Mission Hills UCC has a Youth Group for teenagers in 7th through 12th grade. Our diverse group includes teens from our church families, from other churches, and several friends who are not involved in organized religion at all. Everyone is welcome here!
In our Sunday morning meetings (during or immediately after the church service) we are exploring the Christian faith, and asking what it means to live a good life. Some of the group that attends regularly on Sunday are considering confirmation next June – a formal commitment to following Christ’s teachings and joining the church.
The larger group at our monthly Friday evening meetings, social events and trips joins us in a commitment to social and environmental justice. We all share a desire to make a positive change in our world and an interest in other cultures.
Friday September 29th, 6pm – 8:30pm: Board games and pizza in the Youth Room. Bring your favorite games, we will also have exploding kittens, pandemic, forbidden desert, clue, and a new addition for our group: The Tea Dragon Society Card Game.
Friday October 20 – Sunday October 22: We are invited to join the MHUCC All Generations Weekend at Pilgrim Pines in San Bernardino County. This is a weekend of cabin camping at the peak of the fall colors for a very reasonable price. The deadline to register is October 1. Transportation (passenger van) will be arranged if there is sufficient interest.
Friday November 10: 6pm to 8:30pm: Youth Group Meeting, topic TBD.
Sunday November 19, 10am – 12pm: We have been invited to help prepare the Thanksgiving feast that traditionally follows the Sunday Service. And eat it.
Friday December 15, evening: for our holiday event we have been invited to the El Nido Transitional Living Program to spend time playing games and creating Christmas cards and decorations with children who are currently living at this shelter.
Sunday December 17, 11:30am – 12:30pm: Christmas carols at Green Manor with the Sunday school kids. The residents are really looking forward to our visit!
Friday (food prep) and Saturday (serving food) in January (date TBD): return of the Fine Dining Experience fundraiser in support of our home building project with Casas de Luz in Mexico. We might do Thai food this year?
Saturday February 17 – Sunday February 18: Home building trip to Mexico with Casas de Luz. More details and sign-up form will be available soon.
Visit to a Jewish synagogue
Afternoon/evening at Belmont Park
Return visit to volunteer at Friends of Cats
Past Youth Group Events
Members of the MHUCC Youth Group volunteered at the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank Warehouse. We packed more 540 boxes of food that will...
Several members of the MHUCC Youth Group volunteered at the July Feeding Mission Hills food distribution (which takes place in the MHUCC parking...
We built steps so that older trailer park residents could safely leave their homes (the steps literally fell apart when we leant on them!) and...
Four members of our Youth Group confirmed the promises that were made on their behalf when they were baptized as little kids, and joined the MHUCC...
Our Youth Group had the opportunity to visit the Buddhist Temple of San Diego. Kaytee Sumida, Minister’s Assistant, explained the historical roots...
The MHUCC Youth Group fields one of the most successful teams in the highly competitive MHUCC Souper Bowl: An annual event in support Uptown...