YOUTH

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.

Acolyte Training
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. 


MIDDLE SCHOOL

6th - 8th Grade Summer Youth Club eXtreme (YCX):
Summer YCX is for youth entering 6th & 9th grade in the fall and it starts June 14, 2017.  Meets on the following Wednesdays: June 14 & 28, July 5, 19, & 26, and August 2, 9 and 16. 
Summer YCX meets from 6:30–8:30 p.m. out back (if it’s raining, we will meet in the Commons).  Click here to download the summer brochure.

 


SEPTEMBER THROUGH MAY

PRIMETIME (GRADES 6–8)  |   Sundays from 10:45 a.m.–12 noon
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 below 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.

 

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.

CHOIR (GRADES 6–8)
The Middler Boys and Girls Choir meets on Thursdays from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. in the Choir Room. Call or e-mail Marie Miller for more information.

 

HIGH SCHOOL

SPECIAL EVENT

HIGH SCHOOL MISSION TRIP

(Completed Grades 9-12)
July 23-29, 2017

Greeneville, Tennessee
This mission trip is hosted by Cedar Creek Presbyterian Church, Greeneville, Tennessee.

 Our mission work will include housing renovations for low-income families, building ramps, landscaping and helping at a local food bank.

Bunk beds (twin size) are provided. The campus includes showers, air conditioning, a cafeteria, gym and game room.

 

SUMMER SNL

9th – 12th Grade SNL

Summer SNL is for students entering 9th grade through HS grads.  It begins June 25, 2017 and meets on the following Sunday nights: June 25, July 2, July 16, July 30, August 6 and 13.  Summer SNL meets out back (or in the Commons if it’s raining).  Click here to download the summer brochure.


SEPTEMBER THROUGH MAY

SNL (Grades 9-12)  |   Sundays from 5:30–8:30 p.m.
Sunday Night Live (SNL) meets Sunday nights in the Kirk Center...it’s large, loud, and packed with authentic worship, interactive activities, and inspirational teachings to address real issues that students face each day! Students then 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. SNL is the weekly student-led worship and small group meeting time for high school students at FPC Bethlehem. 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.

YOUTH INQUIRERS
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 2016. Classes begin this fall. CLICK HERE 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 CHORALE
The High School Chorale is for young men and women in grades 9 through 12. These talented young people meet for rehearsal every Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Choir Room. Every other year, the choir is invited to join a mission trip. CLICK HERE to register for the High School Chorale. Call Marie at 484-357-5331 or e-mail Marie Miller for more information.


COLLEGE AGE

College Age Students! Start off your summer serving together! For three days we will work for New Bethany Ministries and Habitat in Bethlehem. We will stay at Lehigh University for two nights. Don't miss this opportunity to reconnect with friends and serve together!
May 30 at 9 a.m. – June 1 at 5 p.m. Cost is $60.00
 


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.