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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.


Youth Ministry—Winter/Spring 2018

Welcome to the Winter / Spring schedule for Youth Ministry at our church! All events are open to kids grade 5 and up (EXCEPT the Youth Mission Trip which is grade 6 and up). You are welcome to invite friends.

We hope you will join in—making friends at church is making friends for life!


February 11 Walk with and for the Homeless/Common Cathedral
Meet at church 7:30 a.m. – Return by noon
The Winter Walk is a two-mile march around the Boston Common during one of the coldest months of the winter, shoulder to shoulder, as a housed and unhoused community. After the Walk, we will gather on Copley Plaza for a breakfast and to hear stories from our homeless community.

Be a part of something important that is making a real difference in the lives of the unhoused in Boston. We will receive sponsoring donations at Coffee Hour on January 28 & February 4.

Contact Mary Hanson (mary.hanson@monotypeimaging. com) or Jean Armstrong (jean_armstrong@verizon.net) with your questions, to sign up your son/daughter, or to offer to go along. And visit & share the link to our online fundraising page on the website and in the our Friday email.  Click here to reach the fundraising page.


Summer Mission Trip Deadline  – February 13
June 24-July 1, Lynn, MA, $300/youth (grades 6-12)
We will serve the needy of this city so close to Boston. We will run a kids camp and a kids sports camp, as well as work in feeding and clothing ministries.
February 13th – Payment due to secure your son/daughter’s spot. (Families with more than one child attending….$300 child for #1, $250 for child #2, $200 for child #3)
Contact Pastor Miller to sign up or to ask questions. (978-877-2177, gail@uccgroton.org)


March 9th—11th     Winter Retreat (5th grade and up…)
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,
mountain coaster, zipline)
We have room for 15 kids: Your check for $125 (to UCCG, memo: Winter Retreat) secures your son/daughter’s spot.


March 25th Spaghetti Supper at Church (Mission Trip kids)


Questions / Comments: Mary Hanson, Jean Armstrong, Pete Hnath, Gail Miller


For a printable version of this schedule, please click here