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
  • Middle School Girls Night and Guys Night: In May, our Middle Schoolers got together for our first annual Middle School Girls and Guys Nights. Our girls had a board game and movie night, and our guys had a video game night! We had a blast hanging out, eating food, and playing games together!
  • May United Night: On May 23rd, FG Students came together for the last United Night of the school year. Our theme was “Retro Night,” and we loved seeing everyone dress up like the 80’s, 90’s, and early 2000’s! We enjoyed gathering as an entire student ministry, both middle school and high school to laugh, worship, learn, and unite together to grow our individual relationships with God.
WHAT'S HAPPENING WITH FGS?
  • FGS Middle: Middle School meets Sunday mornings at 9 and 11am in the Student Building! Middle School small groups do not meet during the summer. In June, we will finish our Middle School series on Worship. Throughout the series, a few of our worship leaders will teach through what the word worship means and the differences between corporate and individual worship.
  • FGS High: High School meets Sunday nights from 6-8pm in Auditorium 2! High School small groups do not meet during the summer. Over the summer, we will have a High School series of stand-alone sermons and a couple guest speakers!
  • Student CBR Journals: Student CBR Journals are a great resource for students as they read along the same books of the Bible as the Adult CBR. Sometimes students will only read part of the day’s chapter, but their booklets also include a short devotion with questions for each day. We are encouraging students to use the Student CBR Journals while also emphasizing that it’s about engagement and not achievement. Students can pick up a copy from the Student Cafe!
  • FGS In-Person: Along with the FG adult services, FG Students will be lifting some of our Covid policies that have been in place. We will continue to provide a clean and welcoming environment on Sundays with hand sanitizer available. Our volunteers will no longer be required to wear masks, and masks will continue to be optional for students. We will still offer a mask required section in our student services. In FGS Middle, chairs will no longer be spaced apart, and in FGS High, students will no longer be asked to leave an open chair between them.
  • 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 main FG service at 11am and keep up with our current high school series by listening to the FG Students Podcast or watching the message on our YouTube channel later in the week.
UPCOMING EVENTS
  • FGS Summer Programming: Our Summer Programming for Middle and High School will launch on Sunday, June 6th! Over the summer, Middle School will meet weekly and High School will meet on select Sunday nights (about every other week). Students have received a Summer Calendar with dates for events and programming, and additional calendars are available in the Student Cafe. Events and programming dates can also be found in each monthly newsletter and on the Students page of the FG website.
  • June Schedule for High School: High School will meet from 6-8pm on June 6th, June 20th, and June 27th. High School will not meet on June 13th.
  • Senior Sessions: All graduated seniors are invited to join our summer Senior Sessions after High School Programming on Sunday nights from 9pm-10pm during June and July! We will meet in the Student Cafe as we spend time worshipping together and discussing a variety of topics about your next stage of life. These Senior Sessions are free to attend, and all dates can be found online here.
  • HS Girls Book Club: Our High School girls (current 9-12th grade) will be starting a Summer Book Club in June, reading through "The Truest Thing About You" by David Lomas for 8 weeks! We will be meeting on Tuesdays from 1:00-2:00 pm in the FG Courtyard area, a time of community and discussion. Please buy the book separately and register here!
  • Middle School Park Day: All Middle School students are invited to join the FGS staff at Pittman Park to play some games and celebrate summer from 11:00am-1:00pm on June 16th. There is no registration for this event, but the address can be found here. Bring a lunch and water and invite a friend!
  • Middle School Outreach X-Days: On June 21st and 28th, FGS Middle will be serving the Poe Mill area of Greenville. To foster growing hearts and minds focused on serving, students will have the opportunity to learn and serve alongside our local partner Griggs Church and pastor Mitch Miller. Students can sign up for just one of the two days (June 21st or 28th), as both days will be the same experience. Students will meet at FG before riding over to Griggs Memorial Baptist Church and will return to FG that afternoon for pickup. The cost is $15 per student to cover transportation and food. There is limited space so make sure to sign up online as soon as possible!
  • High School Pool Party: All High School students are invited to cool off from the summer heat with us on Thursday, June 24th from 6pm-8pm at our high school pool party! Join us for a fun evening of swimming, playing awesome outside games, and some great fellowship with other students and student ministry staff. Invite a friend and come ready for some hamburgers and hotdogs! Register for this free event on the website to receive the address.
  • No FGS on July 4th: FGS Middle and High School will not meet on Sunday, July 4th.
  • FGS Discovery Island: FGS invites all Middle and High School students and their immediate families out to Discovery Island Waterpark for a fun evening of water sliding, flo-riding, and enjoying summer with our middle school families. This free event is on Wednesday, July 7, from 5:45-7: 45 pm. If you would like to ride the FlowRider attraction, you must fill out the waiver here and bring it with you.
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 along with questions to discuss with your students. 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 lives of your children!
  • Parent Cue: This resource offers content for parents that is specific to your students’ phases and can be accessed on the Parent Cue website or with the Parent Cue app. Available content includes parent resources, discussion prompts, and blog articles written by parents with relevant topics that matter to parents. We hope this resource provides you with encouragement and helps you disciple your children!
  • 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