Thursday, November 15, 2012

Upcoming Events!


Our newly-founded Youth Ministry Team took the time to come up with the following Fellowship (fun) events and Service opportunities for this year!

Please put these on your calendars and let Megan know by the deadlines if you plan to attend!

Date/Time                                Event                              Other Information

Oct. 27, '12
Help at the UNICEF Carnival at church, then go to MOA for unlimited rides!  (Service hours and Fun!)
Deadline to sign-up:  Oct. 22
Feel free to bring one friend.
Cost of rides at MOA: $21.50 OR $10.75 if you volunteer at the carnival!
Nov. 14, '12
Pizza dinner, then Feed My Starving Children.  (Service hours!)
Deadline to sign-up:  Nov. 9
Feel free to bring one friend.
Bring $5 for pizza dinner.
Dec. 15, '12
Christmas Cheer!
Baking cookies together and delivering them to our church leaders and homebound members.  (Service hours!)
Deadline to sign-up:  Dec. 9
Feel free to bring one friend.
Jan. 18, - Jan. 19, '13
Winter Lock-In.
Spend the night at the church, playing games, watching movies, hanging out with friends!
Deadline to sign-up:  Jan. 4
Feel free to bring 2 friends.
Bring a snack or drink to share.
Feb. 1-3, '13
9-12th graders are invited to a United Methodist Youth Conference for the weekend!
(Possible service hours!)
Deadline to sign-up:  Jan. 11
Feel free to bring one friend.
Cost: to be announced.
March 2, '13
Afton Alps Ski Day.
7-12th graders and mentors, families, and friends are invited to hit the slopes for the day!
Deadline to sign-up:  Feb. 10
Feel free to bring one friend.
Cost:  $25 all day IF we get 10 people!
April 28, '13
Deadline to sign-up:  April 21
Feel free to bring one friend.
Cost: to be announced.
June 12, '13
Deadline to sign-up:  June 2
Feel free to bring one friend.
Cost: to be announced.


Many of these events will need adult chaperones and drivers.  If your parents and/or mentor would like to be involved, please let Megan know!  More details on many of these events to come!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Website Friday

Did you know there is a cool website, called "Channel One News" that is news for teens, by teens?!

It's pretty cool - they cover everything from Hurricane Sandy, to the election, to environmental issues, to the economy, and what happening in the Middle East...

It also covers fashion and fun, sports, music, college, and life!

Check it out -
And let me know what you think!

Thursday, November 1, 2012


When we live as disciple of Jesus Christ, we gain more than we lose...
In Sunday School this week, we'll be talking about what it means to follow Jesus on our Journey of faith. 
There are times when we want to follow Jesus, and do as our faith tradition tells us we should do...  But there are also times when it is so much easier to do what our friends, our media, and our desire for an easy way tells us...
Have you ever been in one of those situations?  Where peer pressure gets the best of you?
-Maybe you go along with something you know is wrong...
-Maybe you watch as someone gets bullied... 
-Maybe a little white lie wouldn't hurt anything...
-Maybe you came across something online that you shouldn't have been looking at...
We all fall into behaviors that don't fit in with our Christian beliefs.  The trick is to recognize it, and turn away from it.  Turn to doing what we know is right, instead.
What can you do this week to follow God a little closer?
I'm going to work on finding time to pray - to ask God to help me follow more closely.
Can I pray for you, too?

PS:  Happy Birthday, Maggie!!!!!! 
PPS:  Remember to set your clocks to "Fall Back" on Saturday night!