Week of Dec. 1 – 8

Sunday, Dec. 4

Sunday School – No, it is Communion Sunday, so please attend service with your family.

Youth Group – YES!  Jr. High 5:00, Snack Supper 6:00, Sr. High 6:30

 

Last week the Sr. High talked about “Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood” using the metaphor “until you’ve walked in someone else’s shoes…”  Thank you, Josh Huey, Luke Sayler and Emma Sheffield!

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Hey Parents and Church Family – Can you offer a meal in 2017?

It’s that time again to start considering meals for the youth during 2017.  We usually have anywhere fromcasserole-clipart-aw4460 20-30 students between our two groups.  Easy meals like casseroles, spaghetti, or sandwiches are always appreciated, and sharing a meal together is a large part of our fellowship time. To choose a date and sign up please click HERE for the Signup Genius.

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Supporting the Winter Shelter Network and the Youth – What?

Would you like to support the Winter Shelter Network, but not sure how?  We are collecting $25 King Soopers gift cards for families to get gas or food during the holidays.  IF you purchase a gift card from King Soopers USING YOUR RELOADABLE gift card from the youth, it will be supporting BOTH the Winter Shelter Network and the PUMC Youth Group. You might keep that in mind during your next trip to King Soopers.  Thanks!

T-Shirts Are Here!

IF you let me know a few months ago what size you wanted, I will have your Youth Group T-Shirt available for pick up during our Dec. 4th Youth Group meeting.  IF you did not order one, please let me know your size, and I will gather names and sizes for our next order.

Youth HOSTING a Welcome Home Breakfast

downloadPlease try to come to Sunday School on Dec. 18th to help with the “Welcome Home Breakfast” for our college-age youth (now called Youth Into the World) and their families at 10:30 AM (after the 9:30 service) on Dec. 18.  This is a wonderful mission that you will benefit from in your own future!  Please arrive at 9:30 in the kitchen area for your assignment, Sunday morning Dec. 18.  Plan to be at youth group in coming weeks to help make decorations and also try to be here to serve on that Sunday morning!

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On Dec. 18th we will have an ALL YOUTH Christmas Party at 4:00 – 5:30 in the Narthex.  To participate in the White Elephant Gift Exchange here are the rules….. FIND A GIFT – at your home.  Something not ruined or broken, but perhaps a video game, a stuffed animal, decoration or book that you no longer want that PERHAPS someone else does.  Not a gag gift, not an undesirable gift, but a “gently used item” that hopefully someone else might enjoy.  IF you cannot find something, pick up something for $5 or less.  Remember if you want your gift to be wanted, find something you think will be fought over!  We’ll have snacks and refreshments, but no dinner that day.

Register for Winter Retreat – Great Wolf Lodge in Colorado Springs!winter-retreat

Mark your calendars!  February 10-12.  We are going to the brand new Great Wolf Lodge being built in Colorado Springs.  It is opening this December.  The Great Wolf Lodge (if you’ve managed to miss their commercials) is a lodge-styled hotel with an indoor water park.  Click HERE for more
great-wolf-lodgepictures and information.  Cost is $150 per person (for 4 people per room), or $229 per person (if you want 2 people per room).  You will notice on the registration form that you can break this into several payments, if you would prefer. Click here for registration forms (4 pages) and more details. OR you may pick up the registration forms on the top shelf of the Youth News Rack.

Youth Led Church Services, Jan. 22

Come out to Youth Group to start learning our “exciting entry” for Youth Led Church Service. Plans are coming together.  Watch for more details.  Some of our youth are already working on some things.  Do you have an idea?  I’ll always take suggestions.  I heard one last Sunday that I’m going to try to implement!  I’m always open to LISTENING to new ideas!  We’ll need greeters, ushers, singers and more!  Stay tuned!

Dates for Summer Mission Trips

Do you need Christmas ideas?  Tell someone you have a retreat and a mission trip you’d like to attend and perhaps they could help you with your registration costs as a Christmas present! Put the retreat and mission trip date on the calendar and start saving your dollars.
20160726_201047Jr. High – Buckhorn Youth In Mission Camp, June 25 – 30, $270

Sr. High – Sierra Service Project in Tsaile, AZ, July 15-22, $400

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