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 winter-spring calendar.
Jan. 27: High School Youth Group Ski Trip
Feb. 1: Middle School Youth Group – Dinner Out on the Town
Feb. 10: High School Youth Group
Feb. 16: Combined Youth Groups – Cradles to Crayons, Boston
Mar. 10: High School Youth Group
Mar. 15-16: Middle School Youth Group – Overnight Lock-in at the Church
Mar. 24: Common Cathedral with Ecclesia Ministries
Mar. 29-30: High School Youth Group – CityReach Overnight in Boston
Apr. 7: “If I Had A Hammer” – Appalachia Service Project, All-Church Event
May 5: Youth-led Worship — Care of Creation
June TBD: Combined Youth Groups – Year-end Pool Party
June 22-30: High School Youth Group Service Trip – Appalachia Service Project
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]