Youth Ministry

Purpose

At First Presbyterian Church, we believe that there is a purpose to life; to know God and enjoy Him forever. It is our desire to see young people come to:

  • Know Jesus
  • Grow in their faith and calling
  • Show others His hope and love
  • Go and tell the world about their one, true hope of Salvation                          (Matthew 28:18-20, & 22:37-39)
 

Middle School Youth Group

Meets weekly (during the school year) every Wednesday night, 5:15–6:30 pm. We gather together for fun games, powerful worship singing, and an inspiring and encouraging message. For grades 6 – 8. Followed by a dinner with HS Students from 6:30-7:00 pm (cost is $1 donation).
 

High School Youth Group

Meets weekly (during the school year) every Wednesday night, 7:00–8:30 pm. Come early at 6:30 pm for a home-made dinner (cost is $1 donation). We gather together for fun games, powerful worship singing, and an inspiring and encouraging message, along with small group discussions. For grades 9–12.
 

Youth Sunday School

Middle School and High School Students have a weekly class for going deeper into the Christian life on Sunday mornings from 9:15-10:15 am. For grades 6–12.
 

Youth Handbell Choirs

We have two wonderful youth handbell choirs that meet on Wednesday nights. The Chapel Bells (5th-8th grade) practice from 7:00-8:00 pm on Wednesdays, and the Lindsey Bells (9th-12th grade) practice from 5:30-6:30 pm.
 

Summer Camps 2018

We offer summer camps for fun and spiritual growth at First Presbyterian Churches own Camp McCullough:
  • Middle School Camp 1, July 21-26, 2019 (6th grade graduates – 8th grade graduates).
  • Middle School Camp 2, August 4-9, 2019 (6th grade graduates – 8th grade graduates).
  • High School Camp, August 11-17, 2019 (9th grade graduates – 12th grade graduates).
 

Special Events

We host a number of special events for both our Middle School and High School Groups. Middle School: Hang-out’s (Monthly, 5th Graders invited), Chapel Handbell Choir, Superbowl Party, Christmas Party.

High School: Turkey Bowl (Football, day after Thanksgiving), Lindsey Handbell Choir, Christmas Party, Superbowl Party.
 

Mission Trips

Each year we take 40+ students to Gleanings for the Hungry in Central California to process food that will be shipped all over the world. These food packages go with the Gospel and feeds the body and the soul.
 

Gleanings Registration 2019

Contact

miverson250
 
McKenzie Peirson
Youth Director
253.272.3286, ext. 114
 

Youth Ministry News

Youth-Parent Fall Kick-Off Potluck

Come meet the Youth Ministry leaders and learn more about this year’s youth program at the Youth-Parent Fall Kick-Off Potluck at 5:00 pm on Sunday, Sept. 13. If your last name begins with A-M, please bring a dessert to share. If your last name begins with N-Z, please bring a main dish to share. To RSVP or if you have questions, please contact miverson@fpctacoma.org.