From the Desk of Pastor John

Youth Group/CrossRoads/God’s Gang

Youth group, CrossRoads, and God’s Gang will resume this week! Aren’t you so glad? I am. Youth group is every Wednesday, from 6:30-8; 6th through 12th grade; all are welcome to participate.

God’s Gang and Crossroads are happening! If you didn’t know, every week there is a different theme that goes along with either the message for the night or with events on the calendar. The theme for this week is “Honoring Veterans” which I think is a pretty great theme. Not certain what all is planned for this week, but it is sure to be an ineffable evening! As always of course.

WARNING: There will be no Youth Group or God’s Gang or Crossroads on November 21st. It’s Thanksgiving! Go get fat and happy.

Upcoming Events

Attention all, we will no longer be attending the event ICYC that I have written about previously. The reason being is that nobody signed up in time, therefore we cannot attend. Do not fret, we have plenty more events planned! Upcoming include Frenzy, Ski Trip, and Mid-Winter. Our next event is Frenzy (our yearly overnighter in between Christmas and New Year’s), so ready yourselves for one of our most popular events! If you are a parent and would like to help chaperone, please let me know ahead of time.


I would like to bring this to everyone’s attention because it is very important: less than 50 days until Christmas!! I hope you are ready and have started decorating! I know I have. Merry Christmas!


John Snidle, FCC Youth Minister
   November 7, 2018

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 Wednesday throughout the school year at 6:30 p.m. Visit our Events page for more scheduling information.


All high school and junior high youth are invited to weekly youth group meetings on Wednesdays 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

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.  For more information click on the appropriate drop down menu under “YOUTH!”

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

CROSSROADS Spring Registration Form for Junior High/Middle School youth