Dear Parents, Guardians, and Youth Grades 6-12 of Union Cong:
We are pumped for the 2017-18 program year! It’s been a wonderful summer- we had a fabulous youth trip to Ghost Ranch in New Mexico. But we missed everyone we didn’t see, and we can’t wait to meet newcomers and our incoming sixth grade class!
We’ve thought a lot about creating a year of programming that boasts dynamic options while staying consistent and conveniently-timed. Please read on for a summary of the coming year.
Lindsey and AJ
This year youth group will meet most Friday nights. Typically, on three-day weekends, we take a break from youth programming so families can travel and so we can rest. Most Fridays we will meet at the parsonage across the street from the church, or in the Vincent Building basement, aka the Youth Room. On typical Fridays, our schedule will be:
6 pm: Middle Schoolers Grades 6-8 meet for Fellowship
7 pm: High Schoolers join for Dinner and Music Time
8 pm: Middle Schoolers Depart
10 pm: High Schoolers Depart
We liked this schedule because it allows for crossover time between middle and high school youth to share a meal, and also it provides a time for everyone to learn music that they will also have the option of singing in church when our Youth Choir is slated to sing. Dinners will typically be a simple meal like pasta and salad or soup and bread—sometimes pizza. Once every few months we will schedule a cultural or spiritual outing on a Friday night that youth will need to sign up for in advance.
Fall 2017 Schedule
September 8 Regular Youth Group
September 15 Lindsey and AJ's Celebration of Marriage, minors are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult
September 22 Regular Youth Group
September 29 Regular Youth Group
Spring 2018 Schedule
Youth Choir Sundays
As mentioned above, Youth Choir songs will be taught during Music Time on Friday nights, with option to perform them in church--dates below. We also encourage instrumentalists of all types to join in on the music!
Sunday, October 15
Sunday, November 19
Sunday, December 24 (Christmas Eve Family Service)
Sunday, February 11
Sunday, April 1 (Easter Sunday)
Sunday, April 29 (Confirmation Sunday)
Retreats, Lock-Ins and Summer Trips
Retreat and Lock-In Dates
Summer Trip 2018
2017-18 Youth Programs Permission Slip
Scholarships for Retreats
Lindsey Turner, Associate Minister
AJ Turner, Youth Music and Programming Advisor