Youth Ministry

The Youth Ministry of First Church, The Skylight, is committed to helping youth in sixth through twelfth grade seek and love God and love and serve people. Led by the Minister to Youth and Families, Justin Cox, the Skylight Youth Ministry creates ways for youth to explore a relationship with Christ and build relationships with other Christ-following youth and adults.

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Upcoming Events

Summer 2017

  • Summer
  • 7-2
  • 7-7
  • 7-11
  • 7-11
  • 7-16
  • 7-27
  • 7-27
  • 7-30
  • 8-3
  • 8-6
  • 8-7
  • 8-9
  • 8-11
  • 8-13
  • 8-18
  • 8-20
  • 8-27
  • 9-3
  • 9-10

Summer Details

Register for all events online or download summer brochure.

  • Airheads | July 2 | 3:00 – 5:30 Worship | $15
    We’ll meet at the church and then you can jump until your heart is content.  This event is in place of Youth Group.
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming | July 7 | TBD | $10 | PG-13
    It’s opening day for the newest Spider-Man movie! Time will be announced when provided by the theater.
  • Mission Trip Training and Parent Meeting | July 9 | 4:00 – 7:30 | Free
    For everyone participating on the 7th & 8th Grade or High School Mission Trips. The parent’s meeting is at 6:30. This event is in place of Youth Group.
  • MS: Progressive Dinner | July 11 | 5:45 – 8:30 | $15
    We’ll meet at the church and then journey to multiple places for dinner.
  • HS: Kobe Steakhouse | July 11 | 5:45 – 8:30 | $30
    Hibachi dinner? Yes please. Meet at the church. Bring an appetite.
  • All Youth Retreat Planning | July 27 | 1:00 – 3:00 | Free
    Come and help plan the All Youth Retreat. Make it the best one yet!
  • Music and Art Jam Session | July 27 | 3:00 – 5:00 | Free
    Come and jam with Austin and Gabrielle. Bring an instrument, your voice, or a desire to play with lighting.
  • Mission Sunday | July 30 | 5:30 – 7:00 | $5
    Join us for a special 5:30 Worship service to celebrate our summer mission trips. Stay for a potluck dinner. This event is in place of Youth Group.
  • SAK Comedy Club | August 3 | 6:00 – 9:30 | $15
    An end of summer tradition! Join us for the all ages improv comedy show. Pizza dinner is included.
  • Volunteer Training | August 6 | 6:30 – 8:00 | Free
    For all volunteers in Youth Ministry, this is a required training session to prepare for the new year. This event is in place of Youth Group.
  • 6th Grade Pool Party | August 9 | 6:00 – 8:00 | Free
    Welcoming our new sixth graders at the West house. Bring a dessert to share. Pizza will be provided.
  • 9th Grade Pool Party | August 11 | 1:00 – 3:00 | Free
    Welcoming our new ninth graders at the Roaudi house. Bring a dessert to share.
  • Senior CookoutAugust 7 | 6:00 – 8:00 | Free
    Celebrating our the class of 2018 with steaks at the Swegheimer house. Register by August 3.
  • Back to School Celebration | August 13 | 3:00 – 5:30 Worship | $10
    Third floor. Games. Hot dogs. Parent orientation. This event is in place of Youth Group.
  • All Youth RetreatAugust 18-20 | $95
    Kick off the new school year focusing on God!
  • Youth Group Kick-Off | August 27 | 4:30 – 7:30 | $5 + $1
    Come and celebrate a new year and take our group picture!
  • Large Scale Mafia | September 3 | 3:30 – 5:30 Worship | $5
    Come dressed for a game of mafia unlike any other. Includes dinner. This event is in place of Youth Group.

Weekly Opportunities

Sunday Evenings

  • Open Third Floor - 4:30 p.m.
    The doors open and the fun begins. Games and game tables are available, as well as spots to hang out and relax.
  • Sunday Supper - 4:45 p.m.
    Supper is served buffet-style on the Third Floor. Youth can eat for $5 and there is an additional suggested donation of $1 for our Compassion Kids.
  • Youth Group - 5:00 to 7:30 p.m.
    Youth Group gives youth a chance to discuss topics that relate to their lives, their relationship with Christ, and their journey of faith. Youth Group includes games, 5:30 Worship, and age specific small groups (6th, 7th & 8th, 9th & 10th, and 11th & 12th).

Sunday Mornings

Wednesday Evenings

  • The Core Leadership Team - 6:30 p.m. - Hiatus for Summer
    The Core is a group for youth to discuss upcoming worship topics and make decisions for the Youth Ministry. Each week and in-depth look at the worship topic, scripture, and other devotional material will help bring new understanding of the subject. The Core is open to youth interested in exploring Biblical themes in a new and deep way.

Special Commitments

  • Blankner Devos & Donuts
    Devos & Donuts is a breakfast program for Blankner middle school students at 8 a.m. in Mrs. Layton’s classroom the morning after FCA huddles. Come for free donuts and a morning devotion before school.
  • Epic Confirmation
    Epic is a group for 8th grade students that focuses on what their Epic journey through life is all about. Epic begins in the spring.
  • Mission Leadership Team
    Mission Leadership Team is an opportunity for juniors and seniors to fully define their faith and discover who God has created them to be. Mission Leadership Team meets throughout the year.

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