The youth ministry of First Presbyterian Church accompanies and empowers youth on their journey to be life-long disciples who live out their faith by love, serving, and growing in Christ.
8:30 am and 11:00 am
Worship is the central act of our faith and youth are invited to be part of the gathered community. Youth are also invited to lead in worship as greeters, ushers, readers, and musicians/vocalists.
To learn more about the youth ministry at FPC, contact Leigh Miller, Coordinator of Children and Youth.
YOUTH SUNDAY SCHOOL
9:45-10:45 a.m. on Sundays, mid-August to mid-May
All youth 6th-12th grade begin in the Youth Suite (second floor, north end of hallway) for fellowship and snacks at 9:45am. Youth will go to their class spaces at 10:00 a.m. Aspen Sundays occur various Sundays throughout the year (meet in the Youth Suite at 9:45 a.m. and walk to Aspen Coffee downtown together for a time of check-in and conversation. Coffee is on the church!).
During Sunday School, we provide an opportunity for youth to grow in their understanding of how God’s Spirit works through each of us and consider what it means to be a disciple of Christ. We nurture an environment where questions can be asked, faith is deepened, and relationships are built.
Middle School: 6th-8th Grade
Our Middle School students will study the ancestors of the Old Testament using ‘So what?’ questions from the ‘Collaborate and Reform Ancestors’ curriculum to help them engage with the Old Testament story. This class is led by Elijah Ankrom and Josh Taylor.
Senior High: 9th-12th Grade
Senior High will be using ‘3 Big Questions That Shape Your Future: A 60-Day Exploration of Who You Were Made to Be’ by Kara Powell, Kristel Acevedo, and Brad M. Griffin and will help our youth find faithful answers to life and faith’s big questions. Led by Haley Brobston and Belinda Bruner.
Presbyterian Youth Group
Sundays, 5:00-6:30 p.m. (mid-August to mid-May)
Youth Suite (second floor, north end of hallway)
Presbyterian Youth Group (PYG) is a weekly time for youth to gather for fun, fellowship, study, and service as we deepen our faith and live out our faith together.
2023-2024 Theme: All Are Welcome
You are welcome here! What does it look like to welcome others? What does the Bible have to say about hospitality? How do we welcome others and practice radical hospitality? We’ll dive into what all this means and more together at PYG.
These mark significant moments in growth and faith development as we share foundational aspects of our faith and faith practices. Our milestone celebrations and events occur throughout the year.
Baptism: as families decide
8th/9th Grade: Confirmation
8th/9th Grade: Faith and Sexuality
12th Grade: Senior Recognition
Resources for Families
FPC’s Faithful Families
The family is the number one influence on the faith life of children and youth. FPC is here to equip you and support you in this important role. On our Faithful Families website, you’ll find resources to engage in faith conversations and activities with children and youth, in addition to a number of resources specifically for parents/grandparents.
A safe, positive, and nurturing environment for our children and youth is important to us at First Presbyterian Church. Our staff and volunteers provide at least two adults per room for proper supervision and all who work with our children and youth have completed training and a background check per our FPC Child Protection Policy.