YOUTH SURVEY for St. John’s ADULTS & YOUTH
We are putting a renewed focus on Children, Youth, & Their Families at St. John’s, and we need your help! In order to assess the faith development of our youth, the Children, Youth & Their Families Strategic Objective Team requests that all youth (8th grade and above) and adults complete one of the following surveys (based on age: youth or adult). Please click the appropriate link to complete the survey:
Thank you in advance for helping to make St. John’s Children, Youth, & Their Families Ministries even better!
The Children, Youth & Their Families Team
Here are a few Cross-generational Opportunities:
The E100 Community Bible-Reading Adventure!
WHO? The whole congregation – children, youth, and adults
WHAT? The E100 Challenge is a 20-week family-friendly, intergenerational Bible-reading program that includes 100 essential passages from scripture – 50 from the Old Testament and 50 from the New Testament.
WHEN ? October 14th – May 19th
Click here for more information.
St. John’s will host four Sunday evening Fellowship Nights for all ages this program year:
October 21 January 27 March 3 April 28
These evenings will begin at 5:15pm with a church-wide potluck followed by age-specific activities that will run from 6:00-7:00pm, including:
Kids’ Club—A night away and a night to play! This is a time for children to have fun playing together at church while enjoying Christian fellowship and learning what it means to be a Christian. Last year the children had a blast playing wiffle ball, “bowling,” making crafts, and much more!
Middle School Youth Group— Youth Group is a time for middle schoolers to enjoy each other’s company without the pressure of a classroom setting. The students play games, do crazy activities, and learn important values together. This is a significant time for teens and pre-teens as they form lasting friendships with their peers and with adults.
High School Fellowship— Apples to Apples, anyone? High schoolers are invited to hang-out with each other, getting to know each other better and building up relationships that will carry them through summer trips, youth conferences, and other special events.
Adult Fellowship— We are planning some exciting opportunities for adults to enjoy each other’s company while having a great time. Some of the ideas we’re looking into include: a game night, a clean comedy night, a trivia night, an open mic/coffee house night.
These nights will provide a special opportunity for cross-generational fellowship as well as for making new friends and reuniting with old friends. We encourage the whole congregation to take part in these fun, low-key evenings!
SUMMER MISSION TRIP UPDATE
This summer, about 25 youth and adults will travel to Harlan, KY, to work with SWAP (Sharing with Appalachian People) – the same organization that our youth served with in 2011. During the week-long trip, the group will buckle down for some serious labor in the service of those whose housing is sub-standard and who cannot afford the needed repairs. This is an incredible opportunity for our team both to serve diligently and to build relationships with those they serve and with those with whom they serve.
May 21, 2013