to James.

Presbytery of New Hope Youth Council

What Is Youth Council?

Youth Council (YC) is a group of youth and adults from churches throughout our Presbytery who are dedicated to serving God through their local churches and through the presbytery of New Hope. The YC attends training and planning sessions to prepare for leading 2 weekend retreats (a fall middle school retreat and a spring high school retreat).

Check out our Youth Council on the Presbytery's website here!!

YC - Middle School Retreat - Camp Kanata 2021