6th - 8th Grade Ministry

“If we love one another, God abides in us, and God’s love is perfected in us.”
1 John 4:12

At First Pres, God’s grace stirs our ministry with young disciples and families. Our Youth Ministry provides a safe, healthy place for young people to explore and grow a strong Christian faith, to connect with other young people and to support busy families. At First Pres, Youth Ministries include Sunday School classes, Middle School and High School Youth Groups, plus chances to be involved in intergenerational church activities, mission and service and much more.

Meet Rev. Mark Mares - Minister of Youth & Families

Hey y’all, I’m excited to be here and I can’t wait to meet you! We will jump right in with a bunch of fall events. Interested in contributing or participating in some way with youth ministry? Contact me at mmares@firstpresbyterian.org or 616-405-0717 (call/text).

Sunday Morning Youth Opportunities - February 2020

All youth are invited to join us in the Youth Room on February 9, 16, and 23 at 9:20 a.m. for donuts, hot chocolate, and a special game or activity! Then youth are invited to attend Sunday school from 9:30-10:30 a.m. 6th/7th graders meet in LL4, Confirmation class meets in the Curtis Room, and the High School class meets in the Youth Room. We hope to see you there!

Middle School & High School Youth Group

February 2 - MIDS and HSYG meet for a special SOUP-ER-BOWL lunch in the Social Hall from 12:15-2:00 p.m!

February 9 and 16 - Both groups meet for regular programming including "Youth and Creative Arts" from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. in the Handbell Room, followed by dinner at 5:30 p.m. in the Social Hall, and Youth Group from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. All are welcome!

Winter Retreat at SpringHill Camp

Please pray for our youth traveling to Evart, MI along with youth from all over the state, for our Winter Retreat on February 21-23. Youth will participate in high energy worship, listen to great speakers, engage in small groups, and have the opportunity to sign up for a wide-range of activities. These include, but are not limited to: dodgeball, escape rooms, 3-on-3 basketball tourneys, broomball, zip-line, climbing walls, horseback riding, crafts, bungee trampoline, & archery!

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