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"Trust the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding.  In all your ways, commit to Him, and He will make your paths straight."  Proverbs 3:5

FPC's Student Ministries exist to help students KNOW God, GROW in relationship with Him and each other, and to GO serve others in Jesus’ name.


Middle School Graceland (youth group):  Students in seventh and eighth grades meet Wednesday nights during the school year from 6:30–7:30pm in the FPC Youth Space to connect with God and each other through fellowship activities, study/discussion, mission projects, and creative worship.

High School Graceland (youth group): Students in ninth through twelfth grade meet Wednesday nights during the school year from 8:00–9:00pm in the FPC Youth Space to connect with God and each other through fellowship activities, study/discussion, mission projects, and creative worship.

Sunday School (Cocoa & Conversation) for Grades 7-12: Students in seventh through twelfth grades meet Sundays between the worship services (9:50-10:35) in the Youth Space to connect with God and each other through fellowship, Bible study, prayer, and, of course, enjoy some hot cocoa! Short video lessons in 2018 are coming from "The Bible Project" - check it out!

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Student Ministries Winter Retreats 
Join us for an amazing time filled with food, friends, fun, great messages, a giant swing, worship, games, paintball, sledding, broomball, and more!  The Winter Retreat is for all 7-12th grade students and their friends! The  middle school retreat will be February 1-3, and the high school retreat will be February 8-10, both at Lake Geneva Youth Camp. "Super Early Bird" REGISTRATION is open through November 30 at $99 per student. "Early Bird" registration is open through December 31 at $115 per student. Regular fees are $135 per student. Don’t let finances stop you from participating on this incredible retreat. Contact Ezrah (see link below) for questions about financial assistance today. CLICK HERE to register today!

for more information about the Winter Retreat!

High School Mission Trip
Help share the good news of Christ in Guatemala and have your life changed forever as we build homes for families in need of adequate shelter. The High School Mission Trip will be to San Raymundo, Guatemala from June 9-15, 2019, and will be open to all current 8-12th grade students. To learn more, join our info meeting. This meeting is for all students currently in grades 8-12 and their parent(s)/guardian(s) on Wednesday, November 28 from 7:00-8:00pm in the Youth Space.

Find the full informational packet HERE

Ready to apply for the Missions Trip? Find the application HERE

Confirmation Journey
This is a discipleship opportunity high school students who want to explore and grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ, knowledge of the Bible and church history, as well as address questions they may have about the Christian faith. If you would like more information about Confirmation, email info@myfpc.orgThe 2019 Confirmation journey will take place from February 10-April 28

If you are ready to register for Confirmation, please print out and return the Registration Packet to the church office by December 31, 2018.

Family Bingo Night
What is something the whole family can do together on a cold winter night in January? Eat pizza and play Bingo at FPC with fabulous people and prizes! Join us for our second annual Bingo Bash in the Basement on Wednesday, January 9 from 6:00-7:30pm. Prizes for every Bingo! Come when you can and leave when you need to! Younger kids, older kids, youth, teens, college kids, mom’s and dad’s, grandparents, grab your family and come on down to Fellowship Hall!

Stay connected with our texting service. Here's how to sign up:  Graceland Student Ministries - Remind





 Ezrah Schmeelk

Director of Student Ministries


Director of Student Ministries Student Retreats & Missions Opportunities