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NEWS for Jr. High and High School Students, Fall 2020

By August 28, 2020September 17th, 2020No Comments

Through Student Ministries at First Pres, we hope to give students an onramp to adulthood, preparing them to participate fully in life. We want them to be socially and emotionally engaged, able to identify how God is at work in their lives. Students love our weekly gatherings (TNT and Inferno) and Confirmation (8th grade). Keep reading for information and registration links for all 3 programs.

Jr. High and High School programs encourage students and point them to Christ.

TNT for Middle School Students

At First Pres we are very excited to offer a mid-week program for your Middle Schooler! Some significant changes for the fall include wearing facemasks, social distancing, registration limits, no dinner, and a new time! Please register online for:

  • TNT for 8th Grade students will meet on Tuesdays, 7-8pm. Register now!
  • TNT for 6th and 7th Grade students will meet on Wednesdays, 7-8pm. Register now!

TNT will take place every Tuesday and Wednesday from September 8 & 9 through November 10 & 11.

With all these changes, we still believe that young people will benefit from gathering in person – outside – under the tent; we’ll play games and check-in with your student. Middle school is hard enough! We hope to partner with you this year to provide a place for your teenager to process the world around them and to grow closer to Jesus.

Also for Middle School Students

Middle School students, brown bag it under the tent on Thursdays! Are you looking for your Middle School student to connect with friends during the day? TNT is sponsoring a lunchtime gathering on Thursdays, beginning September 10, 11:30-12:30. Register now for TNT lunch! We can only have 20 students (weather permitting). Students will eat at a safe social distance. After they eat they will hear a short message and play a safe, distanced game. Bring a mask and your lunch.

Confirmation for 8th Grade Students

Confirmation at First Pres follows the academic year calendar. Usually we meet in person and work through the hard and challenging questions that define the faith of a young person. This year, due to the restraints of Covid-19, we will focus on challenging questions, and we’ll provide a rich environment for connecting through faith. Every gathering will have an emphasis on fun and joy in the community. 2020-2021 Confirmation will be an excellent opportunity for your 8th grade student to find belonging and to grow in his/her faith.

Confirmation will take place on Sunday each week from 4-5pm beginning September 20, 2020 and ending May 16, 2021. We will begin the year meeting in the tent on the Northeast parking lot. Register for Confirmation.

Inferno for High School Students

Inferno, our High School youth group, offers a welcoming environment specifically designed for a high school student—it’s a place they can belong while trying on who they are. Here, participants have an opportunity to try on what it means to be a Jesus follower. Students hear about and discuss the person and character of Jesus reflective of the Biblical narrative, and they see how it applies to their life today.

Inferno meets on Sundays, September through May, 7-8:30pm. This year, due to Covid, we will start the year meeting under the parking lot tent. Register for Inferno.

Questions about any Student Ministry program? Contact Blake Riboli.