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 life.
Youth Ministry at FPC is lead by two full-time youth staff – 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 Evans about MS Youth Group anytime at 978-807-8932 or Anna Hadorn about HS Youth Group at 978-602-0468.
Choose a tab below to browse our middle & high school ministries
Check out our Youtube channel for the latest Youth Group stuff!
Special Events Happening Soon
Friday night means movie night! Join us outside at church for a super fun time watching a movie together. Show time is 8:15. Bring a chair or blanket, your own snacks, bug spray and a mask. You can sign up by clicking here.
Wednesday July 29 we are having Youth Group! It is going to be outside at the church from 6:30 till 8:00 we’ll have super fun distanced games, music, videos, time to hang out with friends, and the next in our lesson series on the character of God. I hope you can come!! Please don’t forget to be wearing a mask when you arrive and also, please fill out this form.
Let’s read the Bible in 2020! Here is a link to a plan that will guide you through reading the entire Bible through in 2020. It will only take you about 10 minutes a day: https://bibleplan.org/plans/chronological-bible-in-a-year-dual-reading/ If you’d still like to read the Bible everyday, but just not quite as much go to www.Bible.com and search for “The Jesus Bible” plan. It will give you a short devotion and a few verses about Jesus to guide you through each day.
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
Girls you get to, you know, do girl stuff and hang out with Dawn, Becki and Becca. If you haven’t been yet, come and check it out.
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 – Postponed until 2021
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 For King and Country, 10th Avenue North and Switchfoot! There’s also swimming, an adventure course, the skate park, shopping, free t-shirts, cool speakers, and chair-lift rides! You can sign up now by clicking here.
Deerwander – Postponed until 2021
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 will be held at Camp Berea in Maine.
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.
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Summer Book Clubs are in full-swing! If you are looking for some good in-person conversation throughout your summer, you’ll love Book Club.
Guys Book Club is reading and studying “The Pursuit of Holiness” by Jerry Bridges. We meet Thursday nights outside at church from 5:30 – 6:45. Please arrive wearing a mask, and please fill this out before you arrive: Guys’ Form
Girls Book Club is reading Liturgy of the Ordinary! We meet outside at church every Monday at 9:00 am. Come check it out! Fill this out before you arrive: Girls’ Form
School-Year Activities – on pause for summer –
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 cereal, lively conversation, and visitors are always welcome as think and talk together about integrating God’s word into the way we live out our lives.
Bible Study – Wednesday Nights 6:00 – 7:30pm (during Fellowship Night)
Come dive a little deeper into what living for Jesus really means, ask questions, and have meaningful conversations with friends. Bible Study is taught by Liz Devenney and Scott Poblenz, and there is always a tasty dessert to enjoy!
Youth Group – Sunday Nights – 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Come hang out with friends, eat snacks, have fun, sing, and talk about things that matter with people who care. Sunday nights together are a great place to learn about who Jesus is, How much God loves us, and how we can live life right because of it. And of course Nicks will be happening too!
Camps & Trips
We are really looking forward to summer 2021 when it comes to camp and trips! Here are descriptions of what we do in a “typical” summer here at FPCHSYG:
Soul Fest –
The most musical camping you will ever experience. You’ll see artists like Switchfoot, Tenth Avenue North, Rend Collective, and Matthew West! You’ll camp and eat with us, have devotionals with us, swim, hike, ride the chair, eat bagels and goof around at the campsite with us!
High School Deerwander –
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 is available by clicking here.
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