First Church offers ministries specially geared for our youth, including Middle School and High School Youth Group and Confirmation.

Our Middle School and High School groups typically meet at the same time. When we come together as a youth group, we share dinner and then divide into two groups for age-appropriate lessons, conversation, and fun. In a typical month, we will offer one First Church youth event and one to two events with West Hartford partner churches.

We recently have begun teaming up with other local progressive congregations (Westminster Presbyterian and St. John’s Episcopal Church) to do more youth ministry events together. Although our new group does not have a name yet, we have grounded our mission in the love of God and neighbor. We already have several service events scheduled for the year, and we are committed to a strong mission presence in Greater Hartford.

Our confirmation program is for high school students, typically freshman or sophomores, who are interested in affirming their baptismal vows and taking their place as adult members of the church. The yearlong program focuses on biblical interpretation as well as the joys and costs of discipleship in our time.