Many people have said that the years you spend in college are the best years of your life. At First Presbyterian Church, Burlington, we strive to be an active part of those years. It is not easy to leave home, but if you are a FPC Youth Alumni, we haven’t forgotten about you. Keeping this in mind, we also recognize that there are students at nearby Elon University looking for a “church family away from home,” and we strive to be a welcoming place for them as well.
If you are interested in participating in any college ministry activities or have questions, please contact Peter Thompson (228-1703 ext. 216) Associate Pastor of Youth and College Ministries.
FPC Youth Alumni
We encourage you to connect with a campus ministry program. It is one of the quickest and most effective ways to meet people and establish new relationships. Most college and university campuses have campus ministries and we are happy to make connections for you. As you get acclimated to your new home, we would love to visit you, become reacquianted and get this: dinner’s on us. This way we can sit, visit, re-connect, and reflect on old times. When you have a chance to return to your roots at FPC, we will invite you to a Christmas time cookie event and Christmas lunch. We also want you to know that we think of you often and will, from time to time, send you a care package in the mail filled with fun and yummy stuff.
Presbyterian Student Fellowship (PSF) of Elon University
First Presbyterian Church of Burlington, NC is an active supporter of PSF of Elon. Presbyterian Student Fellowship of Elon was established in the fall of 2012 under the leadership of a dedicated group of students who are actively involved in the life of FPC. PSF is a progressive faith organization dedicated to exploring and discovering faith with college students: empowering them to live out their faith with a hunger for justice, peace, and service to others. The purpose of PSF is to foster a welcoming and nurturing Christian Community in which students are invited to participate in fellowship, worship, and service opportunities. PSF presently meets on Thursday nights @ 8 pm on Elon’s campus. FPC is excited to be a supporter of PSF in a variety of ways; reaching out to students by hosting lunch once a month, inviting students to participate in worship leadership, hosting a weekly Sunday morning gathering for discovery and discussion, and welcoming students to help in any of FPC’s local service opportunities.