Enabling teenagers to define and walk the path of their own spiritual adventure.
UPCOMING YOUTH EVENTS & HAPPENINGS
Join us Palm Sunday, April 2, 12:00-1:30pm on the green behind Faith Hall for our annual Easter Egg-Stravaganza community event! The Egg-Stravaganza will follow our 40th Anniversary BBQ celebration. Your kids will enjoy bounce houses, face painting, egg hunts, games and more!
Candy Needed! Please donate bags of individually-wrapped SEALED candies for the egg hunt. Candy can be donated anytime through March 26.
We need youth volunteers to help with this event. Please sign up here.
HIGH SCHOOL MISSION TRIP
Current high school students and college freshmen, join your youthFIRST leaders and Team Effort June 4-10 in Copperhill, TN. $450 balance will be due to the church on May 1, which includes Team Effort fees, gas, van rentals and free day excursion. Students will also need to bring at least $150 for snacks and meals during travel as well as those not provided by Team Effort. Full cost of the trip will be approximately $700.
Click here for more all the exiting things we will be doing and email Sherlyn@jupiterfirst.org with any questions or concerns. Donations are always welcome, click here.
Pay the $450 balance by May 1, 2023 below:
MIDDLE SCHOOL MISSION TRIP
Current 6th-8th graders, join your youthFIRST leaders and Team Effort in Ft. Myers, FL. $435 balance will be due to the church on June 1, which includes Team Effort fees, gas, van rentals and free day excursion. Students will also need to bring at least $100 for snacks and meals during travel as well as those not provided by Team Effort. Full cost of the trip will be approximately $635.
Check out all the exciting things we will be doing here and email Sherlyn@jupiterfirst.org with any questions or concerns. Donations are always welcome, click here.
Pay the $435 balance by June 1, 2023 below:
HELP SPONSOR PIZZAS
We go through A LOT of snacks, so we’re always grateful for donations of individually wrapped chips and cookies. Also, it cost $35-$40 per week at both The Wave and Anchored for us to serve pizza. If you’d like to sponsor pizza for one night this semester, we’d greatly appreciate it! Just scan the code to the left or follow this link. Thank you in advance!
THE WAVE & ANCHORED WEEKLY YOUTH GROUPS
The Wave: Mondays, 6:30-8:30pm in Faith Hall
Anchored: Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30pm in Porter Hall
We invite students for games, food a lesson and small group time. Email Sherlyn@jupiterfirst.org with any questions or if you can help in any way. OR…. flip that connection card over on Sunday mornings and write how you’d like to help…FOOD!
BIBLE & BAGELS
Middle and high school students join us each Sunday! We’ll start in the sanctuary with the rest of the church for the beginning of the worship service and and when the younger children head out to Faith Hall, the youth will head over to the Center for Spiritual Renewal (CSR). This will be a time to go deeper into the scripture and in our faith.
Got questions or want to help with teaching? Email Sherlyn@jupiterfirst.org or…. turn over that Connection Card on Sunday morning and write FOOD or TEACHER or BOTH!
We are excited to announce our newest way to serve at JupiterFIRST Church, Parents Connect Ministry – Let’s get you plugged in! We need parent helpers to:
- bring in a meal, cupcakes or cake to our Anchored and Wave youth groups once a month
- offer their home for entertaining
- help with our new Sunday School programming coming up February 27
- provide Confirmation class help beginning April 3
- bring in Confirmation class lunches
Email email@example.com if you are interested in this easy way to serve at JFC!
Meet Sherlyn, Director of Youth Ministries
Hi there, I’m Sherlyn Burnham-Kuehn, JupiterFIRST’s Director of Youth Ministries. I am a fourth generation, born and raised Floridian, from Tampa. I graduated from Palm Beach Atlantic University with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a minor in Music back in 2000. Continuing my education at PBA, I received a Master of Arts in Theology in 2003. My husband, Henry, and our two daughters, Lili and Helen, began attending JupiterFIRST in late 2016. Over the last few years I have participated in the JupiterFIRST Singers, our Children’s Ministries and MomsFIRST. I have also served one term on the nominating committee. Read more…
Meet your youth leadersWe have a dedicated team of adults who are committed to helping your tweens and teens know and understand Jesus. They provide a safe place where the students can express themselves, exchange ideas and have fun in the process.
Your first visit
We know how difficult it can be to navigate a new church as a parent or teenager. We’re here to help! Our goal is to ensure that you have a positive experience from start to finish. Here is how you can help us make that happen:
Decide When To Attend
-8:30pmWe welcome our middle and high school students in worship, and in our ANCHORED program for high school students on Monday nights 6:00-8:00pm and for our THE WAVE program for middle school students on Wednesday nights 6:30pm. Join us for the first time at either time. Your choice!
Let Us Know You're Coming
We want to make sure that we are ready for you when you get here. To do that, we’d love for you to fill out a simple form letting us know that you’re coming.
Start Your Journey!
The best journeys in life all start with a first step. This is yours! Best of all, we are committed to being right there alongside you each and every step of the way.
What you can expect
We know coming to a new church can feel a bit awkward, especially as a parent or a young adult. So we are committed to making sure you have a great first experience. Here’s what you can expect in our youth programs: