Week of 12th

Sunday, May 15th

Sunday School – Yes! @ 9:30 Jr. High room 138 and Sr. High in the Youth Room (end of the hall).

Youth GroupYES!!  ALL YOUTH MEETING AT 5 PM THIS WEEK!!!  We have a special speaker, dinner in the middle and a game at the end.  Come on out and receive a free book!

From last week: Mother’s Day Relay – We tossed socks (Caitlyn Voyles), swept balls (Jessie Kigerl & Alan Carlson), carried drinks (Jacob Pier), folded clothes (Casey Kauffman), and went crazy over all the things Mom has to do! (Mark Anderson)

 Caitlyn     Jessie   AlanC     

                 JacobP      Casey      Mark

However, the Senior High relaxed with some frozen yogurt from Orange Leaf.

(Samantha Pier, Sydney White and Jacob Addy)

srhiyogurt

DONATIONS NEEDED TO SUPPORT MISSION TRIPS

The youth are taking two mission trips this summer.  The junior high are traveling to Cortez, CO, and the senior high are going to Tsaile, AZ.  The cost of renting six vans for a week, sponsoring 7 chaperones and paying for gas to travel will be a huge expense.  We’d love to raise $6,000 to offset these costs.  Please watch for our Mission Trip table on June 12 to see pictures and talk to the kids about how they use their lives to make a difference.  Donations can be made by writing Youth Mission Donation in the memo portion of your check.  Thank you!

MAY 15 – GUEST SPEAKER – ALL YOUTH MEETING AT 5PM-7PM

We are going to have a special speaker, Shelley Owens, from the Aurora For Youth, Special Operations Bureau of the Aurora Police Department. (Whew that’s a mouthful!)  She has a wonderful presentation on a book (everyone will get a copy) of Success for Teens: Real Teens Talk about Using the Slight Edge. We will still have snack supper either in the middle or at the end of the presentation.

SUMMER CALENDAR

Summer is coming and we’re going to have a lot going on and you’ll need to keep up!  A summer calendar will be available this Sunday and throughout the summer.  Grab one from the Youth News Rack (in the Narthex), the church office or the Youth Room (144).

MAY 22 – WE’RE HELPING WITH THE PARTY IN THE PARKING LOT

The church is holding a “Mid Project Celebration” on May 22nd from 9-11:30 in the new parking lot.  So, there will be food, drinks, decorations and games.  The church needs help with face painting and running some of the games.  Here’s the link for the SignUp Genius if you (and/or your parents) would like to sign up to help with a certain game or activity.

JUNE 12 – YOUTH LED WORSHIP SERVICES (ALL 3)

WE are being allowed to RUN worship on June 12th!  Look out folks! We’ll need all hands on deck as we have spots to fill as greeters, ushers, a choir, speakers, etc. Every once in a while this week, listen to THIS SONG so you become familiar with it. If you’ve been to youth recently you’ll know what this is for… hint, hint… the beginning of worship. (I don’t want to give anything away if we have “unauthorized adults” reading this to find out about our “secrets!”  ? ) Watch for my Remind texts/emails for announcements.  Come to Youth Group!  We’ve got to get busy!

BRAINSTORM ABOUT A NEW T-SHIRT DESIGN/NAME

As the youth of the church, I’d like for us to have our own t-shirts with our own logo that we could wear when we’re out doing service projects or even having fun!  Also, Sunday Night Youth Group has been known as SNL (Sunday Night Live) for a while now.  Do you like it?  Would you like to call it or us something else?  Do you like Parker Youth, or would you like something more unique?  So, brainstorm some ideas, do some sketching and bring your ideas for names and logos to me (April) the next couple of weeks!  We’ll talk about it!

KNITTING WITH NORI – NEW GROUP THIS SUMMER

Would you like to learn to knit?  Would you like to hang out with Nori?  Sometimes it’s not necessarily all about the knitting as much as it is just the time together!  Nori Stockman is going to start a knitting group for 6th grade and up this summer on Tuesdays from 1:30-2:30 beginning on June 7th in room 137.  Get a ride or work on a carpool and come on!

SUMMER BIBLE BRUNCH

Come join us for a Youth Bible Study this summer!  We’ll meet at Village Inn on Wednesdays (Pie Day…).  Senior High will meet at 9 AM at Village Inn to eat (or just grab a beverage) to fellowship and then do our study.  Junior High will meet at Village Inn at 10:30 to eat (or grab a beverage) and fellowship, but THEN will walk back to the church for our study.  So, Sr. High from 9-10:30ish at Village Inn.  Jr. High – drop off at Village Inn at 10:30 then pick up at church about 12:30.  Keep watching for more details!

JUNE 19 – HIKING CASTLE ROCK

Come join us in our hike to the top of Castle Rock, where we will have our worship and study at the top!  Pack a sack dinner, so we can picnic afterwards!  Watch for details!

SENIOR HIGH LOCK OUT RESCHEDULED

During our last meeting the youth in attendance agreed that JUNE 3RD would be the best choice for our LOCK OUT. If you want to get a jump on it, grab a liability waiver and bring it back filled out ANYTIME before then.  The waivers are on the new Youth News Rack located outside the Sanctuary. Watch for more details as we get closer!

3 SPOTS LEFT FOR JUNIOR HIGH MISSION TRIP

We are traveling to Cortez, CO, June 26-July1 to work in the small town near the four corners.  Light work and wonderful worship and faith-building times.  Cost is $279 a person and covers the week except for travel food/snacks.  For more detailed information email April@ParkerUMC.org

REMIND 101 – COMMUNICATION TOOL FOR YOUTH & PARENTS!

I have created an account with Remind 101 so youth and parents can receive short, FREE texts or emails from me reminding them of activities or changes coming up!  It’s easy to subscribe to and FREE (even if your phone says you may incur charges – fear not!)  There are two different groups (Jr. High and Sr. High).  As you get older you can switch groups, or stop receiving them at any time.  Or if you sign up to receive emails, but then get a cell phone later, you can switch from receiving emails to texts.  It’s easy and I will ALWAYS have the information available.  Hopefully, with the creation of a few new communication tools, this weekly email will become more of just a notice to the church as to what we’re up to, rather than our main communication method.

Senior High

  • For texts:   text to:   81010   in the message area type: @a43hd   to unsubscribe:  reply: unsubscribe@a43hd
  • For emails:  send an email to  a43hd@mail.remind.com   to unsubscribe:  reply with “unsubscribe” in the subject line

Junior High

  • For texts:  text to:  81010   in the message area type:  @dcf74   to unsubscribe reply: unsubscribe@dcf74
  • For emails:  send an email to  dcf74@mail.remind.com  to unsubscribe reply with “unsubscribe” in the subject line

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