OUR MISSION STATEMENT

We at Wildfire Youth Group aim to be a community of teens who are committed to growing through relationships with God and each other. 

 

WEDNESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDIES

As we continue our quest through the book of Matthew we have reached Jesus’s Sermon on the Mount. Over the next few weeks we will look at his teachings including the Beatitudes, our roles as Christians in the world, various sins, how to love the way Christ wants us to love, and building a solid foundation. 
 
 
SUNDAY WILDFIRE YOUTH GROUP
Every Sunday we meet as a family to play, worship, learn, serve, and hear about God. Through lessons, community service and outreach, as well as live testimonies presented by Christians usually aged thirty or under, our youth (grades 6th-12th) are given the opportunity to not only see Jesus in an academic setting, but also in the world. They are able to witness people who have been called to serve God in the community on a monthly basis, they are able to hear young hearts tell the Truth in a world that wants nothing more than to bring young people away from Jesus, and finally, they are able to just be real with each other. They are even able to kids! They have thirty minutes of play before we do anything–and we all play (adults included!)
 
It’s a great time to come together in community.
 
 
SUMMER SERVICE/MISSION PROJECTS
This summer we are joining the Youth Mission Team of Group and heading to Pocahontas, VA to help the local area with various projects while simultaneously building a stronger relationship with Christ. In seven days a lot of physical work can get done, but the relationships built between new friends, mentors, and God the Father is what is truly spectacular. 
 
This summer we will once again be hosting a 3 day local mission trip! Kids entering into 6th grade through students graduating 8th grade are eligible to attend. We will be focusing on serving our church home (First Presbyterian), three local Joliet nonprofits, and building strong relationships among ourselves and with Christ! It’s a great three days filled with fun, laughter, and friends!
July 24-26.
 
 
 
PERMISSION FORMS
 
These permission slips are good for the year and allow the youth to participate in activities through FPJ. You can download the form here and turn it into Karissa.
COMING UP:
 
MARCH 10:
HELPING HANDS 
6:00PM-7:30PM
Betty Jones is a member of FPJ who has been serving those in need for years. With her partner, Dave Steinberg, Betty has made a ministry for those in need. Join us this week as we learn more about Helping Hands, write notes of encouragement to those in need of a smile, and some may even be led to join the dynamic duo on a trip or two this summer!
 
MARCH 15:
WINDY CITY BULLS FAITH NIGHT FELLOWSHIP 
5:00PM-10:00PM
The Windy City Bulls are hosting a Faith Night! We will meet at FPJ at 5:00pm and head to the arena. The tickets cost $20 and include a seat, food, and a drink! It’ll be a fun night of fellowship, sport, and good times!
 
MARCH 17:
LIVE TESTIMONY: MATT 
6:00PM-7:30PM
Betty Jones is a member of FPJ who has been serving those in need for years. With her partner, Dave Steinberg, Betty has made a ministry for those in need. Join us this week as we learn more about Helping Hands, write notes of encouragement to those in need of a smile, and some may even be led to join the dynamic duo on a trip or two this summer!
 
MARCH 31:
IS JESUS THE ONLY WAY? 
6:00PM-7:30PM
Answering this question can feel pretty complicated in today’s world. Thank God the answer is a lot easier than we think!
 
Contact our Youth Director:
karissa.fleming
@firstpresjoliet.org