Contact Director of Youth Ministry Margaret Swanson for information, gro.ccucu@nosnawSM or 206-524-2322 x3315.
Update on the summer:
The Youth Ministry program at UCUCC had a wonderful summer! The events included youth programming at Seabeck, the Middle and High School Mission Trips and fellowship events like paddleboard yoga, a family hike at Denny Creek, cooking and serving a meal for Teen Feed and an outdoor BBQ and movie night. The summer was filled with opportunities to serve others, and experiences of God in sharing stories, learning, connecting and playing together.
The program is deeply grateful to the 18 adult leaders who gave of their time, energy and care in leading our youth programming this summer. The youth (and families) are also so grateful for the congregations support both in monetary donations and prayers and encouragement.
Thanks to the youth for saying YES to all of these experiences. I personally am so inspired by these amazing youth who care so deeply about this community, the people they meet on these trips/experiences, and the way they are so determined to make this world a better place. God’s love and call to justice shines through our youth! May God be present with all of our youth and families as they look towards fall and the start of the school year.
Margaret Swanson, Director of Youth Ministry
Sunday, September 8
9am Youth Group Starts!
Youth Group begins again for youth in grades 6 – 12. It will be so wonderful to gather again and see everyone! The first few Sundays the Youth Group will meet all together in the Pilgrim Room. All are welcome!
10am: Worship & Blessing of the Backpacks
Students and Teachers returning to school – bring your backpack to worship, and we will have a special time in worship where we will bless you and your backpacks for the school year ahead.
Sunday, September 15: Homecoming Sunday
Directly following worship please plan to attend our Homecoming Sunday block party! We will be closing down part of 16th Ave! There will be BBQ, ponies and other fun activities for the whole family!
Wednesday, September 18
Junior & Senior Small Group
7pm – 8:30pm, Pilgrim Room
We begin our monthly small group gathering for our High School Juniors and Seniors! We are looking forward to connecting with you and meeting each month to share about the journeys of this pivotal time in high school.
Safer Church Training for Leaders
Morning – Afternoon (exact time to be determined)
Volunteers who work with our children and youth are encouraged to attend our training on how to live into safe practices.
Save the dates:
- September 27 & 28 Carrie Newcomer Concert and Workshop
- October 12: Apple Day, Catherine’s Farm
- October 30: Teen Feed
- November 15 – 17: All Families Retreat
November 15 – 17: All Family Retreat
Mark your calendars now for our All Family Retreat at Pilgrim Firs! It will be a wonderful way to connect! There will be some family oriented programming, youth and parent programming and some crafts and hopefully some fun time outside (weather permitting).