At FPC Bethlehem, we believe students are at a very crucial stage in their lives. They are forming their identities and want to know who they are and why they are here. Students are looking for something to believe in, something to live for. What they are looking for is Jesus Christ.
FPCB Youth Ministries creates a place at the church where middle school and high school students can walk out their journey in a non-judgmental and loving atmosphere. They can expect meaningful music, relevant teaching, life-changing mission trips, and a pool table. They can expect a place where they can ask questions and work through answers with patient and caring mentors. Life-long friendships are made and talents are developed while encountering a real and loving God through small groups and teams like, music, worship, and tech. It’s a place where middle school and high school students can get connected and get involved.
YCX (GRADES 4–8) | Wednesdays from 5:30–8:30 p.m.
On Wednesday nights at Youth Club eXtreme (YCX), students become actively involved in learning about God's love, His word, and what it means to follow Jesus completely. Each week the gathering will focuses in four main and equally important areas: Worship, Bible study, family time (dinner), and recreation. Dinner and recreation are theme-specific! Students can even dress to match the week’s theme, make themed crafts, and they get to eat dinner with their friends! For more information on YCX, download the brochure or e-mail Jodi Wycherley or call 484-241-7093.
PRIMETIME (GRADES 6–8) | Sundays from 10:45 a.m.–12 noon (September-May)
Primetime meets Sunday mornings in the Youth Lounge and Step Room for Bible study and a time to hang out with friends. The morning starts out in the Step Room and then students break into smaller groups that are age and gender specific. To register for Primetime, click the button in the orange box below marked Middle School Registration and complete the form.
PARENTS, WE NEED YOUR HELP!!! An important part of PRIMETIME is the fellowship that happens over donuts and bagels! To select 4 dates that you are able to provide a snack for our hungry Middlers, click on the button below.
ACOLYTE TRAINING (GRADES 3-8) | Sunday's, 10:00 a.m.
Kids in 3rd–8th grade are eligible to assist in the 10 a.m. Traditional worship service as Acolytes. Children will receive a short training before serving. Please CLICK HERE to sign up.
CHORALE CHOIR (GRADES 6-8 ) | Rehearsals on Sunday mornings, 9 – 9:50 a.m. in F3 with Mrs. Marie Miller.
Chorale will perform once a month at either the 9am service in the Kirk Center or the 10am service in the Sanctuary. Registration coming soon!
Middle School Adventure Retreat to Pocono Plateau
September 29 – October 1, 2017
Join us for a great weekend at the adventure site! We will be cooking over a campfire, hiking, challenging ourselves on the zip-line and having a great time together! Cost is $60.00.
CLICK HERE to register.
SNL (9th–12th grade) | Sunday's 5:30-8:30 p.m. (begins September 17)
Sunday Night Live (SNL) meets Sunday nights in the Kirk Center for student-led worship, time with friends, food, and Bible study in small groups.... It’s large, loud, and packed with authentic worship, interactive activities, and inspirational teachings to address real issues that students face each day!
After worship, students move into small groups for deeper bible study with knowledgeable and caring adult leaders who create a safe, relational environment for students to ask questions and respond to the Gospel.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for informal games. Worship starts at 6:00 p.m., and small group discussion closes at 8:30 p.m. For more information, contact Jodi Wycherley.
Are you a High School student who is interested in learning more about Christ, exploring the Christian faith, and becoming a member of FPC Bethlehem? Sign up for Youth Inquirers’ Class of 2018. Classes begin this fall. CLICK HERE to register or e-mail Jodi Wycherley to let her know if you are interested.
YOUTH WORSHIP BAND
Students are invited to use their talents to serve along with other students and gifted adult leaders to make an impact at FPCB. For more information, contact Jodi Wycherley.
HIGH SCHOOL TRANSITIONS (CHOIR)
We invite high school students to transition from student choirs into the greater FPCB community of service. Please see www.fpc-bethlehem.org/music for options and more information.
Please be advised all volunteers at FPCB who work with children must abide by the FPCB Safe Church Policy and Pennsylvania state law. All adults must have a Screening Form, Residency and Conviction Form, PA State Police criminal history clearance, PA ChildLine child abuse history, and if you have not been a resident of Pennsylvania for the past 10 consecutive years, FBI clearances on-file at the church prior to service. Contact Stacey Judge, Child Care Coordinator/Safe Church Administrator, if you have questions.