First Congregational Church of Western Springs has several programs geared toward tweens and teens.  If you have questions regarding any youth programs contact Mike Tilden, Director of Youth Ministries, at 708.246.1900 or tilden@wscongo.org.

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JRneys Youth Group


JRneys is our youth group for junior high students (6th-8th grade). Aiming to strike a balance between fun and faith, the meetings alternate between playing games and exploring how faith relates to the many issues facing teens today. JRneys is open to all who wish to attend and honor the code of conduct.

JRneys is led by our Director of Youth Ministries, Mike Tilden. Meetings are held on the first, second and third Wednesday of the month at 7 pm. Non-members are welcome, so please bring a friend along. For more information, contact Mike at tilden@wscongo.org.

2018-2019 JRneys Calendar

October

3: Kick Off (Get-To-Know-You games)

10: Rummage Set-Up (6:30 – 8pm)

14: Crop Walk (SUNDAY)

17: No Meeting – Rummage

24: Pen Pals + Get-To-Know-You games

November

7: Gift Board Decorating

14: Poverty Simulation & Discussion

21: No Meeting – Thanksgiving week

December

5: Common Hope (student sponsorship?)

12: Common Hope

19: Christmas Party & Games

January

3: No Meeting

9: Pen Pals

16: Variety Show preparations

23: Variety Show – discuss coin collection competition vs. PF in Feb.

February

3: Youth Sunday

6: Wellness Discussion #1

13: Wellness Discussion #2

20: Minute 2 Win It (last day of coin collection competition vs. PF)

March

6: Ash Wednesday (6:30-8pm)

13: Up Piggies/Down Piggies Tournament

20: Common Hope (School supply collection)

April

3: PF & Work Tour Discussion

10: Kids Choices Conversation

17: Rummage Set-Up Help (6:30 – 8pm)

May

1: No JRneys (Rummage)

8:  Pen Pals

15: Finale Party/Capture the Flag! (weather dependent)

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Plymouth Fellowship (PF) Youth Group


Plymouth Fellowship (PF) is our youth group for high school students. Aiming to strike a balance between fun and faith, the Sunday night 7pm meetings alternate between game playing and exploring our faith and how that relates to the many issues facing teens today. Our youth groups are open to all who wish to attend and honor the code of conduct.

Mike Tilden, Director of Youth Ministries, leads Plymouth Fellowship. To learn more, call Mike at 708.246.1900 or email him at tilden@wscongo.org.

See our calendar below for a list of events. High schoolers should also join the PF Facebook page, and text Mike Tilden at 708.642.2827 to be added to group texting.

DOWNLOADABLE FORMS:

PF Community Covenant          Medical Form-Annual


2018-2019 PF Calendar

Sept. 16: Kick of picnic @ Sereda Park

Sept. 23: Family Icebreakers + Realm Intro

Sept. 26: Bible Study (8:15-9pm)

Sept. 30: Speed Dating

Oct. 7: Family Dinner + Discussion (7-8:30)

Oct. 10: Bible Study (8:15-9pm)

Oct. 14: Kick Ball BBQ @ Spring Rock

Oct. 17: Rummage Clean-Up (8 – 9:30pm)

Oct. 20: Fright Fest (Noon -9pm)

Oct. 21: Crop Hunger Walk (Noon -3pm)

Oct. 24: Bible Study (8:15-9pm)

Oct. 28: Church Kids Halloween Party (3:30-5pm)

Oct. 28: PF Costume Bonfire

Nov. 4: Chapel

Nov. 9-11: Fall Retreat (6pm Friday – 11am Sunday)

Nov. 14: Bible Study (8:15-9pm)

Nov. 17: FMSC + Portillos (8am – 12:30pm)

Nov. 18: Care Packages for college freshmen

Nov. 25: Girl/Guy Mtngs @ homes

Nov. 28: Bible Study (8:15-9pm)

Dec. 2: Chili Cook Off (5-7pm)

Dec. 9: San Lucas Xmas Party (1-4pm)

Dec. 12: Bible Study (8:15-9pm)

Dec. 16: Carols & Cocoa (3-4pm)

Dec. 16: PF Xmas Party (4-6pm)

Jan. 5: Styrofoam Collection (9am – noon)

Jan. 6: Family Dinner + Discussion (7-8:30pm)

Jan. 12: Kids Fun Day (3:30-6pm)

Jan. 13: Project Linus

Jan. 16: Bible Study (8:15-9pm)

Jan. 20: Fireside Chat with Kirch

Jan. 27: 6pm = Spring Work Tour Parent Mtng

Jan. 27: 7pm = PFormal + Karaoke

Jan. 30: Bible Study (8:15-9pm)

Feb: Coin Collection month

Feb. 3: Super Bowl Party (TBD)

Feb. 9: PF Frozen Frenzy @ Village Club (6:30pm – 11pm)

Feb. 10: Family Dinner + Discussion/Love Tanks (7-8:30pm)

Feb. 13: Bible Study (8:15-9pm)

Feb. 17: Game Night

Feb. 23-24: Lock-In

Feb. 27: Bible Study (8:15-9pm)

Mar. 2: 3v3 Basketball Tournament Fundraiser

Mar. 3: Family Dinner + Discussion (7-8:30pm)

Mar. 9: San Lucas soup kitchen (10am – 1:30pm)

Mar. 10: Work Tour Games

Mar. 13: Bible Study (8:15-9pm)

Mar. 17: 6pm = Freshman Work Tour Parent Mtng

Mar. 17: 7pm = Pre-Spring Work Tour Mtng

Mar. 22-31: Spring Work Tour (New Orleans, LA)

Apr. 3: Bible Study (8:15-9pm)

Apr. 7: Reflection Chapel

Apr. 13: San Lucas soup kitchen (10am -1:30pm)

Apr. 14: Progressive Dinner (6-8pm)

Apr. 17: Bible Study (8:15-9pm)

Apr. 28: Girl/Guy Mtng @ homes

May 1: Rummage Clean-Up (8-9:30pm)

May 5: Family Dinner + Officer Elections (6-8pm)

May 19: PF Video

June 2-8: Freshman Work Tour (Washington DC)

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Congo Hoops


Boys Congo Hoops

The boys Congo Hoops Church League Basketball season begins in October with practices on Monday nights at 8pm at McClure Junior High School. Students in 9th – 12th grade are welcome to participate, but league rules stipulate that participation on a church’s team requires one of two criteria; membership in the church OR active participation in the youth group. Games begin in December and the season wraps-up in mid-March. There is a fee for participation as well, determined by participation and league costs, which vary each year. A permission form must be completed by each player.  Click here to access the permission slip.

Girls Congo Hoops

The Girls Congo Hoops Church League Basketball season begins mid-March after the completion of Boys Congo Hoops.  Practice dates, times, and location are pending.  Check your weekly email or Gatherings newsletter for updates.  Students in 9th – 12th grade are welcome to participate, but league rules stipulate that participation on a church’s team requires one of two criteria; membership in the church OR active participation in the youth group. There is a fee for participation as well, determined by participation and league costs, which vary each year. A permission form must be completed by each player.  Click here to access the permission slip.

 

If you have any questions please contact Mike Tilden at tilden@wscongo.org or (708)246-1900.

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Faith And Flow Yoga


Faith And Flow Yoga takes place weekly on Wednesdays at 10:45am and Sundays at 6pm in the Seim Room. Open to individuals 13+, the all-levels classes are led by trained yoga instructors. Suggested $10 donation for adults and free for students.  For more information contact Katherine at katherine@wscongo.org.  Note:  People under the age of 18 must have a parent or gaurdian sign a program waiver.  Click here to access the program waiver.