Youth Sunday!
Youth Sunday is coming up in two weeks, and I am so excited! The Choir School will sing, directed by Cate Emerick and accompanied by Ted Babbit. Our awesome acolytes will lead the processions, and we will be blessed by senior sermons from a few of our graduating seniors.

We want as many youth to be involved as possible! You can be a youth usher/greeter or a lay reader. You can create art for the cover of the bulletin. Middle and high school students will be writing the Prayers of the People during Sunday School this week. Please email me to sign up as an usher or reader, or send me art for the bulletin.

After the service stay for a picnic! We provide the hot dogs and beverages. Last names A-M are asked to bring chips, side, or a salad. Last names N-Z are asked to bring fruit or dessert.
Youth and Family Hike: Jones Mountain Preserve
We have one more hike on the schedule for spring! Join us in New Hartford as we explore Jones Mountain Preserve. Saturday at 10am.
This Sunday
This week the Primary class will hear another story about Jesus appearing to his friends after Easter. Elementary will rewind to EPIPHANY and explore the wise men's journey with LEGO. Middle and High School will write the Prayers of the People for Youth Sunday.

Join us for Sunday School each week at 9:30 am. The nursery is also open 9am-noon for our youngest members.
Upcoming Events
  • May 13, 6:30 pm Spring Food Fling (this fellowship event is for adults only. Need a babysitter? I have ideas!)
  • May 14, 10am Youth and Family Hike at Jones Mountain Preserve in New Hartford (2.6 miles). We will meet by the trailhead at 161 Steele Rd, New Hartford, CT.
  • May 15, 5-7pm EYC Game Night (grades 6-12)
  • May 22, 10:30 am Youth Sunday followed by picnic
  • May 29 Sandwich Making after the 10:30 service
  • June 4, 10-11 am Community Garden Work Day
  • June 5, after the 10:30 service Acolyte Training for children and youth in fourth grade and above
  • June 5, 5-7pm Global Philanthropy Leaders (EYC for grades 6-12)
  • June 19-27 Camas Pilgrimage
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