Youth Group

-20learning-youthgroupWe invite all interested high school teens in Needham and surrounding towns to Learning-youthgroup-Abi Mission Tripjoin our Youth Group.

We meet monthly on Sunday evenings for conversation, dinner, friendship, fun, prayer, learning, and community service. Our group chooses activities based on our interests. What kinds of things do we do? Make pizzas; take trips to Boston attractions; challenge ourselves with a high ropes course; pack up and mail clothing to tornado victims in Alabama; plan and run a fund-raiser for a different charity every year; play flashlight tag in the dark church; travel to Vermont to help with clean-up efforts following Hurricane Irene. We all work to make the group a “safe” place for talking about topics or issues that are important to us.

Many of our Youth Group members participate in a week-long mission trip, so we can experience serving our neighbors. These trips can change our view of the world and how we see ourselves in relation to others.

Several of our recent mission trip projects:

April 2015 – Eastern West Virginia

Partnered with Almost Heaven Habitat for Humanity to re-build homes in disrepair and to begin building new homes for families living in an impoverished area of Appalachia.

February 2014 – New Orleans, Louisiana

Gutted a house destroyed and left vacant after Hurricane Katrina. House will be rebuilt by volunteers and sold to low-income first time home buyer.

April 2013 – Irvine, Kentucky

Put insulation and dry wall in a one room home without electricity or running water, began a small addition for a trailer home of a grandmother now raising her grandchildren, put siding on the bottom of a trailer home to avoid further water damage. Learned about Appalachian culture and the poverty experienced in this small mountain village.

April 2012 – Shoal Creek, Alabama

Repaired two homes destroyed by a major tornado and heard stories of faith and courage from survivors of the tornado.

Click here for more information about our Youth Mission Trips and a slideshow of our recent trips.

Interested in learning more about Youth Group? Contact Church Staff.