Love in the Heart of Durham
God’s love comes to all of us. Through the work of Christ, on the wings of the Holy Spirit, God’s love comes to all of us, wherever we are – in Durham, at school, at home, on FPC’s little patch of grass, on the sports field, on stage, wherever. And it comes to all of us, no matter who we are, how we identify, where we come from, or where we’re going. Because of this all-encompassing, all-pervading love, First Pres. strives to be a place where all youth are welcome, no matter who they are, how they identify, where they go to school or anything else. Each one is made in the very image of the divine, as we try to honor that, whether we’re meeting at FPC in the heart of Durham, online, or somewhere else.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, our ministries are a little more nimble and flexible from week to week and month to month, so you can contact John Weicher ([email protected]) for the latest. In general, we have youth group on Sunday later afternoons/evenings, faith formation on Sunday mornings (before worship at 11 am) and ways to connect during the week. We strive to have a balance of faith formation/learning, recreation/play, service, worship and Sabbath rest. We have fabulous, faithful teams of youth advisors (see below) and faith formation teachers.
We have several big trips in the summer. We participate in youth conferences…
- Middle School Conference — Massanetta Springs
- 2022 Montreat Youth Conferences | Montreat Conference Center
and mission trips like…
- Charleston Youth Mission – Youth Mission Co
- CROSS Missions – Myers Park Presbyterian Church
- Appalachia Service Project | Mission Trips in Appalachia (asphome.org)