Connecting in Christian community helps youth develop a peer-base outside of their schools: a place based on the principle of inclusion. We offer a place to find acceptance and share the boundary-breaking love of God.
Fosters connection to significant (non-parental) adults in the faith community.
Supports exploration in questions of faith, life, and what it means to be a follower of Christ in a safe, non-judgmental context.
Offers opportunities to put faith in action.
The relationships made during these formative years can have an impact for a lifetime.
Youth Ministry (Grades 6-12) Includes the Following:
Sunday morning Faith Development classes (9:45-10:45am) for Middle School (Room 209) and Senior High youth (Room 210); Confirmation Class offered every other year for youth in 8ᵗʰ grade and above.
Worship participation through leading prayers, serving as ushers, and offering music;
Youth Choir, which rehearses on Sundays from 4:30-5:15pm during the school year;
An active Youth Group that meets on Sundays from 5:15-7:15pm during the school year, balancing fellowship, fun, service, and learning;
Seasonal retreats and recreational events, including skiing, camping, and youth winter league basketball;
Opportunities to lead in special worship (Lovefeast, Youth Sunday, All Saints Service) and participate in service opportunities (Saturday Sanctuary, Pritchard Park, Room in the Inn);
Opportunities for parents to connect for support and education.
Confirmation is the time set aside for youth to explore what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ and learn how that commitment can be expressed through active participation in a faith community. At FPCA we offer this class biennially on Sunday mornings from February through May, to those in 8ᵗʰ grade and above.