Youth Sunday School Classes and News

Youth website:  www.fpcdelandyouth.org

Middle School students join the Intergenerational Sunday School Class in room 10 on Sunday mornings at 10:00. High School Students are invited to join the Intergenerational Sunday School Class or an Adult Sunday School Class listed in the weekly bulletin. The Church’s Got Talent: The Intergenerational Sunday School Class meets every Sunday morning this summer at 10:00 am in room 10.  We are offering something new for the summer that combines learning about the Bible and sharing our faith and talents, while building intergenerational relationships.  We have invited adults to share with others (children, youth and families) their hobbies and talents.  This is a time for everyone. PULSE Youth is held on Sunday evenings at the Youth House (729 N Florida Ave).  Middle School PULSE meets at 5 pm and High School PULSE at 7 pm.   Summer is going by quickly for the Youth at First Presbyterian Church! Our third annual Yuck Olympics on June 3rd was a huge success—it was bigger and yuckier than ever (see photos on the next page). Thank you to all who participated and made it such a messy, wonderful evening! June 10th through June 17th, several of our Youth (RJ Chapman, Samantha Svare, Claire Schrecengost, Will Foerster, Ashton Pierce, Kyra Pienaar, and True Pienaar) were a part of the church’s mission team to Nicaragua. These youth were truly champions throughout the entire trip, constantly offering help wherever it was needed, serving as assets on the worksite, and developing strong relationships with our Nicaraguan brothers and sisters. They made the trip absolutely incredible! Be sure to ask the Youth about their experiences in Nicaragua—they would love to share with you about their trip.nic-2 nic-1                 Don’t forget! On July 29th, the Youth will be taking a trip to the beach! We will meet in front of the church office at 10:30AM and head over to the beach together in the church van. We hope to see you there! Be on the lookout later this summer as youth participate in VBS leadership, neighborhood cleanup projects, and work in the community garden!     July Dates   Saturday, July 29 - PULSE Youth Trip to the beach - Meet in church parking lot at 10:30 am. Sunday, July 30 - PULSE Youth Group - MS: 5-6:30 pm - HS: 7-8:30 pm   The summer has flown by for the youth of First Presbyterian Church! It’s hard to believe that in just two weeks, school will be starting and we will be kicking off our fall events! Youth have been champions all summer, participating in mission trips and community service projects—we cannot wait to see what this new school year holds! The youth were a HUGE help at Vacation Bible School this year, where more than 30 youth ranging from 6th to 12th grade served as volunteers. They played a major role in the success of our Hero Central VBS, and even got to attend a trip to SkyZone in Daytona Beach afterward! Thanks to all of the youth and every volunteer who helped out with VBS—we couldn’t have done it without you! As we approach the school year, keep an eye out for more updates and for our fall schedule! We look forward to an amazing school year! To view more pictures from our VBS, go to our website at www.fpcdeland.org.   August Dates Sunday, August 6 - PULSE Youth Group - MS: 5-6:30 pm - HS: 7-8:30 pm Sunday, August 13 - Back to School Blessings - PULSE Youth Group - MS: 5-6:30 pm  - HS: 7-8:30 pm Monday, August 14 - School Starts Wednesday, August 16 - Potluck - 5:30 pm in Fellowship Hall Sunday, August 20 - PULSE Youth Group - MS: 5-6:30 pm - HS: 7-8:30 pm Sunday, August 27 - PULSE Youth Group - MS: 5-6:30 pm - HS: 7-8:30 pm   Youth Director Needed at First Presbyterian Church DeLand First Presbyterian Church, DeLand, Florida, seeks a youth director to nurture and support relationships with middle school, high school, and college age youth and young people, as well as parents of youth.  The director will organize, plan and direct efforts for youth ministry and recruit, train and motivate volunteers to work in partnership in this important ministry. S/he will build on a healthy foundation of programming and work with engaged, active groups at three levels: middle school, high school, and college-age ministry. Reporting to the associate pastor, this individual will also collaborate with the Director of Family Ministries and the Youth Ministries Team of Session. This is a part-time position (nineteen hours per week).  Among the responsibilities, this person will:
  • Oversee weekly youth group meetings on Sunday nights and Sunday School classes in the morning
  • Plan youth retreats and events, guide mission and service projects, and identify and participate in summer camps
  • Communicate youth events and ministry needs using a variety of methods including letters, articles in the church bulletin, on the church youth website, and through phoning and texting
  • Get to know and maintain appropriate relationships with the youth of First Presbyterian Church and their parents
  • Maintain and continue to organize a Bible study for college age adults that includes fellowship, worship, prayer, study and service.
  • Coordinate with the pastors and the Worship Team for participation of youth in worship services, strengthening and promoting intergenerational connectedness.
 Qualifications Prior experience in leadership positions with young people required.  The successful candidate will be a committed believer in Jesus Christ as Lord and  Savior, active member of a worshiping congregation with a manner of life that is a demonstration of the Christian gospel in the church and world.  Applicants must possess a strong, self-motivated work ethic, excellent communication skills and professional organizational skills.  Overall, candidates should have a love and passion for working with youth and a calling to help youth connect to God through conversation, prayer, and activity. Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter describing interest in the position addressed to the Emerging Ministries Search Committee, First Presbyterian Church, pastor@fpcdstaff.org.  Applications will be reviewed as they arrive.