Fanwood Presbyterian Youth Ministries

Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers

in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.  1 Timothy 4:12

"Upcoming Events in September 2018!"


1. September 30, 2018, Johnsonburg retreat center 


Calling all church youth grades 6 -12 for the high ropes, zipline, boating, archery and more!


We will follow our high adventure time with dinner and worship together!


Come to church for 11:15 a.m. worship and/or we will leave the parking lot about 12:30 pm



2 p.m. high ropes course, zipline, and boating.


6:00 Dinner, 7:00- 8:00 Worship, 8:00 Departure, home by 9 p.m. or so


$20 pp includes ropes and dinner.



2.  September 19, 2018  Soup Kitchen in Plainfield  


We meet at our church parking lot at 3:30.

6th graders through adults


Our goal at FPC is to encourage and nurture the youth of our church to develop a strong Biblical foundation in order to deepen their faith in Jesus Christ.  We do this through fostering genuine relationships, surrounding the youth with unconditional love, providing fellowship opportunities, Bible studies and mission work.


Wendesday Night Youth Group and Fellowship

“Be imitators of Christ, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.”

Ephesians 5:1-2 (NIV)


I pray that through this upcoming year the youth of FPC will continue to grow in their knowledge of God,  in order to be more and more like Jesus.  In order to grow in their faith we will offer: Bible studies, prayer, fellowship, shared meals, fun and service projects. 

Below is the schedule:

  • Kingdom Kids (2nd-5th grade) 4:15-5:15, in the gym
  • Middle School youth group (6th-8th grade) 5:30-6:30, in the gym
  • Middle School/High School dinner 6:30-7:00, in the dining room
  • High School Youth group (9th-12th grade), 7:00-8:00, in the Colville room
  • Sunday Night Bible lesson and games for 5th-12th graders, 6:30 p.m. 

Mission Opportunities

 At FPC we believe that in order for a person's relationship in Jesus to grow, they must put their faith into action.  We offer a variety of mission opportunities throughout the year so that our youth can put their faith into action.  These events may include trips to Shiloh Baptist soup kitchen, collection for food pantries, Crop Walks, Souperbowl of Caring, serving with the Union County Interfaith Youth Council (which will meet at 2 p.m. on Sep.23rd at Temple Sholom in Scotch Plains.  



Retreats are a wonderful way for leaders and youth alike to become closer to each other and to God.  Retreats are age appropriate events, which take place in the fall and spring.  Retreats will be publicized in the church bulletin, on the church website, in the Fanfare, by email, on through handout.  Youth and parents receive appropriate information prior to retreats.  Scholarships available.


Youth Leaders: contact Lauren Comerford


Youth leaders are actively involved in the life of Fanwood Presbyterian Church and are supported, encouraged, and affirmed through the Christian Education Committee and Session of the church.  Leaders are committed to strengthening relationships with children and parents through respect, trust, and understanding as we all continue along our spiritual journeys. 




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