Jr. High Youth Group
Ordinarily, the Junior High Youth Group meets every Wednesday, 7:00-8:30 pm in Room 301 or 304. Karl Kvale and Abby St. John lead this group. The Junior High Youth Group has taken a hiatus during the COVID-19 pandemic; it will resume meeting over Zoom on Monday, June 15. Thereafter, it will temporarily meet every Monday at 7:00 pm.
Sr. High Youth Group
Calendar of Special Events for 2020
Sacred Road Mission Trip – June 27-July 4 – Cancelled
Sacred Road is a PCA ministry to Native American communities. Their primary work is with the Yakama people in Washington, though they also do work at the Warm Springs reservation in Oregon during the summers. Our teams usually assist with service projects in the mornings, and with their ministry to young kids in the community in the afternoons. This trip provides an opportunity for many of our youth to serve as ambassadors of Christ. You can learn more about Sacred Road here.
YXL Youth Leadership Camp – July 11-18 – Cancelled
Youth eXcelling in Leadership is a Christian youth leadership camp held annually at Horn Creek, Colorado. Several of our students have attended YXL in the past and have both enjoyed and benefited from the experience. You can learn more about the camp at YXL HornCreek.
Calendar of Weekly Events for 2020
Girls’ Discipleship Group – on Summer Break until September 2020
Location: The Conference Room
Description: A joint FPC/CHS ministry, the Girls’ Discipleship group is a gathering of high school age young women for the purpose of growing together in their faith and walk with Christ. This group is led by Lisa DeMass, Melissa McMillan, and Wendy Tamminga and includes a time of prayer for one another, as well as a topical discussion focused on the practical challenges of living the Christian life as young women.
Location: DeSoto Hall
Description: A time for our youth to come together socially in the middle of the week, led by Isaac and Elsie Dye. During COVID-19, the senior high youth group is meeting on Tuesdays over Zoom. Contact Pastor Gutierrez if you would like to be included.
Guys’ Discipleship Group – on Summer Break until September 2020
Location: The Conference Room
Description: A gathering of high school age young men for the purpose of growing together in their faith and walk with Christ. This group is led by Pastor Nicoletti and includes a time of prayer for one another, as well as a topical discussion focused on the practical challenges of living the Christian life as young men.
High School Sunday School – on Summer Break until September 2020
Location: DeSoto Hall
Description: Our weekly Sunday school class is a time of learning and discussion for our youth.
Summer Reading Program 2019
13th Annual Faith Presbyterian Church Library
Summer Reading Program
The volunteers in the Church Library are very happy to announce the start of this year’s Summer Reading Program. There are three programs:
Grade School (entering K – 5th grade)
Find hidden treasure in a book this Summer! Beginning Sunday, June 9, go into the Library to sign up for this year’s program, make a personalized pirate ship, and grab some worksheets. Turn in a worksheet for every 5 books you read this summer and move your ship toward the treasure island and get candy and an entry in a prize drawing at the end of the summer. There will also be a special prize for anyone who can sail all the way to the island (100 books read!) by the end of this year’s program, Sunday, August 25.
Middle School (entering 6th – 8th grade)
Get ready for Battle of the Books XIII! Does your team have what it takes to win this year? On Sunday, August 25, we will again be featuring a spectacular combination of pizza, ice cream, book trivia, prizes, and real game show buzzers. Come to the Library and sign up in groups of three (be sure to think of a good team name.) Library volunteers will be coming to your Sunday School classes to answer questions and help people to find teammates
All questions will be based on the following books (you can get a copy of the list in the Library):
- The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving
- The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
- The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
- The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
- Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
- The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
- The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare
- The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
- The Eagle of the Ninth by Rosemary Sutcliff
So, get started with your teammates reading the books. Each member of the winning team receives $50!!
High School (entering 9th – 12th grade)
Once again, if there are enough committed High School students who will sign up, we will have another High-School Edition of Battle of the Books.
These are the books for the High School:
- Up From Slavery by Booker T. Washington
- The Virginian by Owen Wister
- The Hound of the Baskervilles by A. Conan Doyle
- The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
- Idylls of the King by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
- Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett
- Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie
- The American by Henry James
- The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton
Please sign up in the Library if you’d like to participate in this event.