Youth News & Events
that you don't want to miss!
Feb. 11 - Feb. 18, 2020
Click the links below for upcoming events:
SENIOR SUNDAY DEADLINES THIS WEEK -- see blurb below
Weekly Devotion

“There's no shadow You won't light up
Mountain You won't climb up
Coming after me
There's no wall You won't kick down
Lie You won't tear down
Coming after me
Oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God”
           -Lyrics from Reckless Love by Cory Asbury


MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Feb. 16
4:30 p.m. Reverend Robert Galloway Installation Service in the Sanctuary. Reception to follow

6 p.m. MS & HS PYC in WFH

Feb. 23
Congregational Breakfast Hosted by Youth Ministry. 9:30 a.m. in Wood Fellowship Hall. Get your tickets today!!
JOIN US THIS SUNDAY, Feb. 16
9 a.m.
Worship

10 a.m.
MS Formation in P301
HS Formation in P321


11 a.m.
Worship

6 p.m.
MS and HS PYC in WFH
Congregational Breakfast: Hosted by Youth Ministry
Come celebrate and support our youth by enjoying a delicious breakfast with your congregation hosted by Youth Ministry.
Funds raised will support the Youth Ministry Mission and Conference Fund. Breakfast will be from 9:30-11:00 a.m. in the Wood Fellowship Hall.
Ticket cost:
$10/adult
$5/children 5-11 (4 and under eat free)
Click Here for Tickets

Youth Help Needed! All Youth are asked to participate CLICK HERE to sign up for volunteer spots!
Youth planning on attending a mission trip or youth conference this summer must sign up to volunteer!

The Giving Wall is in the Historic Lobby. Donations for the Giving Wall can also be made online by clicking HERE . These funds also help support our youth mission trips and conferences.
Youth Sunday 2020 // Liturgist & Musicians
It's that time of year!!! Youth Sunday is happening on Sunday, April 26, and we're getting ready! 

Sunday, March 29th PYC for both MS and HS Youth will be Youth Sunday Preparation. During this program, we will begin to write the liturgy for Youth Sunday.

If you are interested in being a liturgist during Youth Sunday, we will share the link to the Sign-up Genius with each grade on particular days, and older youth get first pick in how they would like to participate. Be on the lookout for this email! Each class has 24 hours to sign up before the next class receives the link to sign-up. Seniors will receive an email tomorrow, February 12th.

CALLING ALL MUSICIANS!! Do you sing or play an instrument? Sign up to contribute during worship on Youth Sunday. All skill levels are welcome. Click here to sign up at the bottom of the Sign-Up Genius.

**If you sign up to be a liturgist in worship, you will also be part of the group writing that liturgy on Sunday, March 29th.
New Church Database! Join Realm Connect Today
Our new church database, communications, and registration program needs you to sign up. All members are asked to go online to complete their profile so everyone will be connected to upcoming news and directory information. Instruction attached. Questions? Contact Lucy Caldwell.
Middle School News & Events
MS Move Up Sunday!

5th, 6th, 7th grade Parents, 

Join us on March 8 at 6pm for dinner and discussion. Southeast Pysch’s Jonathan Hetterly (MA, LPC) and First Presbyterian’s Robert Galloway. Our topic for the evening will revolve around the social, emotional and physical development of today’s middle school youth. There will be a time for Q&A with both speakers.

Also, this is a great time for current 5th-graders (Rising 6th) -- and anyone new to Middle School PYC -- to get a preview of what they can expect for the Fall.

Click here for details and registration. 
Presbyterian Youth Connection
MS PYC this Sunday, 6 p.m.
Follow our account on IG!
Make sure to follow our Instagram account and stay up to date on all that is happening in the life of the youth program at FPC!
Sign up for Text Messages!
I f you haven't signed up to receive news and updates via text, you may do so by texting the following to 81010:
  • for 6th grade texts: @fpc2026
  • for 7th grade texts: @fpcco2025
  • for 8th grade texts: @fpcco2024
High School News & Events
Senior Sunday: March 8th
Important Dates & Reminders
Please mark your calendars for  Sunday, March 8th. During the 11am service, Pen will give a special blessing to seniors as they transition into the next chapter. Following the worship service on March 8th , senior youth and their families will gather for a luncheon in Wood Fellowship Hall.
For more info and to RSVP to luncheon

February 12th Senior Photos Deadline!
  • Please email childhood/baby/family pictures for the Senior Slideshow to Bailey Morton at ym@firstpres-charlotte.org
  • Click here to upload your Senior photo for the bulletin
  • To RSVP to the Senior Luncheon on Sunday, March, 8th click here
Will Appleby Award 2020
We're accepting nominations for the Will Appleby Award!
Will was an outstanding member of the youth group of First Presbyterian Church before tragically passing away in an automobile accident in 2001. He made youth group a priority and was an innovative force and loyal friend within the youth community. Will understood the goals and mission of the youth group and encouraged and inspired his fellow youth as well as many adults. In his honor, Will's family generously established this award to recognize other youth who share Will's love and dedication to the community of faith. 

Any high school youth at First Presbyterian is eligible for nomination--with preference given to seniors. Please click here to access the application. Nominations are due by March 2.
Presbyterian Youth Connection
HS PYC this Sunday, 6 p.m.
Follow our High School Instagram!
New and returning high school families:
make sure to follow our Instagram account and stay up to date on all that is happening in the life of the youth program at FPC!
Sign up for Text Messages!
If you haven't signed up to receive news and updates via text, you may do so by texting the following to 81010
  • for 9th grade texts: @fpccp2023
  • for 10th grade texts: @fpcco2022
  • for 11th grade texts: @fpc2021
  • for 12th grade texts: @fpc2020
PYC Resources
2019-2020 PYC
6th, 7th & 9th-12th: To register and pay your fees for meals, & Magnus, Click Here

Helpful links:


2019-2020 Confirmation
8th grade: To register for PYC, Confirmation and to pay your fees for meals, & Magnus, Click Here

Magnus Student Health Portal
Returning youth parents:
Please click here to update your child's medical information and sign the Youth Covenant for 2018-19. If you have forgotten your username for FPC, try using: firstname.lastname
 
New youth parents:
Once you have registered online for PYC, you will receive an email directly from Magnus with your username and temporary password.