YOUTH GROUPS

We meet for fun and fellowship, mission and outreach, and to discuss the things that make being an Elementary School Tween, Middle School Teen or High Schooler both great and challenging. We are a warm and loving, open and inclusive youth group. We strive to be the body of Christ as each one of us grows in our faith journeys. This is a safe and sacred place. All are welcome!  Click here for the full 2016-2017 calendar of Youth Group Events!

Elementary School Youth Group (ESYG)

The Urban Dictionary defines “Tweens” as the years between 9 – 14, a transitional age when kids are too old for toys but not old enough to be grown up. This is a challenging age to navigate as kids want true friends, need a chance to talk, and struggle with what is important. At ESYG we hope to give kids the gift of community and fellowship, a unique place where we treat everyone with kindness and respect. We also introduce our kids to hands on mission experiences at this age, as we feel it is important “to love your neighbor.” What is ESYG? It is fellowship, “real talk”, and Mission. At ESYG we strive to provide a safe and sacred space for “tweens” and their friends.

* For more information or to get involved, please contact Rev. Kibbie Laird at 203.966.0002 (ext. 15), or via email at Kibbie@fpcnc.org.

ESYG NEWS

Middle School Youth Group (MSYG)

Our middle school youth group provides teens with a safe and sacred space to ask questions, talk about “real and challenging” topics, do important and impactful hands-on Mission and Outreach work supporting our local and international partners, bond with each other through fun and fellowship events, and just “be with each other”. We are a great combination of fun, fellowship, Mission, Outreach, discussion, adventure, and that very needed space to unplug and just be in each other’s presence, to catch up, and to talk. The highlights of our year are the 30 Hour Famine, the Butternut Ski Trip, Youth Sunday, SouperBowl Sunday, and our Mission trip to Union Beach, NJ to assist in rebuilding that community from SuperStorm Sandy.

* For more information or to get involved, please contact Rev. Kibbie Laird at 203.966.0002 (ext. 15), or via email at Kibbie@fpcnc.org.

MSYG NEWS

High School Youth Group (HSYG)

Our senior high school group provides a bit of quiet from the typical High School storm. When the combined pressures of academic achievement, sports and social acceptance flare up, it is nice to have a place to find sanctuary. HSYG meets in our newly renovated Tate Youth Barn, which is a safe and sacred space for our teens to talk about anything and everything. In addition to fellowship and discussion, we spend a good deal of time in Mission and Outreach, because that is what we love to do! The highlights of the year have been the 30 Hour Famine, laser tag, countless Mission projects (preparing and serving meals at New Covenant House Food Pantry, Toys for Tots, Feed My Starving Children, Grocery Cart Wars, and more), the Butternut Ski Retreat, and our annual mission trips.

* For more information or to get involved, please contact Rev. Kibbie Laird at 203.966.0002 (ext. 15), or via email at Kibbie@fpcnc.org.

YOUTH GROUP NEWS