First Priority Club

First Priority is dedicated to community service and the Christian faith.

Loralee Bandy, Staffer

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First Priority meets Wednesday mornings from 7:00 to 7:30 in room I-36 and Thursdays after school until 4:00pm in room II-108. First Priority is a club for both Christians and non-Christians alike to learn more about the faith and work together to do service for their community. Each day, meetings are devoted to different types of  activities.

“Wednesday is kind of more of a general club meeting,” junior Elisabeth Bristol, the club’s president, said. “We have guest speakers, play games, and sometimes watch movies. [Thursday] is a study that I specifically run. That is an in-depth bible study which covers what we don’t have time to do on Wednesdays. Right now we’re studying Revelations.”

Certain members of the club also meet on Mondays after school until 4:00 P.M.  in room I-36. They meet with someone who helps them with their leadership skills and improving how the club functions. Mondays is also another time for bible study, during which they are currently covering the book of Luke in the Bible.

“On Mondays, we have bible study with Tim, who is currently an active member in the military and works with youth groups,” Bristol said.  “He also does leadership stuff with us like discussing what we do in the club.”

Currently, the club is working on raising money for the ILC students to have a new heart defibrillator, since those students are the most at risk for heart attacks.

“It’s a need that our school has, and part of First Priority is service,” Bristol said.

Overall, students in First Priority are there to discuss and learn more about the Christian faith while meeting others who share their interests. Besides the activities they complete together, they also have projects throughout the year to give back to the community.

“First Priority is basically a club to get kids in school to share the words of gospel and enhancing the Christian community,” Bristol said. “It’s a good experience, and whether they’re Christian or not, it gives them the opportunity to learn about different people and their beliefs. If nothing else, it’s a lot of fun.”