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Youth

At the heart and soul of the Youth Ministry for youth in grades 6-12 are regular group, study, and service opportunities. Associate Pastor for Youth, Josh Stewart, and youth leaders seek to provide a fun and exciting environment for students in middle and high school to grow together in Christ Jesus. Youth Group is a place where all are welcomed, loved, and accepted for who they are, a place where they are free to be their true selves, and a place to eat together and laugh a lot as we all seek to serve God and our neighbors!

Youth Fall 2017 Schedule
Christmas Party for the Blind
Progressive Christmas Dinner
Annual Youth Ski Trip
STAY CONNECTED with Youth News
Youth Medical Release Form
Youth Music Ministry
Youth Trip Scholarships

Please note that all adult volunteers who participate in our youth ministries are trained on FPC's Abuse Prevention System.

 

Youth Group Weekly Schedule

Sundays

Youth are invited to join us every week!

10 a.m.  Middle School Church School Class (Room 105)
10 a.m.  High School Church School Class (Youth Center)
12 - 1 p.m.  All Youth Handbell Choir Rehearsal (Room 245)
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.  All Youth Messengers Youth Choir Rehearsal (Room 244)
4:30-5:30 p.m.  Middle School Youth Group (Youth Center)
4:30-5:30 p.m.  High School "Study Hall" (Youth Atrium)
5:30-6 p.m.  All Youth Dinner (Youth Center)
6-7 p.m.  High School Youth Group (Youth Center)

Wednesdays
High School Bible Study from 7:30-8:30 p.m. (off campus)

Annual Youth Events

In addition to weekly activities, FPC offers many fun events throughout the year sure to encourage, educate, inspire, and excite our youth. Here's a sampling of past events:

  • Fall Kick-off Party
  • Mission Trips (regional, international)
  • Beginning of the School-Year Kickoff Party
  • Ping Pong & Dodge Ball Tournaments
  • Middle School YouthQuake-West at Glen Lake Camp
  • Senior High Youth Connection at Austin College
  • Christmas Party for the Blind of Tarrant County
  • Youth Group Christmas Parties (this year, December 10!)
  • Ski Trips
  • Mo-Ranch Youth Conferences

72nd Annual Christmas Party for the Blind

Thursday, December 7
6-8 p.m.
FPC Great Hall

This inter-generational mission event, organized by the Youth Committee, welcomes people who are blind or visually impaired and those who work directly with the blind or visually impaired from Tarrant County to celebrate the Christmas season with dinner, fellowship, entertainment, and more. 

Church members are needed to volunteer to drive guests to and from the party, and youth and families are needed to help serve the meal. More information will be shared at Youth Group.

Youth Progressive Christmas Dinner

Friday, December 22
Leaving the Church at 5:45 p.m.

Watch for details, coming soon, here and shared at Youth Group!

Annual Youth Ski Trip

It's time to sign up for the annual FPC Youth Ski Trip to Wolf Creek in Colorado December 29 - January 2. All 8th-12th grade youth are invited. We will travel by chartered bus and lodge in the Pagosa Springs area. 

Trip includes: day at the hot springs, 2 days skiing at Wolf Creek, group meals, devotions, and a New Year's Eve party!

Full Cost is $535
Sign Up with $150 Deposit (contact to see if spots remain)
Final Balance Due November 19

Cost includes transportation, lodging, hot springs trip, lift tickets, ski rentals, required ski lesson for beginners, and all meals except for travel days and one lunch in Pagosa Springs. Optional upgrades includes $20 for sport skis, $24 to snowboard for experienced snowboarders (contact Josh with questions about beginner snowboard options).

Important Notes: All youth are required to participate in a minimum of 5 Youth Group activities between now and the trip. The deposit is non-refundable.

Scholarships Available! See below for details.

Stay Connected

Stay connected with youth group activity news from Josh by using the Remind app for text/email reminders:

  1. Subscribe via Text: Text the message @fpcfwyouth to the number 81010. If that does not work, try texting @fpcfwyouth to 817-591-2543.
  2. Subscribe via Notifications to Smart Phone/Device: On your smart-phone/device, open the web browser and go to rmd.at/fpcfwyouth. Follow instructions to sign up for Remind and download the mobile app.
  3. Subscribe via Email: Go here on a computer to sign up for email notifications.

Scholarships for Youth Trips

In addition to internal FPC scholarships, there is now also a funding source now available to all Grace Presbytery youth through the Prairie Valley Legacy Committee. Families may choose to apply for summer trip scholarships by May 1, and the Prairie Valley Legacy scholarship (depending upon how many people apply) may cover up to 50% of the cost for camps and conferences, including: 

  • SHYC (Senior High Youth Connection) at Austin College
  • Youthquake at Glen Lake Camp
  • Mission Trip to the Urban Mission Camp at Government Street Presbyterian Church in Alabama
  • MO-Ranch Youth Celebration
  • JHaMS (Junior High and Middle School) at Austin College
  • MO-Ranch Summer Camp Sessions

To apply please print and return this form to Jayne McFarland in the church office.

Contact

For more information about Youth Ministry at First Presbyterian Church, please email Associate Pastor for Youth, Rev. Joshua Stewart or call 817.335.1231, ext. 251.