Week of Aug. 28

Fall Calendars are NOW AVAILABLE!

They are on the top of the Youth News Rack on lime green paper!

Sunday, August 28

Sunday School – YES! @ 9:30,  Jr. High Room 138, Sr. High Youth Room (144)

Youth Group – CHURCH GAME DAY!

ALL YOUTH – 2:30 Set up time.  Games to play with those attending from 3-5.  Then clean up and head home by 5:30.  Please bring a dozen cookies (homemade if you can) for players.


Whether you/your child is active or not, please email April@ParkerUMC.org and let me know if you (or your child) falls into one of these categories (even if you think I already know): Young Adult ages 18-29, Sr. High grades 9-12, Jr. High grades 6-8, as I’m trying to update and maintain an accurate database.

Last Sunday we played Whack-a-Noodle!  Don’t worry folks, we were just whacking below the waist (mostly)!

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Upcoming Events August/September See Details Below

  • Fri. 8/25 – Pie Baking @ 5PM in kitchen (eat before you arrive)
  • Sun. 8/28 – Church Game Day
  • Fri. 9/9 – Ponderosa Football Fellowship
  • Fri. 9/16 – Jr. High Lock In
  • Sun. 9/18 – Sr. High Ropes Course
  • Sun. 9/25 – Jr. High Ropes Course
  • Fri. 9/30 – Sr. High – Special Needs Homecoming Dance

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ALL YOUTH – Please plan to bring a dozen homemade cookies (please) on Sunday, Aug. 28th.  If you can, please come between 2:15 and 2:30 to help set up tables and make lemonade.  Please plan to attend, serve and play a game! Email or text me if you have any questions: April@ParkerUMC.org   It will be a fun day! 

playing-american-football-clipart-1Fall Football Fellowship! – (NOTE the Ponderosa change!)

This year I’ve picked 3 home games for the youth to attend from each high school in Parker! (I apologize for not including every school we represent like Regis, Lutheran, Valor, etc.)  You DO NOT have to attend that school to attend the game!  This is open to all youth, Junior High AND Senior High, and their families.  Come out and cheer, have food, and fellowship!  I purposefully did NOT choose rivalry games, so we could all support and cheer on our local Parker schools!

9/9       @7PM – Ponderosa HS vs Douglas County HS

10/28   (after Feed My Starving Children mission work)  @7PM – Chaparral HS vs Pomona HS

11/4      @7PM – Legend HS vs Lakewood HS

Sign Up Now – Ropes Course Team & Faith Building

Get your homework done and come on!  SIGN UP AS SOON AS YOU CAN if you plan to attend. Please email me (April@ParkerUMC.org) or sign up on the clipboard in the youth room. We ask you to pay $20, which is half of the cost, anytime fromropes3 now up to the date of the event. We would love for EVERY youth to participate, so we can really get to know and trust each other as a group.  I will definitely need some parent drivers. (You are welcome to stay and help/participate, but it’s not required.)  The ropes course is in Larkspur. We will meet at the church at 11:45, for a 12 departure. Please eat before you arrive. Expectation is to return to the church between 6-6:30PM.  Students will call parents on the way back for a more accurate pick up time.

Senior High September 18, 11:45-6:00PM

Junior High September 25, 11:45-6:00PM

8cG6KxRRiSpecial Homecoming Dance

Senior High – We have a unique opportunity to reach out to the special needs community on September 30th.  Here at the church there will be a Homecoming Dance.  If you’re available to attend you’ll experience something wonderful and amazing that will keep you returning year after year.  Arrive all dressed and spiffy at 5:45, so we can line the walks and welcome the attendees with claps and cheers as they arrive. Spend the evening visiting and dancing with some wonderful young adults.  They will have a great time, and so will you!  Friday, September 30, from 5:45 – 8:30.

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Put it on your calendar – Friday, September 16, 7PM at the church.  Pick up from the church will be Saturday, at 9 AM.  Students need to bring a sleeping bag and pillow (air mattress or cot if desired). Even if your child says they are not going to sleep, please have them bring these items!  I will also need 2-3 brave adults!  I just need some extra eyes/supervision.  Email me if you’re able to help out.  April@ParkerUMC.org

Do You Need Volunteer Hours? Do You Like to Help? 2 Opportunities!can-now-apply-online-sodalis-assisted-living-and-memory-care-UT34Jn-clipart

  1. The Feed My Starving Children Fundraising committee is planning a family event on Sunday, Sept. 11th from 9am till about noon.  It’s a “Feed-Raiser” Painting Party. We need extra hands for cleaning up paint spills, distributing supplies and walking people through the steps. Would you be interested in helping with the event for a couple of hours for community service hours?  Please text Jen Huey at 720-878-4954if you’re available.  
  2. Joyful Noise Children’s Choir needs some teenage volunteers.  If you’re in 8th grade or older, you’re eligible to help! Joyful Noise meets from 4-5:30 on Wednesdays. You can receive community service hours, but you’ll also be rewarded emotionally as these children will look up to you and love you!  Contact Krisha at (303-518-7797) krisha@parkerumc.org or Wendy McDevitt at (303-503-4489) wmcdevitt5@gmail.com

downloadApple Cider 5k/10k – October 15

Do you like to run or walk in fundraising events?  Global Hope is having a run or walk event on October 15, in Westminster 9AM.  The 5k has a $40 registration and the 10k is a $50 registration.  For more information see Randy or Sue Jessen, or come to the office for a registration card that also includes the race waiver.

Feed My Starving Children (FMSC)/Football Game

images-in-the-bsa-insignia-venturing-directory-GSZzeC-clipartOn October 28 we have a mission opportunity to help the community and our church.  FMSC will be packing 200,000 meals.  I have let our volunteers know that we will have youth available to help on Friday from 4-6.  After our mission time, we will then have fellowship time at the Chaparral Football game at 7PM!  So, come on out and give a little, then come fellowship through the evening!  Watch/Listen for more details!

Parents! Meal Sign Ups and Tips

A quick note about meals for the youth.  Obviously it is difficult to decide the quantity of a meal to make to provide to a number of youth that fluctuates from week to week.  I will continually talk to the youth about the fact that this is a “Snack Supper” and not a “filling meal.”  Also, if you are providing, you may want to come down to the youth room and count how many Jr. High we have, add 10-15 Sr. High to your count, and then decide what portion to serve.  If you help dish out your meal and keep portions low, it will help.  We will offer students “seconds” after everyone has been served.  Please use the SignUpGenius link: click here OR if you don’t have a SignUpGenius account and don’t wish to make one, please email me what Sunday you would like to volunteer for, I will sign you up.  Thank you so much in advance, as this is a great part of our Sunday evening fellowship.

Reminder Text or Emails are available! To keep up with youth group

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Parents, to keep up with Youth Group subscribe to Remind 101 for announcements and reminders. This is a free messaging tool that ONLY allows me 140 characters per announcement. So, I use this for reminders, weekly scriptures or any schedule changes.  Unsubscribing and subscribing information is ALWAYS available on the bottom shelf of the Youth News Rack in the Narthex.

For Junior High Texts:  text TO:  81010 and in the message area type:  @dcf74

Junior High Emails:  email TO: dcf74@mail.remind.com

For Senior High Texts:  text TO: 81010 and in the message area type:  @a43hd

Senior High Emails: email TO: a43hd@mail.remind.com


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