Pleasant Community Church Launches New Youth Programs

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WARREN, Pa. – The Pleasant Community Church recently started a pair of new, weekly youth programs aimed at providing a “healthy outlet” for kids.

(Photo courtesy Pastor James A. Swanson II. Alex Meneo, Rylan Meneo and Trey Carrington work on a project during Pleasant Community Church Youth Group. The church recently launched two new Wednesday evening programs for children in grades K-12.)

The programs, launched Sept. 16, serve children in Kindergarten through 12th grade and run every Wednesday from 6-7:30 p.m. at PCC. The Kids Club is for K-5th graders, while Youth Group serves 6th-12th grades.

“The program was launched to provide a safe and supportive space for kids and youth to gather and grow in faith and maturity,” Pastor James A. Swanson II said. “It’s serving as a wonderful and healthy outlet for the challenges and stresses we’re all under, including our young people.”

The Kids Club program ends at 7 p.m., though children with older siblings may stay until the Youth Group ends at 7:30 p.m. Adult supervision is provided, and children may attend without needing to pre-register.

Refreshments are served, and youth may participate in group games, crafts, singing and service projects. Events are held outdoors as weather permits.

“We’ve been fortunate to be able to gather outside in and around our new pavilion,” Swanson said. “And we do practice social distancing guidelines.”

For more information, contact Pleasant Community Church at 814-723-7730.