High School Youth Group aptly named HIP (Happy Interesting People) meets every Sunday evening from 6-7:30 p.m. New HIP members are always welcome!
The youth group program is designed and implemented by its youth members with the assistance of adult advisors. Group focus throughout the year centers on a number of activities including worship, discussion, spiritual exploration, social justice, service within the church community, plain & simple FUN, and leadership. Each year the group plans a service trip and the fundraising activities to support the endeavor.
In addition, all high school-aged participants are invited to attend Sunday morning worship services, be involved in the Sunday morning Church School program as group leaders, and participate in the adult choir.
In 2015, the First Parish youth group traveled to West Virginia and worked with Big Creek on a variety of construction projects for individuals and families in need. Devastated by flooding and plagued by chronic poverty, visit and service in the area was eye-opening for our teens who learned about the challenges of limited clean water and the environmental hazards of the coal mining industry.