Our active youth groups undertake a variety of projects and fun activities throughout the year, including community service projects and mission trips, leading worship for Children and Youth Sunday, fundraising events, fun fellowship events and special educational events.
The Department of Children & Youth volunteers carry out the responsibility of coordinating the education and spiritual formation of Plymouth’s children and youth.
Activities for Younger Children
(Grades K-4th Grade)
- Christmas Pageant on Christmas Eve
- A.N.D worship services during Lent
- PipeScreams at Halloween
- Sugar Plum Workshop
- Valentine Cookie Bake
- Bicycle Blessing
- Pet Blessing
- Open Gym Nights
- Our Whole Lives – sexuality education program (see below)
K-5th Grade Activities
A.N.D. begins each January and runs through Epiphany on Wednesday evenings. The program consists of a choral and instrumental music, activities, and stories or Bible stories. Often music learned in A.N.D. is incorporated into Sunday morning worship.
(6th – 8th Graders)
Our 6th-8th Grade Youth Group meets Sunday afternoons and at other times for service projects, fellowship, and fun! Past activities include: community volunteer days, service trips, rock-climbing, lazer-tag, snow-tubing, sporting events, coffeehouse, karaoke and more.
(9th – 12 graders)
Our 9th -12th Grade Youth Group meets regularly for Bible study, service projects, service and learning trips, and fellowship events. Past events include hayrides, Whirlyball, high ropes, skiing, Lock-In nights, movie and game nights, talent shows, “Caffeine and Christ” meetings and more.
Confirmands share a spiritual journey together as they discover the life of faith, both its cost and its joy. The Confirmation Program is available for 9th graders and older youth who have not yet been confirmed. Participants learn about major world religions, Christianity, the United Church of Christ, and Plymouth Church UCC. As part of the year’s activities, each confirmand is paired with a mentor (an adult member of the church) who is willing to share their time, care, and faith through a series of organized get-togethers.
- Movie Nights, Sing-a-Longs, and Movie on the Lawn
- The Talent Show
- Bike Blessing Event
- Pet Blessing Event
- Karaoke Night
Youth Service Projects
- Serving Shaker: Faith in Action – Leaf Raking
- Doan Brook Stream Cleanup
Summer Service Trips
Dively Scholarships Forms for Service Trip and/or Christian Camp are available: Dively MWW Scholarship Application
UCC Christian Camp schedules and registration forms are available at http://www.journeythehills.org
Our Whole Lives
Our Whole Lives (OWL) is a comprehensive sexuality education program designed for youth of different ages. Plymouth offers age-appropriate curriculum for K-1st, 5th-6th, 7th-9th, and 10th-12th on a rotating basis. The curriculum has lively discussion about values, ethics, relationships and more.
Want to learn more? Talk with any of our helpful Plymouth staff or volunteers!