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Youth Group

Youth Group Wordle final 500x319Young people are vital to the present and future of the Union Congregational Church. The youth ministry here provides young people in our church and community with a place to grow in their faith in God, and their relationships to one another and our congregation. In addition to having at least one gathering a month we plan a Youth Mission trip for them every year.

All 5th—8th graders are invited to fun and fellowship — held in the Fellowship Hall at church.

January 22nd Sunday, 5:00—6:30pm
Middle School (grades 5-8) Youth Group Meeting at Church
Topic:
Our Families! Through games and activities we’ll explore what is both great and frustrating about our families; and discover the impact our Christian identity has on our family life.

Summer Mission Trip Deadlines
    June 25-July 2 – Rutland VT, $300/youth (grades 6-12)
    January 29th – Declare your intention to participate!
    February 10th – Payment due to secure your son/daughter’s spot.

February 26th Sunday, 5:30—8:30pm
Middle School Movie Night at the Church! (Pizza dinner included)

March 10th—12th Middle School Winter Retreat
Lodging: A Retreat House in North Conway, NH
Cost: $125/person (covers food and lodging)
Activities at Mt. Cranmore: Extra-though most are approx. $50 (skiing, tubing, moun- tain coaster, zipline)
We have room for 15 kids: Your check for $125 (to UCCG, memo: Winter Retreat) se- cures your son/daughter’s spot.

March 26th Spaghetti Supper at Church
(Youth Mission Trip kids)

April 8th Middle School Youth Group Meeting (details tbd)

May 21st 6:30pm Middle School Families Dinner (details tbd)

Contacts: Jean Armstrong (978-448-2827), Mary Hanson (978-448-3713), Pete Hnath (978-877-8681), or Pastor Miller (978-448-2091)

2017 Youth Mission Trip

This coming June, a group of youth and adults will travel to Rutland, Vermont. Making a trip like this is unique from any other type of trip the kids go on – it’s not vacation, it’s not a school trip, it’s not like camp – it’s its own thing. In order to have a more meaningful mission trip, It’s important to get our youth for gatherings before the trip. It helps them work on group dynamics and expectations around service to others.

2016 Youth Mission Trip

This past June, 25 youth and 6 adults traveled to Jamaica, Queens, New York to serve God in the city! For many of these young people it was their first mission trip. The group ranged in age from 6th to 11th grade students. The trip was a great success. We got to know each other and we got to meet the youth and leaders from other churches from Indiana and Pennsylvania. We also were privileged to serve at 2 different assisted living facilities, 2 different city gardens as well as working in parks. We ran a soup kitchen one night as well as a community barbecue. We got to see God’s presence in all of these locations and we talked about God’s effect in our own lives. We are tired, but feeling fulfilled. Here’s a link to some pictures from the trip…Mission Trip 2016

2015 Youth Mission Trip

Sixteen youth and three adults traveled to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in the southwest corner of South Dakota. They served the community in a variety of ways: working with children, the elderly, and painting/repairing local homes. All the while we got to know the people of “the rez” as we shared Christ’s love through serving. Thank you for supporting our teens as they grow in faith and in service.

Past Mission Trips Included: 2013 -Lincoln County, West Virginia, 2012 – Rutland, VT; 2011 – Washington, DC; 2010 – Philadelphia Our trips to D.C and Philadelphia were with CSM – The Center for Student Missions