Youth This Week

Sunday, October 25
TRUNK OR TREAT – YGers should arrive to decorate at 3:30pm. Our event runs until 5:30pm! Don’t forget your decorating materials!
YG Cohort 1: Meet in front of Church on God’s Acre
YG Cohort 2: Meet in back of Church in parking lot

Monday, October 26
MSYG Fall Super Day 
7th & 8th Grades: 5:00 – 6:30pm (DROP-OFF AND PICK-UP at Nature Center)Tuesday, October 27
K, 1st, & 2nd Grades: 4:00 – 5:00pm
Quest (High School): 8:00-9:00pm at church

Wednesday, October 28
5th Grade: 1:00 – 2:30pm – cancelled
3rd & 4th Grades: 3:00 – 4:30pm – cancelled
6th Grade: 5:00 – 6:30pm – cancelled

Due to the inclement weather and an unexpected, but necessary heat installation that will be happening in our tent today we will not be having programming this afternoon. With the weather getting colder we find it important to heat the youth tent to ensure our kids won’t unnecessarily become sick. We look forward to seeing your children next Tuesday for Election Day Spectacular!


Kids Zone: Summer Resources

Enjoy these fun-filled resources while you soak up the summer sunshine!

Adventure DVD

Love God Bracelet Making

Fill your rainy days with this interactive DVD that will test your imagination and bring the Bible to life!

Spread God’s love through your own jewelry creations!

iSpy Worksheet

Bible Memory Cards

Bible Memory Cards

Bible Memory Cards

Kids Zone: Fun things to do while home!

Hi all!

We have pulled together fun sheets and projects the kids can do at home during their break from church school to stay connected to their church family.

The Good Samaritan



Grades 1-2

Grades 3-4

Grades 5-7

Family Page

Mission Sponsor

YGers Matthew Chalon, Oliver Crookendon, Eliza Pohle, Caroline Callahan, and Sam Garner shared what YG means to them and how putting their faith into action on the annual Mission Trip has helped them grow in their faith.

Mission sponsors make our mission trips a reality. Would you consider being a mission sponsor? To donate, click here or click on the “Give” button in the upper right hand corner.

Become a Mission Sponsor!

He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? Micah 6:8

God’s prophet Micah understood what a Mission Trip is really about. Sharing his prophesy with the faithful, he streamlined the all the laws into simple and clear directives: do justice, seek kindness, walk with God. For ten days each February this is the endeavor of our high school Youth Group.

Do justice: for our YG Mission Fish, that will look like living alongside their brothers and sisters in Christ despite difference in geographic region, socio-economic status, denomination, and race. This year, we will seek to create God’s Kingdom in Shaw, Mississippi, in the heart of the Mississippi Delta, where our 103 Fish will work long days dedicated to building that Kingdom here on earth.

Seek kindness: it looks like lending a hand and affirming our partner organization, Delta Hands for Hope, whose sole staff member feeds 412 public school children throughout the summer and provides them with unconditional love all year round.

Walk with God: this year we ask for your love, support, and prayers as we embark on a mission where ALL God’s children receive God’s love through us equally. As we head to a part of the country defined by the struggles and victories of the Civil Rights Movement, we lift up the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s words about service:

Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve….You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.

Your soul, which is generated by love, can be a part of this mission. Your contribution will make it possible for students with special financial situations to serve and grow in their faith. Please become a 2017 Mission Sponsor today and help us to serve with hearts full of grace. You can send in your check or make a donation online by clicking here. And as a bonus, as a Mission Sponsor you will receive personal letters from Mission Fish in the field and be celebrated as our ministry partners at Youth Sunday and the Mission Sponsor Brunch on Sunday, March 12.

To hear more from our mission partners about the work and ministry before us, I invite you to join us on Commissioning Sunday, January 22, at the 10:00am worship service.  Thank you for your support and long live YG!

Love wins!

Caroline Ainsworth, Youth Minister                Kelly Leather, Youth Director

New Canaan Youth Service Event

Many of the youth groups in New Canaan are teaming up to help feed lunch to students who regularly get free lunches at school but won’t over Christmas break.

We will be hosting at our Church on Monday, December 28, from 10:00am – 12:00pm making 200 lunches. On Tuesday, December 29, we will go to St. Aloysius and on Wednesday, December 30 we’ll go to St. Mark’s.

Any high school students who would like to participate on any day should contact Kelly Leather at

Registration Available for 2015-16 Children and Youth Programs!

Registration for Church School, Children’s Choirs, Confirmation, Guppies, JYG, MSYG, and YG is now open.

We are so excited for the fall to begin and hope you will register for some of our great programs for Children and Youth!

Church School Registration Form (Ages 0 – Grade 7) Church School Behavior Covenant (Grades K – 7)
Confirmation (Grade 8) Children’s Choirs (Ages 2 – Grade 8)
Guppies (Grades 3-4) JYG (Grades 5-6)
MSYG (Grades 7-8) YG (Grades 9-12)


Beacon of Light Dinner on June 2

Your family is invited to the 7th annual Beacon of Light Dinner on Sunday June 2, from 5:00-7:00pm at The Italian Center in Stamford!

This dinner is our chance to commemorate the accomplishments of the over 350 youth involved in the youth programs.  The evening will include:

  • A delicious dinner
  • Recognition and Highlights of all the Youth Groups
  • Guppies Year in Review
  • JYG: A Photo Journey
  • MSYG Year in Review
  • World premiere of the YG Mission Trip movie
  • Youth Ministries Sendoff for Rev. Skip and Amy Masback

Tickets are $35 for adults and $15 for children through 8th grade and are available by calling Kate Burt at (203)536-9433.  We hope to see you there!

Beacon of Light Dinner 2012

Your family is cordially invited to the 6th annual Beacon of Light Dinner on Sunday, June 3, 5:00-7:30pm at The Italian Center, Stamford.

Join us as we commemorate the accomplishments of the over 350 youth involved in the youth programs.  The evening will include:

  • A Delicious Dinner
  • Recognition and Highlights of all the Youth Groups
  • Guppies Year in Review
  • JYG: A Photo Journey
  • World Premieres of the MSYG and YG Mission Trip Movies
  • YG Senior Tribute

Tickets: $35 Adults/$15 children through 8th grade

Please make all checks payable to The Congregational Church of New Canaan and mail payment and the names of those attending to: Beacon of Light Dinner, c/o Mrs. Kathy Dinnie, 73 Talmadge Hill Road, New Canaan, CT 06840.  Please contact Kathy Dinnie with any questions at (203)966-6084.

MSYG Car Wash

This Saturday, May 12th from 10-4, our MSYG Fish will be having a car wash and bake sale.  The cost is $10 per car, with all proceeds to go towards their Mountainside Mission Trip over Memorial Day weekend.  Service with a smile!