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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.

RECENT EVENTS

FGS Zoom: Last month, the FGS Staff hosted a virtual hang out with students on Zoom! We really missed seeing our middle and high school students, and we all enjoyed getting to check in with students and play some games together!

March Crackness Winner: Ethan Anderson was the winner of our 2020 FGS March Crackness tournament with a total of 51 points! Last month, Dallas and Rachel dropped off Ethan’s prize pack and congratulated him on his winning bracket!

WHAT'S HAPPENING WITH FGS?

FGS Reopening: Fellowship Greenville will be opening in-person services with many precautions on June 14th, and we will follow suit at FGS! At this time, we will have one in-person service for both middle AND high school together, spread out in Auditorium 2 from 6-8pm on Sunday nights. We will still maintain an online service on YouTube Live (channel: FG Students) for our middle and high school students at home at 10:15am on Sunday mornings with similar content to our in-person services that night. Please see the parent email for the steps that we are taking to provide a safe environment for our students and volunteers and for the steps we are asking our students and volunteers to take if they are planning to attend our in-person FGS service.

Online services: An FGS Sunday service will be posted on the FG Students YouTube channel at 10:15 am on Sunday mornings. These videos will be about 30 minutes long and will include musical worship, a message, a weekly challenge, and many other fun, encouraging, and spiritually-challenging segments! Please encourage your students to watch in the morning and join the live chat to talk about what's happening in the service!

Current Series: Our middle school and high school students are in the middle of a series we are calling “FGS 10 Practices.” Our hope is that our students would begin to apply these practices each week to their lives so that their faith may thrive during this season. Our 10 practices are building relationships, praying daily, reading Scripture, resting your soul, practicing solitude, being in creation, remaining responsible, participating in worship, practicing restraint, and thanking God daily. Each week, we are focusing on one of these practices and pairing it with a challenge to help our students apply the practice to their life.

Talking with Matt & Rachel: The FGS Staff would love to continue to connect with our students in this time where they might feel more anxiety, less social interaction, and more loneliness than they’re used to. Even though we can’t meet up in person right now, we would love to “meet up” over FaceTime with your students if they’d like to talk with us. If this is something your student would be interested in, please email Matt (mdensky@fellowshipgreenville.org) or Rachel (rbailer@fellowshipgreenville.org) to set up a time to talk!

Important Note: The FGS Staff believes that all students need community and belonging. Given our current circumstances with students engaging in less face-to-face interaction and feeling more isolated, we believe our students need community and belonging more than ever. We’d love for students to engage during our Sunday YouTube videos and on Instagram, but we know that this alone is not enough to foster real community. Please encourage your student to reach out to their small group and their small group leaders during this time. Many of our groups have utilized video chats like group FaceTime, Zoom, or Marco Polo to stay connected!

UPCOMING EVENTS

Alpha class: This summer, the FGS Staff is inviting all high school students to a weekly class called Alpha that is designed to walk participants through the most foundational pieces of the Christian faith over 10 weeks. Each week, we will come together on Zoom to check in, watch a video, and have a group discussion. This class is intended for anyone wanting to better understand our Christian faith, whether they are a Christian yet or not, so students can invite any of their friends! This class will be 12:30-1:30pm (feel free to let your student eat lunch during the Zoom) on Thursdays from June 11 - August 13. For the Zoom link and more information, please see the recent parent email or email Rachel (rbailer@fellowshipgreenville.org).

Live at Lunch: Join the FGS Staff on Instagram Live during lunch on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 12:30-1:30pm! During IG Live, students can watch and engage with the FGS Staff by chatting during the video, asking the FGS Staff questions, and even answering some fun questions in the chat!

FGS Sunday services are live online at 10:15am on the FG Students YouTube channel, and in-person services are on Sundays from 6-8pm!

PARENT RESOURCES

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 five 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!

FGS YouTube Channel

Here you can find videos from FG Students including FGS vision, training for small group leaders, volunteer highlight videos, and insights on adolescent culture. Two new videos will be added each month.


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 students@fellowshipgreenville.org.

The FGS High School Team 

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