Youth and Family Ministries Newsletter

June 8th, 2023

Hi Families and First Church Youth,


Happy June! We had such a fun high school youth event on Sunday. After celebrating Barbara's 25th anniversary of serving First Church, we headed out for a walk and lunch at Flipsigi. We enjoyed exploring Stonewall and other neighborhood sites, as well as sharing about our summer plans and what we hope to do as a youth group in the future. We're looking forward to more gatherings this summer! Information can be found below about our Zoom Family Forum on June 14th, as well as a summer calendar of Youth & Family Ministries programming.


It's finally here - Graduation Sunday is this Sunday, June 11th! Graduation is such a special time in the lives of families, and we can't wait to celebrate as a congregation. We'll recognize our high school & college graduates during the service, as well as all students ending their school year. Join us after worship for a celebration on the North Lawn with cake and yard games! We are closely monitoring the air quality in the city, and we will update you if there are any changes to our outdoor celebration.


We are here for you and can't wait to see you soon.

Peace to you,


Jenny

Director of Youth and Family Ministries


Barbara

Executive Minister

Upcoming Family Events

Graduation

Sunday


Hooray! This Sunday, June 11th is Graduation Sunday. All kids and families are invited to this special service, including a celebration on the North Lawn with cake and lawn games after worship. We are closely monitoring the air quality in the city, and we will update you if there are any changes. We can't wait for this fun day!

Zoom Family

Forum


We are excitedly brainstorming and planning for youth and families! We'd love to share some of our initial ideas regarding our vision, as well as put our heads together with you to hear your thoughts. Please join Barbara, Jenny, and other First Church parents on Zoom at

6:00 pm on Wednesday, June 14th. We're looking forward to chatting with you!


Join at this link.

Meeting ID: 821 1361 6660

Passcode: 269115

Summer

Calendar and VBS


We know the summer months can get busy with traveling and plans, so we wanted to provide a summer calendar with Youth & Family Ministries programming. Please click below to see the summer events for all ages:


Summer Calendar for Youth and Families


Let us know what you plan to attend - especially if you'll join us for VBS the first week of August!


Summer Volunteer Opportunities

I'm so excited to start working with the youth and families to develop our own service projects – we’ll make plans together this fall, more to come! But in the meantime, I know some of you may be interested in volunteering opportunities for this summer. Check out this document to see some ways to volunteer, and we will continue updating it as we hear more. I can also sign any forms for school requirements if you need; just reach out.

- Jenny (jbennett@fpcnyc.org)

Parents & Youth: New Testament Mini-Virtual Series with Barbara!

Join Rev. Dr. Barbara Davis and other church members for an "Introduction to the New Testament" on Zoom. This series is designed to deepen your appreciation and understanding of the Bible, whether you are an experienced reader or a beginner! The meetings will take place on Tuesdays, June 13th and 27th, at 7:00 pm.


Join at this link. Meeting ID: 849 1991 6733. Passcode: 859794.


For more information, reach out to Barbara! (bdavis@fpcnyc.org)

Join Us! Church School Teachers Needed for

Fall 2023

We are looking for additional church school teacher volunteers to support the amazing kids at First Church. This is a great opportunity to meet other children and families at church, as well as connect with other members who volunteer. Our church school teachers are the best!! Church school meets on Sundays during the 11:00 am service, and it will resume in Fall 2023. Please reach out to Jenny to learn more. (jbennett@fpcnyc.org)