Youth Ministry

The Youth Ministry of First Church, The Skylight, guides youth in sixth through twelfth grade to 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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First Church’s annual pecan sale features the highest quality, freshest pecans in town. Our supplier in Georgia shells, processes, and ships our new-crop pecans within seven days of harvesting. That’s freshness that cannot be beat! Our pecans make wonderful gifts for others or yourself. Proceeds from pecan sales benefit children and youth ministry special projects and facility upgrades.

Coming Up in Youth Ministry

The Core: Next Meeting is November 11

High School students wanting to lead our Youth Ministry are invited to the next meeting of The Core.

RSVP today!

Thankful Worship: November 17

Join us for a very special Thankful Worship Night at 5:30 pm on Sunday, November 17. This night of worship will take place instead of our regular 5:30 pm worship service and Youth Group. All are welcome!

Parent’s Meeting: December 1

Parents, join us at 6:30 pm on Sunday, December 1 for a very special parent meeting to discuss the future of Youth Ministry here at First Church.

Advent Extravaganza: December 8

Join us on Sunday, December 8 at 5:30 pm when our IGNITE children’s worship arts team will put on a very special one-night musical engagement of Away In A Mango! After the show, stick around for a tropical dinner and advent themed crafts and photo booths.

Youth Group Christmas Party: December 15

It’s time to celebrate the season! Youth are invited to the Third Floor on Sunday, December 15 at 5:30 pm for a special Christmas party. Food and festivities abound! Look for more details in early December.

Youth Group Christmas Break: December 22 and 29

There is no Youth Group on Sunday, December 22 and 29. Enjoy the Christmas season with your families.

EPIC Confirmation Begins in January

Youth in 8th grade are invited to explore and define their faith while becoming members of our church.

Register today!

High School Adventure: January 11

How many different things can you do in one day? In Orlando, a lot! Sign up for an adventure like no other and look forward to a fun and unique experience.

Register before December 8.

Solar Bears Faith and Family Night: February 23

Join your First Church friends and family for an afternoon of fun at an Orlando Solar Bears game! Sunday, February 23 at 3:00 pm the Solar Bears take on Norfolk and we’ll be sitting close to the ice in section 104!

Register before February 9, 2020.

Middle School Lock-In: February 29 – March 1

The Middle School Lock-In is a time for students to have fun, play games, and sleep at the church. February 29 only comes around once every four years, so we’re going to make this one count! Sign up for this night of fun and excitement!

Register before January 26, 2020.


Sunday Evening Youth Group

Youth Ministry’s focus is Sunday Evening Youth Group. Each Sunday evening youth experience community, share prayers, and learn to seek and love God.

  • 5:30 pm — 5:30 Worship
  • 6:15 pm — Games and Snacks
  • 6:45 pm — Groups
  • 7:30 pm — Youth Group Ends

Weekly Opportunities

Sunday Evening Youth Group

5:30 pm: Worship
Youth Group begins in worship, which is open to the entire family. Communion is served weekly.

6:15 pm: Games and Hangout
Following worship, youth move to the Third Floor for games and hangout time. During this time a light snack is provided for free.

6:45 pm: Groups
Most evenings, Groups are grade-level based small groups. Throughout the year Groups may be combined for special experiences. Youth Group concludes at 7:30 pm.

Special Commitments

Blankner’s Devos & Donuts: October 4, November 8, December 6, January 10, February 7, March 6, April 3, and May 8
Devos & Donuts is a morning club for Blankner middle school students. We gather on select Fridays at 8 am in Mrs. Layton’s classroom. Come for a free donut and a morning devotion before school starts. All are welcome!

The Core: Select Tuesday Evenings
The Core is open to high school students interested in planning and leading our youth ministry. The Core meets in person once or twice a month and digitally through shared Google Docs.

EPIC Confirmation: Begins January 12, 2020
Youth in 8th grade are invited to explore and define their faith while becoming members of the church.


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