Ministries >> Youth

The Youth Ministry program at First Presbyterian Church seeks to lead students into a a growing relationship with Jesus Christ, to create a loving environment that draws youth in the journey of faith, and to prepare students to be useful servants in Christ's Kingdom.

PRESBYTERIAN YOUTH FELLOWSHIP

On Sunday nights we meet at The Shed to grow in faith through fellowship, service activities, and topical discussion.  Junior High students (grades 6-8) meet from 5 to 6 p.m. and Senior High students (grades 9-12) meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Parents provide dinner for the combined group from 6 to 6:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY

On Wednesday nights we gather in the homes of different youth for Youth Bible Study.  Junior High Bible Study meets from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and Senior High Bible Study meets from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.  

CAMP HOPEWELL RETREATS

During the spring semester, our youth attend the annual PYC Retreat at Camp Hopewell in Oxford, Mississippi.  At Camp Hopewell, youth get to disconnect from the daily grind and connect with other students from our region to grow in faith through worship, small group discussion, team activities, and fellowship.

SERVICE PROJECTS

The youth at First Presbyterian Church participate in regular service projects throughout the year, including the Youth Can Make a Difference Canned Food Drive.  In addition, youth have participated in local mission trips to the Palmer Home for Children in East Mississippi, as well as international mission trips, including previous trips to the Dominican Republic and Belize.

SUMMER ACTIVITIES

During the summer our students attend the week-long Youth Conference at Montreat in the mountains of North Carolina.  Our students join Presbyterians across the country for a week of fun and fellowship and are given the opportunity to grow in their personal relationship with Christ.