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42 Elm Street, Potsdam, NY 13676 • phone (315) 265-9434 • email


Youth Group


Youth Group

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The Potsdam and Ogdensburg Youth Groups got together for
a trip to the corn maze
SEPTEMBER 26, 2009


Youth Group
Trip to the Adirondacks

Youth Group
Having some Winter Fun!
January, 2007


Past Projects

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"Souper Bowl of Caring"
(on Super Bowl Sunday)

The Youth Group participated in the "Souper Bowl of Caring". Members stood by the exits after church with ‘bowls’ for donations. They also accepted non-perishable canned goods. All money raised was used to help local agencies in their effort to provide for the needy in the area. Food gathered was shared with Helping Hands and the Neighborhood Center. Thanks for your help.

Winter Warmth Care Packages

The Middle Level Youth Group’s mission project for February 2007 was to send a care package to a soldier overseas. The theme for our package was called “Winter Warmth.” The congregation  helped  by donating items to be included. Some ideas for “winter warmth”: homemade cards with handwritten notes, Hugs & Kisses candies, Hersheys hot cocoa mix, warm socks, lotion, international phone cards, and reading materials. For more ideas, see our poster. Our packages were mailed out mid February.


YOUTH GROUP (grades 6 and up) 


The Youth group will get together after worship on Sunday, October 21 at the home of Ellen and Dave MacMaster in Hannawa Falls. All Youth grade 6 and up are welcome to join us.

The meeting will go until 1:30. The MacMasters will provide transportation, leaving church. Snacks will be served. The group will discuss collecting for UNICEF and plan the Halloween Party on October 28. Please arrange for ride home at 1:30pm.

Please contact Ellen or David at 258-1227 for information, or directions.

 FRIDAY, JULY 27, 2012  - Youth Group was invited to spend the Day at the McMaster's Camp. Those attending came wearing sturdy shoes and socks; they brought with them: a swimsuit, fishing gear, a lifejacket (if they had one) water shoes (if they had some) Lunch was provided.

YOUTH GROUP LEADERS ARE: Dave and Ellen MacMaster. Contact info:, 268-1227 

2008 Youth Group Report

Youth Group remains active with new members joining us this year. David Clancy returned for his second year of assisting us as well as Pastor Rich in an advisory role.

We participated again in Souper Bowl and raised $179.63 plus five food items all of which went to Helping Hands of Potsdam, NY. We have received a challenge from the Ogdensburg Youth Group who raised $231.50 last year. We are hoping our congregation and friends can help us go beyond that figure in 2009. Go SOUPER BOWL!!

Other activities through the year included croquet on the green at Ives Park (we even watched a country western band), bowling at the Market Lanes, helping out at community dinners, VBS, and Christmas Jubilee, helping out at the children’s Halloween party, and winter sledding after our Christmas Party at the Will farm. One of the highlights was our Halloween party at the Will Farm where we met with the Ogdensburg Youth Group to carve pumpkins and go on a noisy hayride through the woods (too bad the tractor kept sputtering out!). Our group welcomes new members from 7th grade and above. Parents are urged to encourage involvement of their youth in this special part of First Church.