From the Desk of Pastor John
Youth Group/Crossroads/God’s Gang
Youth group is every Sunday from 6:30-8. Right now we are talking about being a godly person, what it looks like, and how to be one, don’t miss it!
God’s Gang is practically here y’all, it’s NEXT WEEK! For the first week, as a big celebratory party, we are heading to Southfork Homestead Farms, located out near Bellridge. Be sure you don’t miss an awesome night! We do still need a few volunteers to make everything go super smoothly, so if you have spare time on Wednesdays, please come and serve.
The same day, believe it or not, as the first God’s Gang meeting is also Lunch on the Lawn! We have many dedicated and hard working individuals who have already agreed to serve, either with their time or with their resources; but we still need more! Lunch on the Lawn is one of the many wonderful opportunities the church offers for YOU to get off your keister and serve the Lord’s Kingdom, so don’t miss this chance. We need volunteers to provide snacks and drinks, prepare the food, and serve the food. We have so many options for you that I dare you to find a valid reason you can’t help! This is a great occasion that lets you, the church, the students, and the Kingdom benefit; please be a part of it.
The Revolution is also very near; it is this Saturday! This youth led event is for the whole community, it will benefit this church, the Church, the community, and hopefully it will show all youth in the town that with hard work and dedication, all things are possible with God. Under the big pavilion at West Lake at 4pm, there will be a music concert, student testimonies, a message about putting our faith in God and not other people, worship music, and a prayer team. Remember this is a FREE event! Please come to worship God, support the community, and have a great time.
Thank you Jaydin Seeley for serving us our coffee.
Thank you for Tammy Terry for providing the treats for Sunday School.
Thank you new choir director Jessica Hendrickson for joining our family and doing a great job leading the choir.
John Snidle, FCC Youth Minister
September 11, 2019
About our Youth & Family Ministry
First Christian Church’s Youth & Family Ministry exists to fulfill our church’s mission of growing disciples by reaching out to the community and providing families with programs that foster an atmosphere of positive relationships; while helping to instill in our youth the principles of pledging oneself to biblical teaching, announcing the good news of Jesus Christ to our peers, respecting God in all areas of our lives, joining together to build unity in the body of Christ and yielding ourselves in service to Christ by serving others locally and globally.
Youth Group is comprised of high school and middle school age youth, grades 6-12, and meets every Sunday throughout the school year at 6:30 p.m. Visit our Events or YOUTH! page for more scheduling information.
All high school and junior high youth are invited to weekly youth group meetings on Sundays at 6:30 PM in the Youth Room. (Check out the picture with orange walls, big screen, and black couches!) Meetings are always fun, sometimes serious, occasionally separate; they may be all talk, totally fun, serving others, planning for what’s coming, and once a month out somewhere else – and food is allowed, too!
FCC invites our youth to be involved. For instance, youth serve as Junior Deacons and receive the offering in 10:00 AM worship, and all youth are asked to help with the annual Youth Sunday service in February (Seniors preach)! Other opportunities are available too – from Mission Trips to committee work to Bell-Ringing to . . . and not to mention VBS, the Youth Mid-Winter Retreat, summer Church Camp, the End-of-the-Year Trip, and of course, the CCIW SUMMIT mountaintop weekend!
God’s Gang – crossroads
God’s Gang runs from September through May. All children from kindergarten through the fifth-grade are invited to attend. God’s Gang is FCC’s youth outreach program and children do not need to be a member of the church to participate. Activities include homework help, story reading, crafts, games, an evening meal and a children’s worship. This year we are continuing our junior high program called “Crossroads” that will meet during the same time period.
Registration forms for the Fall semester are available below. Click on the link to download a registration form. For more information click on the appropriate drop down menu under “YOUTH!”