Summer Activities Update

All activities are CANCELLED this week and next week in an attempt to care for the health of all those in our community to care for the health of all those in our community and to better comply to the new ordinance put out by Davidson county.  Small groups will continue (**masks are required**) and we promise we are coming up with new, creative ways to hang out which are safe and in compliance with health guidelines.

To be clear, we are continuing to have our small group Bible studies meet, but all students will now need to wear a mask unless everyone in the group is seated 6 feet apart. We know that God is up to something even in this midst of this pandemic, and we are committed to being a part of it with you.

Summer Activities

June 15-19 at FPC

Social Distanced Fun

Social-Distanced Fun

We are back and having more fun than EVER! Come join us for our next socially-distanced activity!

Prayer Partner Breakfast 2016

We had so much fun at our annual Prayer Partner Breakfast! It is one of our favorite events in the youth ministry.  We love being able to gather the adults and youth prayer partners for a time of fellowship and prayer together! Please check out our pictures above to get a little taste of what our morning was like!

Crud Day 2016

We LOVED welcoming our 7th Graders into the Youth Ministry through our annual CRUD DAY! The 8th Graders pulled out a win! Check out the slider of pictures to see all the fun!

Basketball Celebration

We gathered our FPC Youth Basketball participants and celebrated an excellent season! We enjoyed recapping some of the best moments of the season and some outstanding players!

7th and 8th Grade Ropes Course

The 7th and 8th graders got a chance to have fun fellowship over at the ropes course!

Divine Calling and Answering of Prayer Partners

Divine Calling and Answering of Prayer Partners

Jimmy Pickel got involved with the Prayer Partner Program after receiving a call, not a divine call just yet, but a phone call from an FPC youth leader. She explained what’s involved in being a prayer partner. “My first thought was just how great it is that my church has this type of program in place,” Jimmy said. “What an awesome idea!”

Frist Allen, now a junior, was informed of the Prayer Partner Program when he was new to the FPC youth program. “When I was in seventh grade, the opportunity was presented to join the Prayer Partner Program,” Frist said. Still, unaware what is involved, Frist’s mother asked him who his male role models were in the church community. “Jimmy Pickel was one of the first that came to mind,” he said. “I am glad we got to become partners and share this connect through Christ and prayer.” A few weeks later, Jimmy found out that Frist Allen was his prayer partner. “Having known Frist for a number of years and having the privilege to coach him in fifth and sixth grade football, I already knew Frist to be a super young man from a great family,” Jimmy said.

While these prayer partners came together through a bit of organizing and arranging by youth staff and volunteers, the divine calling transpires through the act of prayer. “Frist knows that I am there for him anytime,” Jimmy said. “He knows that I pray for him on a regular basis. I will email Frist before exams, big sporting events, or other special events to let him know that I am thinking about him and praying for him.” Jimmy added, “Frist is always great about responding and letting me know how things went on his exams or his game. The relationship is rewarding.” Jimmy’s efforts prove effective. “I am always pleasantly surprised by the random acts of kindness from Jimmy,” said Frist. “Sending me emails and texts when I really need prayer has been so great through the years.”

As the annual Prayer Partner Breakfast at the church nears, the December event offers a chance to reflect on the Prayer Partner Program and on the act of prayer. Frist explains, “Prayer is important to me because it is my main communication with God. I love praying several times a day, just to talk to Him about even the smallest thing.” He added, “The power of prayer between two or more individuals is the most powerful thing on this earth.”

Frist Allen points out one his favorite verses, “Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven” (Matthew 18:19). “The prayer partner program is a reflection of this.”

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