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 are had a great day, on the water for our youth Kayak Tour last week! We have had a wonderful summer over all and it is all thanks to you and your participation, so let's get ready to carry that high energy into the school year! We have one more activity on the summer agenda. Read below for information!


August 5th: Youth Sunday 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 Kings Dominion! We will meet at the church at 9am on the 5th to prepare for Youth Sunday. Following rehearsal, we will go to King's Dominion! Cost will be $20 per person, and youth will need to bring money for lunch at King's Dominion. We will return to the church at 6pm for pick up!

Parents, we would like to have 2-4 chaperones join us for the day and/or to help with transportation. If you are available, please contact Elise!


If you have any suggestions for fall service activities please share those with us! We want to help do the work you are interested in

Wilson & 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, during school year)

    • 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, during school year)

    • 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 (during school year)

    • 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

  • 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