Youth

Click here for Youth News and Calendar 3/19/2017

2017 BYC Summer Camp Forms and Information

Mini BYC Relationship and Sexuality Retreat Forms and Information

Youth led worship - April 2, 2017
The CUCC Youth Group is comprised of 6th-12th graders. The group is led by Śānti Matthews.

All 6th-12th graders are invited to leave worship with the children after the Children's Time for church school every Sunday, except for the first Sunday of each month. First Sundays, we do not hold church school classes, and we encourage all 6th-12th graders to attend worship, and either sit together or with their families. There are rare exceptions to this pattern, advance notice will be given.

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 Wednesdays from 6:30-8 p.m. and periodically on Sundays from 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. for lunch and activities. The youth help in the life of our church community by hosting the fall talent show, the winter poetry slam, and the spring camp-out, and by providing support such a child care for some church events, making meals for events, and participating fully in church-wide events. 


Here Comes the Sun - Youth Sunday 2016

Our Youth have been active in the life of our church this year. They have engaged in spiritual growth, social justice, fellowship, service, and more. They...
  • 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.

Although the youth in the group vary in personality and age, and attend many different schools, we find that we learn from each other, support each other, care for each other, and genuinely enjoy each other's company. Join us any time; we welcome new faces.

Youth choose and run their own service projects with adult support.
To prepare for and raise money to support their service projects, one Saturday each month youth do chores in the homes of CUCC members.  More information about requesting a chore team


Complete program from Youth Sunday - March 20, 2016

One of the best ways to describe the CUCC Youth Group 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.

Links

2016-2017 Youth Group Registration Form
2016-2017 Medical Release Form

2017 BYC Youth and Family Covenant
CUCC's Safe Church Policies
Church School for Children and Youth