Cluster Middle School Youth Group

 

We have been working hard to put together some fun activities for our cluster middle school youth. These opportunities will be a balance of fun and service and we  are even testing out a new Cluster Cash system to make it more fun! 

What is Cluster Cash?

What is it?  
Cluster Cash is a fun way of recognizing youth participation in specific events in our cluster and communities.
How Do I Earn Cluster Cash?
You will earn your CC by successfully participating in various planned events throughout our cluster and sometimes in the community. Generally, you can earn at least $1CC dollar/hour or more at the discretion of your Leader or chaperone.
What Can I Do With Cluster Cash
You can redeem your cash for prizes and activities that will occur throughout the year. For example, you can use your earned cash to buy treasures at the Garage Sale, or you may have enough to redeem for a soda at a sporting event. They may also be used for a raffle or special event. The rewards will always be changing, based on the time of year and what activities are happening.
Does Cluster Cash Expire?
Cluster Cash is good for the entire time you are in Middle School Youth Group, grades 6-8. 

Upcoming Events

May 2016

5/19/16   Scottsville Library Needs Your Help! Stop by the Library on Main Street in Scottsville from 2-5 pm to help move and organize books for this year's book sale. 

5/22/16  Yard Clean Up at St. Mary's. 2 pm - 5 pm  **Cluster Cash Event  4+** Help us get ready for the new planting along the sidewalk by the Oatka Garden Club. Bring some work gloves and we'll provide the safety glasses! We'll load up some brush (that we'll need some adults to help remove!) and haul it away. Stick around for an ice cream treat afterwards.

June 2016

6/10 & 6/11  St. Mary’s Garage Sale  **Cluster Cash Event  4+**. Sign up to help  between 9- 4 pm by being a runner, help set up/ clean up and help people transport items to thier car, etc. Sign up for a two hour slot and bring your suncreen, comfy shoes and a smile! 

6/15/16 Join us as we Cook & Serve at the Scottsville Farmer's Market. This is a fundraising opportunity for our group. The event runs from 4-7, so we will be there from 3:30 - 7:30. You can stay the whole time or just for a shift. We'll need adults and youth to help with this one. Call your parish office or sign up here!

July 2016   
7/29/16  - 7/30/16  Camp Out/Lock In on the grounds of St. Mary's in Scottsville. 
 4-6pm drop off –noon pick up. Details: We will be having a camp out in Scottsville, complete with a campfire and tents!  In case of inclement weather, we will be moving into the church offices!  We will have some fun and also help set up for the week long Faith Formation starting on Sunday July 31. What to bring:      Sleeping bag/pillow – tents if you have them – bug spray – water bottles – change of clothes and toiletries.

August 2016
8/12/2016  Red Wings Game with Fireworks! (Vs. Scranton/Wilkes Barre) – Game starts at 7:05 with Fireworks after. Details:  We need drivers and chaperones.  This is a great opportunity to redeem some Cluster Cash for some treats! You will be responsible for the ticket price and any extra treats!

September 2016
9/10/2016  A.B.L.E.Adventure Based Learning Experience led by Stella Maris Staff for students in Grades 6-8 at St. Mary's on September 10 from 12:30pm - 3pm.  Contact Kathy for more information 294-3085.

9/18/2016 1pm - 4pm Cluster Picnic at Jones Hall in Caledonia.  Bring your family for food, fun and games.  If you would like to help, contact Jeanne at 294-3085.**Cluster Cash Event  4+**  

 

ONGOING SUMMER EVENTS

 

Summer Kickball! – Wednesdays - July 6, 13, 20, 27 August 3, 10

This year we will be offering a Summer Kickball league for teens in grades 6-12.  We will be playing against other DOR churches.  The games will be Wednesday nights for 6 weeks.  The games will start July 6th.  We are in need of a field to use so if you know of one open this summer please let us know!  We would only need it for a few nights as we will be playing at other fields!  Sign up sheets available on the home page of the website  – if interested call your parish office!

 

Share Your Ideas!

This is a group effort between our three churches to keep our youth active and involved in fun, age appropriate activities that also serve our communities. We need your help to make it work! If you would like to get involved or help out contact us using this form or call your parish office!

We need a name! Send your suggestions to us here. 

 

Questions? Have time to lend a hand?  Give us a call or email!

Julie Knitter – jknitter@dor.org;      Anne Hartman - ahartman@dor.org 

Ann Buyea – abuyea@dor.org;       Joan Bostwick – jbostwic@frontiernet.net 

Kathy Kuntz - kkuntz@dor.org