Welcome to THE PIPE
The PIPE youth ministry at FPCF is a safe place in which to discuss relevant issues of faith. We provide a safe environment in which to ask questions about faith, discover your unique qualities as a follower of Christ and grow in friendship with other students.
We joyfully gather every Sunday morning with the whole church for morning worship (9:30am) and Sunday School (11:00am). Our students meet in the PIPE Youth Center from 11:00-12:00PM for Sunday School. It is a great time to grow in your journey of faith. It is also a time for our confirmation class to meet from November through early May.
Sunday Evening PIPE
We gather again on Sunday evening for Pipe. Pipe meets from 6:00-7:30 in the youth center. We have a meal, games, small group breakouts, videos, music and relevant teaching. We also have Regional Small Groups that meet on Wednesday evenings from 7-8 in local homes. We have groups that meet in Grand Blanc, Flushing and one at the church.
Events and Activities
We have a lot of activities throughout the year. We have a couple of retreats in the fall called Disciple Now. We have our own in late September and then join with multiple churches for a combined retreat in early November. These local retreats are relevant, and cost effective for students. We have a winter retreat in February at Springhill. It is a fabulous getaway for students to grow in their journey of faith. We also do another summer retreat in Charlevoix.
We have many service opportunities for students. We serve our Neighborhood Breakfast on a regular rotation on Sunday mornings. We go on summer mission trips every year. We serve on stateside trips and an international trip once every 4 years. We also have a local trip each summer. We serve the many service organizations throughout Genessee County during the year. We also have a Famine Retreat to raise money for organizations each year..
We have fun trips throughout the year that include Cedar Point, the Beach Road Rally, Christmas Club Pipe, and our Post Pipe Parties that are held weekly in the summer months.
PIPE Leadership Team
The PIPE is led by a team of youth leaders that plans all of our events. Being in leadership at PIPE is one way we share our talents and gifts with one another, and it is an excellent opportunity to build leadership skills by working together in collaboration. To join the PIPE Leadership team, speak with Jim Pope.
There are four scholarships available to graduating seniors of the First Presbyterian Church intending to enroll in college. Below is a list of current applications. Please be sure to read the criteria and qualifications listed on each application prior to filling them out.
David E. Molyneaux (1-year scholarship)
Available to a member of First Presbyterian Church of Flint and accepted by a college as a full-time first year, undergrad or graduate student.
Robert T. Longway (renewable scholarship up to 4 years)
Available to a student who has been accepted by a college as a full-time first year undergrad student.
John and Dorothy Stout (1-years scholarship that can be applied for each year)
Available to a member of First Presbyterian Church of Flint, accepted by U of M Flint as a full- time student.
Hope Flynn Scholarship in Pursuit of Music (1-year scholarship)
Available to a member of First Presbyeterian Church of Flint, accepted by a college as a full-time first year, undergrad or graduate student. This can be awarded toward music lessons, music camp or a musical instrument for younger students.