To care for the FPC youth community, myself, and my faith growth, I make the following covenant.
Because I care for myself, I covenant to:
Trust the FPC staff and leaders to determine what is appropriate and safe behavior. I will abide by their instructions.
Participate fully, making the most of my time to make friends in Christ and to learn about my relationship with God.
Always wear a seatbelt when traveling on a FPC trip, no matter the distance or what vehicle I am in.
Not leave the designated area without permission from an adult leader.
Not have harmful or dangerous items in my possession or use: anything which is or could be considered a weapon; any type of explosive device including fireworks or
firearms; chemicals of any kind including, but not limited to,
tobacco products (cigarettes and smokeless tobacco)
, alcohol, or any other drug, unless they are listed on my medical form as prescribed medication.
If you carry a pocket knife, do not get it out at youth events and leave it at home for trips away from the church
Not engage in reckless behavior that could result in injury to myself or another participant.
Because I care for my fellow youth group members, I covenant to:
Leave my cool at the door. I will treat fellow members of the youth group as children of God, created in God’s own image. I will strive to act as an individual created in God’s imageâ€"reaching out to all participants without regard to stereotypes placed upon us by the world.
Choose words that build others up. I will not use abusive language, words which are intended to hurt, inappropriate jokes, sexual comments, or any language which cuts down a particular race, gender, social standing, physical or mental handicap, or sexual orientation.
Not touch participants in ways that make them uncomfortable. This includes and roughhousing and gestures which may be understood as sexual.
Leave cell phones, ipods and other isolating technology at home or turned off when a leader asks for them to be turned off. Cell phones, ipods, electronic games, etc. limit our ability to interact with one another. I understand that if I have one of these items in my possession when I have been asked to put it away, it may be taken away and returned to a parent at the end of the event/trip.
Because I care for all God’s people and creation, I covenant to:
Respect the places where we meet, serve, worship, and play by not damaging any property and repairing any property I damage (on purpose or by accident.)
Act in a way which brings glory to God and represents First Presbyterian Church in a way that reflects the Gospel of Jesus Christ.