“Laugh, Learn, and Grow” on Youth Day

“Laugh, Learn, and Grow” on Youth Day

On Saturday, Nov. 21, Presbyterian College and the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life are hosting Youth Day, an event centered on the motto “Laugh, Learn, and Grow” as student church groups from across the region come to campus.

Youth Day is full of enriching activities and events to make the day special for the touring church groups. Beginning at 9:30 a.m., the day starts off with registration and recreation with student members of Celtic Cross. This organization is considered “a model for church leadership development programs” and serves to “challenge students from the Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations to think theologically about vocation” and consider the call for professional or lay leadership in the church.

Afterward, church groups will attend worship with the keynote speaker, Rev. Jorge Gonzalez, whose keynote and discussion will be held after worship at 11 a.m.

Known for his big laugh and even bigger heart, Gonzalez grew up in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, and is a frequent musician at Montreat Youth Conferences. He is a graduate of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary and served for many years as the Associate for Youth at Second Presbyterian Church in Louisville, Ky. Currently, Gonzalez serves as the Chaplain at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Day School in Miami.

At noon, Youth Day continues with lunch and a tour of PC’s campus and concludes with the 2 p.m. football game against Kennesaw State in Bailey Stadium.

Youth Day also coincides with one of PC’s Saturday Preview Days, which offers high school students the chance to see what it means to be a Blue Hose while meeting professors and touring the campus.

Beginning the day with a warm welcome from the Admissions Office, students can learn more about the financial aid process before going on a walking tour through PC’s campus and residence halls. After the tour is an academic and student organization fair, where students can learn about the many organizations available to participate in at PC. Following the fair is a complimentary lunch and then tickets to watch the Blue Hose play a home football game.

For information regarding Youth Day, contact Susanne McCarley at simccar@presby.edu.


Written by Allison Cooke, a junior English major, media studies, journalism track minor from Winnsboro, S.C.