Youth group activities welcome young people in middle school and high school even if their families are not members of First Presbyterian. We want to provide a safe place for teens to gather for fellowship and to explore and deepen their faith.

Sunday School

(Weekly Starting Sept. 16, 11:15AM Education Hour)

Middle School students in 5th through 8th grade meet at 11:15AM on the 2nd floor of the main church.

High school students gather weekly in the Youth Center (located at 15 Frelinghuysen Avenue across the street from the back side of the main church) for worship, Bible study and fellowship.

Contact: Pat Weatherwax



(October – May)

We believe that the best way to prepare young people for confirmation is to encourage them to explore their faith by studying with a mature Christian mentor. The pairs work together as the youth develops a personal faith statement in preparation for confirmation. This program is offered for students in grades seven through twelve.

Contact: Pat Weatherwax


Off the Pres

(Sunday, 4-6PM, Youth Center)

Middle school and high school students meet for fellowship, fun, and spiritual growth.

Contact: Doug McCune



A week of service in the community for Middle School Youth.

Contact: Kathy Baker



A week long mission trip for high school youth offering students the opportunity to travel and serve those in need in other parts of the United States. This week of mission out-reach is a summer highlight of the youth experience at First Pres.

Contact: Doug McCune


Boy Scouts

(Sept – May, Monday, 6:30-8PM, First Pres, Scout Room on 3rd floor off of Gym, June-August, Monday, 6:30-8:30PM, Retreat Center)

Scouts from all parts of the city meet to follow the guidelines of the National Boy Scouts of America. Troop 309 is one of the oldest Troops in Michigan!

Contact: Bruce Davy