052Grace UCC Youth Group consists of all confirmed and high school youth.  We also have joint events with the current confirmation class.  2012 was a busy year with a fun sudsy car wash and several bake sales throughout the year to fund our activities.  In the spring, our Grace UCC Youth participated in the St. Louis Big Day of Sharing where we worked with Christian Youth from throughout the St. Louis area to clean up a St. Louis City neighborhood.  We attended a lock-in at St. John’s UCC and hosted and served a dinner at First Steps Back Home.  In October, we traveled to Sedalia for a weekend to participate in the Festival of Sharing event, packing and loading the statewide donations for multiple charitable programs.   In December, we wrapped Christmas presents for the Every Child’s Hope Home and worked the O’Fallon Festival of Lights.

In addition to youth specific activities, our high school youth are active in all other aspects of church life.  Grace youth are members of the Risen praise brand, perform special music, serve as Sunday School Shepherds, work as support staff for Vacation Bible School, help with the Christmas program, serve on ministry committees, run the slide projector during 2nd service, and serve as greeters, ushers and lay readers.  We strongly encourage and count on our youth to be valued members of our congregation.

Coming Soon – 2013 Youth Events Calendar