Jr. and Sr. High Youth Groups

    The purpose of our YOUTH group is to spend time together (your presence matters!)….to become EMPOWERED as a community of Christ…. to grow SPIRITUALLY as individuals and as a group!

 Our Jr. and Sr. High Groups meet Sunday evenings from 5:30 – 6:45pm during the school year (September – June).  6th graders are also welcome to be a part of our 4-6th grade Wonder Years class from 11:15am to 12:15pm on Sundays!




This year…………Just say Y.E.S!  It takes everyone willing to be present to make this group ROCK!

Summer Youth Program Offers lots of Opportunities for FUN!

SUMMER 2017 = Going Local

This summer we will be focusing on doing activities primarily in our local area. We will have a number of opportunities to gather together, do some service projects, hike, eat food etc.  Please check your calendars and let me know your availability!

Sunday June 25th:  Hiking in Lassen  We will take off from church at 11:30am and head up to Lassen NP for a cool hike.

Sunday July 2nd:  Welcome Pastor Joe Major: Come join us at worship at 10am and stay for the appetizer potluck afterwards where we can catch up and hang out a bit with some great food, music, and badminton!

July 13 – 15th:  Summer Adventure Trip:  This incredible summer trip has it all so get signed up NOW! We’ll start with an amazing whitewater trip on the Klamath River on Thursday July 13th: LEAVE CHURCH AT 6AM!!! We have 3 options being considered for the remainder of the trip so check your emails!!! ADVENTURE IS THE NAME OF THE GAME ON THIS TRIP!

July 17-20   Evening Camp@First Church  5:30 -8pm  This is our annual “camp” for all ages. We will have a meal,singing, and classes/activities for all ages each night. This is a great way to connect with our church family AND have a great time!  Theme this year: A Summer of Love: Exploring the principles of: peace, understanding, compassion, and love through discussions, sharing, art, music, and spoken word.  Sr. High will have the same choices as the adults while our Jr. High will have their own class with lots of opportunities to have FUN, learn new things, and engage in awesome activities! Check out more information and sign-up: HERE

Friday July 21st: Don’t miss the best music event of the summer right in our parking lot! The 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love Benefit Concert 6-9pm. A variety of local bands, lawn/parking lot games, tie-dye, appetizers ALL benefitting 3 local food pantries: Senior Nutrition, HIV/AIDS Food Bank, and the First Church Food Pantry. Want to help? Let Peggy know!!

Sunday July 23rd:  Fro-Yo Night  Meet at the church at 6pm and we’ll enjoy board games, music, and frozen yogurt wth all the toppings!!

Sunday July 30th:  Evening at Whiskeytown  Meet at Oak Bottom Beach at 6pm for a cool evening at the lake….food and fun! Bring your kayak, canoe, boat and let’s enjoy the evening!

Tuesday August 1st  6-9pm: National Night Out Party in the Parking Lot  Join your First Church family celebrating National Night Out with a cool parking lot party: games, food, music!!

Sunday August 20th  5:45 – 7pm  YOUTH GROUP RIDES AGAIN! Don’t miss this gathering as we get back into the school year GROOVE!!

Get signed up by clicking this link:  http://reddingumc.org/registration-and-permission-slip-for-youth-activities/


UPCOMING activities you won’t want to miss!

Sunday May 28th    *No Youth Memorial Day weekend

Sunday June 4th   Special Graduation/Scholarship Worship at 9:30am  **Let’s all be here to support!!

Sunday June 4th:  4pm – ??    End of the Year Party at Whiskeytown     We will BBQ hamburgers/hot dogs, watermelon, chips, cookies, WATER to drink!  Bring towels, swimsuit, sunscreen, water toys/canons and a sense of adventure!  Several of you said you have a kayak you can bring!  Be sure to include a life vest!!  I will have 2 canoes and a kayak….we are building a flotilla! Please let me know IF you need a ride!

Planning is underway for the following activities this summer:

Youth Service Trip

Evening Camp

Youth Rafting Trip

Youth Camping Trip

Weekly Youth Activities


Permission Slips for Youth Activities:


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