Grow & Learn

Middle School

FPC Youth Ministries-Middle School is the first half of a student’s youth experience here at First Presbyterian Church. All students in the 6th through 8th grades are welcome to be a part of the many opportunities and experiences we have together. Whether we are worshipping, learning, serving, or playing—You belong here and you matter!!

group on floorYouth Group

Developmentally, it has been said that as much change happens in a student’s 6th through 8th grade years as between the ages of 1 and 3. There is no better time to build a strong spiritual foundation and be accepted as a vital member of a family of faith than in middle school. FPC’s Middle School Youth Group is a highly active and involved community that strives to build healthy relationships with one another and grow in their understanding of God. Weekly gatherings for Middle School Youth Group begin in September and end in May, with conference and mission opportunities throughout the summer. Weekly gatherings are held on Sunday evenings from 5-6:00 PM, with occasional group outings and service opportunities.

See the church calendar for upcoming for Middle School Youth Group Dates and Activities

Just Be – All FPC Youth

Sunday Nights from 6:00 – 6:30 PM in Room 406

A time to settle, relax, and just be with each other.  Snacks are provided!

Oh, the Places We’ll Go

Annually in February, the FPC Youth Mission Fundraiser is held.  This event is a dinner, raffle and auction.

Annual Youth Slideshow

On the last Sunday in August we have an Annual Youth Slideshow from 5:30 – 8:00 PM.  This event serves as an orientation for new parents.  We have a catered dinner, watch a slideshow review of the previous year, and reveal the theme for the new year!  During this event parents will receive announcements, forms and be able to sign up for the year’s events.

Confirmation (8th Grade)

Sunday Mornings 6:30 – 7:30 PM. Room 407 (January – April)

The decision is yours. As you enter your 8th grade year in school, you are invited to go on a faith journey, experiencing God in many new ways through study, prayer, worship, and service. You will be challenged and encouraged to develop a close and personal relationship with Christ. This journey is called Confirmation, a process in which you reaffirm your baptism and make a personal profession of faith that Jesus Christ is your Lord and Savior. Confirmation Class for 2016 is going on now!

Massanetta MS Conference

Each June, a group of Middle School Youth from FPC travel to Harrisonburg, VA, to attend the Massanetta MS Conference at Massanetta Springs Camp and Conference Center. Registration for this event is open to all interested 6th through 8th grade students. Registration form and deposit money are due each February.

Click here to learn more about Massanetta Springs Camp and Conference Center.

middle-school-youth-missionMission Madness

Each Summer, Mission Madness offers a local hands-on service opportunity for middle school youth across Alamance County:  joined by Crossroads PC, Hawfields PC and Splringwood PC.  Meeting from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. for three days the last week of July gives students a small taste of the many needs of others in this community and just how much they can help out.  Whether shopping, shorting, playing , laughing, or listening – there is something for everyone.

Scholarships

If a student is in need of financial assistance for any MS Youth related activity or trip, additional funds are available upon request. Please contact Becky Wagoner – rcwagoner@triad.rr.com to discuss any needs or requests.

Medical Release Form

You must have a Medical Release Form for all activities – download form FPC Med Form 15-16.

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