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)

Here is a typical schedule for the school year (we take a break in the summer):

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 & Trips

Youth and Family Pool Party

Sunday, June 2, 4:00-7:00 p.m. - Bring your family to Peggy and Carter Hodgson’s house (Brighton, MI 48116) and jump into summer with us! We will swim, eat good food and spend time celebrating the end of the school year together. We look forward to seeing you there! Email Essie at essie@firstpresbyterian.org to RSVP for yourself and your family!

SHINE: Presbytery of Detroit Youth Mission Blast

When: Sunday, June 23 - Saturday, June 29
Who: All youth (incoming 6th - graduated Seniors)
Cost: $150 per student. Scholarships & Family Rates available

Middle and high school students are invited to become extensions and bearers of God’s grace to the Metro Detroit area for a week. Students will plan to usher transformation into the world but should also expect the risk of being transformed themselves. Those who are called, contact Essie Koenig-Reinke at essie@firstpresbyterian.org to reserve your spot before June 5.

For RSVPs, Questions, & Conversation Contact:

Our Mission Trips

  • 2018    Baltimore, MD
  • 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