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 🙂
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.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Church Challenge Scavenger Hunt last week. It was shared that this event had people visiting places in the church that they’d never been, and many learned a lot about our church history! Teams that answered everything correctly were the PNC, Chas & Cheryl Kopplin, and the Miller/Terrill group. Way to go!!! Answers are posted on the Christian Education bulletin board.
On Tuesday, August 11, fourteen youth and three adults had a fun and relaxing time kayaking the Huron River in Ann Arbor. It was agreed that next year’s trip needs to be longer, possibly in conjunction with our camping trip! A big THANK YOU to Chris Browne and Jenny Gibb for assisting with this event.
About 30 of us joined in fellowship and went Christmas caroling to our downtown neighbors on Sunday, December 21. With 4 teams, we covered about 15 blocks in a little more than an hour and handed out 83 invitations to our Christmas Eve services, along with a brochure on our children and youth programs. Warm sentiment was shared as we brightened many people’s day, spreading God’s love and joy throughout our town! We all had a great time, and enjoyed hot chocolate and donuts after the fun 🙂 Merry Christmas to all!
Carpenter’s Corner Lock-in was a blast for 14 children, 3 youth and 6 adults! We got to know each other better by playing games, doing crafts, and we watched a movie. Lots of pizza, snacks and ice cream was consumed.
1st -3rd graders made a mural about things we do at church, and Club 45 had a planning meeting. God is Good!
Carpenter’s Corner Lock-in
1st – 5th graders & friends!
7pm Friday, September 19 – 9am Saturday, September 20
Cost: $10/person or $15/family
Come spend the night in the church, eat pizza, make ice cream sundaes, watch movies, play games, and fellowship!
Prizes awarded to those who bring friends.
Special activity for Club 45ers!
A permission slip & packing list will be given to those who register by September 17.
See Vicky Graham or Tina Ritchie with questions!
A few youth from our Youth Group and from St. John’s joined to carry the Grand Marshall banner in the Fenton 4th of July parade in honor of our retired pastors, Rev. Dale Swihart Jr. and Fr. David Harvey.
In addition, our church entered a float with a big red, white and blue birthday cake to celebrate the 4th of July AND our church’s upcoming 175th anniversary! Folks dressed in “period” costumes passed out candy; others carried sings that showed various events and missions we offer or participate in.
It was a beautiful day to celebrate 2 highly respected spiritual leaders in our community and our country’s independence!
Youth Group once again sponsored the annual Easter Egg Hunt for children 2-10 years of age Saturday, April 19. A big THANK YOU to the congregation who generously donated bags of candy to fill the eggs. The event included coloring pages, snacks, stories about Easter, and the egg hunt. Chocolate crosses were given to those who found the “prize eggs”. A great time was had by all! Thank you to the 11 youth who made it all happen 😀