High School

High School Ministries


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Life has many ups and downs, especially for students! Our ministries strive to help students know God's story, live it in its fullest, and share it with others in word and deed. We do this through meeting together each week and pursuing what God has for us, both locally and in the world. Find out about our regular programming below; for special events brochures and registration forms, please visit our Parent Resources page.

Questions? Please contact Calvin Sodestrom, Director of Youth and Family Ministry, at (510) 848-6252 ext. 291 or calvins@fpcberkeley.org.


Sunday Marked
Marked is a weekly gathering for the high school community at First Pres. We read, study, live, meditate on, pray, and wrestle with Scripture in the hopes of growing closer together and towards God.

Dates: Sundays during the school year
Time: 10:15–11:15 am during Middle Hour
Location: High School Room, M202 McKinley Hall

Midweek Marked (Small Groups)
High school students gather midweek for a break from weekly pressures and stresses. Our time together consists of dinner, worship, and small group discussions which provide students a chance to connect and grow. Please bring $5 for dinner.

Dates: Thursdays
Time: 7–9 pm
Location: High School Room, M202 McKinley Hall

Mexico Outreach Mission Trip: You Will Never Be the Same
It doesn't matter what age you are, Mexico Outreach is life-changing. Mexico Outreach was founded on the principle that young people of all ages can be effective in sharing the Gospel, and that within them are many gifts and talents to do so. Come to Ensenada this summer and find out how YOU can make a difference.

Dates: June 2016
Location: Ensenada, Mexico
More Information & Registration: Click here to download the application packet

NextStep (Confirmation)
Confirmation class is no longer just for freshmen! NextStep is a unique opportunity for an in-depth exploration of God's story. Through class times, mentorships, and personal disciplines, students will come to understand who God is, what he's done, and what he is inviting us into. Participants will have the opportunity to explore their faith and consider taking part in Confirmation Sunday in April 2016.

Dates: January–April, 2016
FAQ & Registration: Coming soon!

Area Morning Studies (Midweek Breakfast)
Area Morning Studies (AMs) are a way for students to start the day right with some fun, fellowship, and yummy breakfast! Students and youth staff meet in various locations for breakfast and conversation. Students purchase their own breakfasts and are responsible for their own transportation to school.

Dates & Times: Wednesdays during the school year, 7–7:45 am
Locations: Berkeley, Montclair, Alameda, and other locations

Network (High School Choir)
Music, friends, and fun—come join the Network. We sing choral music in a variety of styles and serve through worship leading, concerts, and mission trips. No auditions are required; just show up and sing!

Dates: Sundays during the school year
Time: 11:30 am–12:30 pm
Location: Music Room (behind the Sanctuary)
More Information: Click here for the Children's & Youth Choirs page.