During the Pandemic

Although the reality of gathering together has been greatly curtailed during these times of needing to be apart, the youth have and will continue to do so in a variety of ways. When weather permits, outdoor gatherings will be considered. And of course, Zoom gatherings and other technologically supported possibilities are being used for many of our programs, including Confirmation Classes. 

Youth Groups

Youth are not just the future of our church; they are fully present and ministering with us. They inspire us as they participate in the leadership of our worship services, community nights, children's programs, and mission projects.

Youth Group (grades 7-12)
Beyond weekly gatherings on Wednesday nights, you might also find our youth at:

  • Wider UCC church gatherings
  • An annual camping trip
  • Interfaith Youth Day of Service
  • Fire & Ice winter wilderness retreat
  • Habitat for Humanity mission trips
  • The Urban Immersion program
  • Night on the Street service event to end homelessness
  • Summer camp

Karpenter's Kids (grades 4-7)
Karpenter's Kids is a younger youth group for our 4th-7th graders and their families.  They meet once a month for fellowship and mission projects. Beyond weekly gatherings on Sunday mornings, you might also find our Karpenter's Kids at:

  • CROP Hunger Walk for Church World Services
  • Stocking shelves at the Ralph Reeder Food Shelf
  • Roller skating at the local rink
  • Creating care packages for our college students
  • Hula hooping at a church slumber party
  • Busy bouncing at Zero Gravity
  • Making meals at Feed My Starving Children  
  • Helping out at the animal shelter