Our youth…our future

Our youth play a vital role in the life of our church family here at First Presbyterian Church. The goal of this ministry is to bring young people together in ways that allow them to experience Christ and develop a personal relationship with our Lord and Savior. Our youth also support many of our children’s ministries such as Nursery, Young Children and Worship, seasonal worship programs, Outreach mission projects, and Vacation Bible School


Our Senior High Youth Group (grades 9-12) meets throughout the school year for discussion, fellowship and fun. Several social/community events are planned, where friends of all faiths would be comfortable and welcome. Please contact the church office for updated information and upcoming events for this age Juniors for Jesus (middle school) group.

Some youth events that will be taking place throughout the year include:
• Service projects (throughout the year)
• Mission trips
• Social events such as ice skating, laser tag, corn maze, and bowling (throughout the year)
• A variety of movie nights and a possible lock-in (spring)
• Snow camps (and a variety of fundraising events to cover some of the expense.)
• A member serves as a youth representative on the FPC Board of Deacons
Scholarship applications in Spring for URI

Middle School Youth Group (grades 5, 6, 7 and 8)

We have a very active Middle School youth ministry (Juniors for Jesus). The group meets from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. on the first and third Friday evenings during the school year. The evening includes dinner, topical discussions (looking at what the Bible teaches on each issue), skits, games, music and prayer.

In addition to the Friday night meeting the group attends Snow Camp in the the winter and enjoys many social and service activities throughout the year, including baseball and hockey games, fireworks show, corn maize and much more.

snow camp

Special events

Watch for details about our next event!

Confirmation Class—Discovering, Choosing, Following Jesus Christ.
A Confirmation Class is offered to students grades 7 - 12 during the fall. It is a six-week program to introduce youth to what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ and what it means to express one’s discipleship in the context of the covenant community of First Presbyterian Church – Newport. Following the conclusion of the Confirmation Class, students have the opportunity of deciding if they would like to become a member of FPC. Dr. Maxwell is the primary teacher for this class.The only requirement is a desire to learn and grow as a disciple of Jesus Christ and to learn what it means to be a member of a part of the Body of Christ known as FPC.
Looking back at recent events

Snow Camp..
Unforgettable fun and inspiration at our annual snow camp. Join the fun!

Seder Meal
Each Lenten season Sunday school students, of all ages experience the Seder Service, which is what Jesus celebrated with his disciples during the Last Supper. Using a script and readings from the Old Testament, the students are reminded of God’s faithfulness to His people. The abbreviated service featured\s roasted bones, matzo crackers, salt water, parsley, radishes, grape juice and a mixture of ground nuts, apples, cinnamon and honey—all in some way symbolic of the suffering, exodus and God’s blessing of the Jewish people.