The Sunday morning Youth Christian Education classes follow a topical curriculum. The Middle School class and the Senior High class are each led by a team of 2 - 3 teachers for an entire school year. All classes meet from 9:45 to 10:45 am in the Youth Center from September through May.
Confirmation class, offered to 8th and 9th graders every other year, prepares students to "confirm" the promises made on their behalf when they were baptized, and to accept responsibility for their own faith development, becoming full adult members of the church. Topics include the Bible, creeds and church history, the Sacraments, the Presbyterian Church (USA), worship, the Christian lifestyle, and being in a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. Classes usually last for about twelve weeks.
Study. Creative programs are provided for youth at St. Giles to increase their knowledge of the Bible and to help them to understand the relevance of the Bible and Christian faith to their experiences as young adults. From time to time programs may involve outside speakers or worshiping at another church. Whenever possible, the leaders choose topics that youth have expressed interest in exploring.
Worship. Worship and prayer are integral parts of Youth Fellowship programs at St. Giles. Young people are also encouraged to be active in the worship of the church through their participation in the Handbell Choir, Praise Band, worship leadership, and other parts of Sunday worship
Youth Fellowship at St. Giles provides balanced programming for youth which includes opportunities for Christian study, service, worship and fellowship. Youth Fellowship for Middle School and Senior High youth meets regularly on Sundays from 6-8 pm throughout the school year. The Youth begin their time together by sharing a meal.
A variety of social and recreational activities are scheduled throughout the year to offer the youth time for fun and fellowship with others their age.
Service. St. Giles youth regularly participate in projects which offer a service to their families, church, and community. Annual service projects in recent years have included walking in the CROP Walk, promoting ‘Souper Bowl’ Sunday in February, and participating in the Samaritan’s Purse Christmas Project.