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Family Ministries Director’s 2020 Report

By Maryann Coole

In 2020 I attended a virtual National Youth Event (NYE), a virtual youth leader gathering called Reset for Renewal, a Camp Caz virtual Campfire, a Camp Caz 75th Anniversary Celebration, and other virtual worship services, webinars, and gatherings offered by the conference or national UCC organizations. Most of all I had discussions with the Youth of our church about what 2020 was like for them and their hopes and dreams for what this year would bring. Based on the events attended and the discussions with our youth I came up with 20 words summing up 2020 and 21 words for 2021.

20 Words Summing up 2020

Virtual
Challenging
New
Intense
Reflective
Lost
Boxed In
Gratitude
Funny
Thought-provoking
Justice
Missing Activities
Wild ride
Family
Caring for Others
Meditation
Learning
Different
Bad Decisions
Face Masks

21 Words for 2021

Virtual
Creativity
Wisdom At Peace
Reflective
Found
Moving Forward
Gratitude
Funny
Healing
Justice
New Traditions
Bike Rides
More Family Sunday In
Caring for Others
Meditation/Healing
Learning
Community
Smart Decisions
Face Masks
Vaccinations for all