On Friday. March 25, a youth lock-in was held to prepare for our annual youth group sponsored Easter Egg Hunt. We filled plastic eggs with candy donated by members of our congregation, decorated cupcakes to look like Easter baskets, hung Easter art work, started a puzzle of our church for the capital campaign, watched a movie and played Alien! The following morning children age 2 – 5th grade, along with their parents and grandparents, joined in the fun. The Easter story was told using the Resurrection Eggs and then the hunt began! For more information on youth events, contact Tina Ritchie in the church office 🙂
Our youth are truly spirit filled and disciples of Christ. Here is an excerpt from the 9am worship service on February 21, 2016 Youth Sunday where 5 youth interpreted scripture while senior Emily Kinser read the passage. Emily also gave this year’s sermon. All parts of worship were written and delivered by youth at both the 9 & 11am worship services; the theme was “Bread of Life.” And who do you say is the Son of Man?
Since January, our youth group has been very busy planning and participating in 5th Sunday worship (January 31), planning our upcoming Youth Sunday worship service (February 21), participating in congregation game night and the annual ski trip, and collecting for the Souper Bowl of Caring to benefit the North End Soup Kitchen and Linden Presbyterian FISH food pantry. Below is a group picture from cards, crafts and cookies night where our creations went to care receivers from our church. What a terrific bunch!
Just for fun, a few youth asked to spend more time together outside of regularly scheduled youth group time. The purpose was to make gingerbread houses and play alien. The boys were the first to complete their houses; all but one of the girls gave up and ate theirs! Are you interested in just hanging out and being you? Contact email@example.com for more information on youth group activities and discussion!
7 youth and 2 adults had a great time singing songs, ringing bells for the Salvation Army, and greeting customers at the Fenton Walmart from 1-2 p.m. on Saturday, December 12. Some customers challenged us to sing super loud for a donation, and one bought us cookies and gave us the Rudolph nose! Time flew by and a lot of Christmas cheer was shared 🙂
12 youth and 7 adults participated for all or part of the time during World Vision’s 30 Hour Famine, sponsored by our youth group. The program consisted of service projects,”tribal games” that taught us about hunger, poverty, and the importance of education, and ended with communion on Sunday morning. Saturday’s service projects included fall yard clean-up at Carriage Town Ministries’ properties in Flint, Michigan, a prayer walk in the downtown Fenton area, and raking a yard for a family in our congregation. Of course, jumping into piles of leaves was part of the fun! All in all we filled over 60 bags of leaves – Whew!!! Thank you to Mark and Jenny Gibb, Lee and Vicky Graham, Club 45, and Bill & Nikki Black for working alongside us, and to Pastor David for leading us in our communion service to break the fast 🙂
Youth Group had a great time at the annual pumpkin carving and bonfire party. We saw some old friends and made new ones 🙂 Prizes were awarded for the most creative/difficult, scariest, silliest and most lame pumpkins. Thank you to the Hodgkin family for being such great hosts – the pumpkin soup was yummy!
17 youth and 5 adults had a scary good time at Spooky Trails! Before the fun we discussed how being a Christian is like being a pumpkin found on facebook: “God picks you from the patch, brings you in, and washes all the dirt off of you. Cuts off the top and scoops out all the yucky stuff. He removes the seeds of doubt, hate, greed, etc…. and then He carves you a new smiling face and puts His light inside of you to shine for all the world to see.” Thank you Pastor Larry for sharing this post with us.
Thank you to everyone who walked, rocked and donated to this year’s CROP Hunger Walk. The event took place from 1:30 – 3 at Bush Park on October 4. Each lap walked earned a ticket for the raffle drawings, the course had challenges throughout, rocking chairs were offered for those who found that an easier way to participate and a gentle yoga session was provided, the band was awesome and played during the walking time, and Uncle Ray’s provided ice cream sundaes for all. The preliminary estimated total collected from our Fenton, Holly, Linden and Lake Fenton community is $11,000, and 25% of the proceeds stays local! Way to Go!!! Below are pictures of adults from our church hanging a sign and our youth that participated.
At the first youth group meeting this Fall, we split into 2 teams and hurried around town for 45 minutes to collect pictures for points. The group shown in this post did not win, however they were pretty creative! Both teams enjoyed large bags of candy as prizes 🙂 Below you’ll find them in a small, creative space, doing sidewalk angels, handstands at the Cornerstone building, and sitting with a family at a restaurant. Look like fun? Contact Tina Ritchie in the office for more information!