What's Happening In September?

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Hey Parents!

We’ve had an amazing start to the fall semester – but the best is still ahead! There are so many incredible opportunities happening this fall so take a look at how your student can be involved!

Fall Schedule

September 8 – Jr. High Bible Study begins
September 11 – High School Community Groups begin
September 20 – High School Girls Worship Night
October 12-14 – Underground Weekend (High School & Jr. High)
October 13 – No evening student ministry activities
November 10 – Youth Encounter (High School & Jr. High)
November 27 – No student ministry activities
December 8 – High School Christmas Party
December 11 – Jr. High Christmas Party
December 14 - January 1 – No student ministry activities except for Life Groups

Jr. High Bible Study

Join us on Sunday, September 8 at 6:15pm in Room A142 as we launch our Fall Bible Study for Jr. High! (7th-8th Grade).

The study will be taught by Pastor Mike Cariker and will be over the book, Jesus > Religion that helps students grow and understand that Jesus is better than anything this world has to offer and how they can be better followers of Jesus!

Sign up is not required for this Bible study.

High School Community Groups

This past summer, we introduce a new format for Bible study by meeting in a home. We’re continuing this idea by launching new Community Group Bible Studies where high school students can meet in different locations around the O’Fallon area on Wednesday nights at 6:15pm.

The goal of this is to create an environment where students are comfortable to share and speak, while opening up the opportunity to invite their friends who might not normally walk into a church building.

Each Community Group will cover a different topic/subject and there will be an option at the church for those who wish to remain on the church campus. Sign up for these groups is required and can be done before or after the morning/evening worship services or by contacting us.

We believe God is going to do incredible things through our community groups and pray that high school students can join and be a part of one of the different groups we offer!


*Seamless (Girl’s study led by Ellen Atterberry)
Focuses on teaching girls how the different people, places and promises tie together into the greater story of the Bible.

*The God I Know (Girl’s study led by Jen Dugger)
A study for girls that walks them through the attributes of God and how that impacts true, biblical doctrine.

To Live Is Christ, To Die Is Gain (Co-ed study led by Evan Morris at the church)
A walk through the book of Philippians that shows students what it means to grow in spiritual maturity. 

*Authentic Love: Christ, Culture and the Pursuit of Purity (Guy’s study led by Nick Waterman)
A study that teaches guys that God created us for a life that seeks personal holiness and how our culture, through sexual immorality, has distorted that plan.

*These groups will meet in the homes of the Community Group leader. Once a student has signed up, we will provide their home address.

Fall Retreat (Underground Weekend)

Join us for our Fall Retreat on October 12-14 at Lake Sallateeska Baptist Camp in Pinckneyville, IL. This is a powerful weekend of spiritual renewal, worship and Bible study (plus a ton of other fun events) for our Jr. High and High School students (7th-12th grade)

Regular Registration: $80 (August 26 - September 29)
*Late Registration: $100 (September 30 - October 6)

*This registration does not guarantee your student a t-shirt

There are additional options on the registration such as swimming ($3/person), laser tag ($10/person) and crafts ($5/person). These are not required but can be added in addition to the registration cost. You may register without adding any additional activities, however, any additional options must be registered and paid for no later than Sunday, October 6.

Didn’t see information on an upcoming event? We may not have full details or information available for those events yet but will share when we are able. If you have any questions or want to learn more about being involved in First Students, you can contact us at fbcostudents@fbcofallon.org.