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.”

 

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Sunday

Youth Group

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.

Sunday School

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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Activities

 

Other Activities

The Gathering (High School)

7:00 – 8 pm
A time for our high school students to meet outside of the church walls to grow deeper in their faith. The high school boys will gather at Hardees on the first Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm to explore what it means to be a young man of faith. The high school girls will also gather the first Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm at different homes and will explore what it means to be a young woman of faith.

 

 

Prayer Breakfast (Middle School)

7:00-7:30 am

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.

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

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 ( 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.

 

 

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 ( acheek@fpcsumter.org/ cstutz@fpcsumter.org  or 803-773-3814)

 

Events:

Youth Ski Trip -Form & Information

 

Forms to Download

Information Updates

Sign Up Forms,

Blanket Permission slip

Trip Fee Policies.

 

Calendar

 

2018-2019

September 23 – October 21 – Faithful Families

September 23—Youth

 

October 30—Youth

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