We want First Presbyterian Church to be a place where you feel safe and welcome so that you can be transformed by the Holy Spirit to be sent out to advance God’s kingdom. To that end, we have several ministries at First Presbyterian Church that are designed to help you connect to others and grow spiritually. Check out these opportunities below to begin your journey.
LOGOS is open to all who are interested–church members and non-members alike. There is annual tuition for preschool, K-8th, and high school with financial support for those who need it. We offer discounts for the second, third (etc) child in the same family. Besides resources to run the ministry, the fee also covers the cost of dinner. Registration is in September of each year at our annual Kick-Off Meeting. We welcome visitors any Wednesday to come and try us out. Just call the church office to let us know so that we can set a place for you at the table! The program runs from 4:30 to 7:00 pm.
Sunday School starts at 9:30 A.M. for both children and youth. The children and youth are always welcome in worship and invited to come to the front for “Children’s Time” during worship. All middle and high school students are encouraged to join us!
Kirkmont – “church on the mountain” – is located in Logan County, Ohio, and consists of 278 acres nestled among gently rolling hills and pine groves. Students and adult volunteers in our congregation participate in summer camps and retreats at Kirkmont and have a wonderful time! Check out the summer camp schedule here: https://www.kirkmontcenter.org/camp-schedule/
The First Presbyterian Church nursery is available Sunday mornings from 9:15 to 11:45. The nursery is staffed by trained caretakers who will offer structured and unstructured activities to help your child feel safe and loved.
Our goal for youth group is that it be a place to be quirky, silly, and rambunctious as well as a place where we care enough to listen, support, and cheer each person on as they face the challenges of faith and life. We hope you give a little nudge to encourage your son or daughter to join us. Youth Group meets Sundays at 5:30-7:30 pm in the basement.
Boy Scout Troop 11 has been sponsored by First Presbyterian Church since 1950. The Troop meets in the church and participates in many other activities throughout the community and beyond. The values of Boy Scouts are embedded in the Scout Oath: “On my honor I will do my best, To do my duty to God and my country, and to obey the Scout Law; To help other people at all times; To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.” We are very proud of the young men who take part in Boy Scouts, and we are thankful for those who volunteer in leadership. Troop 11 is always open to new members. Call (937) 653-4225 if you are interested in joining.
Cub Scout Pack 11 also meets here throughout the week. Cub Scouts is designed to help boys and girls build character, learn citizenship, and develop personal fitness. We are also very proud of the Cub Scouts who meet here, and we are thankful for those who lead them.
Child Protection Policy
The Session of First Presbyterian Church has adopted a revised Child and Youth Protection Policy. We are committed to providing a church environment that is safe for children and youth and that will protect them from any abuse when they are involved in church-related activities. First Presbyterian Church adopted the policies and procedures not only to maximize safety and prevent child abuse within its church community but also to guide and protect volunteers and employees from unwarranted allegations of child abuse.
The child/youth protection policy applies to all employees, volunteers, and any outsider groups that may lease or otherwise use FPC’s facilities. Employees and volunteers are required to attend child/youth protection policy training and undergo background checks. Session members, other church leaders, and parents are strongly encouraged to attend the training. Policy training is provided at various times and each session is one hour.
Looking to help with the youth? Please click here for more information about volunteering.