Spring has sprung! The warm, sunny weather may have been late this year but that didn’t dampen the spirits of our youth group. In April, we had a fun outing to Chunky’s dinner/theater in Nashua where we enjoyed tasty food and watched the suspenseful modern version of The Jungle Book. We also went to play with the kids at the Maynard Boys and Girls Club to help them out with their school vacation program. In early May, we joined the WCUC Easter in Action team to walk in the Minuteman Arc March and collectively raised over $2000.00 for this great organization. The next day, the youth learned about the Bread for the World organization and wrote letters to members of Congress advocating for increased funding to support better nutritional programs for women and children around the world. They then used what they had learned to help other members of congregation, young and old, write letters too!
Adding to all of this excitement, twelve of our older youth celebrated their year-long work in confirmation class as our younger youth are currently making plans to share their voices, gifts, and wisdom in Children and Youth Sunday which will be celebrated on June 5th.
In the midst of all of these social and service-related events, the youth have been meeting regularly to study God’s word, write in their prayer journals, and reflect together on how the Easter story of Jesus’s resurrection applies to us today.