Mission Week in York 2011
The purpose of the First Presbyterian Church Youth Ministry is to encourage youth to establish and nurture a loving and meaningful personal relationship with Jesus Christ through fun, fellowship, prayer, discipleship, worship and shared faith.
The Youth Ministry also seeks to support families of youth through parent education, small group support, and basic counseling services.
Jr. High (grades 6-8) Ministry
This group meets on a weekly basis from September through May on Sunday afternoons from 5:00-6:30 p.m. These meetings include fellowship time, games, snacks, music, small group experiences, and scripture-based lessons. The leadership for this group is composed of the Associate Pastor as well as male and female youth leaders. Some of the junior high activities include: lock-ins, retreats, outreach activities, mission trips, the St. Valentine's Feaste, trips to Hersheypark, bowling, and snow tubing..
Senior High Ministry
This group meets on a weekly basis from September through May on Sunday evenings from 6:30pm-8pm. These meetings include fellowship time, games, music, small group experiences, and scripture based lessons. The leadership of this group is composed of the Associate Pastor and male and female youth leaders. Some activities include: the annual lock-out, fundraisers for mission trips, training for international mission trips, holiday parties, the Crop Walk, outreach activities, laser tag, and annual summer mission trip.
All Youth Activities
The youth sponsor a Spaghetti Dinner and/or Auction about every other year to help off set the cost of retreats and mission trips. The Middle school and the Senior high youth groups are involved in mission projects, not only locally in York but also the surrounding areas. The Senior High summer mission trip is out of the United States every other year. All the youth are involved with the St. Valentine's Day Feaste in February, which is a dinner theatre held in February, and has become a very valuable tradition not only to the youth but also to the entire church of First Presbyterian