High School 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.

Essie Koenig- Reinke is our new Youth Ministries Coordinator and Rev. Evans McGowan leads the High School group and teaches Confirmation.

Sunday School & Keystones (youth group)

9:20 a.m. - All-Youth Munch & Mingle, Youth Room (Lower Level)
9:30- 10:30 a.m. - Sunday School, Youth Room
4:30 - 5:30 p.m. - Youth Choir, Choir Room (Third Floor)
5:30 - 6:00 p.m. - All-Youth Dinner (6th-12th),  Social Hall
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Keystones Youth Group, Youth Room

Upcoming Events

Fun, Festive Fall Afternoon for High School Students - All High Schoolers are invited to join us on October 22 for an afternoon outing to Alber’s Orchard & Cider Mill. There will be fellowship, apples, cider, donuts and MORE. It’s sure going to be a great time! The cost is $10 per person. RSVP to Essie at essie@firstpresbyterian.org by Friday, October 8. Join us for some fall fun!

Youth Weekend in The Windy City
WHEN: Friday, Nov. 17 - Sunday, Nov. 19
WHERE: Chicago, Illinois
COST: $195 Scholarships are available. Contact Essie at essie@firstpresbyterian.org for information.

First Pres youth is partnering with Chicago’s Fourth Presbyterian Church and The Urban Youth Mission for a weekend program! From food pantries and soup kitchens to deep dish pizza, join us for fantastic time learning, growing, and serving!

For RSVPs, Questions, & Conversation Contact:

Our Mission Trips

  • 2017    Florida, Costa Rica, Pittsburgh
  • 2016    Indiana and Pittsburgh
  • 2015    Guatemala, Pittsburgh, Florida
  • 2014    Florida, Colorado, Pittsburgh
  • 2013    Costa Rica, Pittsburgh, Florida
  • 2012    Florida, New Mexico, Pittsburgh
  • 2011    Florida, Jamaica
  • 2010    Norfolk, Pittsburgh
  • 2009    Costa Rica, Pittsburgh