Youth Choir – There is a brand new choir at Naples United Church of Christ. Our new Youth Choir meets on Monday evenings from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. in Beverly Hall. The choir is for young people in grades 6 through 12. For more information, you may contact Dr. Becky Weese-Rumpf at BeckyWeese@msn.com
Youth Group – On Sundays, we meet from 6 :00-7:00 p.m. Youth Group is for 6th–12th graders and is a gathering of open-minded youth welcoming of diverse perspectives. After some “hang out” time, we have discussion, study and prayer time. Periodically, middle and high school groups are split up depending on topic of discussion. We also provide fun and educational outings, retreats, service opportunities and summer mission trips.
Confirmation – Starting in October each year, we offer a Confirmation program that traditionally takes place during a young person’s 8th grade year, but it is offered to any student in grades eight and above who wish to be confirmed in the church. The tradition of Confirmation has a long history in the church. The rite of confirmation through church history became a rite of passage, a coming of age and an affirming of one’s faith. In the United Church of Christ, Confirmation is the process through which a young person becomes a full adult member of the church, even though this is not a requirement. It is not considered a sacrament like Communion or Baptism, but it is still a process that is held in high regard and recognizes that a young person can make mature decisions about their faith. We view Confirmation as the beginning of an incredibly rewarding and amazing journey with parents (since research indicates the most influential people in a young person’s faith development are his/her parents) and mentors that will hopefully help a young person view their faith as a life-long journey while learning about the Bible, the identity of the UCC and the elements of the worship service. We will explore individual gifts and see how the unique God given gifts each person has been given can make a difference in the community in which we all live. For more information, please contact Nancy Van Fleet, Director of Christian Education for Children and Youth.