High School Info (9/24)

High School Happenings @ FirstCovGR

by Josh Hinken on September 24, 2021

Hello Parents,

THIS PAST SUNDAY in the morning we started our DNA groups and at night we had our YOUTH GROUP FALL KICK-OFF.  It was pretty sweet as we smashed up 4 different events (amazing race, Messy Night, Photo Scavenger Hunt, & Bigger or Better).  THIS SUNDAY NIGHT is student leadership team at 4:30p & a regular youth group night from 6-8p.  NEXT SUNDAY NIGHT is youth praiseband at 4:30p & regular youth group from 6-8p (Michelle Ludge is leading us as I’ll be coming back from Colorado for a wedding). Look below for more info and details.

We are bringing back high school youth group dinners!  We are looking for adult(s) willing to prepare a meal on Radiate (youth group nights).  Here is the sign up form & more details: https://bit.ly/hs_dinnersignup

Lastly, adult midweek ministry is hosting a “Power of Prayer – Parents of High Schoolers & Young Adults” prayer group from 6:45 – 7:45p in room 103 on Wednesday nights.  Led by Brooke Johnston.  Starting October 6!

Blessings! Josh Hinken (616.295.0772 | )(Facebook.com/josh.hinken | Instagram.com/hnkn11).

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SEPTEMBER 2021

SUNDAY MORNING | DNA GROUP OR SERVE

9:15-10:10a // You are invited to SERVE on Sunday mornings or CONNECT with a DNA Group. Contact Josh Hinken at or txt 616-295-0772 if you are interested.

  • DNA is groups of 3-4 students/leaders connecting and encountering Jesus’ commands and stories.  As we kick off this fall we will meet in room 224 (overflow room) at 9:15a on Sunday, September 26 to talk about DNA groups and to get you connected in one. DNA groups can meet anytime throughout the week or bi-weekly they are not only for Sunday mornings, yet we want to provide this opportunity on Sunday morning.  We believe in relationships and encountering Jesus together.  DNA provides opportunities to be real with each other and with God. Connect with Josh anytime throughout the year and let’s get you connect!

SUNDAY (9/26) STUDENT LEADERSHIP

  • 4:30 - 5:45p in the youth room // High School students, let’s talk leadership & life! Txt Josh (616.295.0772) your appetizer Applebee’s order by 12p on Sunday.

& RADIATE NIGHT

  • 6-8P @ FirstCov // Come hangout, eat Homemade food, have fun, encounter Jesus, and connect in your Life Group.

OCTOBER 2021

SUNDAY MORNINGS | DNA OR SERVE

SUNDAY (10/3) RADIATE NIGHT

  • 6-8P @ FirstCov // Come hangout, eat food, have fun, encounter Jesus, and connect in your Life Group. Praiseband practice at 4:30p.

WEDNESDAYS (10/6) POWER IN PRAYER

  • 6:45-8P @ FirstCov in Room 103 // Attention Parents of High Schoolers and Young Adults! There is Power in Prayer! "For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” Matthew 18:20.  You are invited to Power of Prayer on Wednesday nights beginning on October 6.  We will meet in the Toddler Nursery, Room 103 from 6:45 to 8pm  Show up when you can and pray with us!  Brooke Johnston will be facilitating the group.  If you have any questions, email Brooke at

SUNDAY (10/10) ADULT LEADERSHIP

  • 4:30 - 5:45p in the youth room

& RADIATE SERVE

  • 6-8P Meet @ FirstCov in the youth room // We are going downtown to the Heartside park to clean up the park.

SUNDAY (10/17) RADIATE NIGHT

  • 6-8P @ FirstCov // Come hangout, eat food, have fun, encounter Jesus, and connect in your Life Group. Praiseband practice at 4:30p.

SUNDAY (10/24)

STUDENT LEADERSHIP & FALL PARTY

  • More info to come!

SAVE THE DATE: ALL NIGHTER!! (Friday-Saturday, November 5-6)

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SUPPORT

  • Is your child in a sport, marching band, school musical, and/or something else that we can support?? Tell us their schedules!!  Michelle Ludge, the high school leaders and/or I would love to come and support your child. Let us know!

CONNECT

  • We will do our best in keeping you update with all the information we know!  We do this through: E-mails, Texting, Facebook (FirstCovGR Youth Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/firstcovgr.youth), Instagram (firstcovgr_sh), Website (firstcovgr.org/students), & Calendar (https://bit.ly/students_calendar). You could also just visit our link tree (https://linktr.ee/firstcovgr_hs) for all these links and more!

DNA GROUPS

  • What is DNA?  We have a few DNA groups already connecting and encounter Jesus together! More groups to come! What is a DNA group?  DNA groups are an awesome opportunity for a deeper Bible study and a disciple making opportunity for our middle school and high school students outside of our normal weekly gatherings. We are calling it DNA (Discipleship, Nurturing, Accountability). In short, DNA is a process of inviting 2-3 students on a journey to become committed followers of Jesus. The concept is first recognizing that the Holy Spirit is the teacher. Then through a simple process together we will discover Jesus’ commands and stories, engage daily with God’s Word, listen to each other, and hopefully grow our faith in a new, and meaningful way.  Then we will ask… Who is next?! The hope is to equip our students so that they would be able to initiate their own DNA group.

OUR MISSION/VISION

  • FirstCovGR Student Ministry is a community of teens being transformed. We want them to know God and become fully committed followers of Jesus Christ to bring glory and honor with their lives. We hope and expect to raise up spiritual leaders to impact the world for Jesus Christ.
  • We are a community of students from 9th grade - 12th grade. It’s a place for fun! It’s a place for students to connect in small groups with peers and leaders. It’s a place to explore the story of God and to find a place within it. It’s a place to experience the life-changing power of Jesus through acts of service. It’s a place to express real faith in the real world. It’s an experience not to be missed.

REGISTRATION/WAIVER

  • You must have a current FirstCovGR Student Registration/Waiver for August 2021 - August 2022 submitted to participate at FirstCovGR's student ministry events. Please fill out one form per student. (Form: https://bit.ly/student_waiver)

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

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