From the Desk of Pastor John

Youth Groups

Big youth group news! From this point onward, youth group will be every SUNDAY from 6:30-8; please join us! Cross Roads and God’s Gang will be resuming this week, February 13th! Registration IS AVAILABLE either at the church or at the bottom of this youth page, so sign up now!

Upcoming Events

February 24th is the annual talent show! I have asked several youth to help serve during the dinner, so expect those smiling faces during the dinner. Of course, I will also be nagging everyone to join in on the festivities and show off their talent! Everyone, youth and adult, have a hidden talent, the only problem is having the courage to get up on stage! I believe in you, I say you are strong enough…so sign up!

This Friday (15th) we will once again be serving lunch to the Bridges school. This is a monthly routine we have; because of the differences in their lunch schedule and their class schedule, about once a month they do not have lunch meals provided like usual, so we are blessed to have this opportunity to bless them with a meal. This requires nothing of you, I simply thought you deserved to know about some of the wonderful things this church does to love the non-members or un-churched part of the community.

Pastor Mark and his wife Kendala will be leaving Virginia on February 27th. Please pray for their move to continue smoothly and for their travels to be safe. They will have two U-Haul trucks that will need to be unloaded on Friday, March 1st. We will need as much help this day as we can get! If you are not able to do much lifting, you could help Kendala unpack. I am sure there will still be things to unload or unpack after school, so if any young men and women are available please stop by after school. Thank you for your continued prayers and all the help you have given to help make this move happen.

John Snidle, FCC Youth Minister
February 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 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 – 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 Spring semester are now available.  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