Fall/Winter 2021: Plymouth is seeking a Youth Leader to work with our middle and high-school aged youth. The Youth Leader will: help us create opportunities for our youth and youth in the wider community to engage in worship, service projects and social gatherings; assist with curriculum and coordination for Sunday morning classes for middle school students; build relationships with and develop regular youth meetings for our high school students; organize mission trips and camp outings.
If you’re passionate about working with youth and helping them grow into responsible, compassionate servants of Christ, apply here:
The job description is available here: Job Announcement- Youth Leader for Plymouth UCC
[Please note that our Christian Education program has been altered during the COVID pandemic; contact us if you want to know how your children/youth can participate during this time.]
Plymouth’s Christian Education program affords every person opportunities to explore their spirituality while learning about themselves and the world. In addition to the Word shared and reflected on in the weekly Children’s message during our worship services, we seek to help young people to learn more and get help and guidance for their lives through our Church School experience.
- Worship Center, our preschool class for children age three to five, offers storytelling, crafts, and other age-appropriate activities to engage these young ones in the Bible story.
- The Sunday School provides structured, age-grouped Christian Education classes for children from kindergarten through eighth grade.
- Confirmation class engages our youth (generally late middle school or early high school) in going deeper into the Word, church history, service/mission, and other related topics that help them to affirm and strengthen their faith.
Church School is held during the Sunday worship service, after the children’s message. It meets most weeks September-May. In addition we offer a One-Room Sunday School during each Sunday service in July, when the children explore a special topic related to faith.
We believe that learning comes in many forms: study, through the example of others, in word and music and art. Below is a photo of the Pentecost quilt the children of Plymouth helped create under the guidance of Rheda Schultz. The children heard and discussed the story of Pentecost. Each child designed a figure for the quilt based on his or her response to the story. Some created carnival rides (it was a festival day!), people, tongues of fire, and might winds (a tornado!). Others created trees, houses, flowers, and sun to complete the picture.