Welcome to Youth Mission and Ministry at FPC!
Our mission in youth mission and ministry is for all middle and high school kids to be introduced to a transforming relationship with Jesus Christ, to know the gift of being part of the community of believers, to be encouraged on the journey of discipleship, and to be part of what God is doing in the world.
We seek to accomplish this through weekly youth group gatherings where we both play and learn about our relationship with God, special events where we build friendships through fun and adventure, and annual opportunities to participate in mission.
Figuring out youth ministry in the time of Covid is complicated...while we were able to gather in the fall outside, for right now (winter) youth groups are on pause until the number of weekly positive COVID-19 cases in our county declines. We seek to support our schools as best we can and one way we can support in-person learning is to help decrease the time kids are connected outside of school. That's what our county public health and school district has asked and we are choosing to support them by taking this pause. We hope to be able to resume meeting in the late winter or spring of 2021.
But in non-Covid times, this is what you can expect:
5th & 6th grade
Fifth and sixth grade boys and girls gather at the church each Monday night during the school year at 6:30PM for fun with friends and some time learning about how knowing God makes a difference in our middle school life.
7th & 8th grade
Seventh and eighth graders meet each Wednesday night during the school year at the church at 7:00PM for fun with good friends, some goofy good times, and some time spent learning more about God's love for us.
High school students gather at church each Sunday night during the school year at 7:00PM for fun, time with friends, and time spent discovering a life lived with God.
7th & 8th grade and high school youth groups each take a mission trip in the summer to discover what God is up to in the world outside of our hometown as we seek to be the hands and feet of Jesus for others in need. With the uncertainty of COVID-19, we don't yet know what the summer holds for our students and possible trips. To find out how to get involved, please contact Associate Pastor Hilary Downs.