Sundays: 9 & 11am LATEST MESSAGE

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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.

RECENT EVENTS

February 14th United Night: Last month on Valentine’s Day, FGS Middle and High School came together for our first United Night of 2021! We enjoyed a fun night with the entire student ministry to laugh, worship, learn, and unite together to grow our individual relationships with God. We loved getting to eat pizza, play games, and hang out with everyone!



WHAT'S HAPPENING WITH FGS?
  • 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: We are continuing to work to provide a clean and welcoming environment on Sundays by providing hand sanitizer throughout our spaces, cleaning weekly and throughout the day on Sunday, encouraging students to distance in our auditoriums, and asking volunteers to wear masks when they are unable to use respectful distancing. Masks are optional for students, but we do provide a mask and social distancing required section in all of our student services. 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 on 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. Our high school students at home can watch the livestream of the middle school service or check out the FG Students Podcast for the latest high school message.
  • FG Students Podcast: Each week, we upload our Middle School and High School Sunday messages to our FG Students Podcast. This is a great resource for parents wanting to have further conversations with their students about what they are learning on Sundays! If your student misses a week, they can also go back and listen to past messages. The FG Students Podcast is available on Apple Podcasts or on the FG Students page of our website under Resources.
  • Students at Home: If your family has made the decision to watch our student services from home during this time, we would love to know who you are! We want to hear from you so that we know how we can best connect with your student and how we can love your family well. Please reach out to us by emailing students@fellowshipgreenville.org.
  • Talking with Staff: If you or your student are interested in talking with someone on staff, please email Matt (mdensky@fellowshipgreenville.org), Rachel (rbailer@fellowshipgreenville.org), Dallas (dgreenaway@fellowshipgreenville.org), or Brentley (bwilliams@fellowshipgreenville.org) to set up a time to talk!
UPCOMING EVENTS
  • High School Guys Day: On Saturday, March 13th, a group of our High School guys will be hiking in Pisgah National Forest for our annual HS Guys Hike Day! Registration for this event is already full. If you have already registered, we will see you at 8:30am that morning! If you were unable to register, keep an eye out for our high school hike day in the fall!
  • High School Girls Day: On March 27th from 9:30am-12pm, we are giving our high school girls (9th-12th grade) a unique opportunity to gather together on a Saturday morning to spend time digging into what it means to be a woman made in the image of God and embracing their identity in Jesus. We will have a guest speaker, group activities, snacks, and time for crafts and fellowship! The cost of this event is $10. Please register for this event online here.
  • Next Gen Stepping-In Class: On Sunday, March 28th at 11am, we will have another Next Gen Stepping-In Class. 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 NextGen Baptism. This class is offered 3 Sundays a year during our regular service times. Register your student online here.
  • No HS Programming on April 4th: FGS High will not have programming or small groups on Easter Sunday. We encourage our students to attend one of the FG Easter services and spend time with their family!
  • FGS Student Lunch: Middle and High School students are invited to join the FGS staff for lunch during their Spring Break on April 5 from 12-1:30pm at Maple Street Biscuit Company. There is no registration for this event, but the address can be found here. The first 10 students to arrive will win a free lunch!
  • High School Late Night Bowling: FGS staff invites all High School students for a late night of bowling at Peach Bowl Lanes on Tuesday, April 6, from 10pm-12am. Join us on Spring Break for food, fun, and fellowship! There is no registration for this event, but the address can be found here. The cost for this event is $10 at the door.
  • FGS Park Day: Middle and High School students are invited to join the FGS staff at Pittman Park over Spring Break to play some games from 11:00am-1:00pm on April 7, 2021. There is no registration for this event, but the address can be found here. Bring a lunch and water!
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!
  • FG Students Podcast: Each week, we upload our Middle School and High School Sunday messages to our FG Students Podcast. This is a great resource for parents wanting to have further conversations with their students about what they are learning on Sundays! If your student misses a week, they can also go back and listen to past messages. Our podcast is available on Apple Podcasts or on the FG Students page of our website under Resources.
  • 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.

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 students@fellowshipgreenville.org.

The FGS Team