At First Presbyterian Church we believe it is imperative to give our youth a safe place where they can share their thoughts and opinions in a spiritual environment. Being a middle or high school youth is seemingly harder now than it has ever been, especially with the popularity of social media platforms like Facebook or Instagram. By fostering an open and learning environment, we aim to provide our youth with a strong base of Christian beliefs and safe place to explore those beliefs. On Sunday evenings, we seek to engage the whole person through sharing a meal and fellowship, through recreation to build community and trust with one another, and through exploration and discussion of relevant issues and how God’s word can speak to us and these issues in our everyday lives. On occasions, we will also use this time to engage in service to our community and church or just have a good time together at an offsite event. The calendar of events below is updated monthly during the school year and if you have any questions, please contact the Director of Christian Education, Kris Brammer at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to have you join us!
Weekly email for September 16th 2018
Hey ya’ll, its fall!
It’s also the return of the weekly FPC Youth Ministry Email! (echo…echo..echo).
Last week we got off to a great start with our Parent vs Youth Challenge in which the youth eeked out a come from behind victory over the parents. Thanks to all who came to be part of this fun evening and get the new youth fellowship year off to a good start,
This week we will continuing to welcome our newer members to youth group as we seek to build some community as well as our faith. Join us for some group building games and initiatives, dinner and a look at what it means to be in covenant with one another. Dinner is being graciously provided by Arta Smith and Joan Berglund, which promises to be delicious!
Youth Sunday School begins this Sunday as well in the youth room. This year the class is being taught and led by Leann Hammar and Kris Brammer. Our first topic of the year is an over view of the Old Testament. Ever wondered why the Old Testament is the way it is, then come and find out!
What’s Coming up at FPC Youth this summer…
- Sept. 16th – Group Building Games and Covenant Living
- Sept. 23rd – Youth Fellowship and Questions of Faith
- Sept. 30th – Christians and Romans
- Oct. 7th – Youth Fellowship and CROP Walk prep
- Oct. 14th – @ 12:00pm – Lunch and CROP Walk
Presbyterian Youth Triennium (July 16-20) – Registration is now open for Triennium through our presbytery. Deadline is Sept. 25th. No money is due at this time, but if you are planning to go, you need to register now so they have an idea of how many buses they will need to obtain. Click here to register for Triennium and click here for a video about Triennium.
Daily Devotions: For an online daily devotion visit www.d365.org. This site is sponsored by three denominational partners: the Congregational Life office of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, the Youth and Young Adult Ministries of the Presbyterian Church (USA), the Youth Ministries Office of The Episcopal Church. You can even use your smartphones to access the site or download the app for iPhones.
FPC Youth Social Media You can also find out what’s happening and get updates by following us on our various social media outlets. You can follow us on Facebook and Instagram @1pcyouth. Don’t forget to join our Facebook page for updates, announcements, and pictures!
A typical Sunday Youth Group schedule is as follows:
- 5:30-6:00 pm: Dinner and Fellowship Time
- 6:00-6:20 pm: Recreation and Community Building
- 6:20-7:00 pm: Faith and Issues Exploration
Weekly Email, Sept. 16, 2018