Children and youth news

Update from Tammy Martens

Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ Spiritually Alive, Joyfully Inclusive, Committed to Justice Update from Tammy Martens          We are finishing up our 9:00 Sunday programming for children and youth. June 5 will be our last gathering until we reconvene next fall.            Susan Watson and I teach the middle school youth and for the past few months we have been working through our Coexist curriculum. We have studied Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Islam, and Sikhism. And as we have studied these major religions, we have learned more about our own Christian tradition.            It was an absolute delight to visit the…

Continue Reading Update from Tammy Martens

Middle School Huddle- Reviewing Fall 2021

Note: This letter was sent to families with middle school youth. We are sharing it here so the rest of the church knows what has been happening.
It was so incredibly life-giving to gather again with our middle school youth this past fall and begin some good Bible workouts together. Our game plan was successful! We scored a victory when we finished our study of The Story of the Bible: Covenant’s Love with God’sPeople. This particular study is one playbook of many that we could use to study the Bible, but I think it is one of the best and every time we use it, we are guaranteed a victory.

Continue Reading Middle School Huddle- Reviewing Fall 2021

Youth to Deep Roots

It was a tremendous joy to be with ORUCC youth on our Service/Mission trip August 7014, 2021 as we worked and served at Deep Roots in Earlville, Maryland. There were so many meaningful moments and I was continuously filled with joy with the youth’s determination, positive spirit, good humor, and deep love for the work we were doing. Before landing in Earlville, we stopped in Philadelphia on Sunday and spent time at Reading Terminal Market (Food Market), took pictures under the “LOVE” statue, visited the Liberty Bell Visitor Center, and toured Independence Hall. We got back on the bus and…

Continue Reading Youth to Deep Roots