This school year, FPC Youth are learning from each other!

Our primary Youth Fellowship time is called Sunday Night Summit (SNS). Throughout each month during the school year, we want one Sunday night to be one of these four categories: Social, Service, Study, or Sabbath.

For our Study this year, our Student Leadership Team is taking the reins to plan Bible-based lessons, discussion questions, and activities to guide each other on topics they want to engage with.

Interested in hanging out with the FPC Youth Group? 

During the school year, we have three regular programs: Sunday morning Wonder Hour, Sunday afternoon SNS, and Wednesday Night Live activities.

Keep reading below for details, or feel free to contact me directly with questions!

-Sam Belcher, Youth Director,

Fall 2023

Our fall calendar is full of fun and exciting events! From our Fall Retreat at NaCoMe, to SNS activities like Broomball and the Rake 'n' Run service project, to important events like a PNO Fundraiser and Live Nativity--we've got a lot to do this semester!

Stay in the loop for what's coming up next by getting added to our weekly Youth Newsletter and our MS and HS Remind text groups!

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Core Values


We live our lives guided by Christ.


We are a welcoming, respectful, and inclusive community of faith.


We foster an atmosphere that promotes love, patience and kindness among the church family and the world at large.


Through the use of curriculum, mission, and activities we challenge youth to actively explore their faith.

Sunday School

From Sept. to May at 9 AM the youth gather in room 117/118 with a Hospitality Bar (hot chocolate, coffee, sweets, etc.) for fellowship, welcome and announcements from our Director of Youth Ministries, Sam Belcher. 

At 9:10 they disperse into their classrooms:


Middle School (6th/7th/8th) Rooms 119/120, Crew: Indispensable Relationships Study

This fall, we are using Leonard Sweet's book "11" to guide us through different biblically-modeled relationships that every person should strive to have in their lives.


High School (9th/10th/11th/12th) Room 117/118, Feasting on the Word Curriculum

The Feasting curriculum follows the lectionary and provides students a rich, discussion-based class in which they reflect upon the text through its different contexts and applications. 

During the summer months the middle and high school youth meet together for one class.



Preteens at First Presbyterian Church enroll in confirmation when they reach the 6th grade.  The program is open to older students as well.  The course, which begins in September, starts with an understanding of scripture and includes information about the Reformed tradition, the Presbyterian Church (USA) and First Presbyterian Church of Franklin.  In addition to Confirmands attending Sunday morning classes, each is assigned a Covenant Partner who walks beside them in their journey.  Confirmands and Covenant Partners read the Gospel of Luke and meet at least monthly to discuss their reading and explore other questions of the faith.

For the '23-'24 school year, we are not having a Confirmation class and have formed a task force to reimagine and reform this important aspect of Christian Education.


Sam Belcher (

Sunday Night Summit

Sunday Night Summit (SNS) begins at 5:30pm in the Youth Wing where our Youth and Adult Participants share a meal together.  After dinner we will have a large group gathering before dispersing into age specific groups. SNS ends at 7pm.

Sometimes the SNS activity is offsite, so please keep an eye on our newsletter and Remind communications!

The cost per meal is $5 for youth participants. SNS meets Sept. through May.


Wednesday Night Live (WNL), is our midweek program for our whole church community. The meal begins at 6:00 pm. You are invited to join the table for fellowship and stay for programs. 

For the fall 2023 semester, our WNL format is called Work Nights. We've been allocated a chunk of funding to revamp our youth lounge, and so we'll spend Wednesday nights doing various DIY projects to spruce up our space!

From photo walls, to a youth library, to a fresh coat of paint, we've got a lot to do. Come join us on Wednesday!

Trips, Retreats and More!

Throughout the year our youth have a number of opportunities to go away, build relationships, make memories, serve communities and see God in new ways. As these events approach more information will be given about each of these opportunities in the Youth News. Some of these exciting opportunities include:

Fall and Spring Retreats at NaCoMe

Mission/Service-Learning Trips each summer

Youth Conferences (Montreat/Triennium)