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Hello from the FGS Middle School Team!

Parents, we believe the middle 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 middle school ministry. In this newsletter, you will find a look at recent events, an update on what is currently happening on Sunday mornings, 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 3 straight days. Be sure to ask someone who went what their favorite part of the trip was, but we have plenty to celebrate with 7 students trusting Christ for the first time, around 50 recommitting to following Jesus, and 10 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!


With the beginning of small groups each September, we always kick off with a series on community. This year we are calling it Lifelines and focusing on how Jesus interacted with other people and what that means for our relationship with God and one another. We were not meant to do life alone, and thankfully we serve a God who modeled doing life with others while here on earth. 


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.

Tailgate Twist: Our middle school fall party is happening Tuesday, October 22nd, from 6-8 pm. This night includes a costume contest, bonfire, fall treats, and even a little line dancing. Feel free to bring middle schoolers who don't attend our church, as this is a great chance for fun and getting to know each other. Find more information, including the address, here

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 for 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 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!

If you ever have any questions about our ministry or about navigating life with a middle schooler, feel free to reach out to Dallas at

The FGS Middle School Team