Youth Ministry


Cross Trainers

(for Grades 6–8)

We are delighted to present to you the newest FPCLG Middle School Ministry program for 6th-8th graders, Cross Trainers.

Cross Trainers is a cooperative effort between our Children's Ministry and Youth Ministry Committees. We meet two to three times a month throughout the school year on the second floor (Room 203) during the 11:15 a.m. service. (Cross Trainers are encouraged to sit together in the service and will exit after the 'Time for Children').

In addition to regular gatherings, the 6th-8th graders will be volunteering to participate in Communion services and group mission projects and outings. 

Cross Trainers is part faith formation and part youth group. We have monthly topics such as Friendship, Faith, Mission, World Religions, Superheroes and much more. We will be praying, learning, playing games and fostering fellowship and outreach. We encourage our Cross Trainers to bring friends with them. No previous Presbyterian experience is necessary.



Vacation Cross Trainers, our fun mission-based program for Grades 6-8, will be held from July 29-August 2, 2019. Middle school youth will be making a difference on daily mission trips around Chicagoland. Registration is now open!



(for Grade 8 and those who haven't already taken the class)

Our eighth graders meet weekly from October through May to learn about themselves, the Bible, Jesus, obstacles to faith, the church and membership, all in preparation to become members of the church if they so choose. They begin their evenings with dinner together and enjoy time to get to know one another in a casual environment. If you are interested in our Confirmation program, contact Lisa Nadle at or 708.354.0771, ext. 30.


TUXIS (high school Youth Group)

(for Grades 9-12)

Our high school youth group meets on Sunday evenings during the school year from 6:30-8:00 p.m. We meet in Fellowship Hall (lower level) to have dinner together (parents sign up to provide one of our meals), and then move up to our third floor youth room. Be sure to check out the church calendar since we occasionally head off-site for special events. Our highlight of the year is our summer mission trip, usually toward the end of July, to a different location each year. Contact Lisa Nadle at or 708.354.0771, ext. 30, with questions or to find out how to get involved.