"God's Little Outreach Workers"
We have a great program for our 1st-3rd graders called GLOW: God’s Little Outreach Workers. GLOW meets monthly, on Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 pm, for a fun service project or activity. As followers of Christ, this group learns at a young age the importance of providing care to others through service in God’s name.
Supper Club is for 4th-6th graders. Supper Club meets monthly, on Wednesdays from 5:30-7:00 pm for fun, food, and conversation. Each family takes a turn or two providing dinner throughout the program year. We gather together for dinner and a fun, service related activity!
JUNIOR & SENIOR HIGH YOUTH GROUP
The Community Church of Mountain Lakes has one combined Youth Group for Junior High & Senior High Youth (6th-12th grade). We meet quarterly for mission and leadership. The focus of our youth group is doing service and developing leadership skills. The group engages in quarterly service projects as well as periodic fun fellowship activities.
In addition to quarterly Youth Group events, we offer 2 overnight programs for our teens:
Appalachian Service Project (ASP) - Each summer we send a group of youth and adults to a part of Appalachia for a summer service experience through Appalachian Service Project. All youth 14+ are invited to attend. Our attendees host a variety of fundraisers, including our ever-popular Soup Sale to raise funds for the trip. For more information on our mission trip, look here.
Camp Bernie Youth Retreat – We take part in a retreat for youth grades 6-12 from local United Church of Christ congregations. It’s a weekend of “epic fun and friendship” that takes place every year in February at the YMCA Camp Bernie in Port Murray, NJ. All Jr. & Sr. High Youth are invited to attend.