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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.


FGS On-Campus: June 14th was our first Sunday back together with FGS in person! Even though we were spread out in Auditorium 2, it was so good to be with one another again to laugh, worship, and learn together!

Alpha: Beginning in June, the FGS Staff started a weekly class called Alpha that is designed to walk students through the most foundational pieces of the Christian faith over 10 weeks. We have enjoyed coming together on Zoom each week to check in, watch the next video, and have a group discussion.


FGS In-Person: At this time, we have one in-person service for both middle AND high school together, spread out in Auditorium 2 from 6-8pm on Sunday nights. Volunteers will be wearing masks, and we will be offering hand sanitizer. Masks are optional for students.

FGS Online: We have a weekly 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. These videos will be about 30 minutes long and will include musical worship, a message, a weekly challenge and discussion questions, 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: FG Students will be following along with the current FG series “Disciple.” In this series, we will be looking at what it means to be a disciple of Jesus as we talk through the 3 points of the discipleship triangle: Life with Jesus, Life in Community, and Life on Mission.

Talking with Staff: 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 or Zoom with your students if they’d like to talk with us. If this is something your student would be interested in, please email Matt (, Rachel (, Dallas (, or Brentley ( to set up a time to talk!


No Programming: There will be no Sunday programming (online or in-person) on July 5th because of July 4th weekend. There will also be no Alpha on July 2nd.

Alpha: For students who have already committed to Alpha, we will continue to meet each Thursday (except July 2nd) from 12:30-1:30 over Zoom to check in, watch the next video, and have a group discussion. If you student was not able to join us for this round of Alpha, be sure to get them involved in Alpha in the future!

Discovery Island Waterpark: FGS invites all middle school and high school students and their immediate families out to the water park for a fun evening of water sliding, flo-riding, and just enjoying summer. This FREE event is from 5:45-7:45pm. Note: If you would like to ride the flowrider attraction, you must fill out the waiver and bring it with you.

High School Pool Party: The FGS Staff is inviting all high school students to cool off from the summer heat with us Wednesday, July 29 from 7pm-9pm at our high school pool party! Join us for a fun evening of swimming and fellowship with other students and student ministry staff. Please register online to receive the exact location!

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!


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