Youth Ministry News
During the summer we take a break from Sunday School and youth group and gather instead for mission trips and youth conferences. These retreats are some of the best parts of church work as they create strong memories that carry us into the new school year. I would guess that many of you can fondly recall trips you took with your church youth group as a teen! Please keep us in your prayer this summer:
May 29-June 1
Vacation Bible School and Middle School Lock-In
Middle School youth, including our rising 6th graders, will serve as guides for VBS. And then on Friday, they will participate in a beat-the-clock, 12-hour challenge. From 12 to 12, we will play games, complete challenges, serve others, and end with a midnight meal at Waffle House!
Intergenerational Mission Trip to Honduras
Thank you to everyone who has contributed to our fundraising efforts for Honduras. We could not have done this without you!! There are 27 amazing members on this team: nine high school students, three college students, and fifteen adults. We will be staying at Rancho el Paraiso in the northern part of the country, teaching Bible School, digging ditches, and getting to know the community.
Middle School Conference at Massanetta, VA
I am thrilled to partner with Covenant Presbyterian Church to take fifteen middle school youth (8 FPC, 5 CPC) for our first time at Massanetta. Hundreds of youth come together every summer for this special middle school conference that many liken to Montreat. The theme this year is, “Y’all Are Mine: created, claimed, called.”
Montreat Youth Conference
The theme for this year’s MYC is, “Lift Every Voice.” Through keynote, small groups, recreation, and worship, youth will be challenged to find and then lift up their own voices, while celebrating all the different voices in the world. We will be sharing the Georgia Lodge with Reid Memorial Presbyterian from Augusta, and look forward to building new relationships while strengthening our own FPC group.
Kim Ness, Director of Youth Ministries