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.
camp Here are our upcoming special events. Lots going on! I hope you can join us for some/all of these:
Friday April 7, 6pm – 9pm: A special guest from the Sierra Service Project will join us to provide more details and answer questions about our summer service trip and we will share dinner (spaghetti and meatballs). Parents invited to join us! Then we will stuff and hide 100’s of Easter eggs in preparation for the Great Community Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday.
Sunday April 9, 10am: Easter Sunday service, followed by the Great Community Easter Egg Hunt – the Easter Bunny (assisted by the Youth Group) will welcome kids from our Sunday School and from the Mission Hills Community.
Friday April 14, 5pm – 8pm: Board games in the youth room during the Parents Night Out event. Options including Pandemic, Forbidden Desert, Exploding Kittens, Magic the Gathering, and many more (if playing MTG, please bring cards).
Over the next month the youth that meet on Sunday’s during church will be learning about the history of the church and about some of our traditions and ceremonies.
Mark your calendar:
Sunday June 11: Confirmation service and party for youth who decide to formally join the MHUCC church.
June 18 – 24 Sierra Service Project trip: We have reserved 15 spots for in Sacramento. I will arrange an information session in early March. Here is their summer 2023 information package.
October 20 – 22: MHUCC family camp weekend at Pilgrim Pines.
Visit to a Buddhist temple
Visit to a Jewish synagogue
Service project with San Diego Audubon
Afternoon/evening at Belmont Park
Past Youth Group Events
The MHUCC Youth Group fields one of the most successful teams in the highly competitive MHUCC Souper Bowl: An annual event in support Uptown...
The MHUCC Youth Group, Families and Friends Home Building in Mexico
In February 2023, the MHUCC Youth Group and our families and friends set out across the boarder to Mexico to build a home for Mario, Nubia and...
The MHUCC Youth Group Fine Dining Experience
The MHUCC Youth Group offered a fine dining experience fundraiser – a four-course...
An Evening of Cooking
We learnt how to prepare classy classics such as coq au vin, French onion soup, carrot and coriander soup, cheesecake, and brownies as we prepared...
Caroling at Green Manor
The MHUCC Youth Group, Sunday school and the graduates of the Christmas Carol Camp after school program joined together to present a wonderful...
Chapel of the Rocks: Art that makes us think!
The MHUCC Youth Group had a unique opportunity to tour Chapel of the Rocks, a powerful art installation by Justin Sterling at the San Diego Museum...