Castile United Church of Christ

4 Washington Street, Castile, NY 14427

Castile UCC Youth Group News

August 2016 United Flyer 

Youth Group News:


Sunday, June 4th at Camp Hough on Silver Lake!

4:00 -7:00 PM.

(A fun night at the lake including canoeing, volleyball, burgers, smores and a worship service around the camp fire. ) Free event, open to anyone ages 10 and up. Email for more information.


þ Youth Group Bible Study:

May 28th – Real Obedience with Tim McMullen

June 25th – Rowdy Kindness with Steve Meyer


It is so awesome that we have been able to have the lessons lead each month by a different member of our church.  This layout has worked as such a great opportunity for youth and adults alike.  The youth have benefited from seeing and hearing faith in action from a variety of church members.

Additionally, the adults have had a unique opportunity to see how faithful and earnest our youth group members are.

We will pick up with a similar format in September – so keep your hearts ready to consider your chance to be the adult leader of one of the Bible Study opportunities.


þ Community Service:

With the help of Gidget Bannister, Darla Huntz and Dorothy Olcott, the Bible Adventure Time kids assembled mini May Baskets that were delivered with Meals on Wheels.

We received emails, phone calls and a nice note from some of the recipients saying how much they enjoyed this surprise with their lunch.


Up next for Community Service will be packages being sent to our Military deployed folks.  The youth group will be assembling packages with items that will be purchased in part by Women’s Fellowship and also by money raised from our Tastefully Simple gift basket raffle to be held at the Yard Sale as well as after church.




Tastefully Simple Raffle Basket

Drawing to be June 11th, 2017.


Baskets will be on display soon!!!

See Heidi Lockwood for tickets.







þ Youth Assistance is Needed:

Youth Group members needed to help with the Annual Church Chicken BBQ on June 3rd.  The Trustees request some help with setup, serving and cleanup beginning at 10:00 AM.  If there are enough volunteers we may be able to split the assignment times up.

Also that day Christian Ed will have a table included in the tables out on the church lawn for yard sale days.  Youth Group participation would also be helpful for this event.  There will be signup sheets in the Youth Group room.


þ Looking for Community Service/Missions ideas.

If anyone knows of community members that may have a specific need that the youth group could help with please bring it to Heidi Lockwood’s attention.  We can discuss if the need is a realistic project for our youth group members.






HELP Wanted: Looking for aspiring Puppeteers.

We have such a great resource of puppets in our

church. We need to know if there are some aspiring puppet actors that would be willing to have at least 4

puppet skit contributions a year during worship services. Please let Heidi or Pastor Putnam know if you want to be included.


Youth Bible Study : In order to encourage greatest participation we will be trying to have a Bible Study for the Youth Group during Bible Adventure Time. We will meet on the 4th Sunday each month. May 28 Leader is Tim McMullen.


Community Service: As part of our mission as Christians, we are charged with taking time to do things to help others. Pastor also wants the church youth to consider ways that we as a group and individuals can help within our community. Please consider this and share any ideas you may have on things that we can do to help others.