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

Mission Trip to Baltimore, MD

Saturday, June 16 - Sunday, June 24, Baltimore, MD
Cost is $450 per student.

This covers all of the meals, travel expenses, and lodging for the week. The family rate for a family sending more than one student is full price for one student and $250 for the second. Scholarships are available upon request!

All Current 8th Graders - 12th graders are invited to join us for our High School Summer Mission Trip to Baltimore, MD! This summer we will be partnering with The Center (http://www.thecenterbaltimore.org/) in Baltimore, and will partner with them in ministry. It will be an incredible time where we will explore, serve, play, learn and grow together. We will even have a night out to explore the Inner Harbor! We hope you will consider joining us for this fantastic trip. You can learn about all of their partner churches and what our lodging will look like. If you are interested in going please sign up using the google form below. RSVP no later than March 15, 2018! The RSVP does not save your spot, but it does let Essie know that you are interested.

If you are positive you would like to go on the mission trip with us, please submit a $50 deposit for each family. We have limited spots available so we are encouraging you to save your spot with your deposit soon!

RSVP for the Baltimore Mission trip here!

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