From the Desk of Pastor John


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Heads, Hands, and Heart was very successful! We gave out many coats to those in need. Thankfully, we were so blessed by donations that we have many leftover still, which means we will be donating some to the Compassionate Clothing Closet here in town and will have several to carry into next year! That being said, if you know of any child who still needs a coat, we will gladly give them a coat at any time.

Youth Group / Crossroads / God’s Gang

Youth group is every Sunday from 6:30-8. We are talking about what it means to be free in Jesus; come join us!

God’s Gang and Crossroads is right now! Every Wednesday, right after school until 6 pm we are loving on kids in K-8 and teaching them about some odd things that Jesus said and why He said them; don’t miss it!

Upcoming Events

On Friday the 22nd, the youth group will be having a small pizza party at Pastor John and Riley’s house! Open to any youth that like to eat pizza. It will be approx. from 6pm-9pm, bring soda and chips if you like. Thank you to the trustees for donating the funds from the soda machine to have this party.

We will be returning this year (aka next year, 2020) to the skiing trip we went to last year (aka this year). If you don’t remember from last year, yes this is a Jesus-sponsored ski trip; there will be a worship band, messages, bonding with other youth groups, etc. The ski trip itself is not until January 17, but the due date to have your forms turned in is December 1st! What that means is, if you want to go you had better sign up real soon! That includes a $50 no refund deposit on December 1st.

Thank You’s

Thank you, Brianna Taylor, for serving us our coffee.
Thank you, Riley Snidle, for providing the treats for Sunday School.

John Snidle, FCC Youth Minister
November 13, 2019

FCC Youth Ministries Facebook Page

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.

Special Youth activities are scheduled from time to time. Please read the current issue of the Messenger or contact us for more information.

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!

youth involvement

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!”

GOD’S GANG Fall Registration Form for Kindergarten through 5th-grade

CROSSROADS Fall Registration Form for Junior High/Middle School youth