First Presbyterian Church’s Youth Ministry is for all 5th-12th graders at FPC and in the Winchester community.
Like the rest of the world, FPCYM has looked a little different for the past year, but there are still lots of ways to get involved.
If you want to get connected to Youth Ministry at FPC, you can contact our interim youth ministry staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or join our email list below to learn about what FPCYM will be up to and how you can get involved!
Middle and High School Ministry:
Come join us every Sunday morning from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. for Sunday school! Beginning in Septemb1er 12th through early June. High school meets on the 2nd floor of 12 East Cork in the large common area, 7th and 8th grade meet on the 1st floor of 12 East Cork, 5-6th grade meet in the NEXT room located in the basement near the children’s music room. REGISTER FOR SUNDAY SCHOOL NOW!
Our 7th-12th grade students have many opportunities to get involved here at
First Presbyterian Church. We offer Sunday school classes, youth choir, youth fellowship, mission trips and other fellowship and service opportunities. Our high school youth plan and lead worship twice a year, at the 7 p.m. Christmas Eve Service and on Youth Sunday. This helps them to grow in their faith while learning more about worship. Our 8th and 9th-grade students can choose to become a member of our church this year by opting into our Commissioning program where they pick or are assigned a mentor who leads them through this process. This program guides them in their faith and builds the foundation for the future.
Youth Fellowship is for 7-12th grade students every Sunday night. Meetings are from 6:30-7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. This fall we are scoping out when would be the best time to bring back the meal component to the evening lineup and then would start at our past earlier time.
NEXT ministry is a special pre-teen ministry for 5-6th graders, which includes fellowship and service events. Including serving in Jubilee Kitchen, celebrating holidays, meeting monthly for an almost youth group, and other special events!
Mission is very important to First Presbyterian and “Serving Christ and neighbor in the heart of Winchester and beyond” is a mission our youth ministry works to accomplish. Every year our youth experience many opportunities to participate in local missions of the church. This includes a mission experience for our older youth, a local mini mission week for our 5th & 6th grade students called HIS Week (Hands In Service), collecting canned goods for CCAP, serving a meal with Jubilee Kitchen, working at the Highland Food Pantry, and so much more. We at First Presbyterian Church think that believing in God is just as important as serving His people in our community and around the world.
We are in the process of hiring a full-time Director of Youth Ministries. If you know someone who may be interested in the position, please refer them to our employment page. In the meantime, ministries for youth and their families are being headed up by Todd Bowman (Dir. Of Children’s Ministry), Pastor Amanda Thomas, and Pastor Dan McCoig.
Don’t hesitate to reach out, we can’t wait to connect with you!