Youth Calendar October- November

Middle School

The middle school years can be confusing, as almost everything about life is changing. If you are in 6th-8th grades Middle School Ministries at FPC offers a bunch of opportunities for you to find a safe place to fit in and grow in your faith throughout the year.

Regularly scheduled opportunities specially designed for Middle School Students.

Sunday mornings, 9:45-10:45 a.m.

This isn’t simply church school. This class gives you a chance to dig deep into this thing we call faith. The Scripture-based curriculum helps you experience the Biblical books of history, poetry, wisdom, prophecy, the gospels, and the letters, as well as many faith challenges. The group is led by dedicated adult volunteers.

High School

In high school, you are presented with many choices about who you want to be and about how you will get there. At First Presbyterian Church, we offer a variety of ways to best meet each busy high school student’s growing faith and growing need to be you.

Sunday mornings – 9:45-10:45 a.m.
We go deep into the scripture and we go deep into a small group where you can be yourself and can ask the toughest questions about your faith, the Bible, God and you.

FPC offers a variety of programs, events and activities for middle school and high school students (grades 6-12) each week. Most middle and high school students cannot find time in their schedules to be a part of all that we are doing. That is not our expectation. It is our hope that every student will find some way to get involved and will find their place to get together, get deep into God’s word, and get active in growing their faith. Please check the Church Calendar of Events for the latest details.

If you have any questions about our programs, please contact us. We would love to hear from you! You may contact Linda Campbell at l.campbell.fpc@sbcglobal.net or by calling the church office at 972.285-5602.

Worship Participation: FPC L.I.F.E. Youth help usher, read scripture and assist in other capacities during Sunday Worship. Each year on Youth Sunday, they are responsible for the entire service, including the preaching of the Word.

L.I.F.E. Youth / Fellowship Events: Most Sunday afternoons from 5:30 PM until 7:00 PM, youth meet for dinner, fun, fellowship and devotions. On Wednesday evenings, we meet for dinner, class and fellowship. Other fellowship activities include youth swim parties, Whirlyball, Game Night, Movie Night, Lock-ins, Presbytery Youth events, Progressive Dinners and various Mission opportunities in the community and beyond.

Fall Worship Celebration: The Youth Worship Celebration takes place on the Sunday before Thanksgiving. It is an opportunity for the youth of Grace Presbytery to gather to praise God and give thanks. Worship and music leaders are invited from various Grace Presbytery congregations. Speakers are usually members of the senior class, and communion servers are youth from across the presbytery who have been elected by their church to serve as elders and deacons.

SHYC – Senior High Youth Connection: SHYC is the mid-winter youth retreat held at Austin College in Sherman, TX. for students in 9th through 12th grade in Grace Presbytery. Early in the year, the Senior High Youth of Grace Presbytery gather at Austin College in Sherman for SHYC to experience a high energy weekend of challenging theme presentations, thought-provoking and encouraging small groups, interest groups, music, worship, and of course, energizers. SHYC is planned by a special team of adults and youth from across the presbytery in partnership with the Austin College Activators.

Grace Presbytery Youthquake: Youthquake is a retreat weekend with other 6th – 8th grade youth from all over the presbytery at Camp Gilmont. During the weekend, youth experience worship, small groups, fellowship and fun together. Event leadership is provided by the Austin College Activators (Fall Events) and Grace Presbytery’s High School “PULSE” leadership team (Spring Event).

Synod Youth Workshop: Each July all 9th through 12th graders have the opportunity to attend a synod-wide youth conference held at Tulsa University in Tulsa, OK. Opportunities for community building through small group experiences, recreation, service projects, energizers and the closing communion worship service provide a rich spiritual experience for those who attend.

Summer Mission Trip: Each summer 6th through 12th graders gather for one week during Vacation Bible School to work with a different local Mission each day. Every other summer, the group heads out on a major mission trip. The group is responsible for planning and executing several different fundraisers to help cover the cost of the trips. These trips are life changing experiences for all those who attend.