SYG – Senior Youth Group
for Grades 9 – 12
The Senior Youth Group (SYG) provides a space for the high school youth to come together and guide and direct social & service activities. 2015-2016 events included monthly breakfast meetings and several trips to different area soup kitchens. The youth group also met monthly in the early Spring to work on an art project/fundraiser that raised money to help the Woodside Church in Flint, MI respond to the water crises there. There is also an annual mission trip/service project that all senior high youth are encouraged to participate in. Youth activities at the church are directed by our Associate Minister, Rev. Brendan Curran. Youth are invited to participate whether you’re a member or a friend!
For more information about the group or current activities, contact Rev. Brendan Curran at email@example.com
Below are pictures from some of our youth events!
This group meets during the school year and takes their trips during April break or at the end of June to such places as Tucson, AZ, Biloxi, Miss, West Virginia, NYC, and Philidelphia. This year we went to Orland, ME, to work with H.O.M.E.!
The Barrington Congregational Church 2017 delegation to H.O.M.E.!
H.O.M.E. (Homeworkers Organized for More Employment) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1970 dedicated to keeping and enhancing the quality of life for low-income and homeless families. Through services, stewardship of resources, and shared responsibility, we aim to bring forth new possibilities for food, jobs, shelter, low-income housing, education, and self-sufficiency. In addition to building skills used in the job setting, H.O.M.E. also enjoys the responsibility of educating people on issues vital to sustaining an equitable society.
H.O.M.E. is also proud to be part of the Emmaus movement. Emmaus is an international solidarity movement dedicated to tackling the causes of exclusion since 1971. We joined Emmaus in 1985 and are one of over 350 groups in 36 countries around the world. You can visit the Emmaus International homepage if you want to know more or you can find out more about other groups around the world at Planet Emmaus.
If you want to see more images and videos from our trip, check our our Trip Post.
If you would like to learn more about H.O.M.E., please visit their website: www.homemmausa.org/