The youth have a variety of opportunities to participate in the life of the church. For more detailed updates on our youth program, check out the youth calendar!
Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m.
Junior High Class (grades 6-8) Roome D109 near Coke machine: Sandy Henson and Jim Ingram, leaders
CLASS MATERIALS: Reform Curriculum from Sparkhouse (Reformed Traditions portion of a 3-year series)
Senior High Class (grades 9 – 12) Church Basement Youth Room: Jamie Geoghegan
CLASS MATERIALS: Wired Word
Each Sunday from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm we share dinner together and have a program on something related to the theme. Sometimes this will involve a presentation, sometimes small group discussions, sometimes mission work and sometimes a recreation activity. The Sunday programs are the center of the youth program, for fellowship and relating the theme to our daily lives.
Wednesday nights are for youth sixth through twelfth grade and begins at 6:00 p.m. in the Basement. We meet all together for a bit of fellowship before breaking into groups (typically of Senior High and Junior High) for a Bible study. It is a great mid-week opportunity to check in on each other and refocus. We’d love to have you or your youth join us!
At baptism parents make vows to nurture the infant in the faith, supported by the congregation. Confirmation is the personal affirmation a young person makes that those vows reflect their own belief. It is their personal profession of faith in Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
At FPC we offer a Confirmation Class for all eighth graders. These young people, working with our Staff, participate in an opening retreat at Camp Hopewell, January 6-7, 2016 and several weeks of classes focused on Bible study, as well as an introduction to Presbyterianism. Working with mentor members of the church they also participate in devotional study and mission-outreach project, and also write a personal faith statement. At the conclusion of the class, the Confirmands are given the opportunity to make their profession of faith before the Session and the congregation.