7th – 12th Grade Youth Group

The Northtowns Youth Group is the shared youth group of North, University, and Kenmore Presbyterian Churches. The youth group offers fun activities, like a pizza party or a retreat, and also participates in mission work in and around Buffalo throughout the year. Join us for these activities, and invite your friends! Please contact Mack Barker with questions. Here’s the permission slip for the year.

Angel Tree Service Project

As the holidays approach, it is easy to get caught up in the excitement of the season. Remember though, that there are folks for whom the holidays are not a time of complete joy. This year, we’ll be participating in the Angel Tree project at Kenmore Pres, raising money to buy Christmas presents for less fortunate families.

On Saturday, December 2, we’ll meet at Kenmore Pres to prepare and bake lots of holiday goodies, which will then be sold after worship the next day. Plan to gather at the church at 9 a.m. and stay until about 1 p.m.

Then on Sunday, December 10, we’ll gather again at Kenmore Pres at 11 a.m. for lunch, before heading over to Target to purchase the gifts. For those of you from North & University, consider attending worship at Kenmore that Sunday, which starts at 10 a.m. However, if you can’t, you’re of course welcome to join after. (Side note: Mack will be out of town on the 10th, but Nancy Trower has graciously agreed to be in charge that day.)

Save the Date!

  • Nov. 25: Presbytery day of service at St. Luke’s Mission of Mercy; recreation activity to follow
  • Dec. 15 or 16: Presbytery Youth Christmas party and lock-in, sponsored by First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown
  • Feb. 18, 2018: Presbytery Hunger Banquet at Deerhurst Presbyterian Church
  • April 21, 2018: Buffalo Waterkeeper cleanup event & Bandits game
  • July 28 – August 4, 2018: Montreat Youth Conference (see below)

It’s not too early to start thinking about Montreat!
July 28 – August 4, 2018

I know it seems like we just got back from #MYC17 – believe it or not, it’s time to start preparing for #MYC18! For those that haven’t been, the Montreat Youth Conference is a unique gathering of young people from all over the country for a week of study, worship, and recreation. Activities include morning energizers, music, keynote, small group meetings, afternoon recreation activities, and evening worship.

The Presbytery of Western New York will be attending the Montreat Youth Conference Week 6 this year. More details, including registration forms, cost info, and dates to remember will be announced before the end of the year. This is a life-changing experience you’ll definitely want to be a part of. Just ask anyone who went last year!


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