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Youth Ministry

Welcome to First Community Youth Ministry! Middle and high school youth (grade 6-12) are invited to join us in exploring our faith through these fellowship and service activities! We welcome all youth, including those whose families are not members of First Community. 


Sundays, 6 – 7 pm 
First Community North (3777 Dublin Rd.) 

Crossroads is our Sunday program for grades 6-12. We gather as a full group for games and announcements, then hear a unique message from staff, volunteers, or visitors. Then, we’ll split into groups by grade for discussion and activities. Each grade has 2-4 Crossroads Leaders (long-time church members and former Camp Akita counselors) who mentor their class through graduation. 

Our goal is to build a genuine community, so we always start with get-to-know-you questions and other ways of fostering friendship and connection. First Community believes in a loving God who cherishes each person exactly as they are. We seek to emulate that Spirit by celebrating where each person stands on their spiritual journey—knowing that each journey is different! There are no “right” or “wrong” answers; our goal is never to convert or alienate anyone. We hope First Community’s Youth Ministry is a place to wonder, share doubts, and explore life’s big questions in a loving and accepting community.

Youth Volunteering at Heart to Heart

Wednesdays, 5 – 6:30 pm 
First Community South (1320 Cambridge Blvd.) 

Join us each Wednesday to help prepare grocery bags for the clients at Heart to Heart Food Pantry! Youth in grades 6-12 are welcome to serve with us! Middle school parents: we strongly encourage you to attend with your child the first time they volunteer at Heart to Heart. Once they get to know the tasks, they're welcome to come on their own! All participants under 18 must bring a waiver the first time you volunteer. Click here to find the Minor Waiver.

Required: Sign-Up. Spots are limited for each Wednesday evening and signing up is required. Click below to sign up! Note: if you are signing up yourself and your child, be sure to occupy two volunteer spots.

sign up to volunteer: spring 2023

Mexico Mission Trip 2023

March 14 - 22, 2023

The Mexico Mission Trip invites high schoolers to expand global perspectives, become immersed in a new culture, and think deeply about our call to serve.

Mexico 2023 Website

donate to support the trip

Block of Wood Confirmation 2023

Confirmation Class: Sundays, April 16, 23, and 30 at 6 - 7 pm 
Confirmation Sunday: Sunday, May 7 at 11 am (participants arrive at 10 am) 

All high school students (grades 9-12) are invited to join our 2023 Block of Wood Confirmation Class. Over the course of three Sunday evenings, they will discuss what Confirmation means, hear from special guests, and spend time thinking about their personal faith journeys. At the end of the class, participants will be Confirmed as members of First Community in a special worship service on May 7, 2023, at 11 am at First Community North.

Find more information and register for Confirmation (registration closes Sunday, March 26)

register for confirmation 2023

Register for Youth Updates

Registration is free and simply allows us to get to know the youth and families in our program. By registering, you'll be included on our weekly newsletter, which provides updates on programs and opportunities. We ask youth families to register each school year, so even if you’ve registered before, please fill out this form: 

register for youth ministry

Contact Us

Rev. Sarah Kientz (she/her), Minister to Youth and Camp Akita

Jimmy Long (he/him), Youth Ministry Program Coordinator

Read Rev. Kientz's latest email here.