6th - 12th Grades • Instagram • Get Youth News via EmailConfirmation 2019

Youth Ministry at First Presbyterian Church is committed to safe and authentic exploration of faith and life in exciting, fun, and creative ways.

All 6 - 12th graders are welcome as we try to understand and respond to God’s work in our lives. We are passionate about worship, music, service, education, small groups, fellowship, mission, and educational trips. If you’ve never been to a youth event, give it a try. Come and see what we’re all about! 

NEW THIS YEAR! We will be using Remind to send text updates and reminders to youth and parent phones! 

  • Middle School: Text @c6fed48 to 81010

  • High School: Text @7ec487a to 81010


Latest Youth news:

April 10, 2019

Hello Everyone,

If you still have not signed up for Massanetta or Montreat please do so ASAP so we can get summer details finalized with you! We are so excited to share these experiences with you as you grow in faith!


Confirmation will be taught by Rev. Dr. Errol Rohr in the Fellowship Hall, while Bagels and Bibles will be in the lower level, Youth Suite at 9:45 am on Sunday.


Ladies Bible Study will be with Elise from 6:45-8pm on Thursday at DeLuca's Gelato on Gaskins.

Youth Group will be from 5-7pm on Sunday, with Gandison Burnside as our dinner host!


On Saturday, April 27th, there will be a Service Project for our Confirmation students, mentors, and parents. Other youth are welcome, but we only have 30 spots available so Confirmands get first dibs. You will receive community service hours for participating in this event.


If you are interested in volunteering at Youth Group at any point this Spring please talk to Wilson or Elise! We are always looking for some extra support during our large group evenings. We also need two more dinner hosts for the remainder of youth group dinners this Spring. click here to sign-up to host!

Wilson & Elise

What’s Up?

Bagels & Bibles -

Sundays at FPC, 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Youth Dinner and Fellowship - Sundays at FPC, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

High School Intermission -

Every other Thursday, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm (We will gather again on 4/4)

Youth Breakfast -

The last Thursday of each month at different locations, 7:15 am - 8:00 am (We will gather on 3/28 at Chick-fil-a on Parham)

Ladies' Bible Study -

The second Thursday of each month at Deluca's Gelato on Gaskins Road, 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm



  • Wilson Kennedy, Youth Director (wkennedy at fpcrichmond dot org)

  • Elise Cardot, Assistant Youth Director (ecardot at fpcrichmond dot org)

  • Susan Sokolsky, Youth Ministry Council Chair (scsokolsky at gmail dot com)

2018-19 Schedule

  • Youth Group (grades 6-12)

    • Sunday evenings from 5:00-7:00, meet in Fellowship Hall

      • Discussions/Bible study separated by age group (6th-8th, 9th-12th)

      • Games & Dinner together

  • Bagels and Bibles (grades 6-12, aka Sunday School)

    • Sunday morning from 9:45-10:45 beginning September 16

      • 6th-12th grade in the Youth Suite downstairs with Wilson, Elise, and other special guests. Bagels will be served every week!

  • Small Groups

    • Intermission: Every other Thursday night from 7:00-8:30 for 9th-12th graders.

      • Dinner, catching up, Bible study

    • Youth Breakfast: The last Thursday of each month at various locations from 7:00-7:45 a.m:

      3/18 = Chik-Fil-A Parham Road

      4/25 = Chik-Fil-A Pump Road

    • Ladies Bible Study: One Thursday each month (1/31, 2/14, 3/14, 4/11, and 5/9)

      • Come learn more about your faith and fellowship with other girls!

      • Open to all 6th-12th grade girls

      • 6:45-8:00 at Susan Sokolsky’s home

  • Saturday Night Specials: October 13 and February 9. Special Saturday night events open to all 6th-12th graders! Join us at Tang and Biscuit in Scott’s Addition on October 13

  • Summer Trips

    • ASP (rising 9th-completed 12th): June 16-22, 2019

    • Montreat Youth Conference (rising 9th-completed 12th): July 13-20, 2019

    • Massanetta Springs Middle School Conference (rising 6th-completed 8th): June 25-28, 2019