The Youth Group at First Presbyterian includes some youth that attend church at First Presbyterian, while others attend church at other locations. While we would love for you to join us for worship on Sundays, it’s not a requirement. Our youth attend a variety of schools in the area. From the minute you walk in, you will feel like you have known these people for years. Whether you are looking for friends, crazy games and fun, awesome trips, good food, or getting to know more about God (we hope all of the above), we welcome you to any of our events.
Our Youth Ministry exists to:
PLANT THE SEEDS FOR YOUTH TO DEVELOP A DEEPER, DYNAMIC RELATIONSHIP WITH CHRIST.
SURROUND YOUTH WITH AN UNCONDITIONAL LOVE THAT FOSTERS GENUINE RELATIONSHIPS
ENERGIZE AND EQUIP YOUTH TO EXTEND THE LOVE OF CHRIST TO THE WORLD.
Please check the church calendar under "Connect" for the most up to date calendar of events
Programs of the Youth Ministry
SUNDAY YOUTH GROUP MEETINGS
On the first and third Sunday of each month, we hold a Youth Group meeting at the church from 4:30-6:00PM. During this time we enjoy dinner together, crazy-fun games, a lesson which you can apply directly to your life the minute you walk out the door, and prayer. Typically, a youth meeting includes: Dinner and Fellowship, Games, Topi for Study and Discussion and Prayer.
SUMMER MISSION TRIP
Each summer, the youth go on a mission trip through the YouthWorks mission trip organization. On these week-long trips, the youth participate in a variety of projects including putting on a vacation Bible school style "Kids Club" as well as a variety of service projects in the community. They also have the opportunity to learn more about the community and participate in worship and Bible study each evening. Every youth who attend these come back changed by their experience. Here is a testimony from one of our youth who attended the mission trip in Logan, WV:
At first, I didn’t want to go on this trip but my mom just repeated saying that they needed my help and I never fully understood what she meant until the end of the week. I’ve met so many amazing people that I am so thankful for. Seeing the kids smiling faces everyday warmed my heart. My heart felt so sad seeing the kids grab onto my arm and saying “Don’t leave, take me with you!” and watching the vans drive away and have them wave and scream “I’ll miss you!”. There wasn’t one big thing that made it memorable for me. It was a million little things. I’ll never forget Logan and the people who I have laughed and I have cried with. – Marisa Aurigemma