The Community UCC Youth Group is comprised of 6th-12th graders. One of the best ways to describe us is to say that we are a close group made up of individuals. Each member is accepted for who they are, and their unique gifts are appreciated and utilized. We are energetic and thoughtful, intellectual and silly, questioning and believing, serious and fun.
Youth meet to live out our faith by getting together for meals, service projects, retreats, worship planning, lock-ins, games, and fun. We will meet 2nd Sundays from 5-6:30PM and periodically on Sundays from 12-2PM for lunch and activities. The youth participate fully in the life of our church community by hosting the fall poetry slam, the winter variety show, the spring camp-out, and by providing an annual parent's night out, making food for events, and participating fully in all church-wide events.
Here Comes the Sun - Youth Sunday 2016
- led Children's Church School on Labor Day weekend
- worked in Vandy Bradow's yard for a half day as a silent auction fundraiser
- began meeting for a mid-week fellowship night for silliness, service, and spiritual growth
- helped with Welcoming Sunday activities
- went on a spiritual beach retreat focusing on identity and group building
- marched in Pride Parade
- provided a Walk for Hope Mission Moment
- read scripture in worship
- held an Appalachia Service Project planning meeting
- provided leadership for Intergenerational Forum on October 4 and November 1
- created and delivered a dramatic reading for worship on World Communion Sunday
- participated in the Blessing of the Animals
- joined The Walk for Hope, and raised over $2,500
- learned from a speaker who share with them about Urban Ministries
- packed 50 rice bags to help feed those who don't have adequate nutritious food
- played group building games on our grounds
- joined the CROP Walk
- shared a mini spiritual retreat: Celebrating Our Saints.
Youth choose and run their own service projects with adult support.
- Joining youth and adults to repair homes with Appalachia Service Project
- Raising funds to help those with mental illness through the Walk for Hope
- Preparing and serving meals at the Helen Wright Center for Women
- Collecting food for Urban Ministries of Wake County
- Raising funds to help Yahve-Jire Orphanage in Port-Au-Prince Haiti
- Feeding our downtown neighbors through Human Beans Together
Complete program from Youth Sunday - March 20, 2016
The group is led by Śānti Matthews, with co-facilitation and support from many CUCC adults. Śānti can be contacted by email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone: 919-961-8814.