Youth Group News!

October 12, 2017

Church News, Youth

Here is an update on some of the upcoming youth activities that we discussed at our kickoff picnic last month.  More events may develop over the next month.

An important reminder:  Next Saturday, October 21 we will be going to Huston’s Haunted Hollow and return to the church for a lock-in.  We plan to carpool from the church, leaving at 6:30pm.  We’ll meet in the parking lot.  Feel free to bring your sleeping gear and any lock-in items and drop them off in Fellowship Hall before we leave for Huston’s.  The youth group will pick up half of your admission to Huston’s, so please bring $8 to give to Pastor Matt and spending money for the concession stand.  There is also a mission component to our lock-in, as we will be bagging pet food for the mobile food pantry.  So, if you are in need of community service hours for school, this would be a great opportunity to help yourself as you help others!

After the lock-in, we will go to church together and host Pause for Persons.  Friends are welcome to attend!

We also need some parents to help with the carpool to Huston’s and to help chaperon the lock-in.  Perhaps we could schedule shifts so that folks don’t have to stay all night.  Please let me know if you’re willing to help.

Please mark your calendars!

November’s events:  

Tuesday, November 21st:  Salvation Army Thanksgiving Dinner Prep:  1:30pm in the church kitchen.

Saturday, November 25th:  Salvation Army Kettle Bell Ringing at Walmart.  A sign-up sheet will be available shortly!

We need to come up with a date & place for a breakfast in November. Dates that work for me are November 9, 14, 15, 16.  Please let Pastor Matt know your preferences.

December’s events:

Sunday, December 3rd:  Christmas shopping for children in need (the Salvation Army Angel Tree program), following worship.  We will depart from the Edgewood Ave. Narthex.

Summer of 2018:  July 19-22 is the Regional Youth Event, California University of PA.  The estimated cost of the event is $375 per person and is open to youth in grades 7-12.  More details to come!  We’ll need to start fundraising for RYE this fall.

Unresolved Issue: Candy Making.  The youth group candy sale is one of our biggest fundraisers each year.  Over the years a number of parents and youth have helped to make it a big success.  This year we are in need of a family or families to coordinate the event.  While the results of the fundraiser are sweet, it also take a lot of hard work to make it a success, so even if we do get a coordinator, ALL of us will have to pitch in to make it happen!  Please contact Pastor Matt if you’d like to be the coordinator.  The candy is typically sold starting in late November and throughout December in time for Christmas.

Many thanks goes out to the Waggle, Hainzer, and Harris families for organizing past candy making fundraisers over the past decade.





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