Youth Education & Ministry
Our Youth Group takes faith and fun seriously. In addition to a dynamic Sunday School program, book groups, small groups, retreats, mission trips, and fellowship, they’re involved in service to the church family, local outreach and mission, and take part in Sunday worship through Sine Nomine (Youth) Choir, reading Scripture, greeting, and more.
Mid-High Youth Fellowship
Our 6th-8th graders focus on building relationships through discussion-based Sunday School, social activities, volunteer projects, prayer, and exploring their role in Christ’s community.
Senior-High Youth Fellowship
Sunday mornings from 9:30 to 10:30am: Senior High Youth (grades 9-12) meet to dive deep into the Biblical story and current social issues through discussion, study, and fellowship.
Outings: The group often gathers for dinners out, games, movies, and places like the trampoline-filled Sky-Zone or the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Chalk Fest.
Mission Projects: Senior Highs are encouraged to serve others at Forest Hill, in their own daily lives, and through mission projects and learning trips throughout the Cleveland Area.
Summer Mission Trips
Each summer, the Senior High youth (including rising 9th graders) engage in a week of mission or study. In 2017, they traveled to the Montreat Conference Center and plan to return there in 2018. Previously, they’ve gone to Washington D.C., Harlan, KY; Leon, Nicaragua; the Presbyterian Triennium in Indiana; Cherokee, North Carolina; and Juarez, Mexico.
Confirmation classes bridge the gap between parental pressure to join a church and youthful desire to choose their own faith journey. Youths are paired with Covenant Partners – a spiritually mature member of the congregation – as they explore questions about Christianity.
Confirmation is offered every other year and provide a comprehensive overview of our faith, along with opportunities to grow closer to adult mentors and youth friends.
FHC Youth Permission Form: REQUIRED for all off-site youth activities.