Sr. High

Teen Gatherings

All teens in grades 8-12 are invited to join a time of fellowship and faith exploration on selected Sunday evenings from 6:30-8:00.  Our schedule can be found here.

 

Hope you can join us!

 

Teen Ministry 2018

Sunday, January 14th 11:45am-3:30pm-ish – RSVP & drivers needed

Both groups are invited to join First Church in North Guilford’s youth group to participate in Chapel on the Green located in New Haven. Our young people will be attending an outside worship service followed by handing out food to those in need. For more information about this program go to: http://trinitynewhaven.org/chapelonthegreen/

Saturday, January 27th 5:30-8:30pm - RSVP & drivers needed

Both groups are invited to participate in the annual homelessness awareness event located at First Church in Deep River. Our young people will enjoy a meal, a presentation and question/answer time by people who have experienced homelessness followed by an educational activity.

Our older teens (8th - 12th graders) will return to our church to create cardboard homes and sleep outside.

February 11th – Traditional gatherings at First Church

8th– 12th graders 6:30-8pm

 Saturday, February 24thMidnight Run RSVP & drivers needed

Teens in 8th—12th grade will ride in a caravan with the Deep River First Church to distribute food and clothing items to the homeless in New York City. We will gather in Deep River at 6:30pm with teens being returned to their homes around 1am. Parents are needed to drive or be passengers.

For more information about this organization go to:

http://www.midnightrun.org/

Monday, February 12th 7pm -? A Parent Workshop RSVP needed

Marie Mozzi, a certified nutritionist and personal trainer, will be offering a workshop about the myths of nutrition, called Faithful & Fit. She will inform us on how we can love the body we were blessed with and how to feed it, fuel it and honor it.

Sunday, March 11th – A Special Workshop for both youth/teen groups

Marie Mozzi will be back to talk to our young people about nutrition and exercise during their youth gatherings.

For more information about Marie go to:

 

www.getrealwithmarie.com/

                                  

THANK YOU FIRST CHURCH TEENS!

On Saturday October 21st , seven of our teens joined forces with other teens on the shoreline to clean & organize our food pantry. This was part of a Give2 event, which is a part of the Connecticut UCC teen ministry.

 

Teen Mission Trip

Our 2017 mission trip was to Washington D.C. The teens worked alongside members of the community in food pantries, soup kitchens, tent cities, children's organizations, and in various parks. They made friends with teens from Maine, Wisconsin, and New Jesrsey while learning about the social justice issues our capital faces such as poverty, racism, and gentrification.

Earth Day Clean Up

First church teens join youth from 3 other churches to clean up Hammonasset Beach on Earth Day.

     

4th Annual Sing-Off

Two talented UCONN vocal groups travelled to Old Saybrook to provide an evening of a cappella style music. It was a toe tapping, hand clapping, family friendly night. The groups also put on a singing worshop for teens prior to the concert.

 

All the money raised is used to help send our teens to participate in a Youth Works Mission Trip. Youth Works is an organization that has provided life-changing Christ centered mission trips for over 30,000 students and adult leaders.  This year the teens will be travelling to Washington,D.C.

        

 

Homeless Awareness Event

First Church teens joined Deep River Congregational teens in an event to bring awareness to the homeless epidemic. Our teens met and heard stories from individuals who had experienced homelessness. A question and answer period followed by small group discussion engaged our young people in becoming advocates. Teens spent the night outside in cardboard boxes to experience and try to imagine what it would feel like to be homeless.