5th -8th Grade

Our 5-8th grade ministry is specifically designed for our preteen/middle school students. Each week we come together for high energy worship, games, and small groups in an effort to grow in relationship with one another, and deepen our faith in God. A student’s preteen and middle school years come with so many changes. Knowing this, we strive to create a solid, consistent place where students can come to learn and grow together.

5th -8th Grade Weekly Schedule

Sunday Morning

9:30 AM

5th & 6th Graders : Worship in Sanctuary  and Bible Study

We recognize that there is a developmental difference between students who are in 5-6th grade and those who are in middle school and high school. We want to honor that by offering a place for those students to connect with their peers and leaders in a way that is more closely connected with where they are in 5-6th grade. Students will begin in the Sanctuary to worship together as a congregation. During the video that plays before the pastor gives the message, 5-6th grade students may leave the service to meet with an adult in the atrium who will take them to the Loft for their small group. Small groups will conclude at the end of the 9:30am service.

(9:30-10:00) – Worship in the Sanctuary 
(10:00-10:30) – Small Group in the Loft

7th & 8th Graders : Worship in Sanctuary

During the 9:30 am service we encourage our students to worship with their families! We believe that worship within a community of Christ followers, is essential for spiritual growth and maturity. We recognize the impact that families have on students and we want them to experience worshiping and serving together. If you have any questions about how you or your student can get plugged in during the 9:30 am service, please email students@fmcm.org.

11:00 am – Bible Study in Loft

All current 5th-12th grade students are invited to join United Students on Sunday mornings for Bible study at 11:00 am in the Loft. Throughout the year we will spend seasons walking together through the Bible from Genesis-Revelation. We will have time where we are all meeting together in a large group, and then we will break off into either table groups or small groups, depending on the specific lesson. Our hope is that through this time together, students will gain a deeper knowledge of Scripture and an understanding of its relevance in our lives today.


Wednesday Evening

Each Wednesday, throughout the school year,  students gather for a time of fellowship, games, worship, and small groups. We focus on a number of different topical discussions as our students gather in grade specific small groups led by our awesome adult mentors. Our desire is to provide a space where we can meet the students where they are and help them see how they can impact the world around them, regardless of their age. 

Wednesday (5th -8th Grade)

  • 5:30 pm: Open Gym for 5th -8th Grade
  • 6:15 pm: Pre-Game Activities and Announcements in the Loft
  • 6:30 pm: Small groups based on grade and gender
  • 7:15 pm: Worship in the Loft
  • 8:00 pm: Dismissal