July 6 through 9 will find a group of gifted and generous teens and adults from First Church devoting time and enjoying themselves as they volunteer in support of the Sara Holbrook Community Center’s New Arrivals Summer Program for children. Our teens and adults will enjoy mornings at Shelburne Farms with children who have family roots in Iraq, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Somalia, Sudan, Burundi, Bhutan and other distant settings. Afternoons will find us at North Beach enjoying the water and playing games, or creating costumes for July’s Church Street “Box Parade” with the Sara Holbrook Summer Day Camp Program.
In its sixth year, Youth Experience in Service (YES) has become a popular program, offering interesting and in-depth local volunteer experiences to youth during summer and school vacation periods. We are grateful to the Sara Holbrook Community Center for this meaningful partnership that has also included some teens from other area UCC congregations. Students entering grades 9 through 12 who are interested in learning more or volunteering are asked to contact Lucy Samara.