The First Church Senior High Youth group centers around three main components: faith development, community building, and service. The group is for students in 9th-12th grades and is led by Mark and Sarah VerMerris with help from Zach VanDenend and Elliot Talen. They meet two Sunday evenings each month to study God's Word, spend time together, and discuss faith issues and questions.
Each month they have social activities that provide opportunity to nurture friendships and relationships. These have included a beach volleyball kickoff in September, paintball, broomball, movie nights, a Christmas party in December, barbecues, and frisbee golf. They also meet the first Friday of each month for a youth group breakfast at a local restaurant.
The young men and women meet in separate Bible studies twice each month, each with thier own leader. Every summer they participate in a week-long service project in another city as well as engaging in local community service projects throughout the year.
For more information or to participate contact Sarah VerMerris or the church office. You can also request to join the Youth Group Facebook group (notices about activities are often sent out via this group).