Ciara’s Thoughts (Youth Group)

  • Every Sunday we meet up at 10:00 to have our weekly lesson, these lessons are always fun and inviting because we get to share good times together and to also learn about the gospel readings each Sunday. Remember this last Sunday 2/25, Cara brought play-doh and it was a blast playing and forming symbols that we believed connected our faith. Hopefully we can do more fun stuff like this soon!

National Gathering Meeting

Hey, National Gathering Group!!

We wanted to touch base and make spring plans together as we raise money and get ready for the awesome summer trip. We’re ready to go over more details about the trip, dates to keep in mind, and brainstorm raising more money together.
It made sense to wait until after the Shrove Tuesday Fundraising efforts … and I know this is a 3 day weekend.
Let me know if you can join us at 11am in the ministry center (offices). We’ll keep it to an hour!
Thanks, and see you Sunday!
-Shaun & Tom

Retreat in late Feb!

We are together again tonight!

We continue the topic of discipleship and talk about women who were hearing the message of Jesus and following him! Come, let’s grow together in this 6 week session on Jesus and being his disciples.
Also, we’re registered with the retreat on Feb 23-25 in Santa Cruz. I’ve registered many already. We’d love to see more from our group get to go retreat together. Who else can get in??
Info below…
See you tonight!
Fun developments have come to light, and it might be a cool opportunity for some fun and growth for our group:
1. The synod high school retreat is at Mt. Cross (Santa Cruz mnts) feb 23-25th. Because it’s a year where there’s a youth gathering in Houston in the summer (for high schoolers going into fall 2018), they recently told us that 8th graders are also open to come to the retreat this February too!
And, because we have such a mature/responsible group, I say that we just say that Haven and Chase and Owen are 8th graders too and it’s open to all our group.
2. We have a good group going already.
3. Every week your kids are asking me when our next retreat is. We can still do something in April, but how about this Feb. too? This retreat will be a lot of fun, great speaker, etc.
It’s $140 for the weekend and we can see about helping a scholarship $ out so that all kids that want to go can go. And, the price goes up after this week. I gotta know!
What do you say??!!  Who’s in?
bending the rules, in typical Lutheran fashion,

Ciara’s thoughts! (February)

I’m excited for Houston because I am always looking forward to traveling and taking trips. A few years ago, I was able to go the Youth Gathering in Detroit. To this day, it has still been one of my favorite trips. I learned so much about myself and the people around me. I came to realize that I am a very lucky person to have had the opportunity to not only go on a trip but to take a trip where I was helping others and making their daily life easier. I am so excited to go to Houston this summer because I loved the feeling I had in Detroit when we helped people and I can’t wait to feel that again for the people in Houston. I hope everyone is looking forward to this trip as much as I am. Its going to be a lot of fu