The youth program at First Christian Church encompasses two age groups. The Senior Youth Fellowship (SYF) is comprised of young people in grades 7-12, and the Junior Youth Fellowship (JYF) is open to children grades 3-6. SYF meets on Sunday mornings from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. JYF meets on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m., and typically includes a meal prepared by one of the parents. During Youth meetings we worship, study the Scriptures, and have a lot of fun! Once a month a fun trip is planned to such places as Carowinds, the movies, Appalachian Ski Mountain, etc.
Throughout the school year the Youth participate in a few community outreach programs, such as the Crop Hunger Walk, Samaritan Ministries, Christmas caroling for homebound church members, etc. The Youth also take an annual Summer Mission Trip to Christmount Work Camp, which is located in Black Mountain, NC.
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.