FCRC Youth Ministries (Grades 7-12)
Click on the following links to find out more about each of these ministries:
Middle School Youth Ministry (Grades 7-8)
- Sunday Education Hour (Sunday School)
- Ground Zero (Catechism)
- Boys' Club (Cadets)
- Girls' Club (GEMS)
Cadets (Boys' Club) -- Grades 1 - 7
The boys' club, which is called Cadets at Friendship CRC, meets at Friendship Christian Reformed Church on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Boys in grades 1 & 2 are in the Jr. Cadet program with Bible Lesson and Merit Badge work designed for their age group. Boys in grades 3 to 7 (and up) are in the Recruit-Pathfinder-Builder group. This group also has Bible Lessons and Merit Badge work designed to help them grow spiritually in all areas of life by providing Christian men who are committed to interacting with the specifically designed material, structure, and program to implement the goal of Cadeting. The boys will enjoy campouts, canoeing, annual father/son events and other club activities which will give them skills to enjoy God’s creation. To learn more about the Calvinist Cadet Corps (of which the Friendship program is part of), you can check their website.
Ground Zero (Catechism) -- grades 9-12
This group meets at 10:50 am every Sunday in the LOFT during the school year. Over the course of four years each youth will study the primary confessions of our church -- the Heidelberg Catechism, the Belgic Confession and the Canons of Dort. In addition we will study the particular "accent' of the Reformed faith, seeking to understand our commonalities and differences with other Christian and non-Christian faiths.
GEMS -- Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior (Girls' Club) -- Grades 2 - 8
GEMS Girls' club at Friendship CRC meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Girls in grades 2-8 enjoy some singing, Bible studies, earning badges, and making crafts. We begin the night with some group activity and singing. Their Bible study and craft work is led by two counselors in small groups, which are divided by grade. GEMS girls have fun learning more about God and building friendships that grow year after year. As a group, we enjoy various outings, service projects, and sleepovers together. To learn more about the international GEMS program (of which the Friendship program is part of), you can check their website.
Sunday School (Sunday Educational Hour) -- Grades K-8
Sunday School is for grades K through 8 and meets on Sunday mornings, September through April, following the 9:30 am worship service. The purpose is to teach the youth of the church the basic truths of the Bible and help them apply Biblical truths to their lives.