Youth Group – Old Greenwich Presbyterian Youth Group (OGPYG) can be summed up as having faith, making a difference. Youth Group had a terrific 2016-2017 season, in which they joined with the College Hill Presbyterian youth to double their numbers and fun. Together they worked in both the fall and the spring at Grow a Row's garden, made and served a meal at Safe Harbor in Easton, participated in a Rock-a-Thon to raise money for a community in Africa, and participated in the  30 Hour Famine on February 25-26, 2016, during which they fasted in solidarity with those who don’t have enough to eat, and accepted sponsors and donations with the money going to feed hungry children through World Vision. They also baked cookies for a Christmas Cookie Walk fundraiser and held a Spaghetti Supper to support their summer mission trips.

The Middle School Youth Group will be heading to Heifer Farm in Rutland, MA from Sunday, June 25, 2017-Thursday, June 29, 2017. The High School Group will be traveling to the New Jersey shore to continue post-Hurricane Sandy clean up and housing reclamation from Sunday, July 30, 2017-Saturday, August 5, 2017.

The Joint Youth Group of Old Greenwich Presbyterian Church and College Hill Presbyterian Church do a lot of service in the area: everything from cleaning up the Musconetcong River to building hygiene kits for Church World Service to planting and harvesting at Grow a Row and more. We also go on two Mission Trips, specifically oriented toward Middle and High School age groups. 

Heifer International’s Overlook Farm in Rutland, MA – this trip is for youth entering 6th through 9th grades in the Fall 2017. The dates are Sunday, June 25-Thursday, June 29, 2017. The focus is on global hunger and promoting sustainability. The work is farm chores and service projects. The cost was $350.00 per person which has been reduced through Fundraisers over the course of the year to $175.00 per participant.

New Jersey Shore – this trip is for High School students entering 9th grade in Fall 2017 through graduating seniors. The work deals with the remaining aftermath of Hurricane Sandy along the Jersey shore. There is still clean-up and housing reclamation work that includes work like sheetrocking, laying tile, and putting up siding. The dates for this trip are Sunday, July 30-Saturday, August 5, 2017. The cost is $300 but we reduced it with fundraisers to $150.00 per participant.

We'll be meeting on Sunday, June 28th at 10:00 p.m. at the College Hill Presbyterian Church to be commissioned on these trips and be sent out into the world in Christ's service.

Our Youth Group who nicknamed themselves OGPYG (Old Greenwich Presbyterian Youth Group) host their own website at Why not check out the content they've created.

Old Greenwich's Mission

The congregation of OGPC fully embraces its responsibility to bring the word of God into the community and world. We look to be inspired and unified in our shared mission:

“To Celebrate the Love of God in All We Say and Do”

And so, with the leadership of a new pastor and secure in God’s love and guidance, OGPC approaches the unknown future with commitment that God’s will be done and that as God’s people, we can witness the power and glory of God through our own actions. In doing so, we will celebrate the love of God in all we say and do.