2020 – 2021 FCCGE Youth Education Online Registration

Senior High Youth Fellowship Calendar 2019-20 




We offer a Sunday morning high school discussion group at 10:30 am September-April, where youth can wrestle with historic Christian faith and discuss the theological questions they really want to ask. Additionally, these young people can continue to explore their faith while serving the children of our church through activities such as serving as a teaching team member, being a song leader, helping on the tech team and taking photographs for use in various church communications. Contact Catherine Curtis, (630.469.3096 X 23) Director of Christian Education.

2019 – 2020 Sr Hi Discussion Group Sunday Morning Syllabus

Sunday morning Sr Hi Discussion Group Leader Volunteer Job Description


Our high school youth meet weekly to fellowship, play, discuss life and faith and things that really matter. Youth are encouraged to reflect, to question and to share their opinions in a compassionate and caring space. It is a place to belong, no matter what you believe. Contact Danny Harman, Director of Youth Ministry


The Handbell Choir, directed by Matthew Prins, performs several times throughout the year for worship services. This group is open to youth (beginning 6th grade) through adults. No ringing experience is required. The group rehearses every Tuesday evening from 7:15 – 9:00.





The FCCGE Choir is an adult choir, co-directed by Michele Hecht  and Jeff Haeger , that sings a variety of musical styles and performs in worship on most Sundays.

Rehearsals: Thursdays, 7:00-9:00 pm plus a few Sunday nights prior to big events.





Important Dates


Fall Retreat 2020 (date TBD) at Pilgrim Park near Starved Rock in Princeton, IL  Join us in the Fall when we spruce up  beautiful Pilgrim Park. It’s a weekend of fun and fellowship among the changing colors of the season.





Senior High Sunday This is an awesome opportunity for our senior high youth to participate in the planning and executing of Sunday morning worship. All youth are encouraged to participate, whether they’re active in youth fellowship or not, whether their gift is greeting or preaching, we want them to be part of this fantastic opportunity. Contact Danny Harman, Director of Youth Ministry.





Work Camp 2020 Cancelled

Following in line with FCCGE’s values of social justice, this summer we will be working with Immigration and Refugee Services through the organization, Reach Beyond Mission, in Austin and San Antonio, Texas. For more on Reach Beyond Mission: Reach Beyond Mission Refugees and Immigration.
 For those who have signed up, the first $100 deposit is due the night of the meeting.
Watch videos of past years’ work camps here.




Tower Hill Family Camp 2020 Cancelled Join us for a fantastic weekend of family fun at UCC Tower Hill Camp in Sawyer, Michigan. Families choose to either camp or lodge and can enjoy swimming, playing in the sand, climbing the dunes, star gazing and time with family and friends.  Contact David Crane.





The Ship (formerly Senior High Youth Council) This youth leadership team is composed of senior high youth who serve as student leaders among their peers. They take on various responsibilities including mentoring younger youth and facilitating small group discussions in youth group, as well as planning events for Senior High Fellowship. If you’re interested in being a student leader, speak to current members of the Youth Council or to Danny Harman, Director of Youth Ministry.




Our Whole Lives  – The Human Sexuality Ministry for Youth For the past 7 years, FCCGE has provided our 7th – 12th grade youth the opportunity to study human sexuality using the life-span comprehensive resource of Our Whole Lives, which provides information that is age-appropriate, medically-accurate, immediately relevant and also applicable for later life.  The Our Whole Lives ministry emphasizes and underscores the values of love, mutuality, self-worth, health, responsibility, justice and inclusivity and is taught by trained and certified staff and lay leaders of our congregation.  Our Whole Lives is open to youth from 7th – 12th grades, both to youth from our congregation and youth who are friends of the church.  Please contact Catherine Curtis, (630.469.3096 X 23) Director of Christian Education.Want even more information from the wider UCC? Click here.  



 Great Lakes Regional Youth Event Cancelled  For youth ages 13 – 18:  a chance to worship and have fun with other UCC youth from the Great Lakes region on a college campus.  More details will be provided as available. Watch for more info as it approaches.






2020 – 2021 FCCGE Youth Education Online Registration

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