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. 
 
A Wednesday Night Study
Back by popular demand, we will be studying the Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis every Wednesday this semester! Join us after a great church supper and learn about the ways in which the devil tries to make us trip up on our walk with God.
 
A School Year Program
 
Every Sunday during the school year, we meet as a family to play, worship, learn, serve, and grow closer to God and each other. Through lessons, community service and outreach our youth (grades 6th-12th) are given the opportunity to not only see Jesus in an academic-like 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 and 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!). Sunday nights are a cellphone free zone which allows students a chance to disconnect from the stressors of life and be wholly present with their church family.
 
It’s a great time to come together in community.
 
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. 
 
 
Contact our Youth Director Karissa: karissa.fleming@firstpresjoliet.org
 
Karissa is a woman of faith who lives her life by the mantra of “being who you needed as a teen.” She puts her heart into her work and makes it a personal mission to know each child and their family. 
 
She is playful and does not mind being silly if it guarantees a laugh. In the same breath, she has enough experience to know what’s what with teens. 
 
 
 
Our Senior High students (students who are entering 9th grade in Fall 2020 all the way to those are graduating in Spring of 2020) are invited to join us as we prepare for another great Mission Trip with Group! For more information, please contact Karissa!
COMING UP:
FEBRUARY 9:

Children’s Pastor Bo is joining us on February 9 to share his story of how the Holy Spirit influenced his life!
 

FEBRUARY 11 AT 6:30PM:

It’s fellowship time! On February 11 at 6:30pm we will see the film Dolittle together! Tickets are only $5.50 on Tuesdays! The run time is 1 hour and 41 minutes with about 20 minutes of preview–have rides ready to pick you up at 8:30pm! Looking forward to seeing you then!
 

FEBRUARY 16:

College is tough. There are late night study sessions, tough tests, and a lot of coursework. Let’s make our college kids smile with a small package to remind them they’re loved! The packages are shoebox size, so please keep items small: microwave popcorn, Starbucks giftcards, candy, small bags of chips, fun office supplies, crayons and a coloring book, even packages of fun fairy-lights! Be creative, but remember space!
 

FEBRUARY 23:

 
We will end February by looking at what it means to be “filled” with the Holy Spirit. And remember those collages we made of ourselves? This week will give us a chance to re-examine those images and see if that’s who we want to be.