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
VBS is coming, June 22-25. Join us for 4 incredible fun filled mornings. You can get signed up and get more info by clicking here.
On Wednesday, June 30 we are playing kickball and having a cool treat! Meet at the church from 6:00 till 7:30 and we’ll play a big huge game of kickball and then have a free cool treat too! It will be super fun and it will be great to see everyone from VBS. Hope to see you there!
Richardson’s Mini-Golf and Ice Cream! On Wednesday, On July 7 we are going to Richardson’s for some amazing mini-golf and the best ice cream ever! There will even be prizes for best scores and hole in ones! Mini-Golf will cost $9 and bring money for ice cream too! You can meet at church at 6:15 to carpool and get a ride there in the church van, or your parents can take directly to Richardson’s at 7:00. It is going to be super fun. We should be back to church by 9:30. Please sign up by Tuesday, July 6 so we can have enough rides for everyone.
There are lots of other events and activities coming up this summer, keep checking back to find out about what’s coming up!
This July we’ve got Summer Missions Saturdays! On four Saturdays in July, 10, 17, 24 and 31 we are going to be traveling to Providence, RI to serve with the Providence Rescue Mission. While there we’ll get to serve meals, give out clothing, help lead a worship service, play soccer with some kids in a park, and help out where ever needed around the Mission. If you are in 8th grade or older you can go, and your parents can come with you too if they’d like. You can go once, or as many Saturdays as you’d like. Contact Jon for more info.
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 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 – August 5-7, 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 Lecrae, Propoganda, Crowder, Paul Coleman and about 100 more! 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 – August 10-14, 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. Click here for the full camp brochure, and Click here to sign up.
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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Youth Group – is happening on Sunday, June 27! Come on out at 6:00 for a free cookout and to play some volleyball and to get to hang out with everybody. If you are just entering high school you are invited to come and meet everybody. Hope to see you there!
Camps & Trips
We are really looking forward to summer 2021!
This July we’ve got Summer Missions Saturdays! On four Saturdays in July, 10, 17, 24 and 31 we are going to be traveling to Providence, RI to serve with the Providence Rescue Mission. While there we’ll get to serve meals, give out clothing, help lead a worship service, play soccer with some kids in a park, and help out where ever needed around the Mission. Anyone in High School can go, and your parents can even come with you too if they’d like. You can go once, or as many Saturdays as you’d like. You can sign up for the first one, on July 10 by clicking here. Contact Jon for more info.
Soul Fest –
The most musical camping you will ever experience. You’ll see artists like Lecrae, Propaganda, Paul Coleman, Crowder and about 100 more, and you can discover new super-fun bands that you haven’t yet heard of. 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! Click here to sign up.
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