Youth – Loving our Neighbors and our Environment at the same time!

If you have taken a stroll past the Memorial Garden in the last couple of weeks (that’s the
 interior courtyard garden accessible from the Library-Lounge and the hallway near the bathrooms) you may have noticed two unusual looking planters that have popped up there. They look a bit like pastel colored garbage cans, but they do not contain trash! They are housing three different varieties of potato plants, planted by our Youth Groups in April. By planting potatoes in soil filled garbage cans, adding additional soil and tending them through out the spring and summer, we hope to have a bounty of potatoes grown in a relatively small space with no synthetic fertilizers or insecticides. Our goal is to have enough potatoes to make a nice sized donation to the Food Pantry in early September. Thanks to Jenna Shaughnessy for the idea!
Want to follow the progress of our potato project on Instagram? Follow us at fpcy_youth or #FPCYPotatoProject 

Mark you calendars for these upcoming Youth activity dates:

Sunday, May 7: Middle School Youth Group: 4:30 – 6 pm; High School Youth Group: 6 – 8 pm

Sunday, May 21: Middle and High School Youth Combined Youth Group: 6:30 – 8 pm (after VBS teen orientation)

Looking ahead to June: is your family going to the Progressive Dinner on June 10th? For the second year, we will have a dinner house just for Middle and High School Youth. Last year we had so much fun! Check out the announcement about Progressive Dinner from the Congregational Life Commission for info on how to sign up.

Youth Group activities are always open to FPCY youth and friends, whether you’ve been coming all year or not, so feel free to come check out Youth Group anytime.

Questions? Contact Steph at or 914-826-1227.