Our youth group at First Church is called Students 1st. The group is split into two. The Mountaintop (grades 9-12) and The Summit (grades 6-8). Teens in both groups meet together weekly for Sunday school in The Cove. This amazing group of youngsters also enjoy many opportunities to serve the church as acolytes, liturgists and in the Youth Choir and the Youth Chime Ensemble.


We explore many different ways to grow in our faith and live into the teachings of Jesus Christ. We enjoy adventures and outings of all different sorts. Last summer many members of Students 1st  participated in a four week hiking series, exploring the many different types of local trails from the coast to the mountains. The teens raced go-karts downtown, paddle boarded on SD Bay, played broomball on ice at UTC, played until sunset and then relaxed with a bonfire at Mission Bay and various indoor/outdoor movie nights on campus. We are excited to return to a Winter Retreat in Big Bear, after being interrupted by the pandemic and shutdown. 

Contact Kenton Reaves Hundley, Director of Discipleship for Children & Youth for more information. (619) 297-4366 ext. 118.



Students 1st Sunday School (grades 6-12)

Join us on Sundays in The Cove (UMC building) 10:30 - 11:30AM

5th Sunday NO SUNDAY SCHOOL children and youth are encouraged to worship in the sanctuary with their families.

Become an Acolyte

GRADES 4 - 12

Acolytes assist in sanctuary worship services year-round. They lead the choir processional, light the altar candles, receive the offering, assist in baptisms, extinguish the altar candles, and assist at special services wherever needed. Acolytes learn leadership and cooperation skills as well as symbolism in our worship services. 

Candidates grades 4 through 12 are welcome. For further information, please email Kenton  or call 619-297-4366 ext. 118 


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