The Youth & Children’s Ministry Team provides children with a loving, safe & FUN environment to grow on their spiritual journey. The guiding philosophy of our program comes from the Bible verse John 14:34:
Jesus said, I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another.
Our Children’s Ministry Programs intentionally strives to create a community of faith, bound together by the knowledge that we are all children of God. The Christian Ed Team works hard to provide many hands-on mission opportunities for children, where they can experience the joy of service. This includes activities during Sunday School, as well as, the JOY Team ministry. Please contact Rev. Steve Hong for more information about Sunday School and other CE Programs.
Sunday School is available to for children grades 3 years through 12 Grade. Programs run Sundays during the 10:00 AM service after the children’s message. Children stay in worship service for Communion Sundays (the first Sunday in each month) for a more interactive service.
Children from infancy through 3 years are welcomed into a calm, nurturing environment staffed by a consistent caregiver and one volunteer (adult or teen). Nursery Care is available during Sunday services from 9:45 – 11:00.
Available for children 3 years to Kindergarten age meeting in the Pre-K Room after the children’s message. This class introduces children to Christian Education, with an emphasis on developmentally appropriate fun!
Available for children Kindergarten-5th Grade and meets in the CE Wing after the children’s message. Our program includes three workshops that teach the same Bible story from three perspectives: Joyful Noise, the dramatic recreation of the story; Creations, an artful expression of the story; and The Moral of the Story, using science and food to demonstrate present day applications to children. The WoRM allows children to experience the Bible story in a way that appeals to them and is easy to remember. The CE Wing is LOUD on a Sunday morning—there is no doubt that God’s love is felt, taught and HEARD here!
Youth in 6th-12th Grade read scripture and devotions, watch relevant videos, and discuss how faith informs their daily lives.
Confirmation classes are available approximately every other year for youth in 7th Grade and up. The classes are led by our Pastor and the YCM Director for 10 weeks, culminating in a worship service.
Communion Workshops are provided yearly to teach children 3rd Grade and up about participating in the Lord’s Supper at our church. Children learn about the sacrament then prepare the Communion bread for Sunday’s worship.
Vacation Bible School is held every summer, Monday through Friday mornings from 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM. Featured are music, lessons, recreation, snacks, science, mission and crafts. Vacation Bible School is open to all children in the community, ages starting Kindergarten through 5th grade. Pre-Registration is required. Teens are invited to volunteer as helpers.
Youth Group is a wonderful way to teach 6th-12th Graders the value of service and faith fellowship.
NO NEED TO BE A MEMBER OF CHURCH TO PARTICIPATE!
Youth Group activities include:
For more information, please contact the church office or Monica Barner.
Various activities are scheduled throughout the year for fellowship. These are listed in each monthly newsletter and are open to all members and friends of the church. Numerous support groups meet regularly to discuss and dialog about circumstances within their daily lives and to share God’s love for one another.
Various activities are scheduled throughout the year for fellowship. These are listed in each monthly newsletter and are open to all members and friends of the church.
Adult Sunday School
Adult Sunday School is held Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. There are two offerings on Sunday morning. In addition, we have education opportunities through the week — please check our monthly newsletter (or contact the church) for more information.
Fix It Club
The Fix It Club is a group of volunteers who meet every Wednesday morning at the church at 9:00 a.m. to do small repair work, and yard work in and around the church buildings. The work and fellowship of these folks have proven to be an wonderful asset of the church
JOY Team is ministry offering new opportunities for everyone to serve and live out their faith in an very active way. We will meet Sundays after church once a month for an all-ages/family-friendly service project & end with a reflection. JOY Team is about being the church—making church a verb! JOY Team got its name from the Greatest Commandment—the three great loves:
Join us for some JOY in your life. This program is OPEN to ALL regardless of church membership.
Presbyterian Women Presbyterian Women [PW] of the First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown includes all the women of our church, to foster involvement and mission opportunities in the church.
PW Purpose: Forgiven and freed by God in Jesus Christ, and empowered by the Holy Spirit, we commit ourselves to: - Nurture our faith through prayer and Bible study, - Support the mission of the church worldwide, - Work for justice and peace, - Build an inclusive, caring community of women that strengthens the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and witnesses to the promise of God’s kingdom.
Lydia Circle: craft group for sister-ship and to create things to sell at the annual PW Bazaar, all skill levels welcome
Rip & Stitch: interdenominational quilting group, all skill levels welcome
Sarah Circle: Bible Study using Horizons Magazine Bible Study
The Birthday Offering is a PW offering collected in the spring of each year to celebrate the blessings in the lives of Presbyterian Women.
The Thank Offering is a PW offering collected in the fall of each year that gives women a tangible way to express their gratitude for the special blessings in their lives.
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