“Meeting in the Middle” from UU Church of Amherst, Amherst NY

The idea of pulling an “all-nighter” after the age of 40 is daunting for me! Thankfully, our wise youth and youth advisers took into account when planning their Fantasy Auction fund raising offerig. The youth offered a “Mock Sleepover”, which incorporated all the fun and activities of a youth sleepover without the “sleepover” part (at least for the adults!) The event started with some icebreakers, introductions, and dinner. Then we played some getting-to-know-you games, which were full of laughs and bonding for the youth and adults. Among the attendees were couples and single adults, both men and women alike. The evening ended at 10:30 p.m. with a short youth-led worship service.
The experience of spending time with our youth allowed us all to connect on a deeper level than just a “hello” at coffee hour. Our compassionate, funny and bright young people not only hosted a memorable evening for the adults, but renewed my commitment to the importance of a strong and supported youth group. Victoria Crago, DRE