First Presbyterian Church ministers to the youth of our congregation and the surrounding communities through distinct Middle School and High School groups contextualized to the needs of each campus.
Youth Group | Sunday evenings at 6:00-7:30pm
The Danvers Campus High School Youth Group meets on Sunday evenings at 6:00 pm at the Danvers office. This is a time where we seek to to grow closer together in community through hanging out, honest conversation and discussion.
Get ready for Winter Camp! January 31st – February 2nd! Come get away from hectic schedules, sports, homework, drama, chores, deadlines… Take a break from it all to hang out with friends, eat a lot, play a lot, and learn a lot, too. We’ll leave for camp from FPC’s Ipswich campus at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, and return there by 3:00 p.m. on Sunday. The total cost of camp is $149, but after January 20 the cost will go up to $175, so act fast! To get the discount for signing up early, you need to use the code “HSEARLYBIRD”. A $20 deposit secures your spot; the rest is due when we leave for camp. Sign up today!
Sunday School | Sunday mornings at 9:00 am
Middle School and High School Sunday School classes meet at our Danvers office location (67 High Street, Unit 8U, Danvers this is a short, 2-minute walk from our worship location). This is a time where we focus on digging deep into the Bible and how it applies to our lives. This semester we will be continuing our study through the New City Catechism. This semester we will be covering part two of the Catechism: Christ, Redemption, & Grace. We will be examining how to compare the claims with Christianity with what the world is saying. Specifically, we will identify what the culture says on a topic; affirm some aspects of it and God’s common grace in it; subvert it to show how it doesn’t give you what it promised; and then show how Christianity provides a better solution. Put simply, our focus will be on drilling down deep in doctrine, with a focus on how it applies to what the students are being catechized in outside of church.
Bible Study | Wednesday Evenings 6-7:30pm
We will be studying the Prodigal Son in Luke 15 and using Prodigal God by Tim Keller as a guide. The center of our discussion is the heart of the Christian faith, the Gospel, and what it means to live a life shaped by the Gospel. This will require students to read ahead of time and then we will come together to discuss the book.
Discipleship One-on-one | Throughout the week
Beginning this semester, we will begin discipleship groups, led by our youth leaders who will intentionally disciple two to three high schoolers, focusing on a meditative reading of Scripture, prayer, accountability, and learning how to apply the Gospel to every aspect of our lives. If you are a high schooler who is interested in being discipled, contact Nathaniel Lee.
Applications are available for this year’s week-long summer trip to Providence, RI to serve with the Providence Rescue Mission! You can find information about the trip and how to apply by downloading the application info here! Copies are also available at Youth Group each week. We’re going to Providence from Friday, July 10th – Friday July 17th. Once we’re in the city we’ll have the opportunity to partner with the Mission in many ways during our week there, we’ll have an exciting chance to serve a diverse community close to home, and we’ll get to learn a lot about race, poverty, and homelessness. We’ll get to meet practical needs and point people to Christ – who meets the needs we never could. The cost for this trip is $375, with plenty of fundraising opportunities to come.
Inter Campus Activities
For more information about the FPC North Shore Youth program and a list of inter-campus activities, like our annual mission trip, summer camp, and local service projects, click here.
Got questions? Feel free to contact Nathaniel Lee