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 at 978-807-8932 or Anna Hadorn about HS Youth Group at 978-602-0468.
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Special Events Happening Soon
Middle School Youth Group is back! Youth Group will be happening this Wednesday night, January 20 from 6:00 till 7:15 both live at church and on Zoom too. We’re going to have some great games and activities and we are going to be starting our new lesson series on the book of 1 John. I hope you can join us, and remember, you can always invite a friend to come with you. And if you are joining us on Zoom the code for just this week is:
973 959 9308
Youth Group and Girls and Boys Bible Studies have started up for the winter. Check with Dawn or Jon to see what is happening for your study. The next Boys Bible Study will be on Sunday, January 24.
Let’s read the Bible in 2021. One of the best ways to grown in your Christian faith is to be regularly reading the Bible. This year we are going to try a plan that will get us through the New Testament and the book of Psalms in a year. If you’d like to give it a try, here is the link to the plan. You can start any time, and if you miss a day or two, you can just just start up again.
Regular Weekly Activities
Ipswich Sunday Morning Sunday School – 10:15-10:45 am during the school year
Philip and Elizabeth Jones lead a team of teachers who meet each week with the students seeking to instill in them the truths of God’s word. This class is currently meeting on Zoom, contact us for the link.
Bible Study – Sunday Nights during the school year 6:00 – 7:15pm
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. This is happening both live at church and on Zoom.
Boys Bible Study is happening too. We are hang out around a fire at church from 6-7:15 pm! Contact Jon for more info.
Youth Group – Wednesday Nights during the school year – 6:00-7:15 pm
In these crazy times, we are meeting outside both live and church and on Zoom with games, skits, videos, the opportunity to hang out with friends, and the chance to be challenged and encouraged from God’s Word, the Bible. Please contact Jon for the most current info about this.
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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Christmas Movie Night! Friday, December 18th, 7:00 pm
we are bringing back the drive-in movie setup we had back at the beginning of the summer for a Christmas special! Your whole family is welcome to come sit in the car and watch a classic Holiday film on the big screen. Please sign up online.
Sunday Morning Sunday School – 10:00 – 10:45 am on zoom
We talk about a different aspect of God’s character each week! Come explore how God is so different than us, and how that’s a good thing.
Youth Group – Sunday Nights – 6:00 – 7:15 pm
Come hang out with us outside under the big tent and enjoy some (safe) fun & games! We’ll hang out, then get to sit down and talk about things that matter with people who care. Sunday nights together will be low-key, always welcoming, and everyone in high school is invited – bring a friend along! December 20th is the last YG of 2020, we will start back up on January 10th.
Camps & Trips
We are really looking forward to summer 2021!
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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