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How to Read the Bible

Have you ever wanted to be able to delve into God's word and learn how to discern His message in the Bible?  Do you want to feel more confident when you read the Bible that you can understand what you're reading? If so, this A&O Wednesday night study series is for you!  Join us every Wednesday night beginning Wednesday, October 19th as we dive in and dig deep into God's word by studying and discussing a few of the most interesting - and maybe most puzzling - stories in the Bible.  The topics that will be covered are:

How to Read the Bible

  • Week 1 (October 19th)- An overview of the Bible and how we'll approach reading for true comprehension

  • Week 2 – (October 26th) Halloween Party

  • Week 3 - (November 2nd) Study of Numbers 22 - Balaam's Talking Donkey 

  • Week 4 - (November 9th) Study of Acts 10 - The Visions of Cornelius and Peter

  • Week 5 - (November 16th) Study of Revelation 5 - The Scroll and the Lamb

Youth Ministries Important Dates 2022-2023 School Year


  • October 28th – Middle School Fifth Quarter

  • November 16th – Last Fall A&O

  • December 7th – Mexican Christmas Dinner

  • December 14th - A&O Leaders Appreciation Dinner

  • January 2 – 6, 2023 – High School Ski Trip to Crested Butte

  • January 18th, 2023 – A&O Wednesday nights begin for spring

  • February 17 – 19, 2023 – Middle School Retreat to DFW

  • March 12 – 19, 2023 – Spring Break

  • May 10th, 2023 – Last A&O – Hay and Hoedown

  • May 17th, 2023 – Senior Banquet



Join us at Crested Butte, Colorado for three full days of fun and fellowship! This trip will include options for three days of skiing along with many opportunities to participate in all the fun activities at Crested Butte. After a full day of fun, each evening will be spent in worship and sharing God's word in small groups with experienced group leaders. Expect to grow spiritually and be changed and renewed on this trip to Crested Butte!

PLEASE NOTE: This year we are doing something different.  Each skier will purchase his/her own Epic 3-day ski pass.  The cost is $300, which is not refundable. If for any reason a student is unable to go on the trip or does not ski all three days at Crested Butte, this pass with any remaining days of skiing can be used at any of the 32 resorts nationwide that accept the Epic pass.  The pass is good through the entire 2022-2023 ski season. Keep in mind that those who register later may have an increase of the price due to rising prices of the ski passes. So register early!

Important information about the trip:

  • Registration opens on September 21 and will run through December 8, 2022.

  • There is a limited number of slots on this trip, so register early!  

  • A deposit of $300 is required upon registration. (This is to purchase ski passes.  IT IS NOT REFUNDABLE.)

  • Last day to cancel and receive a full refund (less deposit) is Monday, November 21, 2022.

  • All necessary forms must be turned in no later than December 8, 2022. Remember that if forms are not completed and turned in, students will not be allowed on the bus to leave.

  • Final payment must be submitted no later than Monday, December 12, 2022.

  • Last day to cancel and receive a partial refund (less deposit) is Friday, December 16, 2022.

  • A limited number of scholarships will be available for students who might need financial assistance.  Contact Shauneen Hatfield at 806.350.5209 or

Make plans now to join us on this life-changing trip!  

People from many nations will come and say,
“Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord,
    to the house of Jacob’s God.
There he will teach us his ways,
    and we will walk in his paths.”           ---Micah 4:2

Goodbye to the Old A&O House

It was a rollercoaster of emotions as we all watched the old A&O House be demolished.  It has been very emotional for so many of our youth and leaders to have to truly say goodbye to that “Grand Old Lady”; because the old House held so many sweet memories for all the A&O youth, both past and present.  However, everyone fully recognizes that the new beautiful House will be the place for new memories to be made for many, many years and for many, many more young people.  God moved mightily in the old House, changing hearts and drawing hundreds to Him.  We rest in the promise that the same will happen tenfold in the new House.

The demolition begins!

The old makes way for the new.

The new A&O House stands tall and proud.

Once again we all wish to express our sincere gratitude to the entire First Pres Family for their support of the building of the new A&O House.  Each of you has fully invested in the future of our youth.  Our goal in the Youth Department is to ensure that you all get a rich return on your investment.  Thank you!

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