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.
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Special Events Happening Soon
Middle School Youth Group will be back on Wednesday, January 8! Come on out from 5:45 till 7:30 for some crazy games, pizza, skits, music and lots lots more. We’ll be starting our new lesson series so come on and check it out.,
Middle School Winter Camp is March 6-8. We’ll be going to Grotonwood camp and conference center for the best weekend ever. They have got awesome food, and a huge gym to play in. There will be lots of time to hang out and we’ll also spend some important time learning from God’s Word. There will be snacks, crazy games, skits, a movie and lots lots more. You can get signed up by clicking here.
Get ready for a crazy night at Laserquest because we are going there on Friday, January 17. Meet us at church at 5:45 and be ready to see if you can win the Laserquest challenge. The cost will be $20 and we’ll be stopping at McDonalds after we play. We’ll plan to be back to church by 9:30. You can sign up by clicking here.
Middle School Girls Bible Study meets on Sunday nights and will be starting up for the year on Sunday, September 12 from 6:00 till 7:30. Come on out and study God’s Word with us!
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 -August 6-8, 2020
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, August 11-15, 2020
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. The next session will take place in Spring of 2020. You must pre-register with the church office.
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Special Events Happening Soon
Get ready for Winter Camp! January 31st – February 2nd! Come get away from hectic schedules, sports, homework, drama, chores, deadlines… Take a break from it all to hang out with friends, eat a lot, play a lot, and learn a lot, too. We’ll leave for camp from FPC’s Ipswich campus at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, and return there by 3:00 p.m. on Sunday. Sign up today!
Applications are available for this year’s week-long summer trip to Providence, RI to serve with the Providence Rescue Mission! You can find information about the trip and how to apply by downloading the application info here! Copies are also available at Youth Group each week. We’re going to Providence from Friday, July 10th – Friday July 17th. Once we’re in the city we’ll have the opportunity to partner with the Mission in many ways during our week there, we’ll have an exciting chance to serve a diverse community close to home, and we’ll get to learn a lot about race, poverty, and homelessness. We’ll get to meet practical needs and point people to Christ – who meets the needs we never could. The cost for this trip is $375, with plenty of fundraising opportunities to come.
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 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. Come check out our current topic – Word Studies!
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
Summer Service Trip – July 10-17, 2020
This summer, we have the opportunity to spend a week in Providence, RI engaging in meaningful service to people in need. We will learn a lot about what life is like for the poor, about what God can do through our willingness to serve, and about what being called to live like Jesus means for us as we interact with the world. If you are interested in coming, download the application info here!
Soul Fest – Coming Summer 2020, August 6-9
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 – Coming Summer 2019
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.
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