What is PF Youth Group?

“PF” is short for “Pilgrim Fellowship,” which has been the name of the High School Youth Group at First Church, Simsbury, for a long time.  The meaning behind this name dates back to the pilgrims who came to New England in search of religious freedom.  The name still fits quite well because all of us, and especially teenagers, are pilgrims on a journey.

PF is for all 9th through 12th graders no matter their religious background, ideas about God, or anything else.  Everyone is welcome.  PF is a place to play, discuss, worship, grow, serve, and love.  PF is a place for teenagers to journey together in faith.  PF meets for fellowship, retreats, mission opportunities, and more.   See the PF schedule below and join us!

We require a signed Information, Health and Medical Form for each participant.  Please download the form, fill it out, and drop it off at the main church office, scan it and email it to cbehrens@fccsimsbury.org, or mail it to 689 Hopmeadow St., Simsbury.  Once on file, your form is valid for the school year.

The PF Youth Group Schedule

In addition to the events that are specific to youth below, Worship is held at 8:30am in the Chapel and 10am in the Sanctuary each Sunday.  All are welcome!

  • Easter Sunday, April 16:  Pancake Breakfast!
    Easter is this Sunday and you know what that means…Jesus is Risen and EASTER PANCAKES!!!  From 6:00AM -11AM on Sunday morning we will need all hands on deck for this annual breakfast in Palmer Hall. We need egg crackers, milk pourers, batter mixers, pancake flippers, and table servers. If you can make it, please text PF Advisor Evan Gross (860-882-8792) or PFer’s Bella Hatton (385-313-4288) or Andrew Hart (860-573-6169) with your name and times you are available!!  Also, make plans to attend one of our three worship services on Easter morning.  The sunrise service at 5:45am with the Methodist Church, the 8:30am intergenerational service, or the 10:30am traditional service.

    • Sunday, April 23, from 7-9pm in the Youth Room:  Raven the Therapy Dog
    Raven the Therapy Dog and her owner Karyn Cordner will be visiting.  Don’t miss this chance to meet Raven and to hear about all the great work she does in the community.

    • Saturday, April 29, from 8am-5pm:  Rebuilding Together Rebuilding Day
    Think of it as a “one day mission trip.”  Spend the day working on a construction site experiencing the satisfaction of helping to improve the lives of your neighbors.  You must register in advance by doing three things.  1)  Text Kelsey Gray to let her know you are coming as she organizes transportation.  2)  Click here and scroll down to First Church Simsbury (not Glastonbury), click the blue “sign up” link and submit.  3)  Download and bring this form.

    • Sunday, April 30 in Hartford, from 2:20-6pm:  Annual Connecticut Youth Revival at the Liberty Christian Center in Hartford
    What is a Youth Revival?  It’s a spirited worship service designed to reawaken our souls from the mundane and ordinary, helping us see all things as of God and extraordinary.  Through singing, dancing, and inspirational preaching, we will return home with a renewed sense of God’s guiding presence in our lives!  We will depart in the church bus at 2:20pm and arrive back to First Church by 6pm.  Text Rev. Kev at 860-324-5630 to sign up.

    • Sunday, May 7, from 7-9pm in the Youth Room:  PF Kickball and Devotion
    Kickball with PF is always a great time, and anyone can play!  We’ll hop on the bus for a game at the Memorial Fields, and then return back to the Youth Room for a devotion and candle prayer.

    •Sunday, May 14th:  No PF Youth Group (Mother’s Day)

    •Sunday, May 21st, 6-9pm:  PF Closing Picnic and Graduate Blessing at Town Forest Park (86 Town Forest Road, Simsbury).  Meet at the park at 6pm with pickup at the church at 9pm.

    •Sunday, May 28th:  No PF Youth Group (Memorial Day Weekend)

    •Sunday, June 4th:  No PF Youth Group (Prom Weekend)

    •Sunday, June 11th:  2017 Biloxi Mission Trip Pre-Meeting in Palmer Hall.

    •Sunday, June 18:  No PF (Father’s Day)

    •Sunday, July 23 through Saturday, July 29, 2017:  Mission Trip to Biloxi, Mississippi!  

    No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.

Contact Rev. Kevin at 651-3593 x16 or kweikel@fccsimsbury.org