A year in the youth ministry at First Church houses a variety of events and activities.  We ask that you be prayerful and wise in your commitments, striving to have your involvements be helpful to your spiritual development and not the cause for busyness in your life.  Involvement in church life is important but the whole of the youth departments events are meant to offer an array of choices, not an expectation to participant in everything.

Registration forms for events can be found on this page.

TO STAY CURRENT with youth events and activities please sign up for Remind Texts.  Email Lisa to receive the Remind Text code.

To participate in events and activities and to assure you the best care in a chance of an emergency, all participants are asked to have Activity Participation and Medical Authorization Form on file. (Or please fill out a Re-Authorization Formto make current your past form). F0r any events or opportunities requiring sign ups or RSVPs, please sign up on www.timetosignup.com/kidscount in the appropriate sign up sheet.

Tentative Yearly Calendar
  Church Picnic
Our fall kick off event
Date:
Time:
Location:
Action Needed: Bring a side dish/dessert to share
Impact Rewind
Blending the summer into the school year
Date:
Time:
Location:
Action Needed: RSVP
DEADLINE:
Bible Sunday
Bibles for 6th and 9th graders
Date:
Time:
Battle Ball and Worship Night
Date:
Time:
Action Needed:
DEADLINE:
Corn Maze
Date: October 29, 2021
Time: 6:00-9:45
Action Needed: Register
DEADLINE: October 24, 2021
IMG_0019 Sleep out for the Homeless
Date: November 19-20, 2021
Information:Little Free Pantry Item List and Participant Reminders
Action Needed: Register and adult sign ups for supervision and soup donation
DEADLINE: Nov 14, 2021
 IMG_0018 Winter Retreat
Combined middle and high school
Date: December 3-5, 2021
Action Needed:  Registration
DEADLINE:  November 1, 2021
  Cookie Walk
Date: December 11, 2021
Time:
Action Needed:
Help Provide Cookies and Sign up at to help volunteer the day of.
Info needed by:
Christmas Caroling
Date:
Time:
Location:
Action Needed:  Come!
 IMG_0020 Zeteo High School Conference
a S’nL event
Date:
Information: Open to 8th* through 12th grade students
(*read middle school note on registration form)
Action Needed:
DEADLINE:
Skating
a 4G outing
Date:
Time:
Action Needed:
DEADLINE:
Youth Sunday
a youth led church service
Date:
Time:
Action Needed:
Battle Ball  and Worship Night
Date:
Information:
Time:
Action Needed:
DEADLINE:
Easter Sunrise Service and Breakfast
Date:
Time:
Location: Mechanicsburg Cemetery
Action Needed:
 IMG_0007 Spring Retreat
combined middle and high school
Date:
Action Needed:
DEADLINE:
 IMG_0006 Grateful Grads and Senior Show Down a night of senior testimonies and celebrating our graduates
Date:
Information:
Action Needed:  Come!
Confirmation Trip
Location:
Date:
Action Needed:
DEADLINE:
Confirmation Service and Breakfast
Date:
Time:
Information:
Action Needed:
 IMG_0011 Graduate Sunday
Service of Recognition
Date:
Information: Graduates will be recognized at both services
Action Needed:
 IMG_0009 Year End 4G Picnic
end of school year/”hell0″ summer picnic
Date:
Time:
Location:
Action Needed:
 IMG_0503 Jubilee Day – fundraising opportunity
Date:
Action Needed:
 IMG_0001 Tubing Down the Breeches
a 4G summer adventure
When:
Where: Messiah College
Time:
Action Needed:
DEADLINE:
  Summer Adventures
a permission form for all things summer
Date, Time: varies
Action Needed:
  Mission Trip
annual summer youth mission experience
Date: July 2-July 8*, 2022
Information:
Action Needed: Register Online & pay deposit
DEADLINE: November 1, 2021
*date may vary based on airfare
 IMG_0004 Impact
a Salt ‘n Light Ministry Camping Event
Date:
Action Needed: Registration Form and Salt ‘N Light Release
Information: Food Donation List and Packing List
DEADLINE: rolling deadline and rates
  Lock-In
an all night event
Date:
Time:
Action Needed:
DEADLINE:
Church Exploring
expanding worship style awareness
Age: high schoolers
Where, time: varies
Action Needed:
Ongoing Service Opportunities

There are a variety or regular and intergenerational service activities that are offered at First Church which students are encouraged to participate in:

109Bagging Groceries at Mission Central
When:  3rd Tuesday Morning
Where: Mission Central

Isaiah 61
Time: 6:30 (meet at FUMC at 6:00)
When: 3rd Wednesday

mobilemission-620x226Bethesda Mobile Mission
Time: 9:00pm-12:00am
When: (dates vary each year)

Ongoing Events, Activities, and Small Groups
  4G Sunday Evening Fellowship
Meet in the gym
6:30-8:15
Sunday Evenings (during the school year)
 IMG_0601 Monday Night Football
Offsite (Various Locations)
8:00-10:00pm
Monday Nights of the fall football season
  4G Periphery in the Park
Off-site (local park)
6:15-8:15
Wednesday Evening (during the summer)
General Involvement Reminder

Youth are also expected to have signed a Youth Covenant  and are held to the expectations set for in that covenant at all youth events.