Easter is upon us! One of my favorite things about April is all the little green sprouts appearing on trees and pops of color starting to show up through the dark brown soil. This colorful new life coming after a cold, dark winter gives me hope and reminds me that as followers of Jesus, we are Easter people! We are people of hope, people of new life. We live in a world that is often cold, dark, and full of death but we trust and know that there will always be new life. God is always making things new, bringing new life after death.
Relax, and find your breath. When you're ready, pray with me:
Inhale: God, you make all things new,
Exhale: Breathe new life into me.
Repeat that breath prayer as many times as you would like. End your meditation time with one long inhale and one extra long exhale.
"So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!”
-2 Corinthians 5:17
Our Wednesday schedule is as follows:
6:00-6:25pm Learning Time
6:30-7:00pm Lenten Worship - Holden Evening Prayer
7:05-7:30pm Learning Time
April 6: Confirmation Class
April 13: Holy Week - NO CONFIRMATION
April 20: Pantry Prep (8th graders with Pastor Heather)
April 27: LAST Confirmation - End of the year party! (8th Graders with Pastor Heather)
ALL High School Students are invited to help serve Easter Breakfast on Sunday April 17th. Watch your emails for food assignments! All funds raised from Easter Breakfast will go to the Youth Fund.
On Sunday May 22nd, 3 of our Confirmation students will have the opportunity to say YES to their baptismal promises. Current 8th graders will join Pastor Heather on April 20th & April 27th to write their Faith Journey Statements for Confirmation Sunday. Please make sure you are there those evenings! And mark your calendars to join us for Confirmation Sunday!
Sunday May 15th, we will recognize and celebrate our Graduating Seniors. Mark your calendars!
We are so excited to be headed to Kansas City for a few days of FUN in June! We'll spend a day at Worlds of Fun, do some service learning work, and a little bit of sightseeing! Contact Kelsey for a registration form and info!
There will be NO YOUTH GROUP Wednesday April 13th (Holy Week). Our last Wednesday night Youth Group will be Wednesday April 27th.
Since Youth Group is ending soon, I wanted to make sure there were still opportunities for High School Youth to gather and connect. So, our Midweek Coffee Break is starting up again!! Every Wednesday starting May 18th and throughout the summer, David Wellsandt & I will be hanging out at Scooter's Coffee on 156th & Maple from 2:00-4:00(ish) pm. Stop by for a cup of coffee or smoothie (on me!) and say hi!
Incoming 9th graders through current seniors are invited on our 2022 High School Summer Road Trip to Oklahoma City, OK July 24-28, 2022. We will spend our time together doing service learning work, sightseeing, learning, and having fun! Cost is $350, with a $150 due with registration paperwork. Contact Kelsey for the registration form and info!
If you are in 6th-12th grade and are musically inclined - we have opportunities for you! Not only could we use your singing or instrument playing in worship on Sunday mornings, but Becky has some other fun opportunities for you that you can find HERE.
If you are a Senior in high school and are looking for a meaningful, fun way to spend your summer - consider being a Camp Hand at Carol Joy Holling Camp! Check out more about the opportunity by clicking HERE.
If you are any age of high school student, and wouldn't mind getting away for a week to enjoy God's creation - check out all of the Carol Joy Holling summer camp opportunities for high school age youth HERE.