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youthFIRST

Enabling teenagers to define and walk the path of their own spiritual adventure.

UPCOMING YOUTH EVENTS & HAPPENINGS

FRIENDSGIVING FEAST

youthFIRST’S Friendsgiving Feast for 6-12 grade students will be helt Monday, 6:30-8:30pm at The Shaddix Shack (Bill’s house). Bill will provide his home along with ham and turkey.  Please sign up here to sign up to bring an appetizer, beverage and/or dessert.

HOLIDAY GREENS YOUTH FUNDRAISER

We’re going to make some of your gift giving very simple this year with our youthFIRST Evergreens Fundraiser!! 

Just order online – shipping is included. You can even choose your approximate shipping date. It’s THAT easy! 15% of the sales go to youthFIRST and if anyone gives above and beyond, we receive 100% of those donations. These evergreens are top quality, absolutely beautiful and will make your house smell like Christmas should, even in Florida! You can begin ordering anytime and the last day to order is December 5th. 

You can follow this link for a shareable brochure: https://heyzine.com/flip-book/021d0bd39b.html

Below is adirect link to order your evergreens to help youthFIRST fund events as well as needed renovations to our youth building (Porter Hall).

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!

PARENTS CONNECT

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 sherlyn@jupiterfirst.org if you are interested in this easy way to serve at JFC!

Middle School

High School

Meet Sherlyn,                 Director of Youth Ministries

Hi there, I’m Sherlyn Burnham-Kuehn, JupiterFIRST’s new 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 leaders

We 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.

Steve Pullon

Debbie Pullon

Jen Kothe

Jim Kothe

Kendrick Jacobs

Bill Shaddix

Michelle Tallaksen

Dan Goebel

Brian Facazio

Amanda Kozell

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:

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Fun Atmosphere

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Opportunities to Lead

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Welcoming Stance

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Fully Background Checked Staff & Volunteers

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Christ-Centered Approach

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Volunteers Who Also Parent Great Kids

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Diverse Population

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Student Mentoring

We can’t wait to meet you! 

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