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:
September 19, 2018
The first MS Breakfast of the year is tomorrow! We hope to see all of our 6th, 7th, and 8th graders at the Parham Chick-fil-a at 7:00 am! Rides to school provided for Tuckahoe students!
Due to the AWESOME turn out we had Sunday morning for Bagels&Bibles we will be moving to room 215, the leopard chair room, and supplying even more bagels this week to accommodate a larger group at 9:45 am.
6th-12th grade ladies of Youth Ministry, put October 1st on your calendars, because we will be hosted by our Youth Committee Chair, Susan Sokolsky, for our first Ladies Bible Study. Online RSVPs will be coming out very soon, so be on the look out!
Saturday Night Special is coming up on October 13th! All 6th-12th graders are invited for Shuffleboard, games, food & fun! We will leave from FPC at 4:15 and travel to Tang & Biscuit in Scott’s Addition for a few hours of fun and fellowship. We will return to FPC by 7 pm. There will be a $10 fee for each youth to attend. Please click here to sign up by October 7th, so we can include you!
This past Sunday at B&B, we made a list of all the big questions our students want to know about God and the church. We will use that list as discussion starters this year! Wilson will be leading B&B this Sunday.
We will begin our series called Loved and Claimed: Loving God and Knowing Yourself this Sunday night at Youth Group. Several 6th grade parents will provide a pizza dinner. We will have dinner, play games, then separate out into middle and high school groups to begin this series. See you at 5:00 on Sunday in Fellowship Hall!
Attached to this email is the Child and Youth Information Form. Below is the long-form written calendar for 2018-2019. Also, attached is the presentation given to the parents--please look through the slides carefully and pay special attention to the Communications Plan page. You will also find the summer trip packets attached. Finally, the Sign Up Geniuses for volunteer opportunities are linked below as well. WE NEED VOLUNTEERS.
Wilson & Elise
Wilson Kennedy, Youth Director
Elise Cardot, Assistant Youth Director
Susan Sokolsky, Youth Ministry Council Chair
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!
Intermission: Every other Wednesday (September-December) or Thursday (January-May) night from 7:00-8:30 beginning September 12 for 9th-12th graders.
Dinner, catching up, Bible study
Middle School Breakfast: Every other Thursday morning beginning September 20 at the Chick-Fil-A on Parham. 7:00-7:45 a.m.
Breakfast and Fellowship
Ladies Bible Study: 1st Monday of the month beginning October 1
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
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