Sundays: 9 & 11am LATEST MESSAGE


Hello from the FGS High school team!

Parents, we believe the high school years are crucial in the life of every child, and we want to do our best to partner with you through this season. One way we do that is by keeping you in the loop about all that is happening in our high school ministry. In this newsletter, you will find an update on what is currently happening on Sunday nights, and some things to know in the coming weeks.


Almost 300 students and adult leaders experienced that epic weekend that is our annual EPIC retreat this year! These retreats are always special as God shows up in unique ways when we are away from normal life and focusing on him for three straight days. Be sure to ask someone who went what their favorite part of the trip was, but we have plenty to celebrate with seven students trusting Christ for the first time, around 50 recommitting to following Jesus, and ten feeling a nudge towards a specific calling God has for them. While there is certainly a lot of tough things going on in our world and culture, weekends like this remind us that there is great hope for the next generation and Jesus is his name!


This month, we will be in a series called Puzzle Piece Jesus. A lot of things we know about Jesus are things we've picked up from different churches, conferences, events, and people, and we compile our own portrait of Him. We also come across strange parts about Jesus in Scripture and don't know what to do with it if it doesn't fit our specific picture of Jesus. In this series, we will dig into the truth about Jesus, making a complete picture of Him.


United Night: Our first United Night of the year is coming up on September 29th, from 6-8 pm. These are nights where middle and high school students gather for a combined service. We'll have pizza and Common Pops popsicles for students to enjoy, so be sure to send a few dollars with your child if they are interested in either of those. We hope you'll encourage your middle or high schooler to be at the church for this great night.

FGS High School Party: FGS will be throwing a Fall Party for FGS High School students and their friends. Cooler weather and changing leaves is our favorite season of the year, so come celebrate with us! There will be dancing, fall treats and dinner, and games for only $10 per student. Come dressed in your best fall attire! We hope to see you there! Register now online here

FGS High School Hike Day: FGS would like to invite you to a fun, adventurous hiking day on Saturday, October 26th from 8:30 am-8:30 pm. We will be driving up to North Carolina and spending a day hiking in Pisgah National Forest (Ranger District). At different times along the trail, we will be pausing to soak up creation, engage in discussion, and enjoy fellowship with one another. Please join us as we reconnect with Jesus in what He has made! Cost is $10 to cover the cost of meals, which will be required at time of registration. This event is limited to 24 participants (12 boys and 12 girls). So make sure to sign up now you don't want to miss this event!

Next Gen Stepping-In Class: If your student is ready or interested in being baptized, this is the place to start. This class gives a better understanding of what baptism is and why we continue to follow this Christian tradition today. Be sure to register for the next class on October 6 here

Small Groups: As many of you know, small groups kicked off on September 15th. If you have yet to register your student for a small group or have questions about small groups, please reach out to Rachel Bailer, our Small Groups Coordinator, at


The Culture Translator

This is a weekly email from a group who focuses on helping parents navigate the changing culture and news that keeps coming at us at a rapid pace. Each Friday they send an email that takes 5 minutes to read but keys you in on three major culture/news happenings. A lot of us on staff have subscribed and have found it very insightful.  

We hope this helps you stay in the cultural loop and gives you strategic ways to keep speaking into the life of your children! Thanks for being the awesome parents that you are!

If you ever have any questions about our ministry or about navigating life with a high schooler or small groups, feel free to reach out to the student team at

The FGS High School Team