Youth

Youth Group

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.

Upcoming Events

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Sunday November 6, 10am. How to live a good life: read a really good book!

Friday November 11, 7pm: Youth Group musical theater trip: Rock of Ages! SIGN UP HERE for discount tickets. Come and support our youth group members on their opening night!

Friday November 18, 6pm – 9pm: Youth group meeting. Topic to be selected by the youth, plus food, games and creation of pine cone holiday ornaments.

Sunday November 27, 5pm – 6:30pm, All Generations Celebration of Advent – creating holiday decorations for your home (advent wreath etc.)

Sunday December 11, 5pm – 8pm (not confirmed): Holiday in the Hills street fair: handing out our holiday ornaments in return for donations to our chosen charity.

December youth group meeting – date TBD –  a docent-lead tour of Chapel of the Rocks at the San Diego Art Museum. 

 

 

Coming February 3/4: The Mission Hills UCC Youth Group, families and friends are organizing a mission trip to Mexico to build a family a home working with CASAS DE LUZ. The trip will be coordinated by one of our youth group members who, after participating in two previous builds, is now a high school intern with Casas de Luz. Please FILL OUT THIS FORM to express interest.

 

Future plans:

Visit to  a Buddhist temple

Visit to a Jewish synagogue

Service project with San Diego Audubon

Afternoon/evening at Belmont Park

Next summer:

Summer service/learning week with Sierra Service Project, in Sacramento, June 18 –  24. 

Past Youth Group Events

Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Egg Hunt

The Youth Group stuffed 100's of Easter eggs and hid them. We then organized a massive Easter egg hunt for the younger kids in the Mission Hills...

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The Souper Bowl

The Souper Bowl

The Youth Group fields one of the most successful teams in the highly competitive MHUCC Souper Bowl. The soup making contest is an annual event in...

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