Presbyterian Youth Connection
Message to All Youth and Prospective Youth
Who We Are:
First Presbyterian Church in Tullahoma is home to the Presbyterian Youth Connection (PYC)
for 6th - 8th grade and 9th - 12th grade youth programs.
During the school year, weekly Wednesday night meetings are held in the church youth apartment. Our night consists of fellowship, skits/games, student testimonies and challenging messages from God's Word. For PYC (2) 9th-12th grade the youth travel in the church van to a local restaurant (fast food) for a quick dinner. PYC will always help anyone who needs assistance with dinner costs. Dinner plans may be subject to change once the year starts and numbers of students change.
PYC (1) 6th-8th grades 4:00-5:30
PYC (2) 9th-12th grades 6:00-8:00
Sunday School 9:15
Worship Service 10:30
Hello All and Happy Thanksgiving!
I just wanted to send out our December Calendar and info. about FPC’s Family Advent Night on Dec. 4. I also wanted to let you know our plans for the last night of Youth before Christmas on the 18th.
PYC December 2019 Calendar
Youth Service Night and Christmas Party!
We are going to start our night taking donated supplies to the Tullahoma Animal Shelter. While there we are going to walk and play with the dogs, clean out pins and bath them. Get them ready for hopeful holiday adoptions!
We will then return to FPC and watch the little children perform a short Christmas play.
And finally we will go to the Youth Apt. for a festive food and a fun game of Dirty Santa!
What we need from you and your youth-
For the Animals- a donation of dog food, treats, blankets, collars or leashes
For our Christmas Party- one, or two pair (under $10) of crazy socks
Also let me know if you can make some kind of appetizer food for the party
Tentative Schedule (will know more when the Shelter gets back with me).
3:30 - Meet in the church parking lot and leave (and carpool) to the Shelter
5:30 - Return to the church
6:00 - Watch Children’s Christmas Play
6:30-8:00 - Youth Christmas Party!
Please let me know how you can help or if you have any questions.
I am thankful for the beautiful souls in our youth group this Thanksgiving and always!
Peace to you,
Communication: I feel our youth will get the most out of our program with communication between home and PYC. I will try my best to keep everyone up to date and informed on upcoming events and happenings. I always send home calendars by email and by hand, hoping somehow they will make it home. I communicate best by email and text. If that doesn’t work for you just let me know and we will figure out together what will work for you. In the next couple of weeks I will try to send a “Peek at the Year” so you can plan and mark your calendars accordingly. You can also check our church website for monthly calendars and happenings.
*Please try and return notes or RSVPS for outside youth activities by the time requested. I need to know ahead of time for chaperone, transportation and sometimes out of town deposits. This is very important!
If you need a form or more information click on the Forms button below.
Sunset Gap has been serving the families in the Appalachian Mountains for almost 100 years. Many of the families in this area need help with clothing, food, shelter, and many other things. Sunset Gap also runs a food pantry, hot meals program and thrift store. They host churches and other organizations at the center’s dorms for mission work. You can find out more by going to www.sunsetgap.com .
Montreat Youth Conference
The Montreat Youth Conference will equip and empower youth to make tangible changes within themselves and the greater community by hearing their peers voices and using their own. We invite youth to be their authentic selves, to form deep, spiritual, and intentional relationships with God, themselves, and others, in order to grant assurance of wholeness. We will provide an affirming atmosphere to embrace the unknown and ask questions that lead to exploration as a means of faith development.
Montreat Youth Conference (MYC) is designed for high school students, entering freshmen through graduated seniors, and for their group leaders. We offer six conference weeks each summer. There are four main parts of every day at MYC:
Keynote – The keynote session gathers everyone together for movement and group building (fondly known as energizers), announcements, music, and keynote. Keynote is a 45 minute presentation engaging conferees in that day’s scriptural theme. After keynote, conferees head to small group sessions.
Small Groups – Small groups allow youth to form relationships with others in order to have honest discussions with each other about questions raised during keynote and worship. Small group sessions are led by trained small group leaders, who guide conversation and lead group building activities.
Worship – After dinner, everyone gathers for worship. In worship, youth engage the Word of God as they seek to understand and respond to the challenges and triumphs of being a high schooler in the twenty-first century. Youth Conference worship is joyful, reflective, and seeks to glorify God using many creative gifts of the participants.
Recreation – Recreation events are featured throughout the day and include everything from dance, games, and group building activities to snow cone parties, international crafts, and service. Energizers are a much beloved Montreat tradition, pairing popular music and simple movements everyone can enjoy.
Housing and Meals - Once again, FPC Tullahoma will be staying in a private house behind the Assembly Inn! We will eat most of our meals there. The chaperones will prepare the meals (with assistance from the youth). We enjoyed the cabin so much last summer. It gave a chance to bond as a community and a place to relax.
Please note that if you plan on going that registration and deposits are due by February, 2020
For those in need there are limited scholarship funds to help with the costs.
If you have any questions about this trip please let me know and I will be happy to help. I can be contacted by text on my cell or my email below.
Thank you in advance for the chance to get to know and grow with your youth this year.
I can’t wait to see what God has in store for us!
Peace to you, Christy
First Presbyterian Church
Director of Christian Ed/Youth
204 E. Grundy St. Tullahoma, TN 37388
931-455-9328 (cell) 931-409-7845