Youth Group Is Off to a Great Start

September marked the start of our youth group year, and it was a busy month for the SUM Youth. Here’s a look at what we did: 

Rally Day 

Youth group had a table at Rally Day, where we had a lot of new faces sign up.  We had our intro meeting after the Rally Day event, and we ate pizza, played Wii, and talked about the year to come. Thanks to all who came out to help, and especially to Anne Boswell for making our wonderful collaged trifolds.  

Junior Youth Scavenger Hunt

On September 15, the junior youth group met in front of the church and competed in a town-wide photo scavenger hunt. There were two teams competing, and the winners were Ellie Russo, Talula Hantzos, Alessa Murray, and Nick Ryan. The scavenger hunt ended up at J. Foster’s for ice cream all around. Much thanks to Jeff Davis for being one of our adult team leaders!

Senior Youth Lock-In & Chopped Competition

Our first (in my term) Lock-In kicked off on Friday, September 20, with our Chopped competition. Once again, it was a close race, but the final winners were Noah Swan, Noah Leclair, and Connor Aldrich, pulling ahead at the end with a strong finish in the dessert category. Thank you to Clayton Cutler and Deb Clifford for helping judge the competition (and sticking it out through the whole lock-in with me!). After the Chopped competition, we played Mr. Hale’s Unfair Trivia (thanks Bruce for coming out!), life-sized Hungry Hungry Hippos, and Dodgeball before moving up to the Barn for a movie and bed time. Saturday morning we were treated to a pancake breakfast provided for us by Matthew Jamieson and Stan Snyder. I am so grateful to everyone who helped to make the night a success!

Plimpton House

On Saturday, September 28, the youth met at the church to cook a meal to serve at the Plimpton House. We made a delicious dinner of a grilled chicken salad with the works, plus cookies and fresh-picked apples. The residents at Plimpton House were very grateful and enjoyed our meal. Thanks to Amber Russo for helping chaperone and drive! We look forward to returning on Saturday, October 19, for our next meal. 



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Coming Up: 

Sunday, 10/13: Senior Youth Sunday Dinner 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Thursday, 10/17: Junior Youth Meeting @ the Barn 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Saturday, 10/19: Both Groups Serve @ Plimpton House 3:00-7:00 p.m.

Sunday, 10/20: Junior Youth Fun @ Sonny’s Place 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Sunday, 10/20: Senior Youth Sunday Dinner 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Thursday, 10/24: Junior Youth Meeting 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Sunday, 10/27: Senior Youth Sunday Dinner 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Thursday, 10/31: NO JUNIOR YOUTH MEETING – Happy Halloween!


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