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:

Hello Everyone,


We had so much fun on our Historic Richmond Segway Tour yesterday! If you tour the city with family or guests coming in from out-of-town definitely check out RVA OnWheels for a fun way to get to know our city. Check out more of the pictures on our instagram @fpcyouthrva.


Our next big event leave from FPC on Tuesday! Five of our middle school students will be traveling to Harrisonburg, VA to participate in the Massanetta Middle School Conference! We will be celebrating in worship with 300 of our peers from all over the country! These youth will also partake on recreation, workshops, and other activities centered around the theme of Matthew7:7-12.

Coming up on your calendars:

July 1st: Day at Brown's Island

July 23rd: James River Kayak Tour

August 5th: we will have Youth Sunday (Aug. 11th) planning in the morning and leave from there to go to King's Dominion for the day.

August 11th: Youth Sunday


Contact Elise to RSVP for the day at Brown's Island. We will be enjoying a relaxing afternoon by the water with a picnic- from 12-2:30pm. No cost, just bring yourself and a blanket to sit on!

Parents, If you available to chaperone or shuttle for the Day at Brown's Island please contact Elise. We need at least 2 volunteers.


If any youth are interested in volunteering with Vacation Bible School July 29th- August 1st please contact Elise.You can get volunteer hours for those days.

Wilson and Elise



  • 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

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