Young Adult Ministry
The young adult ministry seeks to meet you wherever you are on life’s journey, and to promote connection as we discover together how to live as Christ’s faithful disciples. Young adults at First Presbyterian are a wide-ranging community. We are married or single, parents or are not, still in school or celebrating a 15th reunion, just beginning a new job or established in a fulfilling career, life-long church goers or just beginning to explore our faith, and everywhere in between. We gather regularly for study, worship, fellowship and service. We ask difficult questions, make connections between our faith and our world, support one another with prayer, and have fun together.
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Each month we get together to reconnect and enjoy being with one another. On a rotating basis we have gatherings some with kids and others without. Nights out have included glo-putting, wine-tasting, and pizza-making.
Annual Crawfish Boil
As we are in Louisiana and it’s a shame to waste a good crawfish season, each year in May we put on our annual Crawfish Boil at the home of one of our young adults. Bugs AND napkins are provided.
Each year in the midst of the hubbub of December, we gather to enjoy a meal and one another’s company. Collected each year at this time are gifts bought and donated for the Volunteers of America Adopt-a-Family program.
We have two young adult classes offered during the church school hour on Sunday mornings (9:45-10:45).
For 20's and young 30's this class is interested in exploring basics of Scripture, theology, and spirituality, while discussing together where those integrate with everyday life.
A combination of families and singles, married or divorced, with children or without, this group of 30 to 40-somethings engage discussion on a variety of subjects including current events, in-depth Scripture study, family issues of faith, and topics in theology.
YABS (Young Adult Bible Study)
Every other Tuesday night from 5:30-7 p.m. at the home of Sarah Cooper Searight. We sit around the table to share food as we ask our questions and explore in depth the Scriptures that inform our faith. Childcare is provided.
Faith on Tap
One Thursday evening a month the Journey group meets up at a local eatery to share food and drink and theological discussion. Topics are brainstormed with the group and speak to the intersection between every-day life and faith.
We are continually looking for ways to engage our faith through service with others. On the third Saturday of each month we organize volunteers for the Noel Food Pantry, which provides groceries for families in the under-served Highland neighborhood. At Christmas-time we purchase and donate gifts to a family participating in the Volunteers of America Adopt-a-Family program. Using our variety of gifts, we have participated in builds organized by the Fuller Center for Housing, and organized activities and outings for families at the Providence House as well as children of the Volunteers of America Lighthouse Program.
Young Adult Council
To give guidance and organization to the ministry, we have a Young Adult Council made up of members of the ministry. We meet once a month to brainstorm, plan, and evaluate young adult ministry in the church.
For more information on young adult ministry, or to receive our weekly newsletter via email, contact Sarah Cooper Searight at 318-222-0604 or firstname.lastname@example.org.