We encourage our youth to get involved in all aspects of the church. At the same time, we have a dedicated program for 5th grade (or 11 yr olds) through 12th grade youth called "1st n 3rds". It meets the 1st and 3rd Sunday (clever, right?) of the month from 3:30pm to 5:00pm. During that time the youth get a chance to goof around and socialize, a snack (sometimes a meal), and to work through a faith topic spcific to their age with the pastor. Every 3 months the parents are invited to learn and go through the topics so they can work with their kids at home as well. Mixed into the general 1st n 3rd schedule are some special service and social events throughout the year.