There are two youth groups at Second Congregational Church: Junior High Youth is for Middle Schoolers (grades 6-8), and Senior High Youth is for High Schoolers (grades 9-12). As with all church activities these follow the guidelines of Safe Church Policy. Friends are always welcome. The more, the merrier.
Junior High Youth Group
The Junior High Youth Group meets twice a month. The program is a combination of service, discussion, faith formation, and fun. This group has served at the homeless shelter, fasted to raise money for hunger, gone bowling, and participated in Bible Study. There are overnights and adventures. Most importantly there is a community in which they can get to know themselves and learn how to be followers of Jesus.
Senior High Youth Group
The Senior High Youth Group combines service, discussion, faith formation, and fun. This group has served at the homeless shelter, traveled to Boston to learn about the issues of homelessness. Each year this group takes a mission trip. Either on the East Coast or a unique cultural setting.They are embodying what it means to put faith into action.
Both Youth Groups have participated in retreats and lock-ins. Whether we are staying in the church at a lock-in for fun or fasting to raise money for the hungry, going to Boston to learn about homelessness, or exploring creation at Grotonwood, we are deepening our bonds with one another and with God.
Confirmation is the time in a young person’s life (typically 8th and 9th grade) when s/he discerns whether to enter into the covenant of full church membership. It is the claiming for themselves the baptismal promises their parents made on their behalf. Confirmation includes faith formation, serving the hungry & homeless of our community, participating in worship, a two day retreat and experiencing a variety of faith communities.