At the heart and soul of the Youth Ministry for youth 6th thru 12th grades are regular group, study, and service opportunities. Associate Pastor for Youth, Josh Stewart, and youth leaders seek to provide a fun and exciting environment for students in middle and high school to grow together in Christ Jesus. Youth Group is a place where all are welcomed, loved, and accepted for who they are, a place where they are free to be their true selves, and a place to eat and laugh together as we all seek to serve God and our neighbors!
YOUTH GROUP WEEKLY SCHEDULE
STARTING SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12: 2021-22 WEEKLY YOUTH GROUP SCHEDULE
Middle School: Grades 6-8
High School: Grades 9-12
Sunday Morning Church School: 10-10:45 a.m.
Middle School Class* (Room 109)
High School Class (Youth Center)
*Starting in January 2022: 8th Grade Confirmation Class (Room 105)
Sunday Night Youth Group: Youth Center & Gym
4:30-5:30 p.m. Middle School (HS Study Hall in Atrium)
5:30-6 p.m. Dinner for All Youth (pre-packaged, physically distanced, and “to go” option available)
6-7 p.m. High School
Wednesday Night High School Bible Study (Starting Wednesday, September 15)
7:30-8:30 p.m. Meets off campus in a member’s home (Location TBA)
If interested, contact Josh Stewart for the Zoom info for these meetings or to sign up for his Remind distribution list.
ANNUAL YOUTH EVENTS
Youth Group Meal Packing Mission Project: October 3 (World Communion Sunday)
ALL YOUTH and their families & friends are invited to join the FPC Youth Group for this special mission project to fight against world hunger! Our goal is to pack over 25,000 meals for children who are hungry around the world! See schedule below, and be there! It’s a fun way to earn service hours too. Contact Rev. Dr. Josh Stewart, Associate Pastor for Youth, (817.335.1231 ext. 251, ) with any questions. Also, younger elementary-aged siblings are welcome to attend as long as a parent is present for supervision.
2 p.m. Set-up and unload trailer (small group needed, contact Josh)
3 p.m. Event Begins (Youth Center)
3:30 p.m. Pack Meals (Gym) in 2.5 Hours!
6 p.m. Clean-Up (Yes, everyone needs to help with clean up!)
6:30 p.m. Pizza Dinner (served after clean up)
7 p.m. Event Ends, Parent Pick-Up
LET’S MAKE A DIFFERENCE, TOGETHER
In addition to weekly activities, FPC offers many fun events throughout the year sure to encourage, educate, inspire, and excite our youth. Here's a sampling of past events:
- Fall Kick-off Party
- Mission Trips and Service Projects
- Beginning of the School-Year Kickoff Party
- Ping Pong & Dodge Ball Tournaments
- Senior High Youth Connection at Austin College
- Christmas Party for the Blind of Tarrant County
- Youth Group Christmas Parties
- Ski Trips
- Mo-Ranch Youth Conferences
CONFIRMATION CLASS OF 2022
Attention current 8th grade students and high schoolers who have not had a Confirmation Class experience: our newest Confirmation Class will begin in January of 2022. Confirmation is an opportunity for our students to learn more about the Christian faith, deepen their relationship with God and each other, and learn more about the Presbyterian perspective, values, and beliefs we embrace here at First Presbyterian Church. For more information or to join the class, or sign up as a student, contact Josh Stewart or Jayne McFarland.
Stay connected with youth group activity news from Josh by using the Remind app for text/email reminders:
- Subscribe: Text the message @youthfpc to the number 81010 or text @youthfpc to 817.591.2543.
- Subscribe via notifications to smart phone/device: On your smart phone/device, open the web browser and go to https://www.remind.com/join/youthfpc. Follow the instructions to sign up for the Remind by downloading the mobile app.
- Subscribe via email: Visit here on a computer to sign up for email notifications.
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR YOUTH TRIPS
In addition to internal FPC scholarships, there is now also a funding source now available to all Grace Presbyterian youth through the Prairie Valley Legacy Committee. Families may choose to apply for summer trip scholarships, as well as the Prairie Valley Legacy scholarship (depending upon how many people apply) which may cover up to 50% of the cost for camps and conferences, including:
- SHYC (Senior High Youth Connection) at Austin College
- Mission Trip
- MO-Ranch Youth Celebration
- MO-Ranch Summer Camp Sessions
For more information about Youth Ministry at First Presbyterian Church, please email Associate Pastor for Youth, Rev. Dr. Josh Stewart or call 817.335.1231, ext. 251.