Youth Group

meets Sunday nights from 5:00 to 6:30 pm beginning in the West Building.  This is a special time for youth to learn God’s word, focus on how we can help others within the church, the community and the world and spend

time together in fellowship!

 

 

2022 Tentative Summer Events 

June (TBA) Sumter United Ministry Roof Restore week 

July 10-16 High School Montreat, NC

July 20-24 Middle School Montreat Maryville, Tn

 

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Sunday

Youth Group

Times:  5:00 – 6:30 pm 

When: Every Sunday evening from September – May

 

Youth group begins in the West Building.  It’s a time where we study scripture, enjoy fellowship, eat good food, and serve our surrounding community. This is a great way for your youth to grow in their faith, as well as get plugged into the First Presbyterian Church family. 

Sunday School

Times: 9:30 am

When: Every Sunday

 

Every Sunday morning our youth are invited to participate in Sunday school. We meet as a large group in the West Building.  During out time together we dig into scripture while building deeper friendships

among  our youth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please click through the tabs below to view more about our youth offerings

 

Activities

 

Other Activities

 Confirmation

Growing up in a congregation, students heard the stories of the Bible. Now, as they mature, it is time they understand that in belonging to God, those stories are also their stories, and that they themselves belong to God. Confirmation is a journey into a deeper faith. It is an opportunity for our young people to respond to the grace and love found in baptism, by committing to growing a deeper life-long faith. Confirmation is when our young people begin to ask big questions and pursue the answers together in an inviting and welcoming environment.

 

Youth Sunday

Youth Sunday is a very special day in the life of First Presbyterian Church.  It usually takes place in May although, the youth begin planning weeks in advance.  They work on the order of worship, write liturgy, select music, write prayers and sermons, rehearse over and over again before they actually lead the worship.    

Worship

Youth Liturgists

An important way for our youth to be involved in the life of First Presbyterian Church is through our Youth Liturgist program. We encourage all of our youth to be involved in and help lead worship on Sunday mornings. When your youth signs up, they will be assigned two or three Sundays a year to help assist the pastor in leading the congregation in worship.

 

 

Youth Choir

Youth Choir is open to all youth (grades 6-12). It meets on an occasional basis throughout the school year to consider the intersection of music, worship, and the world; and to prepare to lead worship by lifting voices. This group has a flexible schedule but appreciates active and committed participants. Please contact Joni Brown ( jonibrown@fpcsumter.org or 803-773-3814) if you would like to sing, sing, sing!

 

 

Youth Handbells

Youth Handbell Choir is open to all Grades 6-12th. It does require active and regular participation, but the benefits of learning a new form of music, growing in faith, and fellowship with one another all make it well worth the effort. Please contact Joni Brown ( jonibrown@fpcsumter.org or 803-773-3814) if you are/your youth is interested in being a part of this group! No experience is necessary.

 

 

Calendar

 

2021 Tentative Calendar of Events

Middle School Calendar of Events

September 12 – Youth group kickoff

September 19 – Youth group – Choices

September 26 – Youth group – A Time to Run

 

October 3 – Youth group – Backpack Blessings & 

I Got The Blues

October 10 – Youth group – My Bad

October 17 – Youth group – Your Bad

October 23 – Scarowinds 

October 24 – Youth Outreach – FPC Halloween Extravaganza

October 31 – Youth group – Jump for Joy 

 

November 7 – Youth group – Parent Problem 

November 14 – Youth group – Eeek! 

November 21 – Youth group – Truth Teller 

November 28 – Youth group – No Fair!

 

December 5 – Backpack Blessings &

Special Christmas Stockings 

December 12 – Christmas Caroling & Christmas Party

December 24 – Christmas Eve Service

 

*February 11 – 13 Youth Ski Trip

 

High School Calendar of Events 

September 12 – Youth group kickoff

September 19 – Youth group – New Beginnings

September 26 – Youth group – Shaken: Who Are You?

 

October 3 – Youth group – Shaken: When Storms Come

October 10 – Youth group – Shaken: Others Matter

October 17 – Youth group – Shaken: A Legacy Driven Life

October 23 – Scarowinds 

October 24 – Youth Outreach – FPC Halloween Extravaganza

October 31 – Youth group – Reckless Love: Introduction

 

November 7 – Youth group – Backpack Blessings –  Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Mission

November 14 – Youth group – Reckless Love: Ice Climbing With Greg Boyd

November 21 – Youth group – Reckless Love: Sky Diving with Mo Isom 

November 28 – Youth group – Reckless Love: Skating Boarding with Bob Goff

 

December 4 – Operation Christmas Child Assembly Line Mission – Charlotte, NC

December 5 – Youth Outreach Angel Tree Shopping & Wrapping  

December 12 – Christmas Caroling & Christmas Party

December 24 – Christmas Eve Service

 

*February 11 – 13 Youth Ski Trip