Meetings take place once a month on the second Sunday of each month at 11:15 a.m. from September to May
United Reformed Church Youth Group invites all children in 6th grade through high school to join us for variety of community service activities and fun fellowship time together. A few examples of past service include: preparing meals for the Samaritan Homeless Interim Program, organizing toiletry collections and assembling health kits to be distributed by the Food Bank Network of Somerset County, providing baskets with baked treats for and visiting the elderly, participating in the CROP Hunger Walk and much more. Fun activities include: hosting fundraisers during the Peter Mayer concert, arts and crafts, games and of course sharing pizza. Community service projects completed by our youth have been featured by the Courier News, TAPinto Somerville and acknowledged by New Jersey Assemblyman Jack M. Ciattarelli.
Gathering time is often on Sundays but does vary based on the event. No need to be a member, just a willingness to enjoy Christian fellowship, as we “love all, serve all”. Friends are always welcome! Please call the church office at 908-725-4545 if you would like more information.
Some Examples of Youth Group Projects
Youth Group Toiletry Drive
Every year, the Youth Group holds a toiletry drive and assembles "hygiene kits" for local organizations to hand out to those in need. In the last decade, our youth have assembled hundreds of hygiene kits for the community.
On Easter Sunday 2019, the URC Youth Group handed out rocks painted with the message "you are loved" Altogether, the kids painted 92 large rocks (totaling 45 pounds) to remind us of the good news that the stone rolled away from the tomb and Christ has risen! They also wrote messages on 77 small stones that read “spread joy”, “share love”, and “have faith”. Those attending the service were able to take this symbolism of Christ's victory home with them to keep or to pass along to a friend or neighbor.
This project is a multi-generational survey that compares “Then and Now”. Each student interviewed an older member of the congregation and compared the differences between growing up then, and growing up now.
Jimmy Barry Interviews Barbara Schwarz (June 2022)
Emily Hayes Interviews Beverly Colligas (April 2018)
Kelly Barry Interviews Jocelyn Eckardt (March 2018)
Jocelyn Hayes Interviews Karl Banks (February 2018)
Jaclyn Barry Interviews Jeanne Ginsberg (January 2018)
Tom Hayes Interviews Ruth Reader (December 2017)
Heather Stires Interviews Marge Rowell (November 2017)