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
Movie Night: On Sunday, March 25 we are going to see “Paul, Apostle of Christ” along with people from several local churches. In order to go, you must be signed up no later than 8:30 pm on Wednesday, March 21. Sign up by clicking here. Tickets are just $5. You can meet us either at church at 5:15 or at the Liberty Tree Mall Theater at 5:45.
Video Game, Movie and Snack night: On Friday, March 23 we are going to have a super huge game night. It’s going to happen from 6:30 till 9:00 in the big youth room at the church in Ipswich and it will be free! We’ll have a bunch of clean and fun games up on the big screens, and we’ll have snacks and a movie too. You won’t want to miss it! Hope to see you there.
Middle School Youth Group is happening on Wednesday nights, with Free Pizza and tons and tons and tons of fun. EAch week has got games, skits, music, time to hang out with friends and a Bible lesson too! Hope to see you there. We meet every Wednesday night from 5:45 till 7:30.
Middle School Bible Studies are happening on Sunday nights, and they meet from 6:00 – 7:30. We’ve got separate studies for guys and for girls, and they are both great! Come and study the book of Philippians with us. January 14 will be the first Bible study night of 2018
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 2-4, 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.
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
Broom Hockey Night – March 16th
It’s time for our annual face-off-on-ice with First Congregational Church of Hamilton. We’ll meet at 1st Congo at 9:00 to eat pizza and get warmed up for the big game. From there we’ll head to the ice to battle for the trophy. Please bring $10, a helmet, and your A game!
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 at deerwander.org.