Youth Group FAQ

Posted on: November 16th, 2011 by

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Frequently Asked Questions about Youth Group

What is Youth Group?

What are Youth Group meetings like?

Why should I try Youth Group?

Do I need to go to church to come to Youth Group?

What kinds of special activities does the Youth Group do?

How do I sign up for Youth Group?

Do parents have to volunteer?

I have more questions! Whom do I contact?

What is Youth Group?

The Junior High Youth Group, for grades 6-8, meets most Sundays from 5pm-6:30pm. The Senior High Youth Group, for grades 9-12, meets most Sundays from 6:30pm-8pm. Our youth groups enjoy fellowship and spiritual growth through community service, retreats and mission trips.

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What are Sunday night meetings like?

Meetings are lots of fun! We always start with a ritual, like naming your joys and concerns, or talking about your highs and lows for the week. After that, each meeting is a little different. Sometimes, we have a discussion about meaningful topics, or plan a fundraiser or special project, or play crazy group games. There is also always a delicious snack.

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Why should I try Youth Group?

Youth Group is a great way to make long-lasting friendships, learn about yourself and the world around you, give back by doing community service and mission trips, and be a part of a community that really truly cares about you! And ALL are welcome!

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Do I need to go to church to come to Youth Group?

No! Youth from all backgrounds are welcome to Youth Group, and you are not required to come to Sunday morning church services in order to be a part of the group.

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What kinds of special activities does the Youth Group do?

Both the Junior High and Senior have several special events! Lock-ins (overnights at the church, with dinner, snacks, games, activities, movie, and breakfast in the morning), Winter Retreats (to NH or VT for tubing or skiing for a weekend in the winter), fundraisers (like the Haunted House and Superbowl Subs), and other special outings, like bowling, rock-climbing, and Christmas Caroling. The Senior High also goes on a week-long mission trip in the summer.

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How do I sign up for Youth Group?

Parents can register youth for Youth Group by going to http://needhamucc.org/registration. You can also mail or call Maddie Downer at youth@needhamucc.org or 781.444.2510, or just come to a youth group meeting!

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Do parents have to volunteer?

All families at the Congregational Church of Needham are encouraged to sign up to volunteer to chaperone for Youth Group. We need EVERYONE to help in order to continue offering our programs!
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I have more questions! Whom do I contact?
For questions or more information about Youth Group, please contact the church’s Youth Director Maddie Downer Youth@needhamucc.org or 781-444-2510. 

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