Children & Youth Page
There’s something for youth of all ages at First Congregational Church including choirs, service projects, work trips, youth group, summer camps, and Vacation Bible School.
Bible Adventure – Meets before worship on Sunday and features Bible games and activities for preschoolers through fifth grade while older children attend Sunday School and their parents check out Adult Education offerings. If you are interested in having your child participate in Bible Adventure, please contact Lewie Mitchell.
Joyful Sound – A choir experience for our preschool through grade five children. They perform in worship once a month.
Youth Choir – Meets each Sunday at 11:15 a.m. to practice. The Youth Choir sings in worship once a month, usually the first Sunday, and performs a wide variety of music.
Youth Group – Meets each Sunday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and includes games, fellowship, outings, fund-raisers, work trips and service projects. We have an enthusiastic group of junior high and high schoolers who meet every week during the school year. We are always happy to have new youth and their friends come for fellowship on Sunday night.
Work Trips – Each summer our youth participate in a work trip. Past trips have included Denver, Louisiana, West Virginia and Chicago where they have assisted with rebuilding homes.
Service Projects – Inspiration Café, Little Friends
United Vacation Bible School June 18th – 22nd
First Congregational Church, Wesley UMC, and Community UMC. This year, we will “Go Deep with God” with Operation Overboard! This link leads people to register participants and volunteers.
Tower Hill "Youth and Everyone Else" End of the Year Event | June 8-10
Join us for campfires, S'mores, singing, conversation, swimming, jigsaw puzzles, games, more conversation and strawberry shortcake at Tower Hill Camp & Retreat Center in Sawyer, Michigan. Indoor sleeping accommodations: $50/person before May 14; $60/person after May 14. Outdoor camping: $20/person before May 14; $25/person after May 14. Ages 4 and under: $2/person before May 14; $4/person after May 14. Cost includes Saturday meals and Sunday breakfast. Please contact Tom Farthing for more information and to sign up.
Upcoming Youth Group Events
Youth Group meets each Sunday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. Please join us!
Mooseheart Needs You!
Our Jr. High Youth Group is asking for your donations of nonfood supplies to help children who live at Mooseheart located in Batavia. We'll be hosting a table after worship next Sunday, March 4, where you can drop off your donations of items including laundry detergent, dryer sheets, dishwasher soap (packets work best), cleaning chemicals like window cleaner, bathroom cleaner, sponges, paper towels, Swiffer tool/pads, broom/dustpan, personal hygiene products for men and women, toilet paper, etc. Our youth group and Hope's youth group will combine to deliver the supplies on March 4. We will visit a home with junior high aged girls who will be giving us a tour of the home and talking to us about what Mooseheart is all about. To learn more about Mooseheart, please visit theirwebsite.
UCC National Youth event will be held 7/10-13 in Indiana. All Youth aged 13-18 are encouraged to attend.
In church, youth group gives me joy. I have met so many friends.