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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. 


United Christmas Night: On Sunday, December 6th, all of FGS came together to celebrate Christmas at our annual United Christmas Night! Our middle and high school students enjoyed a night of worship, teaching, games, food, costume contests, and community. We loved ending the year with our students and such a fun night of celebrating Christmas!

  • FGS Middle: Middle School meets Sunday mornings at 9 and 11am in the Student Building! Middle School small groups meet during the service.
  • FGS High: High School meets Sunday nights from 6-8pm in Auditorium 2! High School small groups meet from 5-6pm before High School service.
  • 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 be wearing masks when they are unable to use respectful distancing, and they will also clean surfaces between middle school services.
  • On Campus Plan: For more information on what is happening with FGS and the precautions we are taking, please check out our FGS On Campus Plan and FAQs located at the top of the FG Students page of the website!
  • FGS Online: For our middle and high students still at home, we will continue to offer our weekly online service on YouTube Live. 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!
  • FGS Summer Mission Trips: Applications are open for our two FGS summer mission trips! Our Lexington, SC trip is open for all current 7th-12th graders, and our Nicaragua trip is open for all current 11th-12th graders. Even if your student applied for one of these trips last year, please complete the application again! Our Nicaragua trip is currently at capacity, and new applications will be put on a waiting list. Our Lexington trip is filling up quickly!
  • Lexington Mission Trip Info Meeting: On Sunday, January 24th between services, Dallas and Brentley will be hosting an information meeting for the Lexington, SC mission trip in the student auditorium. If your student is already signed up for the trip or if your student is thinking about applying, we invite you to join us as we talk through the trip and answer any questions you may have!
  • Next Gen Stepping-In Class: On Sunday, January 24th at 11am. Stepping-In is a fun and interactive 60-minute class that will help your student understand what baptism is, discover exactly what the Bible says about it, and build their confidence in sharing their faith with others. Students will need to attend this class before participating in Next Gen Baptism. This class is offered 3 Sundays a year during our regular service times. Register your student online here.
  • MS DEFY: Is your middle schooler ready to get out of the house and jump out all of their energy? FGS Middle will be at DEFY Greenville on January 13th from 6:30-8 pm. Check-in will start at 6:30 pm and then we will have 7-8 pm to jump. The cost is $10 per person when you arrive. Bring a friend and come jump with us! Complete the online waiver here.
  • HS Bonfire: Is your high schooler ready to come out of winter hibernation and warm up with us by a bonfire? The FGS team invites all high school students to join us for a chill night of food, fun, and fellowship on Friday night, January 22nd from 6-8pm. It will be a casual night of warming up by a bonfire, cooking s’mores and hotdogs, and laughing together as we jump back into the swing of the school year. You can register your student for this free event here to receive the address!
  • 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