Youth Program


"All means all. . . Youth exploring life, faith and service together!"

Empowering young people as world-changing individuals in response to Jesus’ love and calling.

First Church Youth Program emphasizes learning together from Jesus’ teachings, authentic faith conversations, service opportunities, and engaging and fun group activities!

Our vision focuses on assisting youth on their spiritual paths. Our aim is to give everyone opportunities to experience God’s love.  Additionally, we aim to learn and grow in our capacity to know, love and serve God, others and the world.

Confirmation classes, taught by Michael Carlson, will be held on the following Sundays in the First Church Youth Room from 9:30-10:30 AM (During worship service):
November 28
December 12
January 9
January 30
February 13
March 13
April 10
May 8

Each Sunday of the month during worship, opportunities for faith participation will be offered to Youth. Usually, on the 1st Sunday of the month, the youth will serve within and experience the First Church worship service. On other Sundays, the Youth Group will gather for Sunday School with a Bible, Faith and Social Justice focus from 9:30-10:30 AM.

The First Church Youth Group will also meet at least monthly, on one evening during the week, for fun activities rooted in faith, food and friendship, and service opportunities for the community. Please contact Megan at for more information.

What we do

We bring young people together in a life of faith, action and fellowship, and address spiritual, emotional, and social needs unique to youth. We create a safe space for our young people to gather and share their lives with each other and with caring adult mentors.

ASK Megan 

If you have questions about the youth program, contact ,
our awesome youth director.

How we do it

Through worship, service projects, activities and conversation, we explore faith, grow in fellowship, build friendships and leadership skills, and equip the youth with tools to live a Christ-like life.

All youth are welcome to participate in our youth ministry programs, regardless of their church affiliation.

Youth group activities

Middle School and High School Youth Group includes discussions of issues and situations that middle and high school students may be experiencing and how God’s word connects to real life.

  • We have fun. Hiking, paintball, pizza and movie night, “lock-in” overnight at the church, and retreats at Pine Lake.
  • We help others. Assembling health kits for residents of the YWCA, making sandwiches for the homeless shelter, helping home-bound members with yard work.
  • We experience the world...

- Appalachian Service Project (ASP). Each summer High School Youth participate in ASP. It’s a life-changing experience for both the youth and those who receive ASP services. 

Middle School Youth take annual mission trips to gain an understanding of the world and to serve others in areas like South Dakota Indian Reservation, inner-city Detroit or Chicago.

  • We work as a team. Youth plan and execute fundraising events that support their mission projects such as a Mardi Gras Dinner, Fruit Sale, and Silent Auction. These events are fun and provide great team-building experiences.
  • We learn together. Youth (grades 6-12) Sunday School meets at 10:15 am in the youth room on the lower level of FUMC.