From the Desk of Pastor John

The Revolution was this last Saturday and my goodness was it a smashing success. With 30-40 people showing up, we didn’t pack the house but we sure did raise the roof! A huge thank you to Benxiah for coming up here from Texas and giving an amazing story of Christ’s love, to all the students who opened up and gave testimonies, to all those who helped make this happen, either financially or serving, and to Mike Kirk3 for obeying God’s call and making this event happen. Hearts were touched, lives were changed, and the Good news was spread; praise the Lord!

Lunch on the Lawn was this Wednesday, and let me tell you: kids can eat a lot of food. Thank you so much, everyone, who served in any way, whether it was providing food, serving, cooking, praying, and especially leading the event; this blessing to the high school students would not be possible without all of you!

Youth Group / God’s Gang / Crossroads

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!

Upcoming Events

God’s Gang has officially and unofficially, literally and metaphorically, spiritually and astronomically, begun! This week we went to Southfork Homestead Farms as a school year starting ‘splosion and had a great time. We know this year will be great, full of growth and learning, but we always need prayers and exhortation from our congregation so please continue to lift this ministry to the Lord!

See you at the pole is coming up next Wednesday at 7:30 am. We need all students to get out of bed a little early, as terrible as that is, and being in front of your school, ready to pray. You won’t even have to pray in front of people if you don’t want to, just be there to support your Savior!

Thank You’s

Thank you, Brianna Taylor, for serving us our coffee.
Thank you for Dan and Lisa Smittkamp for providing the treats for Sunday School.
Thank you Mike Kirk3 for serving this community by leading The Revolution.

John Snidle, FCC Youth Minister
September 18, 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