We live in a world that’s hard enough to understand through the eyes of an adult, imagine how that world looks through the eyes of a teenager. Teenage life is never easy, it’s full of ups and downs, bullies and friends, good times and bad times, boys and girls, dances and breakups, A’s and F’s and everything else that life could possibly throw at you.
The North Kildonan United Church Youth group is designed for teenager’s grade 6-12 who are looking for a place to make new friends, explore faith, find an ear to listen, and a hand to guide through those awkward years which shape and define us as young adults. It’s a room full of extraordinary kids, who do amazing things both in the community and in their everyday life. In the process we have a blast doing it!
Through the years, the Youth at NKUC have participated in a variety of “outreach” events designed to reach out to the community and help those in need. Some of these events include volunteering at River Personal Care Home, organizing fundraising and survival kits for the victims of the earthquake in Haiti, raising approximately $6000 for the Canadian Cancer Society, participating in the Cut for Cancer as well as the Relay for Life, and organizing a food drive for Winnipeg Harvest.
All that work, didn’t come without it share of fun. We make sure to take time to be kids and participate in “fun events” such as Youth Wake-over’s (very little sleep actual happens) where the church basement is turned into a giant movie theatre and video game entertainment system. We’ve gone to the Corn Maze, roasted hotdog and marshmallows around a fire at our yearly fall bonfire. We’ve gone skating, sledding, swimming, glow in the dark mini golfing and so much more!
If you’re looking for a place to have fun, turn God’s word into action that reaches the community and those who need it, and most importantly make new friends, then this group is for you! Come see us downstairs, the door is always open. We meet every Sunday, from September to the end of June, 10 a.m.