6th - 8th Grade Ministry

“If we love one another, God abides in us, and God’s love is perfected in us.”
1 John 4:12

At First Pres, God’s grace stirs our ministry with young disciples and families. Our Youth Ministry provides a safe, healthy place for young people to explore and grow a strong Christian faith, to connect with other young people and to support busy families. At First Pres, Youth Ministries include Sunday School classes, Middle School and High School Youth Groups, plus chances to be involved in intergenerational church activities, mission and service and much more.

During COVID-19

July Book Read

Join us for our July BOOK READ on Sunday, July 26. During the month of July, youth have been reading The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo. This is a wonderful book (National Book Award winner!) that explores a number of issues, but does so in beautiful poetry and narrative. We will meet Sunday, July 26, at 7:00 p.m., via Zoom. Contact Rev. Mark for the link.

Compassion Camp: Be Loved — Be Kind — Be You

Sundays: July 26 and August 9 & 23 @ 11:00 a.m. via Zoom
Join Rev. Mark & Beca as we bring summer “Camp” to your home -- there will be Yoga, t-shirts, music, art, conversation, and lots of fun! We will examine different places in our lives where we can cultivate compassion. Rising 6th graders through rising 8th graders are invited to join us (MIDS), and High School students are invited to join us as leaders! Contact Rev. Mark if you would like to serve as a leader. Compassion Camp’s goal is to cultivate compassion for each other, ourselves, and the world. Each participating family will receive a “Compassion Camp @ Home Pack” to further enhance your camp experience. Sign up at https://firstpresbyterian.wufoo.com/forms/compassionate-camp-summer-series/

Dungeons & Dragons Adventure

Do you like using your imagination? Exploring new worlds? Laughing and having a good time! Join us on Friday nights for some Dungeons & Dragons fun! Contact Rev. Mark at mmares@firstpresbyterian.org if you would like more information!

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