When you’re out of college and working on your career, it can be challenging to find where you fit, particularly within the Church. The traditional structure of the family and the natural social structure of college are removed, yet in this formative stage of life, people need   support, social and spiritual, as much as ever. FIRST Young Professionals strives to provide that community while people figure out those big decisions in life, such as career, marriage, where to live, and where to serve as they seek their identity and belonging in Christ and His Church. Together we live, play, work, and serve the Body of Christ.

Where Do We Meet on Sundays?

We are now in the new 1420 Sumter building (formerly the YMCA). Enter through the Sumter Street entrance and we’re in Woodrow Hall. We understand that this church campus can be confusing though, so if you want to have someone meet you to bring you up, e-mail April here by Friday before you come, or visit our welcome center located between Boyce Chapel and the sanctuary. Look for signs on Hampton Street in front of the sanctuary.

More Than Just Sunday

Church happens on more days than just Sunday because life happens on more days than just Sunday. We’re called to live lives that seek Christ everyday and be in community and fellowship with one another. That’s why we always have something going on. Here are a few regular things that we have happening:

Sushi Club
(Not just sushi anymore)

Special Events

Service Projects/Missions

What started as just a group of friends attempting to try every sushi restaurant in Columbia has now become a chance to try new restaurants, catch up with friends, and make new ones. We get together every other Tuesday for dinner at a different restaurant. Find out more information here.

Day trips, game nights, fun, and adventure – that’s what our special events are all about. We do what interests us and we do it together.

Serving our communities and showing the love of Jesus is important to us. It’s even more meaningful to serve with friends. We serve different areas of the church (such as Student Ministry, College Ministry, and International Ministry), strive to be active in making Columbia and our surrounding areas better places to live, and go abroad in missions to bring the love and compassion of Christ to those who might not have the opportunity to know Him.

Check out highlights from one of our recent events. We ran the Tunnel 2 Towers 5k! Check the calendar at the bottom of the page to see what’s coming up next.

Dec
23
Sun
Sunday School & Worship Service
Dec 23 @ 9:15 am – 11:45 am
Dec
30
Sun
Sunday School & Worship Service
Dec 30 @ 9:15 am – 11:45 am
Jan
6
Sun
Sunday School & Worship Service
Jan 6 @ 9:15 am – 11:45 am
Jan
13
Sun
Sunday School & Worship Service
Jan 13 @ 9:15 am – 11:45 am
Jan
18
Fri
YP Winter Retreat @ Awesome Views Mountain Retreat Cabin
Jan 18 @ 5:00 pm – Jan 20 @ 10:20 am

We’re heading up to the mountains for a little get away. We’ll be eating good food, hanging out and fellowshipping, and getting into God’s word. We’ll set up carpools for different times on Friday as people get off work and are able to leave Columbia. Registration and cost info will be available soon!

Jan
20
Sun
Sunday School & Worship Service
Jan 20 @ 9:15 am – 11:45 am
Jan
24
Thu
YP Small Groups Kick-off @ 1420 Sumter Building
Jan 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Small groups are starting on this date. Groups will run in 4-week series so that you can get a variety of classes and don’t have to commit to a full semester.

Jan
27
Sun
Sunday School & Worship Service
Jan 27 @ 9:15 am – 11:45 am