Youth Happenings! Dec. 7-14, 2017

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Sunday School – Yes!  All students in room #144

Youth Group – Yes!

  • 4:00 – Jr. High
  • 5:30 – Snack Dinner for All Provided by the Egan Family – Thank you!
  • 6:00 – Sr. High

Last Sunday we talked about mission and what it means to be a witness for Christ.  We read Acts 1:8 and the students created MEMES to go along with this verse.  Here are a few you might like!

   


Confirmation Classes to Begin in January!

PUMC membership confirmation classes for students in grades 7-10 will begin in January.  The classes will be offered Sunday mornings from 11:00-12:00 January – April (with a Sunday off each month). We will meet in the youth room (#144).  If you have questions or would like to register your student please email April at April@ParkerUMC.org and give her your student’s name, parents’ names, address, grade of your student and a contact phone number.

Welcome Home Breakfast Sponsored by Youth

On December 17 the Youth will host a Welcome Home breakfast for our college-age kids and their families, as they come home for the holidays.  We will work on setting this up during our 9:30 Sunday School hour and the breakfast will be offered at 10:30 in the fellowship hall.  Please sign up here to help provide items for our breakfast.  Please have your youth help you cook, as they should be “hosting/providing” for a group that they will be a part of one day. So start thinking of your favorite breakfast casserole recipe (crockpot easy or in a dish).

Youth Ice Skating & Christmas Party  

On Dec. 17th ALL YOUTH will meet in the Parker Library at 2:00 PM, upstairs in Event Hall B. Students need to bring 3 items 1) a party snack to share or a plate cookies 2) a wrapped gift no more than $10 in value OR a nice gift (worth fighting over) from your home they may no longer want 3) And $7.50 for ice-skating AFTER our party.  Students MUST be picked up no later than 5:00 from the Ice Trail/Library.  I will also need a few parents to visit with, I mean, help with the party/supervise skating!  Let me know – thanks!

Youth Sunday Drama Sign Up  

Yes, it’s time again to prepare for a Youth Led Sunday!  Students will be participating to help run the entire service at 8, 9:30 and 11.  We’ll need greeters and ushers, singers and this year a drama team!  No lines to memorize, and it will be easy – as most of the group is acting/reacting together.  It will all be set to music – I NEED A LOT OF PEOPLE TO PARTICIPATE!  If your student is interested in being a part of this powerful message, please sign up here, so I can begin communicating with the team.

Can You Provide A Meal in 2018?

Youth dinners are a vital part of our Sunday evenings and help provide a true time for fellowship and fun.  If you are able to provide a snack dinner some evening, please choose a date that works best for you. Click here to access the signup genius – and thank you so much!

 

Jr. High Mission Trip 2018 Buckhorn Camp – Early Bird Rate till Dec. 31st.

All current 6th & 7th graders are invited to attend Buckhorn Camp’s Youth In Mission again this year! This trip is a half mission/half camp experience for our junior high.  We will be going June 17-22.  Buckhorn is offering an early bird price until Dec. 31st of $275 – when you register you may pay the whole thing OR place a $100 deposit to secure early bird pricing.  To register click here and register directly with Buckhorn Camp for Youth In Mission SESSION 1.  After Dec. 31st the price goes up to $300 through March. In April it goes up to $325 (and it may be full).  If you are a CURRENT 8th GRADER please scroll down for Sr. High trip information, as you will be considered 9th graders by next summer.  If you have other questions, please feel free to email me:  April@ParkerUMC.org

Sr. High Mission Trip 2018 – Pine Ridge, South Dakota

This year we are partnering with Next Step Ministries and will travel to Pine Ridge, South Dakota, to help on one of the largest Native American reservations in our country. Our trip dates are July 8-14.  The cost of this trip is $450.  To reserve a spot on the trip please download, fill out and turn in this form along with a $50 deposit check for each child attending this trip. Please make it out to PUMC with “your child’s name – Sr. Hi Mission Trip” in the memo line. I have heard great things about Next Step Ministries, and I am anxious for this experience.  Email any questions to April@ParkerUMC.org

New Youth Calendars

When you come to church for Christmas Eve, grab a new calendar from the top shelf of the Youth News Rack (in the Narthex).  If you’re out of town, grab one in January. They’re always lime green.

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