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.

Please mark your calendars for this important event!
Wednesday, September 8th
6:30 PM
Pastor Ran and Megan will host this meeting for all youth and families to attend, participate and share ideas and preferences for the 2021-2022 School Year and Summer.
We are looking forward to a fruitful session and an amazing year with special, impactful and fun programs and activities!
If you have any thoughts or questions to share beforehand, please contact Megan.

Volunteer Opportunities this Summer!

Every Tuesday 10 AM-12 PM, at First Church
Assemble emergency food bags and cleanup bags
for Hope's Home Ministries!
Please sign-up with Megan in advance.

UPDATE: August 2021 is our month focused on SERVICE!
Here is a list of Summer Volunteer-Related Youth Events.

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.

Join us for all the activities we have planned this summer! Click here for the July and August schedule.

You can always bring a friend to these events! All are welcome. 

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.