A Message From Youth Director, Christine Callahan:
This year has been a great year for the FCC Longmeadow Youth Group. I have enjoyed getting to know our youth and being able to encourage them to grow in faith and service to their community. They have also taught me how important it is to serve our community with our skills and talents. I am so excited for the year to come! I will be having my second baby in August, so I will not be leading the youth group during the months of September and October. However, Pastor Marisa, Keating Flaherty, and the youth team will carry on all responsibilities and duties as it pertains to the youth group. Keating has been working with the youth group over the past month to get to know the kids and make the transition to the fall months a bit easier. We have a LOT of exciting events planned for the fall/winter already and can’t wait to share them with you all! Keep an eye out for the youth calendar of events which will be coming soon! The first youth group meeting of the 2019-2020 school year will be held on September 8th! Hope to see the youth there!
Youth Group Mission Statement: Our goal is for all teens to feel welcome and able to explore their faith, and how it relates to the world around them, in a safe and open environment, while growing in community with each other, and reaching out to our church, community, nation, and world to be the hands and feet of Christ. ALL ARE WELCOME!
We provide our middle and high school youth with many opportunities for personal growth, Christian education, healthy and enjoyable social interaction, and active exploration and expression of Christian faith.
Youth Group for grades 6-12 is a fellowship programs designed to allow youth to experience the transforming power of the Holy Spirit in an open and welcoming Christian community.
Meetings are held on Sunday evenings, 6:00-7:30 p.m. Programs include retreats, movie nights, game nights, discussions, local service projects.
Youth are also welcome to participate in the other ministries of the church, including singing with a choir, playing in the bell choir, teaching Sunday School, greeting and ushering, and serving as a youth member of the Board of Deacons, to name just a few.
For more information about opportunities for youth, please contact the youth ministry committee via the church office (567-6287).