Youth Group

Youth Group combines a balance of fellowship, faith and mission opportunities, and is open to all youth in this and the surrounding communities in grades 6 – 12.  Youth and their leaders meet on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  We will start our year on September 25, meeting in the Edwards Room.  Several times a year we gather with sister churches in Northampton for ecumenical youth events.

Participation in the life of the church and the community includes:ShelterSundayYouth10-14-12

  • serving at the Advent dinner
  • serving at Cathedral in the Night
  • hosting the annual Palm Sunday Breakfast
  • participating as liturgists, ushers and communion servers during worship
  • participating in outreach projects
  • participating in the CROP Walk, the Hot Chocolate Run and the PRIDE parade

Mission opportunities, both local and beyond this community and have included:

  • hurricane relief efforts in Monson, MA
  • gleaning for Rachel’s Table in Springfield, MA
  • volunteering at the Northampton Survival Center
  • volunteering at the Food Bank of Western MA
  • sponsoring an Alternative Gift Market
  • decorating and packaging cookies for our college students

Cookies for College StudentsDuring Lent, members of the youth group led the congregation in a mission project to fill household and bathroom welcome kits for the New American Program of Jewish Family Services in Springfield, MA.

 

Some upcoming events:

May 28 ~ 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. meeting in the Edwards Room.

June 18 ~ Tornado Relief in Conway following worship.

June 25 ~ 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Year end celebration and  sending forth our high school graduates!

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