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

Mission Trip to Montgomery, Alabama

Be a part of a new mission opportunity this winter! In January of 2019, join a group of our high school students as they travel to Montgomery, Alabama. While there, they will engage in mission projects and tour historic sites in the community including the new Legacy Museum & National Monument for Peace and Justice. Conversations will focus on the intersection of faith and race. Students will engage with local faith leaders, and listen to the stories of those who walked over the bridge in Selma. We’ll also eat good soul food, explore Montgomery, and end our five day trip with a trip to Six Flags over Atlanta. This trip is also for parents and adults. If you or your youth are interested, contact Essie (essie@firstpresbyterian.org) to sign up or for more information. Space is limited. Scholarships and family rates are available.

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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