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This is where you can find some of the basic information about Youth Ministries here at First Presbyterian Church.
Our youth groups are for students in grades 5 thru 12. Please read on for what our schedule for Winter/Spring 2021 looks like!
Youth Group begins the week of January 10 and ends the week of June 6.
5-8th Grade, Sunday nights from 6:15-7:30 pm
The Gospel of John
Our 5-8th grade students are invited to read the Gospel of John together. This season, we meet 18 times together and there are 21 chapters of John. So, we won’t finish all of it together. But we will get through lots of it! The Gospel of John contains a well known verse, memorized by lots of Christians because of its beautiful reminder. That verse is John 3:16-17: “For God so loved the world that he gave his only son, so that everyone who believes in him won’t perish but will have eternal life. God didn’t send his Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through him.” Each week, we are going to start by saying one of these verses aloud together. By the end of our time together this winter/spring- I bet you will have memorized it too! Students will also be invited to respond to the Word creatively each week. If any students are in need of a Bible or resources to write, color and draw please email Maddie at email@example.com.
9-12th Grade, Monday nights from 6:30-8:00 pm
Many people believe that Revelation is one of the toughest books of the Bible. It is often avoided because of this. Though it is difficult, it is also a text that vividly and beautifully shows readers Christ’s longings for his faithful followers. We will not be reading all 22 chapters during our time together. But we will read a large chunk of this tricky and rewarding text together. As is always the case, students are encouraged to approach this opportunity knowing that all of us are learners. It is okay to be confused or even frustrated with the stories inside the Bible, just as it is okay to be excited and joyful. We will be taking Revelation slowly- so there will be lots of room for questions. Students will also be invited to creatively respond to the Word each week using methods we learned together in the Fall. If any students are in need of a Bible, or resources to write, color and draw please email
Maddie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are You Graduating This Year?
Be sure to fill out our Hillis Scholarship Application (this is not a need-based scholarship). The application must be returned to the church office by April 1, 2021.
My name is Tommy Langejans, and I am the new 5th/6th Grade Ministry Coordinator at FPGH! I will be working closely with our Youth and Children Ministries Directors as well as other FPGH staff to form unique ministry opportunities for our 5th & 6th grade students. Our hope is that these opportunities provide students with the basics of the Christian faith, accustom them to the joys of worship and being part of a church family, transition them into youth group, and, of course, form friendships through fun events. More on exactly what this looks like is to come, but for now I am so excited to get to know the wonderful families at FPGH!
More about Tommy can be found by clicking here.
For up-to-the-minute information on what’s happening in youth ministries, visit the FPGH Youth facebook page.