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Scholarship Available!

The FPC College Scholarship is offered to any HS graduate who is a member of First Pres and who's been accepted to a college, university, or technical college. Applicants must complete all items on the application to be considered for the scholarship. All completed applications must be received no later than May 31, 2018. Contact Mary Barlament at or call 562-5081 for an application or access one here.

Unga Bunga Tribe / Youth Ministries

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The Ungabunga Tribe Youth Group meets on Wednesday nights from 6:25 to 8:00 p.m., with a summer break. 2018 youth group meetings begin again on Wednesday, September 5. All youth in grades six to twelve are encouraged to participate.

Follow leaders Loni and Bobbi as they take you deep into the Bible, out into our community, and inside the life of the Church.


Upcoming Youth Events

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October 26-28: Fall Youth Camp

A mix of fun, mission work, and fellowship at Fall Youth Camp - pray for our campers as they find mission and fellowship among their peers. 


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December 14: Youth Lock-in & wrap Christmas presents

Each year, the Unga Bunga Tribe youth group has an overnight lock-in, and during that time, they also wrap the gifts the church members have donated for several families from Tank School in need of some assistance.

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January 25 & 26, 2019: Ski Trip

More information to follow, but a really great time to be had!



Past Youth Events

2018-06-28 Mission team to St. LouisIntergenerational Mission Trip to St. Louis

A group of Green Bay area Presbyterians (from First Pres and Oconto) traveled to St. Louis, staying at the mission house of Oak Hill Presbyterian Church, and doing service work coordinated by AMEN Saint Louis.



Chinook, Montana Mission Trip

2018-06-12 to 19 MT mission trip team (3)-optBobbi Holl, George Hubbard, and Loni McCormick were the chaperones, and Sara Bostedt, Evan Hansen, Elizabeth Paag, and Zach Wittman were the youth on this mission trip. They painted a VFW that is also used as a food pantry and helped to scrub and clean the kitchen area of the building, as well as unloading a truck of pantry supplies that showed up. More photos on our Facebook page.

2018 Graduations

2018-06-10 Graduation (19)-optCongratulations to five of our young members who recently graduated from their respective high schools. They will be starting their journeys through higher education. The graduates are: 
Kevin Escott, Western Reserve Academy Hudson, Ohio (not pictured); Elizabeth Paag Hubbard, Bay Port High School; Brandt Schoffelman, Green Bay Southwest High School; Wyatt Stenson, Preble High School; and Allen Ray (AJ) Walker Jr., Luxemburg-Casco High School. See additional information about the graduates below, and find more photos on our Facebook page.

2018 Confirmations

2018-05-06 Confirmation (14)-optOn May 6, Hannah Bauer, Sara Bostedt, Ellie Gauthier, Katie Gauthier, Evan Hansen, Hailey Hansen, Aaron Schoffelman, Morgan Siewert, Sophia Sperduto, Zach Wittman, David J. Young, and Nick Young confirmed their faith - Blessings on each of you!

Find more photos from the day on our Facebook page here.


2018 Ski Trip

2018-01-27 Ski Trip the groupBoth youth and adults from both First Pres and First United Presbyterian in De Pere had a great time on the recent ski trip. One comment heard was "It was great weather, and so nice to be able to spend time with members of our sister church and get to know them!" The group again

More photos on our Facebook page here.


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Courage to Connect. Storytelling, art creation, a camp challenge course, building a shed for Habitat for Humanity, and lots more kept the campers busy and having fun while learning. Photos from David R. Schuhart.


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Youth Pack at Feed My Starving Children Mobilepack

2017-10-04 FMSC Beth Ryder (4)-optIn October, the Unga Bunga Tribe spent several hours helping with the record 552,096 meals that were packed at the event this year.

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Summer Pool Party

In July, the Youth Group had a pool party - looks like they had a great time!




Youth Group practices, performs, and serves

Youth Service 2017-02-19 (6)-optPhotos like these (and on our Facebook page) show the Youth Group practicing for and then performing energetic and uplifting dances / skits at worship.

Then the youths prepared and served a wonderful pancake and porkie brunch to many appreciative folk.

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30-Hour Famine

Each Spring, our youth group participates in the 30 Hour Famine, raising awareness and money to support ministries that focus on hunger-related issues.

Check out the 30 Hour Famine website at

2017-04-22 playing basketball to take minds off hunger during 30-Hour Famine (2)

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2018 Graduations

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Kevin will graduate from Western Reserve Academy in Hudson, Ohio, Sunday, May 27th.  He has been a boarding student at WRA since his Freshman year and has thoroughly enjoyed the experience. In all four years, he was on the varsity teams for golf, swimming, and tennis.  He was named MVP in all three sports and has been captain of each team.  He has served as a prefect (like an RA) for three years in the Freshman dorm and has been on the student disciplinary committee and student planning committee for various events.

Kevin was accepted to the University of Wisconsin, William and Mary, St. Andrews in Scotland and Davidson University in Davidson, North Carolina. He is still deciding between William and Mary and Davidson. He would like to study Economics and History.

Elizabeth Paag Hubbard

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I will be graduating from Bay Port High School and going to UW-Stevens Point in the Fall. I love being outdoors playing sports or hiking. I have a strong passion for wildlife and the environment. I will be following my passion at Stevens Point by majoring in Wildlife and Conservation in hopes to become a Wildlife Rehabilitator.

I have volunteered at the Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary for the last year. I am also engaged in a lot of activities: Bay Port Band, Cross Country team, Soccer, and the church softball team. I am in Bay Port FFA, competing in a Wildlife CDE (Career Development Event) team, volunteering making pizzas and pulling weeds at Barkhausen. I also help at the school's greenhouse organizing and helping with the flower sales. I also make plant holders out of chairs or benches to help fundraise for the FFA greenhouse.

Brandt Schoffelman

Brandt Schoffelman 2018 Graduate cropped square-optI will be graduating from Green Bay Southwest High School and attending Bradley University in Peoria, IL, in the fall. I love figuring out how mechanisms work and designing them. I have had a major fascination with roller coasters since I was little as well. This, combined with my love of designing, has led me to pursue a major in mechanical engineering which I hope will prepare me for my dream career of designing roller coasters.

I am an active member of many different clubs and organizations at my school. One of the larger ones is the VEX robotics team where we were able to qualify for the state competition in only our second year of existence. I am also a member of the National Honor Society. I do my best to help with the multitude of activities the club offers to our school community, such as our school’s blood drive and teacher appreciation month. The group I was most involved in throughout high school was band. Every year I participated in marching band, pep band, and Solo & Ensemble, performing a variety of pieces that challenged me in different ways. I hope to continue playing my trumpet throughout college.

Wyatt Stenson

Wyatt Stenson 2018 Graduate 3-optWyatt is graduating from Preble High School. He will be attending UW-Platteville to pursue a major in Criminal Justice, and will also be competing for a spot as the kicker and punter for the Pioneers. Wyatt has been playing football since 2nd grade, and this season was named 1st team All-Conference as a punter, and 2nd team All-Conference as a kicker, as well as being named Special Teams MVP as voted on by his teammates. He also participated in wrestling, track, and lacrosse. Wyatt also was active in Boy Scouts during high school, and earned his Eagle Scout in October 2016, in part through helping to build storage units for the Presbyterian Pantry. Wyatt would like to find a job in a police department, hopefully working his way through the ranks to become a detective.

Allen Ray (AJ) Walker Jr.

AJ Walker 2018 Graduate cropped square 2-optAJ is graduating from Luxemburg-Casco High School where he will have completed six AP classes and has been on the honor roll. He has been accepted to the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh where he will work toward attaining a bachelor’s degree, majoring in history and secondary education. During his senior year, he has earned the rank of Eagle Scout as a member of the Boy Scouts of America Troop 1042 in Luxemburg. His community service project involved designing and placing parking lot signs for the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help. AJ will pursue his goal of becoming a teacher and in his words: “I want to help tomorrow’s youth become better people through providing them with a good education. I hope that I can inspire them to be kind and generous and to set their goals high to be successful in life.”

Congratulations All!


Scholarship Available!

The FPC College Scholarship is offered to any HS graduate who is a member of First Pres and who's been accepted to a college, university, or technical college. Applicants must complete all items on the application to be considered for the scholarship. All completed applications must be received no later than May 31, 2018. Contact Mary Barlament at or call 562-5081 for an application or access one here.