Each Fall, Winter, and Spring youth explore important aspects of faith formation on Sunday evenings. Topics have included world religions, ancient religions, Christian faith and practices, faith and social justice and environmental stewardship.
Sessions are divided into middle school (grades 6-8) and high school (grades 9-12) with middle school meetings from 5:00pm to 6:30pm and the high school meeting 6:00pm to 7:30pm. An overlapping dinner from 6:00pm to 6:30pm is designed to gather everyone for fellowship.
Communion & Confirmation Classes
Communion Education and Confirmation classes are offered every few years for families who wish to participate. Speak with Pastor Jared about signing up.
Monthly Fun Events
Trampoline Parks, Apple Picking, Movie Nights, Arcades, Games Nights, Salsa making, and go cart racing are just a few of our monthly events at UCH.
Hinesburg Youth Project
Every summer young people grades 6 and above go on a trip to explore key issues of our times. In 2016, a group of 10 young people and 3 chaperones traveled to New York City to explore Urban poverty and food insecurity and offer service. In 2017, 14 young people and 4 chaperones traveled to Boston to explore issues of environmental, animal and social justice. In 2018, 16 young people and 8 chaperones traveled to Puerto Rico to assist in recovery from Hurricane Maria.
These young people work throughout the year to raise money for this trip by doing yard work and putting together fundraisers. These trips are religious for some but not all and young people from our wider community regularly participate.
Because of the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic, the HYP summer tripl will be rescheduled. More information will follow.
June 2019 HYP Trip
The Hinesburg Youth Project high school group traveled to H.O.M.E. Inc in Orland, Maine to explore rural poverty. H.O.M.E. Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to keeping and enhancing the quality of life for low-income and homeless families. Through services, stewardship of resources, and shared responsibility, they aim to bring forth new possibilities for food, jobs, shelter, low-income housing, education, and self-sufficiency. H.O.M.E. is the primary resource in Orland that provides assistance with basic needs like food, shelter, daycare, job training and other poverty alleviation services. Youth had a variety of volunteer opportunities on this trip ranging from building and repair, grounds keeping, cooking and serving, daycare supervision, gardening and office work. Youth also made time for fun, swimming at Craig Pond after the work day and hanging around the house together.
Below are images from previous trips.