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