From the Desk of Pastor John
Youth Group / Crossroads / God’s Gang
Youth group will be every Sunday from 6-8 through the summer! We have done lots of fun things so far; we had a nerf gun war, a make-your-own-personal-pizza party, a cookout, and a movie night.
Upcoming events include a pool party, maybe a trip to Turkey Run, and some special surprises thrown in there!
Don’t forget, there will be no Youth Group on the 19th because Pastor John and youth will be at church camp!
Middle School camp at Illiana is still on, and it’s very soon! The dates are July 19-24. We have six youth signed up, but if you aren’t signed up and still want to go there’s still time!
UPDATE: WE REGRET to inform you that, due to Covid exposure of the staff at Camp Illiana, they have self-quarantined and had to cancel Jr. high camp originally scheduled for next week. We did not receive this notice until after the newsletter had gone out; but Pastor John is working on other options for that week and will update with information soon.
As most of you know, we are moving our service times to 9 am and 5 pm on Sunday for the next month or so. We are also starting Sunday School back up, which I think is important! But you should also know that the youth-led coffee bar will be opening back up soon as well! It will be after the service, starting at 10, and we are recommending people to bring coffee mugs from home in an attempt to stay as sanitary as possible.
Thank you, Joe Gill, for always keeping our website up-to-date, looking good, and fully functional.
Thank you, Jim and Sue Bennett, for letting the youth group enjoy your pool this week.
John Snidle, FCC Youth Minister
July 9, 2020
About our Youth & Family Ministry
First Christian Church’s Youth & Family Ministry exists to fulfill our church’s mission of growing disciples by reaching out to the community and providing families with programs that foster an atmosphere of positive relationships; while helping to instill in our youth the principles of pledging oneself to biblical teaching, announcing the good news of Jesus Christ to our peers, respecting God in all areas of our lives, joining together to build unity in the body of Christ and yielding ourselves in service to Christ by serving others locally and globally.
Youth Group is comprised of high school and middle school age youth, grades 6-12, and meets every Sunday throughout the school year at 6:30 p.m. Visit our Events or YOUTH! page for more scheduling information.
All high school and junior high youth are invited to weekly youth group meetings on Sundays at 6:00 PM in the Youth Room. (Check out the picture with orange walls, big screen, and black couches!) Meetings are always fun, sometimes serious, occasionally separate; they may be all talk, totally fun, serving others, planning for what’s coming, and once a month out somewhere else – and food is allowed, too!
FCC invites our youth to be involved. For instance, youth serve as Junior Deacons and receive the offering in 10:00 AM worship, and all youth are asked to help with the annual Youth Sunday service in February (Seniors preach)! Other opportunities are available too – from Mission Trips to committee work to Bell-Ringing to . . . and not to mention VBS, the Youth Mid-Winter Retreat, summer Church Camp, the End-of-the-Year Trip, and of course, the CCIW SUMMIT mountaintop weekend!
God’s Gang – crossroads
God’s Gang runs from September through May. All children from kindergarten through the fifth-grade are invited to attend. God’s Gang is FCC’s youth outreach program and children do not need to be a member of the church to participate. Activities include homework help, story reading, crafts, games, an evening meal and a children’s worship. This year we are continuing our junior high program called “Crossroads” that will meet during the same time period.
Sessions start in the fall after the start of school. Registration forms for the Fall semester will be available at that time. Click on the link to download a registration form. For more information click on the appropriate drop down menu under “YOUTH!”