From the Desk of Pastor John

“I was asked to council Junior Two a couple weeks ago and was so happy to do it! We had an amazing week learning the Unbelievable things Jesus did, which led two of the boys in my room to go home and get baptized.”

– Mike Kirk3

Youth Group/Crossroads/God’s Gang

Youth group is every Sunday from 6:30-8; please join us! Not this past week, however, because we are in Tennessee being the Lord’s hands and feet. We will return on Friday evening so please continue praying for us.

This coming Sunday, July 14, our own beautiful Mrs. Riley Snidle will be giving the message at youth group! So please EVERYONE come to youth group to hear her lovely words about Jesus, and support the youth group!

Upcoming Events

Holiday World! We will be going near the end of July, don’t have an exact date set however. The cost will be around $50, and it will be a one day trip. This doesn’t need much explaining; Holiday World is everyone’s favorite amusement park (not a plug). So join us!

VBS is quickly approaching! It will be July 29-August 2. We need as many volunteers to help as possible so please serve the Church that week and make Jesus proud. More than adults, we need kids! So spread the word and invite every little person you know to come learn about Jesus and have a good time. Click HERE for more information.

Thank You’s

Thank you everyone who contributed to the combined service brunch to make it delicious.

Thank you for Mike Kirk3 serving us our coffee.

John Snidle, FCC Youth Minister
July 10, 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 will be available in September.  Click on the links below to download a registration form. 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