We’re glad you stopped by!  This is where you can find some of the basic information about Youth Ministries here at First Presbyterian Church.  For up-to-the-minute information on what’s happening in youth ministries, visit the FPGH Youth facebook page.

Our youth programs include Shine 56, for 5th and 6th graders; Roots, for 7th and 8th graders; and Vine, for high schoolers, which all meet on Sunday evenings. Our Sunday morning gathering is called Breakfast Club.

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FPGH Youth Facebook Group

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ROOTS – Middle School Ministries

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VINE – High School Ministries

  • Everything we do is aimed at connecting students to God and to one another. In these pivotal years, we want to be a place where teenagers can belong and believe. We are about loving students and seeing them change as a result of their growing relationship with Jesus.

    Get to know the people who help connect our youth to one another and God…

    Maddie Lambert – Youth & Young Adult Ministries Director

    Maddie joined the FPC staff in May of 2018. She is a graduate of Hope College, and plans to begin earning her Master of Divinity in the fall. In her free time, she loves to run, read, sing and go on long hikes. You will often find her with a cup of coffee in one hand and a book in the other. Maddie married her husband, Dylan, in July of 2017, and the couple recently moved to Grand Haven.

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    Becky Burton – Volunteer Leader

    Becky is a long-time FPGH member and has been working with our youth for years.

    In her free time, she diy’s, motorcycles, and cares for her ark of various animals.

    Heather Force – Volunteer Leader

    Heather is a FPGH member and has just recently went on her first mission trip with the middle school youth group.

     

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    Jay Neitring – Volunteer Leader

    Jay has grown up through FPGH’s youth program, and continues to work with our youth.

    He likes hammer-time, beards, and finds cider sublime.

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    Katie Neitring – Volunteer Leader

    Katie has grown up through FPGH’s youth program, and continues to work with our youth.

    Electricity fascinates her, animals flock to her, and she’s a cook extraordinare.

  • Breakfast Club

    Breakfast Club

    Breakfast Club is our take on Sunday school for today’s 7th thru 12th grade students.

    We meet Sunday mornings during the school year at 10:00 a.m. in Fellowship Hall.

    Shine 56 – 5th and 6th Grade Youth Groupshine 56 for fb

    During the school year, this group for all 5th and 6th graders gets together on Sunday evenings. From 6:30-7:00 p.m. we’ll have dinner with the Roots and Vine groups, followed by age-appropriate lessons from 7:00-8:00 p.m. Friends are always invited!

    “Roots” – Middle School Youth Group

    Each week, September-May, 7th & 8th grade students meet Sunday evenings from 6:30-8:00 in Fellowship Hall.Roots - Middle School

    Roots is a celebration of what God is doing in students’ lives, and our focus is to develop mature, Christian disciples of Christ, and have fun doing it.

    Colossians 2: “As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.”

  • Hillis Scholarship Form

    The James and Lois Hillis Fund offers scholarships to students going on to any type of post-high school education or training. Download the application here.

    Breakfast Club

    Breakfast Club

    Breakfast Club is our take on Sunday school for today’s 7th thru 12th grade students.

    We meet Sunday mornings during the school year at 10:00 a.m. in Fellowship Hall.

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    “Vine” – High School Youth Group

    Each week, September – May, high school youth meet Sunday evenings from 5:15 – 7:00 in Fellowship Hall.

    Vine is a celebration of what God is doing in students’ lives, and our focus is to develop mature, Christian disciples of Christ, and have fun doing it.

    John 15: “I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing.”

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    FPGH YOUTH Facebook Group

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    ROOTS – Middle School Ministries

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    VINE – High School Ministries

    To get text notifications sent directly to your phone:
    High School Youth: text “@vinefpgh” to 616-604-4142
    Middle School Youth: text “@rootsfpgh” to 616-604-4142


  • Check the Youth Facebook Page for the most up-to-date events and schedule: FPGH Youth