Last week, our Senior Youth Group set out on a 5 day service trip to Maine. It was an incredible time of bonding, service, and spiritual growth for all of our youth and chaperones in attendance! You can see many photos from the trip on First Parish’s Facebook and Instagram. This trip was unique in that it was our first such trip since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our efforts in testing before we left, vaccination, and other preparations made for an overall low risk trip. Though we did have one youth test positive at the very end of our time together, there have not been any reports of further positive tests resulting from that possible exposure. First Parish has so much gratitude for our teens, their parents, and our chaperones (shout out to Erik & Liz Rover-Bailey and Deborah Niles!) who stepped up to bat for the trip! We could not have done this without everyone’s hard work, dedication, and deep love for our Youth Group and Church. The Youth Group looks forward to leading Sunday worship on June 12th to share their wisdom and wonderings from the service trip and their youth group experiences this year.