First Presbyterian youth ministry builds upon our faith and our commitment to Christ. Christ calls us to love and serve God and one another. This is the guiding principle for our youth ministry – in all things, we need to love God and to serve our others.
We offer Sunday school classes each week from 10:45-11:35 am for middle school (6th & 7th grades), a Confirmation Class (8th grade +), and high school (9th-12th grades) from September through May.
Confirmation Class – Room 206 High School – Room 201
All youth in grades 6-12 are welcome to get involved with youth group. Bring a friend! With the help of the Youth Leadership Team, youth will meet for Bible study, Youth Choir, games, snacks and fellowship each Sunday evening, September-May. We meet in the newly-dedicated Youth Room, Room 332/338. The meeting schedule is:
6 p.m. Gathering
6:30 p.m. Games and snack
7-8 p.m. Youth Bible Study
Our fall schedule also includes service projects, parties and other social events. Join us!
2016 Presbyterian Youth Triennium
Every 3 years Presbyterian high school youth gather for the Presbyterian Youth Triennium at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. The theme for 2016 is GO! INTO THE WORLD AND MAKE DISCIPLES. Dates are July 19-23, 2016. Triennium is a life giving, life changing, faith moving experience! As the world changes, society shifts – and the church expands – the need for vibrant young Presbyterians grows. Help our young people GO to the next great place in their faith!. Click HERE for more details and watch the newsletter & Facebook page for information.
PARENTS/ADULTS: If you would like to help coordinate/plan for our youth to attend Triennium, please contact the church office.
Summer Mission Trip – June 6-10, Lima
Each June or July, the youth spend a week in mission, serving a community both physically and relationally, as well as experiencing culture and communities that are different than our own. These trips allow students to grow in their relationship with the group, but also deepen their relationship with God and their understanding of God’s call on their lives. FPC youth experience a different type trip each year in rotation: local, national (rural and urban), and international. In 2016 we are planning a local mission trip. Will assist in planning and running VBS Bible on the Go Day Camp at Market Street Presbyterian Church in Lima, June 6-10. This will be an all day event with Bible School in the morning 8:30 am – noon; lunch; then 1-4: field trips each day. Youth help is needed. Please contact Pastor Cynthia if you can help! Mission trip participants will enjoy a trip to Cedar Point on June 11!
In addition to the summer trips, the youth gather regularly throughout the summer for fellowship and growth. Trips range from Cedar Point, outings to local restaurants, to faith discussions on finding God in particular movies. Watch the here, the newsletter, and Facebook for information.
Medical Release Form
Youth need to fill out the FPC Youth Ministry Medical Release Form in order to participate in just about any youth activity.