Connection

How we are going to stay connected this year

In-Person Youth Group

Youth Group is the main slot on the calendar nearly every week where youth and leaders gather to experience a community that loves God, loves others, and loves life. We will meet around (and sometimes inside) the Congregation House (across Concord Rd. and down a little from the main church building).

Our timing will be the same as last year so we can meet late enough that it’s convenient, but not so late that it’s dark and cold for nights we’re outside this winter. Here’s what it will look like:

6th & 7th GradesYouth Music8th-12th Grades
Fall (9/12 – 10/24)4-5 pm5:15-6:15 pm6:30-7:30 pm
Winter (11/14 – 3/6)2-3 pm3:15-4:15 pm4:30-5:30 pm
Spring (3/13-5/22)4-5 pm5:15-6:15 pm6:30-7:30 pm

You can see what we’re doing on each night by checking our calendar.

Arriving & Departing

We do not have a set location for drop-off. Feel free to park in the lot beside the Congregation House, the street, or the library. The first time you come to Youth Group, make sure you check in at our Welcome Center located on the front porch of the Congregation House. A volunteer there will receive your Youth Group forms and help you find where your small group is meeting. Small groups will stay in the same spot from week to week so you can skip the Welcome Center once you know where your group meets and have turned in your forms.

It would be best for parents and students to communicate on a meeting spot for departure (e.g. across the street from the Congregation House, library parking lot, etc.). Students not sure where to meet their parents will wait with their small group leaders near the Welcome Center in front of the Congregation House.

What to bring

  • Forms
  • Mask
  • Camp chair or blanket
  • Comfortable clothes for being outside

What to expect

Students can expect a team of consistent adult leaders each week. These leaders (we call them SGLs, aka small group leaders) will remind everyone about safety procedures for the day and help connect youth to each other in conversation and games to start off. Some weeks will focus on teaching through a message and small group discussion, while other weeks will focus on checking in, connecting, and prayer. Youth Group will last an hour.

Youth Music

Youth Music will take place between Youth Group hours and is open to all middle and high school students.