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Mission Trip

This summer's mission trip is to the Sioux Nation, South Dakota! Deadline to register is June 12. More information and download our brochure.

Sundays (during the school year)

9:00 am, Sunday school for Junior & senior high school students (youth room)

10:45 am, Junior and senior high school students sit together in worship service.

5:30-7 pm, JAM (7th & 8th grade) Junior high youth group meet for games, skits/dramas, trips, and real discussion on real issues.

7:15–9 pm, DMI (9th-12th grade) Senior high youth group meet for games, skits/dramas, trips, and real discussion on real issues.


Wednesdays, 7:30-9 pm, 11-12 grade students meet for TN at 819 Clinton, River Forest. TN is a time of discussion on current social issues led by the Youth Director.

Small Groups

A group for every age. Weekly meetings designed to grow individual and community faith.


Fall and winter retreats for middle school and high school groups in exciting locations designed to allow more time for fellowship and reflection on faith.

Summer Service

Teens entering 8th or 9th grade are invited to serve as TNT (Teens in Touch) leaders during VBS. Vacation Bible School is a morning program for children 4 yrs - 4th grade.

Teens entering 10th grade and older are invited to serve as leaders during RSG. RSG is a First Pres day camp program for kids in 5th-7th.


Release form for all trips and events.

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What does FRIST mean?
Each letter stands for something.

F - Following Jesus (Discipleship)
R - Reaching our Community (Service)
I - Introducing the Gospel
S - Submitting to God (Worship)
T- Together (Fellowship)

Our goals:

  • Reaching students with the love of Christ,
  • Teaching them how to share that love with others,
  • Surrounding them with a network of supportive and mature believers,
  • Encouraging them to wrestle with the difficult questions about their faith.


  • Sunday school
  • Large group events (JAM, DMI)
  • Small groups &TN
  • Activities (concerts, outings)
  • Retreats
  • Service projects
  • Leadership opportunities (TNT, RSG, small groups)
  • Summer: Fun in the Son summer camp (Hilton Head) and Son Servants mission trip (location varies)
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