Youth

We believe that by providing a wide array of opportunities in which youth can engage, each youth has a better opportunity to become more rooted in his/her faith. We believe there is something for every middle school and high school student to enjoy throughout the year! Middle School youth and High School youth typically meet separately on Sunday nights, however, there are some specific events they will interact and serve together.

Events at FPCLY

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Spark Sunday

September 10

Breakfast, Activities, Prizes

9:30 am (Fellowship Hall)

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Youth Group "Theme Reveal"

MS from 5 - 6 p.m.

Dinner from 6 - 6:30 p.m.

HS from 6:30 - 7:30

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Presbytery of the Peaks MS Retreat

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October 27 - 28, 2017

See Kathleen for Registration Details

Middle School

For Middle School Youth Ministry, we seek to build a solid foundation, beginning with “identity,” in which we, as God’s children, are first and foremost a “child of God.” In these early teenage and adolescent years, so many things are shifting and changing, it’s easy to get caught up and feel confused or overwhelmed. By focusing and ultimately resting in the knowledge that we are each a child of God, it can become foundational for a life-long faith journey. Throughout the year, we rotate through opportunities of fellowship, service, study, and worship, each intentionally designed to broaden the horizon of each youth.

Love, Hope, Canteloupe

All 6th through 8th grade students.

This is an intergenerational Spiritual Growth opportunity on Sunday mornings from 9:55 am to 10:45 am. Using a variety of themes and topics, this class seeks to engage the material in a variety of ways: small group discussion, activity, interaction with others, questions, etc.  This class is led by Peter Thompson and Kathleen Lifsey and they are intentional about building community among those gathered and facilitating open discussions.

MS Youth Group

All 6th through 8th grade students.

5 pm to 6 pm in MS Youth Room/ Fellowship Hall on Sunday evenings.

Dinner from 6 pm to 6:30pm in Fellowship Hall.

Note: There will be some Sundays where the schedule and/or location will change, so we encourage you to check the calendar for the latest.

Confirmation

No class will be meeting in 2017- 2018.  Confirmation iss offered every other year to combine the eighth and ninth grade youth. Youth are partnered with a congregational member, a Mentor, to walk through this process with him or her. There are monthly class meetings and activities during the program year.

Massanetta Springs Middle School Conference

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Each summer middle school youth travel up to Harrisonburg, VA for a four-day adventure together!

CLICK HERE to learn more.

High School

For High School Youth Ministry, we work to reinforce a “safe space” for questions, doubt, wrestling, celebration, and curiosity; inviting anything going on outside the walls of church to be discussed and explored and shared within the church. As High School students, we look at how we respond, exist, and invest in the world around us as a child of God.

Love, Hope, Canteloupe

All 9th through 12th grade students.

This is an intergenerational Spiritual Growth opportunity on Sunday mornings from 9:55 am to 10:45 am. Using a variety of themes and topics, this class seeks to engage the material in a variety of ways: small group discussion, activity, interaction with others, questions, etc.  This class is led by Peter Thompson and Kathleen Lifsey and they are intentional about building community among those gathered and facilitating open discussions.

HS Youth Group

All 9th through 12th grade students.

Dinner for all students is in the Fellowship Hall from 6 pm to 6:30 pm.

6:30 pm to 7:30 pm in the HS Youth Room/ Fellowship Hall.

Note: There will be some Sundays where the schedule and/or location will change, so we encourage you to check the calendar for the latest.

High School Winter Retreat

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Each February the Presbytery of the Peaks Youth Council (PoPYoCo) hosts a retreat for all high school youth throughout our presbytery. 

CLICK HERE to learn more.

 

Montreat Youth Conference

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Each summer high school youth travel down to Montreat, NC for a six-day gathering of 1,200 youth from all over the United States to play, explore, and grow together! Please visit www.montreat.org to learn more and see what Montreat is all about.  This is a trip, if at all possible, you won’t want to miss!!! 

Dates for 2018 are still TBD.

 

Leadership Opportunities for High School Youth:

Youth Elder

Each year, one High School Student is nominated to be ordained as an Elder of FPCLY, to serve on the session for one full calendar year. 

Presbytery of the Peaks Youth Council

All high school youth are eligible to apply to be a part of PoPYoCo which is responsible for planning, organizing, and leading a retreat in the fall for middle school youth and a retreat in the winter for high school youth. CLICK HERE to learn more.

Our Mission

Celebrating God’s grace, Inspiring the next generation for Christ… each and every day!!!

Contact Us

1215 V.E.S. Road, Lynchburg, VA 24503

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