Welcome to CUC Youth! We are so excited to have you. The Columbine United Church youth ministry is a community for 6th-12th graders based on love of God, love of each other, and love of self. It is a safe place for meaningful connection and spiritual growth through service, learning, discovery, and, of course, fun activities. Check back on this page for opportunities to meet, play games, serve the community, and learn.
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Email our Youth Director, Samantha, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
ABOUT CUC YOUTH
The Youth Ministry of Columbine United Church strives to uphold these four values:
Love- Love of God, love of neighbor, and love of self guides everything we do as a youth group. At the CUC youth group, we strive to foster an inclusive and welcoming environment based on acceptance, mutual respect, kindness, and service to others.
Connection- Meaningful connections drive our youth group as we build opportunities to be involved in the life of the church, the traditions of the Christian community. Not only are the youth of CUC building meaningful connections with their peers, but the adults of the church are investing in teaching, guiding, and loving the youth.
Safety- Safety at the CUC youth group is one of our top priorities. All of our volunteer and staff leaders undergo training, background checks, and supervision. In addition to the physical safety of our students, the youth are always welcome to speak their mind, share their stories, and ask hard questions.
Growth- Finally, we strive to encourage the students in their journey of faith knowing that it is a lifelong journey. We provide opportunities for students to grow in service, mission trips, learning, and purposeful reflection.
ABOUT THE SPACE
Youth programming takes place in our newly reconstructed youth area. The room is large, bright, and engaging, with plenty of natural light and space to hang out. At CUC, your kids will feel like they have a place where they really belong, that in turn belongs to them.
YOUTH TALENT SHOW: March 5th, 2023
We will have our annual talent show from 6-8 pm, and the talent is the youth! They can sign up with me starting this next Sunday for talent to showcase. We will sell tickets, and proceeds will go to their summer activities! (Students must share a talent or help serve dinner to earn money for summer activities.)
LA FORET FALL RETREAT: October 20-22, 2023
We love La Foret and cannot wait for your students to participate. Registration will open this fall, and we will have more details at that time.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: June 12-15th, 2023
Join us for Compassion Camp June 12th-15th from 9:00 am-12:00 pm with a special Family Night on June 15th from 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm! We will explore what it means to have compassion for ourselves, each other, and the world. We will have Crafts, Service, Snacks, Recreation, and Worship. Family night will include a pizza dinner and an interactive service to show what the kids have learned. Entering Pre-K through Completed 5th Graders are invited to participate. Completed 6th-12th graders are invited to be youth leaders.
YOUTH SERVE YOUR CITY DAY CAMP: June 26-29, 2023
Incoming 6th Graders thru Graduating Seniors are invited to join us for our Serve Your City (SYC) Day Camp on June 26th-29th from 10 am-1 pm. We will have various service projects to help our community! Lunch is provided.
ARTS DAY CAMP: July 24-27, 2023
Completed K-12 are invited to join us for Arts Camp July 24th-27th from 9:00 am-1:00 pm! We will learn and practice our art skills in poetry, music, art, and more! We will explore our creativity with different experts from our congregation.