high school

"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 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 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!

Save the date with STUDENT MINISTRIES:  
Graceland Christmas Party-combined HS/MS   Wednesday, December 20 7:00-8:30pm
Bingo Bash in the Basement                       Wednesday, January 17 from 6:00-7:30pm
High school winter retreat                           Friday, January 19-21 (Lake Geneva Youth Camp)
Middle school winter retreat                       Friday, January 26-28 (Lake Geneva Youth Camp)
Confirmation journey                                  Sunday, February 4 – Sunday, April 29
HS Summer Backpacking Trip                   Sunday, July 15-20, 2017 (Painted Rocks National Lakeshore)
HS Summer Mission Trip                           Monday, June 11-16, 2017 (Seattle, WA)

Winter Retreats: These exciting retreats provide opportunities for students to grow in their faith, connect with others, play games, and eat delicious camp food, all during a fun-filled weekend at Lake Geneva Youth Camp.  HS retreat is January 19-21 and MS retreat is January 26-28Scroll down to find more information by clicking button for Student Retreats & Mission Opportunities!

Graceland Christmas Party: Come celebrate the coming of Christ with us!  On Wednesday, December 20, from 7:00pm–8:30pm, students in grades 7-12 are invited to join us for food and fun. Friends are always welcome - 

Bingo Bash & Free Pizza night
Join us for an evening of bingo, pizza, and prizes! Invite your friends and family as this event is for all ages. This is our Graceland youth group for the week on Wednesday, January 17 from 6:00-7:30pm. Prizes for every Bingo!  Younger kids, youth, teens, college kids, big kids at heart: Grab your family and come on down to Fellowship Hall.  It's going to rock!  RSVP to Lori Phelps, Director of Family & Children's Ministries, or Ezrah Schmeelk, Director of Student Ministries, so we can have enough pizza for everyone.

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. This group meets primarily on Sunday mornings and the journey begins February 4 and culminates on April 29 with Confirmation (Student Ministries) Sunday.

Summer Backpacking Trip for high school students: Students on this weeklong trip (Sunday, July 15-Friday, July 20, 2017) will enjoy a beautiful, rigorous and life changing journey to Painted Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to deepen their relationships with God & each other while enjoying his beautiful creation.  Click the "Student Retreats & Missions Opportunities" button below for more information. 

Summer Backpacking Trip Application PDF

Summer Mission Trip for high school students: This summer from Monday, June 11-Saturday, June 16, 2017, a small group of students will travel to Seattle, WA to become more faithful disciples of Christ while learning about and serving the marginalized in the Seattle communities. Click the "Student Retreats & Missions Opportunities" button below for more information.

Summer Mission Trip Application PDF

Summer Middle School Devil’s Lake Trip:  This adventure is filled with guided rock climbing, canoeing, swimming, delicious food, and time connecting with god and one another.  Summer 2018 dates TBA.

Stay connected with our texting service. Here's how to sign up:  Middle School Graceland  High School Graceland


                 FPC of Waunakee has been named by the Lilly Foundation as
                 one of only 50 “Exemplary Youth Ministry Churches in America."



Ezrah Schmeelk
Director of Student Ministries


Director of Student Ministries Student Retreats & Missions Opportunities