First Presbyterian Church is committed to minister to the youth of our congregation and the surrounding communities through separate Middle School and High School groups. We work with parents to help their kids grow in the Christian faith during their teen years.
Students who become involved in FPCs youth programs will find solid Bible teaching, friendship, spiritual encouragement, a purpose for living that is larger than themselves, good fun which is not chemically induced, and moral support in dealing with the challenges of the outside world.
Youth Ministry at FPC is lead by full-time youth director, Jon Evans, assistant youth director, Anna Hadorn, a staff of dedicated adult volunteers, and an active church committee overseeing and supporting the youth ministry.
Got questions? Feel free to contact Jon about MS Youth Group anytime at 978-807-8932 or Anna Hadorn about HS Youth Group at 978-602-0468.
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Special Events Happening Soon
Wednesday, July 11 is Jay Gees Night! Jay Gees is the best. Jay Gees has got two go-kart tracks, mini-golf, ice cream, video games, batting cages and bumper cars. It is all so much fun!! $25 will get you started, but bring extra $$ if you can for more rides and more games. We will meet at church at 6:00 (eat dinner before you arrive) and get back at 11:00. Please sign up by clicking here so we can make sure and have enough rides set up.
On Tuesday, July 24 we are going to have a cookout, picnic, volleyball game and water balloon battle at Ryan Lovasco’s house. We’ll be there from 6:00 till 8:30, you can get dropped off and picked up right at his house at 12 Hull St. in Beverly. Make sure and come hungry cause there will be lots of food, and we’ll finish the night up with some s’mores! Please sign up by clicking here so we can be sure and have enough to eat.
Keep checking back here, there’ll be a lot more summer events posted soon!
Regular Weekly Activities
Ipswich Sunday Morning Sunday School – 10:15 – 11:00am during the school year
Michael Colaneri leads a team of teachers who meet each week with the students seeking to instill in them the truths of God’s word. This class meets in the front room of our office building.
Bible Study – Sunday Nights during the school year 6:00 – 7:30pm
Guys you get to play all sorts of crazy stuff and hang out with Nathan and Stu. Girls you get to, you know, do girl stuff and hang out with Dawn, Becki and Emily. If you haven’t been yet, come and check it out. Our last meetings of the school year will be on Sunday, May 21.
Youth Group – Wednesday Nights during the school year – 5:45 – 7:30 pm
Tons of Pizza, crazy games, skits, videos, the opportunity to hang out with friends, and the chance to be challenged and encouraged from God’s Word, the Bible.
Camps & Trips
Soul Fest -August 2-5, 2018
Three whole days jam-packed with Christian music?! It’s true! Don’t miss this chance to camp out, share meals with our group and drag your youth leaders to the craziest concerts on the schedule like Toby Mac, Third Day and Switchfoot! There’s also swimming, an adventure course, the skate park, shopping, free t-shirts,cool speakers, and chair-lift rides! Registration info will be available as this event gets closer.
Deerwander, August 12-16, 2018
The best Middle School Summer Camp Ever! Our days are packed with super fun games, clan challenges, activities, swimming, Bible lessons, craft shack, snack shack, volleyball, water balloons, the Babe Ruth Challenge, Capture the Flag and lots lots more. Deerwander is held at Windsor Hills Camp and Conference Center in Hillsboro, NH. You can sign up by clicking here.
Profession of Faith Class
This class is designed to assist a young person in his or her desire to make a profession of faith at First Presbyterian Church. This is a great opportunity for our pastors to work together with our youth to understand what it means to follow Christ. Students must be 12 years of age or older to participate. The next session will take place in Spring of 2018. You must pre-register with the church office.
Special Events Happening Soon
Summer Bible Study Options: For girls, come to the Ipswich Inn for breakfast on Monday mornings from 9:30 until 11:00 – the food is delicious, and the book we’ll check out together is great too! We’ll read Awe: Why it Matters for Everything We Say, Think, and Do. We will get together every Monday starting June 25th except for July 9th, July 16th, and August 13th.
For guys, enjoy a new lunch destination on Tuesdays this summer! You can meet up with friends to eat, talk, and learn about life from the Bible book 1st Thessalonians from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. We’ll meet on July 10th, 24th, and 31st, then one more time on August 7th. Don’t miss it!
Summer Service Opportunity: Every Monday during the summer we have a great opportunity to get to know our neighbors at Agawam Village, right down the street from church! We head over from church at 11:45, stay for lunch with the kids who eat at their lunch program, and then get to lead games for the kids too! If you like kids, or like getting to know people, then this is the opportunity for you.
If you like mini golf, go karts, ice cream, and arcade games… then you’ll LOVE Jay-Gees! We’re going there on Wednesday, July 11th for a great time! Meet us at the church at 6:00 pm and be back by 11:00 pm. You’ll need $25.
Sunday night, July 22nd, come hang out for a beach bonfire! We’ll meet at the church at 8:00, and head to Singing Beach for some quality time roasting marshmallows. Bring a friend and a blanket to sit on
Regular Weekly Activities
Sunday Morning Sunday School – 10:15 – 11:00am in Ipswich
Sunday mornings we meet upstairs in the couch room to study God’s word together and seek to apply it to our daily lives. We always have a lively conversation, and visitors are always welcome as we work together on integrating God’s word into where we live out our lives.
Bible Study – Wednesday Nights 6:00 – 7:30pm (during Fellowship Night)
This will start up once again in the fall – see you then!
Youth Group – Sunday Nights – 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Join us as we get together for worship, snacks, friends, and the chance to be encouraged in our faith. In addition to lessons from our youth staff, we expect to have some guest speakers helping us learn how to live out our faith and put it into action each and everyday. And of course Nicks will be happening too!
Camps & Trips
Summer Mission Trip – July 13-20, 2018
Mission trip applications are now available! We have an exciting and meaningful opportunity to spend a week in Providence Rhode Island serving alongside our friends at the Providence Rescue Mission! We’ll get to help the Mission with projects they want to get done, to help a few in the community with needs they cannot meet on their own, and a chance to reach out to kids and families with games, laughter, and food! If you’ve been to Providence before, you know God’s on the movie there, and if you haven’t – come and see! We’ll be there from July 14th-21st. Applications are due by Winter Camp, on February 2. Click the links for the information and application!
Soul Fest – August 2-5, 2018
The most musical camping you will ever experience – and it’s not too late to sign up! You’ll see artists like TobyMac, Tenth Avenue North, Rend Collective, and Matthew West just to start ‘em off! You’ll camp and eat with us, have devotionals with us, swim, hike, ride the chair, eat bagels and be silly with us. If you’d like to come to Soulfest, print out, fill out, and give a youth leader this form!!
High School Deerwander – August 11-18, 2018
A week at beautiful Chop Point where we’ll be learning from God’s Word, be encouraged in our faith, be able to hang out by the water, compete in fun challenges, and so much more! More info about Deerwander and how to sign up is available by clicking here.