The First Plymouth Youth Program welcomes youth in sixth through twelfth grades, whether members of the church or not. The First Plymouth Youth Group meets every Sunday night from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m during the school year. We have discussions, play games, go on trips, have snacks, and generally have a good time. All youth are welcome. It is a safe space for youth to be themselves, learn about the world and their faith, and build relationships. We do not meet weekly during the summer. We are an open, accepting, and supportive community that encourages everyone to be who they are. If you are interested in youth group or have questions, please contact Rev. Dr. Eric Smith.
Reverend Dr.Eric C. Smith, Teaching Minister
Eric joined the First Plymouth staff in July 2007, after serving a church in Asheville, North Carolina, for five years. He is Visiting Assistant Professor of the History of Christianity and New Testament Studies at the Iliff School of Theology, and his position at First Plymouth is part-time, focusing on preaching and teaching. Eric holds a Ph.D. in Biblical Interpretation from the Joint PhD Program of Iliff School of Theology and the University of Denver, a Master of Theological Studies from Vanderbilt Divinity School, and a Bachelor’s degree in English from Mars Hill College. He was ordained in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in 2007. He lives in Denver with his wife, Jessa, and their children Hazel, Amos, and Eli.