“First Sunday Spirit Jam” was the brainchild of LCC’s Youth Leader Kay Lautzenheiser. Our first “FSSJ” was in January 2011 with about 15-20 youth and the attendance has grown every month, with our largest one so far being 30 kids!

“First Sunday Spirit Jam” is an ecumenical, youth based, faith fellowship for youth in grades 8 & up. It is held on the 1st Sunday of every month from 5:30 to 7:30 at Ledyard Congregational Church.  Light refreshments are served during fellowship time. We have ice breakers for the youth to get to know each other, if they don’t already know each other from church/school/town.

We usually continue the evening by going up to the sanctuary and singing songs led by 2 brothers playing guitar and piano.  The night continues with stories, skits or group games, depending on what the leaders have up their sleeves for that evening.

There is always lots of laughter, lots of music and a wonderful feeling of the Holy Spirit among this energetic group.  We have youth from Ledyard, Gales Ferry and Groton, and we would like to reach more towns.  All youth from 8th grade on up are always welcome to join us; it is a very warm, safe and loving group, please come and check it out!

by Kim Williams, a youth leader