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High School Youth Group (HSYG) | The Dover Church

Youth Ministry Service Trip
HSYG service trip

High School Youth Group (HSYG)

Graduating Seniors

We recognize the great gifts, as well as needs, that the youth of Dover (and surrounding towns) bring into our midst and we welcome them—regardless of whether their families are active in our church.

Our High School youth group provides safe space, trust, community, challenge, and guidance for young people as they share, play, reflect, serve and grow. We strive to be wide in our welcome, generous in our support and love, serious in our inclusion, and open-minded in our service toward others!  We encourage our High School youth to come with us on a service trip in June.

What we do: 

A typical High School youth group meeting usually looks like this:

  • We eat snacks.
  • Play games. Sometimes silly. Often team-building. Always fun!
  • Share in small groups. 
  • Have a closing circle. The group sits in a circle as the lights are dimmed and a candle lit. It's a chance to share whatever's on your mind: joys, concerns, experiences from the week, reflections on small group. Closing circle ends with a blessing, said in unison:   "May the Lord watch between me and thee while we are absent one from another"

Check the church calendar for our next HSYG event. If you have questions, please contact the Co-Leaders, Max Olmstead and Sarah Hefter.

To register for High School youth group and to pay your participation fee click the button below:

 

We also need you to complete an activity waiver form and return it to the church. You can print the form using the link below: 

Rev. Dr. Max Olmstead preaching

At the center of worship in our Christian tradition is the sermon, a time to reflect on where God’s Word intersects, informs, enriches and directs our lives. In the sermon our in-house theologian, our pastor, seeks to help people see themselves and their lives in the light of God’s love and command to love others.

People in worship in the Dover Church sanctuary

We are A Welcoming Community of Faith and Service since 1762 and an Open and Affirming Congregation in The United Church of Christ.