We began Wednesday with the group sharing the UU principles, our chalice lighting, and a reading as part of morning devotions and a way to let others know a bit about our faith.
After breakfast and chores, we headed to our respective worksites for what turned into a productive day! Yes, a chunk of time for each team was spent undoing work from previous days, and the outdoor crews were delayed by a midday thunderstorm, but all in all, we returned feeling pretty successful!
At the evening program, we learned more about ways the community is coming together and trying to revitalize as well as the vital role affordable housing plays in this equation.
After the program, we took a drive to the picturesque Kingdom Come State Park and ended the day with treats at the Dairy Hut.
The youth are in the groove on the construction projects, and all are finding new strengths and ways to cooperate. They are also getting pretty comfortable being together at this point, which means both increased connection and increased goofiness. Helping the kids find an appropriate mix of the two has allowed the fearless adult leaders the opportunity to love, laugh, and set limits. 😉