Youth Services

We believe that giving our children the knowledge and love of our Lord and Savior is the key to their future because Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it." (Mark 10:14-15).  It is our responsibility to ensure that the children receive the knowledge and guidance at a young age so they can grow in the Lord and make the right decisions as they get older.  We are putting in place programs that will allow the children to learn about the Lord and provide the guidance they will need in the future.
Youth Groups
Ages 2-7 years old Group

     The kids in this age group enjoy learning about Jesus and God's Word in many fun different ways.  We try to mix up the learning to keep the
     kids interested.  We have crafts, movies, lessons, sing songs, and play games during this youth group.

Ages 8-14 years old Group

     The kids in this group enjoy going into more detail about God's Word and how to apply it to their daily lives.  We also do crafts, games, and
     songs with age group, but we go into more detail about living a strong confident Christian life for the Lord in a society that is becoming
     increasingly more difficult to do so in.

Ages 15-18 years old Group

     We deal the difficult situations that face today's teenagers.  We provide them with a safe environment that offers opportunities to share their
     thoughts and struggles with other teenagers their age that are going through the same situations.  We provide this age group with the
     knowledge and the confidence needed to be a Christian in one of the hardest environments to do so, high school.

Junior Church -- Runs 1st & 3rd Sunday Mornings of the Month during Regular Worship Service @10:30am
Matthew 13:31-32 states, "Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field: Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof."

We believe that the earlier we plant the seed for the love of the Lord the bigger and stronger that plant will grow.  We understand that the children are the future of our congregation and the earlier that we get them involved in the work of the Lord the more involved they will be in the future.  We also believe that, if taught properly starting a young enough age, they will they will be stronger more confident Christians into adulthood.

That is why we offer junior church to all of the children from Kindergarten thru sixth grade every Sunday Morning.  We give the children a real Sunday morning adult service atmosphere with a teaching method that is geared toward teaching the children in a fun innovative way.  We use music, videos, crafts, & games to teach the children about the Lord.  The best part is they are having so much fun that they do not even realize they are learning.

Vacation Bible School

At Vacation Bible School this year, we learned all about Jesus and why we need Him, How He saved us, and what He wants us to do.  We had a great time and everyone involved was blessed by the fellowship and learning more about God's Word.  VBS was a tremendous success and we raised over $600 for our mission this year.  The children were rewarded two-fold.  They were able to soak Jeff Blankenbicker with pies in the face and were able to feel good about reaching their goal and learning about Jesus.

Ministry that we raised money for was Help for Haiti

For more information, please contact Jordan Schreyer 

Outings & Activities
     We plan an outing or activity for our youth almost every month in order to give them opportunities to build friendships with one another, which
     ensures that they have those strong positive influences as they grow up and run into trials throughout their lives.  Some of the more recent
     activities that we have planned were a Congregational Night Out at an Altoona Curve Game, trip to the Pittsburgh Zoo, movie night, and video
     game night.  We are always planning new trips and activities and if anyone has any suggestions, please email them to

For more information about any of services offered for the children at the First Church of Christ in Bolivar,
please contact Rick Yeager 

Last Updated on: 3/27/2018

First Church of Christ
Route 259W
Bolivar, PA 15923