The youth program at First Christian Church encompasses three age groups. The Christian Youth Fellowship (CYF) is comprised of high school age young people, the Chi Rho group is for middle-schoolers and the Junior Fellowship is open to children grades 3-5. The groups meet on Sunday evening from 5:45 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. A typical session includes games and a Bible study. Once a month a fun trip is planned to such places as the movies, bowling, ice skating, etc.
Throughout the school year the youth groups participate in a few community outreach programs, such as the Ronald McDonald House, Samaritan Ministries, Christmas caroling for homebound church members, etc.
Each May a particular Sunday is designated as “Youth Sunday” and all of the children and youth are involved in worship, serving as leaders for the entire service. They present a skit or play, serve as elders and deacons, read scripture and usually provide the sermon itself. The event is well-attended and helps to connect the congregation with the youth and children of the church.
Each year during Advent the youth group puts on a Christmas play following a congregational luncheon. Often the congregation joins the youth and children in singing carols as part of the celebration.