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.

Faith Formation on Sundays

All youth are invited to join us during our ‘faith formation hour’ at 11:00 a.m. on Sundays. Our 6th/7th graders will finish up a series on the beatitudes and then begin a series on joining in on God’s work in the world! Confirmation will continue to meet regularly, and our High school students will have a special series called, ‘Pop goes Theology,’ where we invite you to bring your favorite songs to share and we’ll have a conversation about them! We meet this month on January10, 17, and 24 at 11:00 a.m. via Zoom. If you need the link, please contact Rev. Mark at mmares@firstpresbyterian.org.

Youth Group

Our hybrid approach to our Youth Group gatherings continues this month with some slight changes. We plan to meet via Zoom at 7:00 p.m. on January 10, 24 and 31, and will attempt to gather bundled-up, in-person on January 17. Please contact Rev. Mark at mmares@firstpresbyterian.org for any questions you might have. We hope you’ll join us!

Dungeons and Dragons

Friday, January 22, 6:30 p.m. via Zoom
Join us for a special, one-night-only Dungeons and Dragons adventure! This adventure is designed to go through the basics of D&D, familiarizing new players with both the mechanics and role playing aspects of the game. Players will be given a pre-made character sheet beforehand, representing the individual they will be assuming the role of. They will then find themselves in the wondrous port city of Heathermire, a bustling metropolis created by the Dungeon Masters Anna Gerhke and Ethan Phillips. The adventurers will be arriving at the city in the midst of the Ghealach Tans, or Dark Moon festival. During the festivities, the residents of the city have been plagued by a series of mysterious kidnappings. Rumor has it that the nefarious Shadow Snake is behind the disappearances. As is such, the party has been tasked to investigate the kidnappings and bring the Shadow Snake to justice. Please sign up here: https://forms.gle/2mwyKzkaBgNYx76s6

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