​5-8th Grade

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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

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

This 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 9:00am  worship every Sunday except 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 Jim Cochrane or
Susan Noble.

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

Sundays 5:00-6:00, September - May

Youth Group for 5-8th graders meets throughout the year for mission opportunities and fellowship. Our in-person Middle School Youth Group meets almost every Sunday from 5:00-6:00 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 2022-2023 Calendar

Event Time
11 5th-8th Grade Youth Group Kick-Off! 5:00-6:00 at First Pres
18 5th-8th Grade Youth Group Meeting  5:00-6:00 at First Pres
25 5th-8th Grade Youth Group Meeting  5:00-6:00 at First Pres
2 5th-8th Grade Youth Group Meeting  5:00-6:00 at First Pres
15 Middle School Service Blitz  8:30-5:00 at First Pres
23 5th-8th Grade Youth Group Meeting  5:00-6:00 at First Pres
30 5th-8th Grade Youth Group Meeting  5:00-6:00 at First Pres
6 5th-8th Grade Youth Group Meeting  5:00-6:00 at First Pres
13  5th-8th Grade Youth Group Meeting  5:00-6:00 at First Pres
20 Middle School Thanksgiving Extravaganza!  5:00-6:00 at First Pres
27 5th-8th Grade Youth Group and Advent Wreathmaking  5:00-6:00 at First Pres
4 Giving Tree Shopping Trip  4:30-6:00 at VH Target
11 Youth Group - Candy Cane Olympics!  5:00-6:00 at First Pres
18 Youth Group Christmas Party!  5:00-6:00 at First Pres


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