Youth Service News

Youth and Family Ministries, Feb 2012

2 February, 2012, 11:45 am

GOD HQ kept busy last Sunday with God Phones…we learned that we have to take time to listen to God as well as talk to Him! All of our phones were created in a very unique way and we had fun talking to one another with them too. This week we look forward to fishing in the Lower Hall. It will be interesting to see what we catch. Join us on a Sunday morning for some fun and adventures as we continue to walk along our faith journeys—diving deeper into the Bible and learning more about our personal relationship with Jesus. 

Our thoughts and prayers are with Charlotte Smith who has begun her yearlong teaching exchange in Melbourne, Australia. We look forward to keeping in touch with Charlotte and sharing in her adventures!

Our youth group members are busy preparing for Semester 1 exams in the next couple of weeks and we wish them well in their studying. We will be taking a break for 2 weeks on Wednesday nights so that time can be devoted to preparing for exams and finishing up assignments that need to be handed in. We are hoping to join Cayuga United Church again this year for their annual retreat to Ontario Pioneer Camp in Muskoka. This has always been a highlight for many of our members as we head out on the snow tubes, go cross-country skiing, and snow shoe through some of the paths. As it did last year, the retreat falls on Family Day weekend– so we are busy trying to make final arrangements! We are also looking forward to heading out as a group once exams are done…a celebratory fun night out! Details will soon be finalized! 

White Gift was a huge success this past Christmas and we have received beautiful thank you cards from the families. The families felt loved and cared for, and were truly touched by the generosity of our congregation. Thank you very much to everyone who donated towards our White Gift program and an even bigger thank you to everyone who helped wrap and label all of the gifts! 

PANCAKE SUPPER is quickly approaching and we hope you might join us for a great evening out on Tuesday February 21, 2012 at 6:00pm in Lusk Hall. Each ticket is $5.00 each and includes pancakes, sausage, fruit, tea, and coffee. Tickets will be available after church beginning January 29, 2012. Please be sure and get your tickets in advance so that we can plan accordingly! Very few tickets will be available at the door the night of.

On January 9, 2012, Caitlin Belanger came to speak at our worship service about her mission trip through Wellington Square United Church with YUGO Ministries. Thank you to all of you who donated towards this trip…many of the blocks were filled and will be added to the walls of the new house in Ensenada, Mexico! We look forward to following up with her after the March Break.