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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:

November 14, 2018

Hello Everyone!

We hope you are all gearing up for a wonderful holiday season! Advent is upon us, with lots of events to get excited about!

This week

Bagels and Bibles continues this Sunday at 9:45am in the Youth Suite!

Youth Group will be from 5-7pm, and we will be going out for a Bowling Night! We will be at King Pin Lanes, 200 N Otterdale Rd, Midlothian, VA 23113. There will be no charge. Pick up and drop off will be at the bowling location!

Parents, if would someone would volunteer to host Youth Group dinner on December 9th, we would be very appreciative!


The Children's Ministry will be hosting an Invitation to Advent for Families event on November 28th at 6pm. Families will enjoy a pizza dinner as they come together to create an Advent Wreath that can be used at home for their own Advent practice. All families will receive brief meditations to be used during the weekly lighting of candles on the four Sundays of Advent and Christmas Eve. To sign-up, click here!

The Youth Group Christmas Party and Progressive Dinner will be on December 16th! Please stay tuned for more details as we approach this exciting annual event.

8th graders and parents, Confirmation is right around the corner! Information regarding Confirmation will be coming to your inboxes soon with an opportunity to sign-up for this year's session! Confirmation will begin this year with a retreat on January 5th, and our first Sunday session on January 6th.

YOUTH GROUP SKI TRIP JANUARY 11-12 at Massanutten Ski Resort! Cost is $200 per attendee--FRIENDS ARE INVITED! Sign-ups begin now! Please email Kim at to sign-up and schedule payment. Sign ups end on November 15th, and if we do not receive any more registrations by then we will not be going . Ski Trip Flyer

You will find the summer trip packets attached here. Sign-ups end on November 30! We have the registration information available at Youth Group each week, and a deposit is due with registration. Please talk to Wilson prior to or after Youth Group this Sunday about signing up.

Summer Trip Packets




Have a great week!
Wilson & Elise



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 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

  • 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