In February 2013,the Faith Formation Team engaged Dawn Koch for a 5-month trial period (February to June) to explore the church’s potential in hosting a viable ministry with and for senior youth.  That interim agreement has now come to a close.

Many thanks to Dawn for her enthusiastic work with the youth, to Rob L. and Penny G. for their assistance, and to the youth who attended some of the youth evenings.

Teri and the Faith Formation Team are still committed to offering some type of youth ministry in this congregation, and are exploring other models, new programs, new groups, new events and new leadership for the fall.   Stay tuned!



Youth Information Sheet
Youth Friday Meetings Spring Schedule 2013


5 Fridays – 6:30 to 8:30 in the Ponderosa Pine room.
Dates:  Fridays, April 26, May 3, May 10, May 24, May 31, 2013.
We can go bowling, have jam session, games, food,etc.  Bring your ideas.
Let me know both if you can come and if you cannot. THANKS.



32 youth attended Naarai Kir in Vernon from April 5 – 7, including Sadie Keim, Maia Walker and Nina Maricle from KUC, along with 4 friends who we hope will join our Friday ‘get togethers’.



It was wonderful to meet you all at the Mardi Gras/Shove Tuesday event.  I was very excited that our first connection could be at such a fun event.  Many of you got up and danced and some all evening long.  Wonderful.
The first pancake eating trophy was won by Maia Walker of the KUC Youth Group over some very tough competition. We had 6 competitors for the title and they were blindfolded to make things more challenging.  WTG Maia.



Upcoming is the Naarai Kir Youth Retreat.  It would be great to see some of you go again this year or maybe, for the first time.  For me, this will be a first time, and from the planned program which I have attached, it promises to be fun and enlightening.

This will be a wonderful time to get to know each other and have fun in spirit.
This year’s theme explores way of finding about who and where you are on your faith journey.
The date is April 5th to 7th at Trinity United Church in Vernon.
If there is enough interest, we can set up a carpool and do a fundraiser for assisting those who may require financial assistance to go. Please let me know who is thinking or wishing to go and we can begin our road trip plans.
Download the registration form: Registration 2013 NaaraiKir,1  Registration deadline is April 3/13
Be a blessing, Dawn       KUC Youth Group Coordinator

Youth Co-Ordinator at KUC

KUC is committed to engaging our youth, ages 12-18, in faith formation, recreation, social and service programming.
The church has hired Dawn Koch (pronounced “Cook”) as Youth Group Coordinator on an interim basis from February 1 to June 15, 2013, (average of 7 hours per week) with hopes that the position will continue in the fall.
Dawn will be contacting the youth to ascertain their needs and interests, and will develop a program in response to their comments and with the input of the Faith Formation Team.
We are delighted and excited to have Dawn on board.     Welcome Dawn!!!



Yes our own space on the website.  I would like to introduce myself as the new KUC Youth Coordinator.  To me what the title means is that I am here to work with you.  To listen and have you share your experiences.  We will, together, develop a September to June schedule for September 2013 looking at setting our youth events schedule, as well as establishing which church and community focus our group wishes to work towards.
For the remainder of this school year I am looking for ideas/events through to June 15, 2013.



June 8 – 9, 2013 (Sat – Sun) at Kamloops United Church.
Camp Grafton is hosting the Faith Formation Training Weekend for the UCC Camp Leaders from Camp Grafton and Camp McKenzie.
Serving as a Youth Camp Leader is a life long experience.  Please let me know if you are interested in attending this training.  I will update you more as more information is available.