The Youth Ministry of the Union Church in Waban is a fully welcoming community that sees all young people as beloved children of God who can live out God’s love in the world. In our ministry, young people are invited to:
- Develop authentic relationships with other youth, caring adults, and God;
- Embark on a spiritual journey grounded in the life, teachings, and community of Jesus Christ;
- Explore how their gifts and questions can contribute to the life of the church and the flourishing of all creation;
- Participate in meaningful service and joyful mission as part of this community of faith.
Our Middle School Youth Group meets twice monthly for one social and one service event, as we hang out, have fun, support one another, do some great service work together, and deepen our faith.
Our High School Youth Group meets monthly, generally on the last Sunday of the month (with a few exceptions for holidays, when we meet earlier). Meetings include time to eat together; have fun; reflect and pray together; invite guest speakers; and visit local sites and organizations. High-schoolers will also participate in one overnight service trip in the fall and another in the spring; with a week-long mission trip in early summer. High-schoolers also participate in the combined youth group events below.
Combined Middle & High School Youth Group Events: At least one event a month (often more) Middle and High School Youth Groups come together to have fun and participate in meaningful service Some of these events are also open and appropriate for younger siblings too!
Below please find an overview of some of the highlights of the fall calendars. For details and a full Fall Schedule, please CLICK HERE for the Children, Youth and Families Calendar.
Sept 8-10 High School YG: Service Trip to New York City with Rauschenbusch Metro Ministries Urban Immersion
Sept 14 Middle School YG: Kick-Off Party! (Friday, 7-9pm at UCW)
Sept 30 High School YG: Kick–Off Meeting (Sunday, 6:30-8:30 at UCW)
Oct 14 Middle School YG: Helps to lead the all-church Blessing of the Animals & Collection to Buddy Dog Rescue
Oct 20 COMBINED HS & MS YG: Outdoor Adventure Day in the Blue Hills
Oct 28 High School YG: Monthly Meeting (Sunday, 6:30-8:30 at UCW)
Nov 4 COMBINED HS & MS YG: Fall Clean-up and Donuts!
Nov 16,17 COMBINED HS & MS YG: Community Thanksgiving Dinner preparation and serving
Nov 18 High School YG: Monthly Meeting (Sunday, 6:30-8:30 at UCW)
Dec 14 Middle School YG: Christmas Party and White Elephant Gift Exchange
Dec 16 High School YG: Monthly Meeting (Sunday, 6:30-8:30 at UCW)
Dec 23 Middle and High School YGs: Mitten Tree Collection, Cookie Baking and Caroling
Our Youth Ministry is supported by our Youth Ministry Team, made up of caring, responsible adult volunteers, who run events and build relationships with youth. We also depend on our Youth Ministry Spiritual Support Team, who pray for our youth and their concerns, and offer encouragement and support to our volunteers. The program is supervised by Rev. Amy Clark Feldman, Associate Pastor for Youth and Families, who can be reached at [email protected]