A Note from Jenny
Hello Junior High Families! As we kickoff our 2018-19 school year, youth group time will continue to focus on building character, showing compassion, and learning to love ALL of our neighbors. After much searching, I think I found some curriculum that will assist our youth on their spiritual journey while still aligning with our core UCC values. The first study is called "Dig In" and here's the info:
"Dig In will explore the teens' journey inward, as they begin to "dig in" and peel off the layers of expectations, lies and experiences that their past has possibly allowed them to believe about themselves, while encouraging them to form strong and healthy relationships with God and with others."
I plan to supplement this study with some Brene Brown, Glennon Doyle, and other positive faith leaders. I look forward to hearing the kids feedback and response to this information!
Youth group would not be possible without the help and support of all our parents! My plan is to once again assign (or as we call it "Volun-told") parents to assist with 1-2 meetings/year. I've created a tentative calendar for the fall, please take a look and let me know if your assigned day won't work for you and I will find a replacement.
PARENT GIFTS AND TALENTS
I'm always interested in the gifts and talents our parent group might have to share with our youth. As you know, it truly does take a village to raise our children and I'm open to learning from all of you. Seeing as my own children are in youth group, there are many times when they want nothing to do with me and will only listen to other adults (sound familiar?). This can make leading jr high a little difficult so I'm reaching out to ask for some help. This year, I would really love to explore new projects and outings led by other parents in our group. Do you have any thoughts or ideas?
2018-19 Registration Form
Please download this year's registration/release form and bring to our first meeting.
August 26: End-of-Summer/Back-to-School Swim Party
Skyridge Community Pool, 12-2pm
September 1: Dungeon Makeover Work Day
Dungeon, 9-11am (carpet removal and dump run)
September 8: Welcome Back Luau for Pastor Dan
3-4 youth volunteers needed to help with childcare
September 9: Kickoff Youth Group Meeting
Overmiller Hall, 4-5:30pm
September 15: Food Closet Event
Volunteers needed to help distribute shopping bags
to neighborhoods around Auburn
September 26: Youth Group Meeting
Overmiller Hall, 4-5:30pm
We started our dungeon makeover service project on August 2 with the tear down of the loft, a million staples removed, and 2 truck loads to the dump! The following Saturday had families coming out to help start painting. We have now completed painting the ceilings and the walls in both rooms and the old, nasty carpet has been removed.
Be on the lookout for upcoming work days and we will continue to keep everyone updated on our project.
Junior High Youth Group
Junior High Youth Group at 1CC Auburn is a safe place for tweens to hang out, build strong relationships, and discover more about their faith. We believe that our youth are a vital part of our greater church community and we do our best to love and support them during these middle school years. This group is active in our church, as well as the community, and we strive to make our world a better place. All children in 6th-8th grade are welcome to attend! Please contact Jenny Serrano for more information: