Middle school youth face so many challenges as they are entering the world of adolescence.  This is a time when peer pressures, awkward changes and insecurities can influence relationships and how they feel about themselves.  We recognize what a difficult age this can be and hope that by being involved in a safe, welcoming and accepting space they will be able to not only grow in their faith, but that they will build lasting friendships that will be important to them as they move on to high school and college.  

Sunday Mornings

There will be no Sunday morning discussions on Dec 24.

Middle School Youth @ 9:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.

Each week discussion on various faith topics will be led by our Sunday morning leaders as well as our Youth Directors.

Where Do I Go?

Grades 6-8th: We meet every Sunday in the Youth Room.  Join us for donuts or cookies and a great discusion.  All are welcome!


Wednesday Evenings

There will be no MSYG on Nov 22, Dec 27 or Jan 3.

Open Gym & Open Youth Room @ 4:00-6:15 p.m.
There is supervised Open Gym & Open Youth Room for youth to come early hang out with their friends.

Middle School Youth Group @ 6:45-7:30 p.m.
Meet in Youth Room

Each week we seek to address the questions that are important to our middle school youth.  We also recognize the need for middle schoolers to move, play and have some fun so we also enjoy some time in the gym as well.   



For 8th Grade Youth

Eighth grade students are invited to explore their growing faith in depth through our Confirmation program. This is a 9-month program that affirms students’ baptismal vows and helps them in the decision to commit their life to the Christian faith. This is an elective class that requires homework, field trips, service hours, and reflection. Both parents and students will be asked to make a commitment to this process. Students in Confirmation have meeting times and events during the week- including classes taught by the pastors, small groups lead by mentors, worship experiences and serving opportunities.  All students will experience the many worship services First-Plymouth offers throughout the confirmation year.

We do not expect that every confirmand will acquire the same answers or have the same responses to issues of faith and growth. Instead we encourage the free and responsible search for their own meaning, and we acknowledge that the journey toward belief is at least as important as the product of belief. We do not teach confirmands what to think; we teach them how to think for themselves.

Our confirmation experience culminates in a worship service at which learners are confirmed in the Christian faith. Confirmation marks a milestone in each learner’s spiritual journey and is the beginning of a life of worship and service that lasts a lifetime.

For more information, please contact Rev. Hollie Schmidt, Minister of Children, Youth and Family at hollie@firstplymouth.org

  • Confirmation 2017-18 Kick-Off Parent/Youth Meeting: Aug 23 @ 6pm


Questions about Middle School Youth Programs?

Rev. Hollie Schmidt, Minister of Children, Youth & Families: hollie@firstplymouth.org
Ella Wiles, Youth Director: ella@firstplymouth.org
Dylan Kitchen, Youth Intern: dylan@firstplymouth.org

Be sure to check out WNL (Wednesday Night Live) to learn about more
Wednesday evening activities!