School Year Programming:

PYE - Presbyterian Youth Explosion

PYE is an after-school ministry of First Presbyterian Church.  At PYE, we bring children together in a safe environment. Significant relationships with others - outside the family circle - are among the most profound influences on the spiritual development of a child.  Connection with other children and adults creates a safe environment where faith can be explored and questions asked in an atmosphere of understanding and acceptance.


Meeting on Thursdays from 3:30-5:00 p.m., this age group makes music, shares snacks and discovers how to grow in love for God and neighbor. Each week is a time of celebration and there are usually a few surprises along the way!

Grades 2-8

Meeting on Thursdays from 3:30 - 6:15 p.m., we study, make music, and share our evening meal.  Each week is a time of celebration and there are usually a few surprises along the way!

At PYE, we try to practice “learn by doing.”  Throughout the year, there will be opportunities for all of our kids to take part in putting “faith into action,” through service projects, works days, and special “learn by doing” activities.  We will provide plenty of notice and we hope that everyone will take part!

Each week, our PYE will break into two groups to study and discover what God wants us to know and how God wants us to live.,  As a congregation engaged in expressing faith in action, we will offer our PYE opporunities to share what they learn through acts of kindness and service.  We understand the heart of the gospel message to be: love neighbor.   That’s what we teach at PYE.

Part of what makes PYE so much fun is spending time together making music.  Each participant in PYE will have the opportunity to play our English Handbells and Choir Chimes as well as singing together in our choir. 


PYE newsletter link