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Blue Letter from Corey

Blue Letter Article 10-3-22

Youth Ministry Section

Youth and parents, we have a fundraiser coming up that we will need lots of help with! On November 13, we will be combining our two worship hours into one experience at 10:30am and having the annual Thanksgiving meal afterwards! Please mark your calendars and plan on helping this be a successful event, not just as a fundraiser, but as congregational event for FUMC NA!

Oct 4: Holmes Community College visit

Oct 10: Ole Miss college visit

Oct 23: Deadline to sign up for Sanderson Center lock-in!

Oct 23: REQUIRED parent meeting for those attending the lock-in

Nov 13: Thanksgiving meal and fundraiser

In Christ,

Corey

IT’S BACK! After a COVID hiatus, the lock-in at Mississippi State’s Sanderson Center is booked and on the calendar! There is limited seating, so make sure to get in on this quickly. Here are the details:

Sanderson Center Lock-in

Date: Friday Oct 28 – Saturday Oct 29

Time: 9pm – 6:30am

Cost: $45

Deadline: Sunday Oct 23 (if seats don’t fill first)

Sign-up: hand Corey a check!

**Parent Meeting for trip: Sunday Oct 23**

Sunday Sept 18 @ 12:15pm – Youth Council meeting & lunch (Corey’s House)

Sunday Sept 18 @ 4:00pm – Youth Band Practice (Youth Room)

Sunday Sept 18 @ 5:30pm – PARENT MEETING (Youth Room)


Sunday Sept 25 @ 4:00pm – Youth Band Practice (Youth Room)

Sunday Sept 25 @ 5:30pm – Youth Discipleship Journey (Youth Room)

Sept 12, 2022

Youth Section

We have new things happening on the horizon! We have a new discipleship journey that seven of our students are daring to take! Each week we will be learning what it means to be a disciple that makes more disciples! We also have a youth council of more than 20 students that will be putting their leadership into action by helping to shape the youth ministry as we move forward.

They will be meeting once a month and planning retreats, special events, the weekly schedule, and more! Also, don’t forget that we will be having a parent meeting discussing the “state of the youth ministry” as well as how our parents can volunteer to help us be successful!

We have lots going on, so be in prayer over the ministry and make sure to attend the parent meeting!


UPCOMING SCHEDULE:

Sunday Sept 18 @ 12:15pm – Youth Council meeting & lunch (Corey’s House)

Sunday Sept 18 @ 4:00pm – Youth Band Practice (Youth Room)

Sunday Sept 18 @ 5:30pm – PARENT MEETING (Youth Room)


Sunday Sept 25 @ 4:00pm – Youth Band Practice (Youth Room)

Sunday Sept 25 @ 5:30pm – Youth Discipleship Journey (Youth Room)

August 31, 2022

Youth and Parents

 

The first few lessons on Wednesday nights have been encouraging the youth to determine where they are spiritually and where they want to be a month, or six months, or twelve months from now. We talked about the best way to begin this process is together…walking, helping, even battling for each other along the journey.

 

There is a great example of this from the wildlife refuge in South Africa called Kruger. Captured on video (search “Battle at Kruger” on YouTube if you want to watch!), a pack of lions attacked a baby buffalo. Over the span of just a few minutes, the baby was able to escape the lions and return to its herd. How? The entire herd surrounded the lions and ran them all off. They fought for the baby when in the face of adversity, even when the little one couldn’t fight for itself.

 

Over the next few weeks, we will be learning the means, the disciplines, that we have been given to grow spiritually, both as individuals and as a community. I’m excited to jump into this with our students and see how God has them flourish as they do this together inside and outside our walls!

Aug 22, 2022

Youth and Parents, there are a few things coming up on the horizon:

  1. Student’s Youth Council: Sign up to be a part of the decision-making team of teenagers that will plan things as we move forward. This is for anyone 6th -12th We will meet once a month starting in September. Deadline to sign up is Sept 1!
  2. Discipleship Group: Have you been wanting to go deeper in your faith, AND learn how to do this with you friends? This is for you! This is for anyone 6th -12th We will meet on Sunday nights starting in September and will be finished in December. Deadline to sign up is Sept 1!
  3. Wednesday Night Help: We have a group of very dedicated teenagers who help make Wednesday nights happen, but we also don’t want to burn them out. If you have ever thought about playing/singing in the praise band, run the worship slides, or help make it all sound great, sign up! No experience necessary. We will train you! This is for anyone 6th -12th
  4. Help with Sunday Worship: I have a passion to see teenagers help in worship on Sunday mornings in multiple ways! If you would be interested in reading scripture, praying, serving communion, offering special music, or anything else, please sign-up! This is for anyone 6th – 12th
  5. PARENT MEETING! At the beginning of each school year, I like to do a “State of the Youth Ministry” address to keep parents in the loop of where the ministry is, the vision moving forward, and offer volunteer opportunities. This is for ALL PARENTS on Sunday, September 18 @ 5:30 pm. Please join us in the youth area and help the ministry be successful!

Thanks!

August 11, 2022

ATTENTION: Youth Parents & Interested Adults

Can I get an AMEN?  I am writing this fresh off of a youth volunteer meeting where we all gathered to talk about several items: victories when working with teenagers, ministry vision, specialized areas within our program, answer questions, and more.  It was a privilege to pray over those who are giving their heart and soul to the development of our youth at the end.  All total present?  30. THIRTY.  And there were several more who had communicated with me about not being able to attend, but still pledged to help in a myriad of ways.  WHAT. A. BLESSING!  I cannot be more grateful!  However, don’t feel that we are “full.”

If you have a desire and calling to work with youth, there is always a place for you!  Just call/text/email/stop me in the hallways and tell me all about it!

UPCOMING EVENTS:

August 17th – First Wednesday night back!

September 18th – Youth parent’s meeting at 5:30 p.m. (Location TBA)

In Christ

August 11, 2022

ATTENTION: Youth Parents & Interested Adults

Can I get an AMEN?  I am writing this fresh off of a youth volunteer meeting where we all gathered to talk about several items: victories when working with teenagers, ministry vision, specialized areas within our program, answer questions, and more.  It was a privilege to pray over those who are giving their heart and soul to the development of our youth at the end.  All total present?  30. THIRTY.  And there were several more who had communicated with me about not being able to attend, but still pledged to help in a myriad of ways.  WHAT. A. BLESSING!  I cannot be more grateful!  However, don’t feel that we are “full.”

If you have a desire and calling to work with youth, there is always a place for you!  Just call/text/email/stop me in the hallways and tell me all about it!

UPCOMING EVENTS:

August 17th – First Wednesday night back!

September 18th – Youth parent’s meeting at 5:30 p.m. (Location TBA)

In Christ

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August 11, 2022

ATTENTION: Youth Parents & Interested Adults

Can I get an AMEN?  I am writing this fresh off of a youth volunteer meeting where we all gathered to talk about several items: victories when working with teenagers, ministry vision, specialized areas within our program, answer questions, and more.  It was a privilege to pray over those who are giving their heart and soul to the development of our youth at the end.  All total present?  30. THIRTY.  And there were several more who had communicated with me about not being able to attend, but still pledged to help in a myriad of ways.  WHAT. A. BLESSING!  I cannot be more grateful!  However, don’t feel that we are “full.”

If you have a desire and calling to work with youth, there is always a place for you!  Just call/text/email/stop me in the hallways and tell me all about it!

UPCOMING EVENTS:

August 17th – First Wednesday night back!

September 18th – Youth parent’s meeting at 5:30 p.m. (Location TBA)

In Christ

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