Community Church of Sebastopol

United Church of Christ

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Middle School Youth Group - Grades 6-8

Welcome to Youth Group!

  • Meets Sunday from 9-10:15 am
  • Youth Lounge

Meet our Coordinator of Youth Ministries, Emily Syal. Read more about Emily here. Check out the 2018-19 Youth Ministry Mission, Values & Goals.

For the latest on what is happening in Youth Group, check out the latest Church Newsletter here!

Middle School Youth "Breakfast Club" Grades 6-8

Students in grades 6 – 8 invited to the “Breakfast Club” in the Youth Lounge. Afterwards, come to community worship with your family or sit with other youth and Emily Syal, our Coordinator of Youth Ministries, in the Sanctuary.

2018 - 2019

Our theme this year is all about going on a journey, a journey into the unknown. We will discover people in the Bible and the early Jesus Movement who very much like ourselves were faced with a choice to enter into unknown circumstances.

Sometimes these people, like Moses, had God speak to them through a burning bush?! I mean, what?! And Moses had to gather his courage and do what God had called him to do, without even knowing what the outcome would look like. Jesus, too, had many instances where he had journeyed into the unknown. He wandered in the wilderness for 40 days, preparing himself for what he was called to do.

We are faced with an unknown right now. I am new to your youth group, and I know we are all wondering what this year will turn out to be. This will be our focus during our weekly Sunday meetings. Throughout October, we also have many chances to just come together and hang out. There are middle school and high school movie nights (pizza and snacks included!), a Saturday of service in a community garden, and our high schoolers will begin planning for the year-end service trip. Let's start J-Walking!


About the Middle School Youth Group

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The focus of our Middle School youth group is to deepen one’s understanding of the Christian faith, build group community, discover one’s unique gifts and explore service opportunities to others. Our youth leaders incorporate fellowship, Bible study, physical activities, community building and service to others in an age appropriate settings to guide our youth along their spiritual path.

We spend the fall sessions working on getting to know each other and self-discovery. We incorporate community service projects throughout the year, culminating in our end of the year Mini-Mission trip which is often on Memorial Day weekend. The youth and their leaders travel to the "big city" (San Francisco or Sacramento) to work together on a variety of service projects.

All of our youth are invited to actively participate in wider denominational (United Church of Christ) events including National Youth Event, local Camp Cazadero and Camp Tamarack, Fall Fest, Mid-Winter Retreat, and the NCNC-UCC youth leadership program at the Annual Gathering in April.

High School - Grades 9-12 Meeting Once Per Month for Fellowship


Meet our Coordinator of Youth Ministries, Emily Syal. Read more about Emily here. Check out the 2018-19 Youth Ministry Mission, Values & Goals.

For the latest on what is happening in Youth Group, check out the latest Church Newsletter here!


About the Sr. High Youth Group

Sr. High youth group emphasizes community building, faith exploration, recreation, teen issues and community service. Youth leaders strive to create a safe place to explore teen issues using a solid biblical foundation.

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All of our youth are encouraged to actively participate in wider denominational (United Church of Christ) events including National Youth Event, local Camp Cazadero and Camp Tamarack, Fall Youth Event, Feb Camp, as well as Counselor-In-Training camps and the NCNC-UCC youth leadership program at the Annual Gathering in April.

Summer Camps at Camp Cazadero and Camp Tamarack

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From You & Me Camp to Sr. High Camp and every age in between - enjoy an outdoor experience this summer! Find more information here.

And don't forget about our Apple Pie Scholarship - earn $$ for camp registration just for volunteering at our Apple Pies Event this summer.

Here is one more tip - mail in your registration information (instead of registering online) and save the processing fee of up to $27.

Hope to see you at camp this summer!