Youth Ministry

Youth Ministry at Faith Community Church is a fun environment for 6-12th graders to get to know God, themselves and others in a more meaningful way. They will participate in Sunday morning meetings, social and service-oriented activities aimed to build the community and build strong Christ followers. We encourage and aim for each middle school and high school age young adult to join us and build a deeper and more meaningful relationship to God and give them a circle of Christ followers to lean on in those difficult school years.

Friends and guests are always welcome to youth ministry activities and groups at any time an event is offered.


Sunday Morning

All children, middle school and High school age youth start each Sunday morning in worship.  Children and Middle school youth are dismissed to Sunday school groups for the remainder of the hour.  High school teens will continue to attend worship.



Confirmation is offered for older middle school and early high school students. Confirmation classes generally start in September and the youth are confirmed in May. For more information about Confirmation, please contact our church office.


Youth Safety Policy

Faith Community Church takes the safety and care of every youth as its highest priority. For a copy of the policy, please contact the church office at 414-433-0222 or

Service and Missions Trips

We offer various forms of mission activities for our youth, such as serving food to the homeless at The Gathering, helping with Operation Christmas Child, and other opportunities that come along for local service.

Each summer our high school and college-age youth participate in a youth mission trip.

Recent Mission projects have included:

  • Alaska (2010), Anchorage home repair
  • Arizona (2011), Neighborhood Cleanup
  • Dakota Badlands (2012), Native American reservation home repairs
  • Orlando (2013), Spiritual Growth Conference
  • Nashville (2014) Wheelchair Ramp Building
  • Louis (2015) St. Louis Dream Center
  • Detroit (2016) Revitalization Efforts
  • Nashville (2017) Wheelchair Ramp Building

Contact the church office for more details on this great opportunity!



Saturday, October 6th

Pumpkin Festival

Car Show and Concessions to benefit the Youth Group Missions to Michigan.

Saturday, October 20th

 Concessions Appreciation Dinner 4:30-6:30 at FCC

Sunday, October 21st 

Youth Group kick off outing.  Encourage our youth to attend Church service followed by a quick meeting, lunch, then travel to Sky Zone!    Estimate time leaving church 12:30 per request from a few kids.

Friday, November 2

3rd FCC is hosting the WCA Youth Fall Rally.  Our first overnight experience at the church and more info to follow.




July 15th – 22nd, 2018


FCC and Mission Discovery will be partnering with a local church to focus on Houston’s Fifth Ward neighborhood. Our team from Wisconsin will help to rebuild and repair homes. Faith Community Church has committed to take 25 individuals on the trip this year.  Pastor Stu, Lynn Merkel and Alaina Chenow will again lead the trip this year.  Please see one of them if you have any questions.  Register by filling out a blue pre-registration form (available in the office area).  In addition, we are asking for a $100 deposit to hold your spot.



March 24th

Join us the on fourth Saturday in March from 5:00-8:00pm here at FCC for our annual Youth Mission Trip Dinner and Auction Fundraiser.  Tickets are available in the Church lobby.  Ticket prices are $15 per adult and $5 kids.


Youth Mission Trip Dinner Menu 2018:

  • Hickory & Mesquite Smoked Baby Back Ribs w/Texas Style BBQ
  • Southwest Style Pulled Chicken
  • Rice & Black Bean Salad w/Chipotle Cream Vinaigrette
  • Roasted Texas Potatoes
  • Fiesta Corn w/Peppers and Onions
  • Rolls and Butter
  • FCC cookies, cupcakes, brownies, and cinnamon rolls




Want to donate something for the auction but don’t know what?  Participants of groups within the FCC and Faith Academy can combine their creative ideas to design a themed basket of items, new items only please.  A special prize will go to the group whose donation receives the highest bid! If you would like to contact a business for donations, a letter explaining the event is available.

To donate items, or to ask questions, please contact Alaina Chenow at or Lynn Merkel at


Nashville 2017

Day 1 and Church Under the Bridge

Midweek Video

Full Week Compilation and Final Day


Wisconsin Congregational Association (WCA) Camp 2018 will run July 8-14th at the wonderful Mt. Morris Campgrounds in Wautoma, WI. All youth who have completed grades 3-12 are welcome to attend and join in a week of awesome faith, fun and fellowship! A full registration packet is available. The early-bird registration deadline is in early May. Contact the church office or click the link in your weekly This Sunday email for registration forms. Email WCA Youth & Camp with any questions: