​5-8th Grade

Love God, Love Others.

We seek to be a place where 5-8th graders can form authentic relationships with one another, our church community, the world at large, and with God. The middle school years are when young people build the foundation on which their adolescent and adult lives will stand: how they spend their time, what they prioritize, and in whom they place their trust.

For that reason, our middle school youth group provides an opportunity to build relationships with one another, to question and dive deeper into their faiths, and prepare them for Confirmation, Senior High Youth Group, and beyond.

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What to Expect


Sunday School & Confirmation

Sunday School during Worship on 2nd-5th Sundays of Each Month

As we prepare to reopen our building fully for the start of the new program year, we are excited to bring back in-person faith formation classes for all of our church's young people! Middle School faith formation classes will be available for all 5th-8th graders during morning worship every Sunday but the 1st Sunday of each month.

"But why not have Sunday School on the first Sunday?"

As our middle schoolers prepare to enter into the full life of the church, they need experience being in worship with the full congregation: hearing sermons being shared, learning the hymns of our tradition, and understanding the importance of our sacraments. All of this happens during worship, and we are excited to invite them along!

If you are interested in working with our youth or children, please reach out to
Sarah Seccombe or Jim Cochrane.

Register for Sunday School, Confirmation and/or Youth Group here.

Worship Leadership

There are opportunities for 5-8th graders to help serve as worship leaders through readings, music, drama, and more! Contact Jim Cochrane if you’re interested in getting involved.

5-8th Grade Youth Group

Meets 1st and 3rd Sundays, September - May

Youth Group for 5-8th graders will meet through out the year for mission opportunities and fellowship. We are hosting in-person youth group on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month in the late afternoon as an opportunity to play games, build community, and learn more about each other in the group! These meetings help build the deep relationships that keep youth grounded in their faith and prepare them for high school and beyond! Friends are always invited as well!

In addition to our regular meetings, we'll have a couple of big events every season, whether it is a Christmas Party, a Lock-In, or a service project! To stay up-to-date, check in on this website, register for Faith Connections, and visit the bulletin boards at the church!

5th-8th Grade Youth Group 2021-2022 Calendar

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September Event Time
19 5th-8th Grade Youth Group Kick-Off! 4:00-5:00 at First Pres
3 5th-8th Grade Youth Group Meeting 4:00-5:00 at First Pres
17 5th-8th Grade Youth Group Meeting 4:00-5:00 at First Pres
7 5th-8th Grade Youth Group Meeting 4:00-5:00 at First Pres
21 Middle School Thanksgiving Extravaganza! 4:00-5:00 at First Pres