Youth Announcements (May 23, 2024)

Last Sunday was an incredible youth led worship service. So many people praised the youth and the amazing job that they did. We heard several sentiments of rows of people crying during the service and were moved by the genuineness and beautiful messages that the youth shared about Pentecost and diversity. Folks said it was the “best” youth service ever at this church, and that the youth were “very mature and appeared confident “! What Incredible feedback and what awesome humans you have all raised and supported!  

This Sunday we continue the story of Pentecost and the dry bones story from the Ezekial passage. This story represents an aspect of Pentecost that speaks to the prophecy of the Holy Spirit’s power and divine intervention that breathes life into all things, old and new, with the heart of the message: We are not alone.  

For the remainder of the school year our middle and high school groups will be combined each Sunday after church from 11:15am to 1pm. **Summer update** Youth Group will be held after church only occasionally – mark your calendars for the dates included all summer long! 

Stay tuned for Youth Group programming and Confirmation for the 24/25 school year!

Camperships (scholarships for youth campers) are live NOW! We are requesting your generosity to support our youth attending Bible camp this summer. This year we have youth who are attending Flathead Lutheran Bible Camp (July 7-12), and the cost for one week at camp is $600. We would like to raise enough to pay up to half the cost of this for each camper. Please help us raise our goal of $4,000, so that we can support children and youth to go to camp and contribute to the future of camperships with any extra that we make. To donate, please follow this donation link.  

You can also use our interactive display in the narthex to donate! There are tags hanging from the wall and on the table that represent different dollar amounts. Take a tag from the wall, scan the QR code with your camera and click the link to go to our PayPal page with UCC, and submit the donation amount from your tag!

Upcoming Events – POSTER! POSTER! POSTER! Click here 🙂 

Saturday June 1st – Youth Committee meeting 10am-noon Bay Window Room. Parents, if you are not yet involved in the details and want to be, please let us know and we’ll send you the scoop!

Friday June 7th  –Star Wars Night @ the Paddleheads! We would love to buy group tickets so we can enjoy the game together and get a discount! Gates open at 6pm, game starts at 7 pm. EVERYONE IS INVITED!  Please sign up at this link by May 25th so we can sit together!  Tickets are $11, but we do not want cost to be a barrier. Please reach out if you need assistance once we know the cost.

Sunday May 26th – No Youth Group – Memorial Day weekend

Sunday June 2nd – PRIDE Month Kick-Off Service with Andy Nelson! Andy will be holding an intergenerational discussion after services. Youth – please stay and join!

Sunday June 9th – 11:15am to 1pm – The youth invite all members of the congregation to create posters after church for the PRIDE Parade!

Saturday and Sunday June 14th-16thMissoula PRIDE Parade on Saturday and events Saturday and Sunday! Stay tuned for more details! 

Sunday June 16th – Father’s Day – No youth group

Sunday June 23rd – No youth group after church – check out Vacation Bible School and other community events included here!

Sunday June 30th – No youth group after church  – check out Splash Montana activity included here!

Saturday July 6th – Youth Committee meeting 9am-11am

Sunday July 7th – No youth group after church – UCC Camp Week at Flathead Lutheran Bible Camp!

Sunday July 14th – No youth group after church – check out Splash Montana activity included here!

Sunday July 21st – YES YOUTH GROUP! Stay tuned for details!

Mark you calendars for August 2nd/3rd – UCC Missoula is hosting a youth group from out of state and we will gather for fun, food, and games!

Saturday August 3rd – Youth Committee meeting 9am-11am

Sunday August 4th – No youth group after church – we’ll gather the day-ish before – stay tuned. Check out Splash Montana activity included here!

Sunday August 11th – No youth group after church.

Sunday August 18th – YES YOUTH GROUP! Stay tuned for details!

Sunday August 25th – No youth group, enjoy your last summer weekend with family!

                                   Other Events This Summer 

Downtown Tonight Thursdays 5pm-9pm at Caras Park

Out to Lunch Wednesdays 11am-2pm at Caras Park 

Vacation Bible School (VBS) – Youth are welcome and encouraged to volunteer for VBS with Immanuel Lutheran the week of June 17-20! Come be part of a week of spirit and fun!

St. Paul Lutheran Church (ELCA) extended an invitation to join them at the City Band Concerts and Splash Montana events this summer! Thank you to their children’s and youth director, Colter Murphy!

Bonner Park Splash Deck and City Band Concert

 Thursdays at 7pm at Bonner Park 

Come enjoy the Missoula summer tradition of free public concerts at Bonner Park with the whole family! Bring a towel and enjoy the splash deck, and don’t forget your low profile lawn chairs and blankets. (June 13, June 20, June 27, July 11, July 18, July 25, August 1, August 8) Click here to RSVP!

Splash Montana

Tuesday June 25, Tuesday July 16, Tuesday August 6 4-7pm

 Whether you love swimming, floating on the lazy river, or speeding down waterslides, Splash Montana is the place to be when you want to cool off and have fun. Admission is free for all who RSVP – CLICK HERE! 

All attendees are encouraged to donate to ELCA World Hunger which helps provide access to clean water to our neighbors around the globe. Donate at this link by choosing Children, Youth and Family and typing “world hunger” in the memo. 


UCC Youth Co-Directors,

Julienne (913-302-7725)  & Ashley (406-370-6354)