From the Desk of Pastor John

Youth Group

Youth group is every Wednesday, from 6:30-8; 6th through 12th grade. I’ve shared with you our main idea for this year, “Disciples on fire,” but I also want to share with you our new purpose statement. Our purpose statement is this: Our youth ministry exists reach out to non-believing students, to invest in other Christians, and to train each other by God’s word to serve those around us, in order to worship the Lord. There are 5 main purposes within our purpose statement that come together to make an acronym, so it’s easier to remember. They are: Worship, Reach, Invest, Serve, Train. Together, it spells WRIST! This is in reference to Deuteronomy 6:4-9 (look it up!). Everything we do will revolve around these main ideas.

As many of you saw this past Sunday morning, we now have t-shirts! Available for students and adults who regularly attend. Free of charge, donations appreciated!

Upcoming Events

God’s Gang and Crossroads are happening! Registration is open and available, do that as soon as you can. If you would like to volunteer to help, talk to Angel Templeton or Saunny Preston.

See you at the pole is September 26, 7:40 before school starts at Paris high, Mayo middle, and Crestwood school. If you’re not aware, see you at the pole is an event all over the nation where Christian high school students gather around the flag pole in the morning to pray! It’s not long, it doesn’t take much out of your day, but it is a great way to praise God along with other believers.

Lunch on the Lawn, aka LOL, will be October 3rd, starting at 11am! This is when FCC prepares lunch (hamburgers, hot dogs, veggies, desserts, etc.) for the high school and feeds them for homecoming week. It’s just a way to serve the youth and get involved in the community. But we need your help! We need volunteers to donate different food items, to participate in the cooking and/or distribution of the food to the students, and other things. So give a floof and help out your youth!

John Snidle, FCC Youth Minister
    September 19, 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