Youth entering grades 6 through 12 will meet in the West Center at 9:30. After a time together Middle School and High School grades will separate for more in-depth discussion using the Feasting on the Word curriculum.
2018-2019 Theme: Follow Me
Our 2018-2019 theme is Follow Me. We will explore Christ’s mandate to his disciples to simply follow him and will be empowered to follow Christ in our own lives. John 8:12 “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.”
Times: 5-6:30 pm (MS), 6-7:30 pm (HS)
When: Every Sunday evening from August – May
Youth group gathers in the West Building to study scripture, enjoy fellowship, eat good food, and serve our surrounding community. This is a great way for your youth to dig deep roots in their faith, as well as get plugged into the First Presbyterian Church family. While our middle school and high school students meet at different times, we gather as one large group from 6:00-6:30 pm for dinner.
Times: 9:30 am
When: Every Sunday
Every Sunday morning our youth are invited to participate in Sunday school. We meet as one large group in the West Building and use the curriculum Feasting on the Word, which digs deep into scripture. We also use this time to build deeper friendships among our youth.
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The Gathering (High School)
7:00 – 8 pm
Prayer Breakfast (Middle School)
Our middle school students are invited to join us for Bible study and fellowship the 1st Wednesday of the month at Bakers Sweets from 7:00-7:30 am. Bring a few dollars for a sweet treat!
8th Grade Confirmation
Room 306, Third Floor Education Building
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.
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 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 ( email@example.com or 803-773-3814) if you would like to sing, sing, sing!
Rehearsal – 11:40 a.m.-12:10 p.m. on Sundays (September-May)
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 ( firstname.lastname@example.org or 803-773-3814) if you are/your youth is interested in being a part of this group! No experience is necessary.
Trips & Forms
Throughout the year our Youth Ministry participates in multiple trips focused on strengthening our connection with God and one another. Below is the link for sign-up forms, permission forms, and code of conduct/covenant forms, and trip fee policies are available by clicking on below, or by contacting the Church Office ( email@example.com/ firstname.lastname@example.org or 803-773-3814)
Forms to Download
Sign Up Forms,
Trip Fee Policies.
September 23 – October 21 – Faithful Families
October 6 –Scarowinds
October 7 – Youth group
October 14 – Youth group
October 21 – youth group
October 28 – fall festival
November 4 – Progressive Dinner
November 11 – Youth group
November 18 – Youth group
November 25 – ADVENT Workshop
December 2 – Youth group
December 9 – Caroling
December 16 –Christmas Party – separate
December 23 – Christmas Eve Service
January 6 – Chili Cook-off
January 13 — youth group
January 18-21 – winter place — Ski Trip
January 27 – youth group
February 3– SOUPer Bowl of Caring
February 3 – Super Bowl Party – bonfire
February 10 – youth group
February 17 – youth group
February 24- youth group
February 25 – March 25 – Faithful Families (possibly)
March 1-3 – beach retreat
March 10 – youth group
March 17 – youth group – st. patty’s day party
March 23– Family Basketball Game
March 24 — Youth group
March 31—Lip Sync Battle
April 7 – youth group
April 14th – off
April 21 – off
April 28 – youth group
May 5 – youth group – Cinco de Mayo
May 12 – off
May 19 – end of the year party – paintball