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FUS Youth Program

FUS Youth Group’s newsletter August 2014

In this issue:

  • Joining Youth Group
  • Ice Cream Social
  • Taste of Madison Fundraiser
  • Lock-In

Hey high-school teens! Join FUS’s Youth Group today!

Who: Any FUS teen in Grades 9–12. Last year, we had about 40 teens signed up and about 15–20 teens attended each week.

When & Where: Sunday afternoons, 4-6 pm, in Courtyard Rooms A–C at FUS. Come as often as you’re able.

Why: For good conversations, fun activities, snacks, social justice opportunities, youth conferences with other UU congregations, and more. It’s an excellent opportunity to develop meaningful friendships with other FUS teens and advisors. And you get a cool T-shirt!

How to join: Sign up at Registration. There’s a section for teens to fill out and a section for parents. It costs $35 per teen to join.

Deadline for joining: September 7 (but it’d be great if you signed up today for planning purposes)

Questions? Contact Rev. Kelly Crocker

Shiny, happy teens & advisors from last year!

We all scream for ice cream!
Come to the ice cream social!

Teens, if you haven’t ever been to a Youth Group meeting, check out this sweet introduction to how cool it can be. (sweet, cool, ice cream—get it?!) If you’re a Youth Group regular, it’s a chance to reunite with other YG teens and let newcomers know what you like about YG. We’re meeting Sunday, August 17, 4–6 pm, in Courtyard Rooms A–C at FUS.

Sell soft drinks at Taste of Madison & raise $$$$ for Youth Group

We need youth and adults to sell soft drinks at this year’s Taste of Madison Festival over Labor Day weekend. Money from the sales benefit FUS teens. Last year, we raised a whopping $1,122, which paid for a bus rental for this summer’s service trip. The festival is a fun event and you’ll meet lots of people. There are 5 time slots for volunteering. Each slot needs 6 volunteers, including 1 adult. Sign up by August 1 to volunteer at: Festival Volunteer. Questions? Email Kelly Crocker.

Volunteer slots

  • Saturday, August 30: 1:30–5:15 pm; 5–9 pm
  • Sunday, August 31: 10:30 am–1:45 pm; 1:30–4:45 pm; 4:30–7:45 pm

FUS Youth Group hydrate hundreds at Taste of Madison!

Fall Lock-In at FUS

Lock-Ins are a favorite Youth Group activity, so mark your calendar now! We’ll meet in the Landmark Auditorium, Friday, September 26, at 5 pm and stay until 9:30 am, Saturday, September 27. Highlights from last year’s Lock-In include outdoor fire pit, playing Sardines, music, snack making and consumption, and lots of laughs and talking.

Parents, we’ll need volunteers to be on-site the entire time teens are there, help with meal preparation, clean-up, and more. Look for details and volunteer sign-up link in next month’s newsletter.

 What is Youth Group like? Check out these pics from last year.

For more information go to FUS website or contact Kelly Crocker.

Request to follow us on Facebook: Youth Group Facebook Page

Parents, we have a page for you too!! Youth Group Parent's Facebook Page