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Hello from the FGS Team!

Parents, we believe the middle school and 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 FGS ministry. In this newsletter, you will find a look at recent events, an update on what is currently happening on Sundays, and some things to know in the coming weeks.


Look Up Lodge: At the end of July, some of our FGS staff were able to join our rising 6th graders at Look Up Lodge! We loved getting to meet some of our new middle schooler students!

Alpha: Our summer long Alpha class ended in August before the start of school. The FGS staff joined middle school and high school students for the class that is designed to walk students through the most foundational pieces of the Christian faith over 10 weeks. We really enjoyed coming together on Zoom each week to check in, watch the next video, and have a group discussion!


FGS Middle: Middle School is back to meeting Sunday mornings at 9 and 11am in the Student Building!

FGS High: High School meets Sunday nights from 6-8pm in Auditorium 2!

In-Person Precautions: Every area in use is being properly cleaned weekly with a coat of protection to offer a clean environment come Sunday. Volunteers will be wearing masks, offering hand sanitizer, and opening doors. Masks are optional for students, but we do have a mask and social distancing required section for both Middle and High School. Volunteers will also clean surfaces between middle school services.

FGS Online: For our middle and high students still at home, we will continue to offer our weekly online service on YouTube Live (channel: FG Students). This online service will be a livestream of our first hour middle school service at 9am on Sunday mornings.

Talking with Staff: If your student is interested in talking with someone on staff, please email Matt (, Rachel (, Dallas (, or Brentley ( to set up a time to talk!


EPIC Retreat: EPIC is our annual fall retreat for all of our middle and high school students. This year, EPIC will be September 5th-7th at Woodlands Camp in Georgia. Registration is now closed for this event. If your student is coming with us, we can’t wait to see them on Saturday morning!

No Programming: There will be no Sunday programming (online or in-person) on September 6th because we will be on our EPIC retreat.

Small Groups: Middle and High School small groups begin on September 13th, after our EPIC Retreat. We are still working to provide safe precautions around small groups, and more information will be sent out closer to the beginning of small groups. Registration is open for small groups 6-12th grade now! Contact Rachel Bailer at

We are also offering a Middle School Girl Virtual Small Group which meets on Sunday morning via zoom starting at 9:00 am. Zoom link:, Meeting ID: 954 8281 4304, Passcode: fellowship


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 middle schooler or high schooler, feel free to reach out to the student staff at

The FGS Team