Youth Ignite Group

Contact Ben or Christine Geeding for additional information on any of the programs you see below!

cgeeding@uccdarien.org, bgeeding@uccdarien.org.

Youth Group

Youth Ignite Group meetings are held in the Dream Center across the street from the church. We discuss requested topics, eat dinner, and play games! 6-7:30pm 1 Sunday/mo. (fall and spring).

Middle School ACCESS

Middle School Access is run by Christine Geeding with help from the middle school parents. Access is a 2-year program for grades 6-7 (8th grade confirmands are welcome, too!) in which the students explore the Bible from cover to cover, looking for stories and scenes both famous and infamous. Students leave Access with a foundation in the Bible’s conception and structure.

Junior Choir

Our youngest Youth Ignite Group members are invited to join Junior Choir (1st – 6th grade). Junior Choir rehearses one to two times per month after the 10:00am service and is led by Christine Geeding. Performances may include Music Sunday, Come As You Are, and Teacher Appreciation/Celebration Sunday.

Confirmation

FCC 8th graders complete the Confirmation process to become members of FCC! Confirmation involves outreach, service attendance, and classroom time. Click here for more information!

High School ACCESS

High School Access is run by Benjamin Geeding and meets once per month during the 10:00am service. 9th-12th graders discuss important topics affecting their high school years and upcoming college careers.

Youth Band

Youth Band is our music-making worship group for our monthly Come As You Are contemporary services. Grades 6 – 12 are invited to bring their voices or instruments to our two monthly rehearsals (one rehearsal the week before the service, and another just before the service.) Our youth band is currently led by Ben and Christine Geeding (piano and vocals), with help from John Stuart (drums) and Daniel Hague (sound). We have been blessed to have 8 students involved in our band since our start two years ago!

Activities

The Youth Ignite Group goes on one special outing per month. Previous outings have included Rock Climb Fairfield, paintball, bowling, and game nights at Ben and Christine’s home!

Meet Ben and Christine!

Ben was born in Michigan and Christine in Idaho, and they met in 2010 at Olivet Nazarene University in Illinois. After studying music, both went on to get masters degrees (Ben in Christian Thought, Christine in Christian Ministry). Both have served in various church settings across the west and midwest.

Outreach

The Youth Ignite Group offers various opportunities for outreach (outside of the church) and inreach (inside of the church)! Students can sign up to help at numerous church events and can participate in outreach opportunities such as Midnight Run (spring), Liberation House Game Nights (monthly on Friday nights) and other service endeavors. Contact bgeeding@uccdarien.org for more information!

FOR OUR HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE GRADUATES AGES 17-30:

Pastor Ben and Mrs. G. offer a bi-monthly game night full of food, fun, board games and video games at the Associate’s Parsonage. Contact bgeeding@uccdarien.org to get in on the text group for information about our next game night!