Youth Group News
The youth group will begin the 2016-2017 year on September 11th from 4-7pm with a fun kickoff event for all youth in grades 6 through 12. Current youth group members are invited to bring a friend for games, activities, pizza, and more.
Our first official youth group meeting will be September 18th, which is the third Sunday of September. Students in 6th – 8th grade will meet from 4:00-5:30 and High Schoolers will meet from 5:00-7:00pm. We will continue to meet the first and third Sundays after that.
A few other items for the youth group schedule:
- October 8th: Service Saturday!
- October 9th: 2016 Lynn Mission Trip Slideshow
- October 29th: Beth-El Trick or Trot (in the morning)
- October 30th: Fifth Sunday Game Night
Parishioners you are Invited!
The youth will be hosting coffee hour and showing the 2016 mission trip presentation on Sunday October 9th 2016 after the 10:00 service. Please come and see what our youth have been up to- your interest encourages them!!! Parents of youngsters: we plan to include a short chat about our experiences which will be geared to children so they can learn what the Big Kids get to do for God"
On Saturday June 11th the youth hosted a special event which included interactive prayer stations and some faith testimonies. Many parishioners attended this joyful event where the youth read scripture and shared their experiences in the youth group.
On December 20th, the youth group had a Christmas celebration with good food, fun games, great skits, and a movie. Lots of fun was had by all!
On December 5th the youth group, along with Brenda- thanks for coming with us, attended a Journey to Bethlehem at High Acres Christian Church in Ansonia. Great weather made this event even more fun than usual!
Since November had a fifth Sunday, rather than the usual bible study style meeting, the youth group used that evening to focus on fun and fellowship by having a game night (above). This was a great time for the kids to connect with each other socially and to have some fun.
The youth group has been focusing lately on prayer and how it can impact our lives and our relationship with Jesus. We are also learning about various forms of prayer and discussing whether there is only one right way to pray. (That brings up some great discussions!) We will be continuing this theme of prayer into the new year and incorporating with it an evangelism component for learning to share our faith.
On November 13-14 the high schoolers attended an all-night Christian event called Reverb Night in Springfield, Mass. This event started with a pro hockey game at 7pm and then there was a gospel message and rally until midnight. Next it was pizza and then off to the after-hours activities which included a multi sports complex and roller skating from midnight until 6am. The group was tired but had a fun and inspiring night hearing God's word and getting active.
After church on November 22 the youth group worked with an organization in New Haven called Christian Community Action. Our group worked hard with many other volunteers packing bags of produce and groceries (and some turkeys!) to be provided to needy families for Thanksgiving. In addition to packing bags, the group helped load hundreds of bags of groceries into vehicles to be delivered to the needy, elderly, and disabled around the New Haven area. Overall, Christian Community Action prepared 2,250 bags of groceries to go out to the needy for the Thanksgiving holiday. Because food donations to CCA were short this year, the organization wound up having to buy directly much of the food they donated to the needy. If you are interested in assisting them with a financial donation or finding out more about this organization, check them out at ccahelping.org.
On October 31st. the Youth Group will be participating once again in the Trick or Trot 5K to support the Beth-El Center.
The Milford Oyster Festival
On August 15, the youth group and a few other parishioners spent the day at the fest talking up Saint Peter's. They handed out business cards, discussed things we do as a parish such as Sunday services, community outreach, and bible studies. They also gave out copies of "My Heart- Christ's Home" which were donated by a parishioner. (You'll notice that in the picture Warner is wearing a tiara because it was her 18th birthday that day)