Wesley UMC Youth program is for any youth middle-school and high-school age.
Penny's Monday Moments 1-21-2019:
I hope for those of you off today that you are having a great day! I'm sure the kids are! We had a great planning meeting yesterday and are scheduled pretty much through May.
DATES FOR WORK CAMP 2019 will be July 14-20. We have confirmed this with Camp Galilee. Details on cost, etc are still being worked out. But PLEASE get this on your calendar for next summer!
This week at Wesley:
Wednesday, 1-23-2019 - Buddy Packs - NEED ALL HANDS TO HELP! This is an input opportunity for the youth and adult leaders to be a part of something important in our community. Meet at Wesley at 5:45 or let me know if you want to meet us there.
Sunday School, 1-27-2019 - 9:45 - Forensic Faith - Encourage your youth to be there!
The following is an overview of our planning meeting yesterday. Some of the dates are subject to change depending on school events, etc. Young Christian's Weekend needs a commitment by Sunday, February 10.
February 3 - "Soup"er Bowl Sunday - We were all excited to do this in hopes of the Chiefs playing! But regardless, there continue to be many people that their biggest concern is food on the table and not a Super Bowl game. So we will be collecting cans of soup or money to donate to the local food banks. I need a couple of youth at each service to help collect cans and money. Volunteers?
February 9 - Taste of Wesley - The Fellowship Team has encourage the youth to participate in this and several of them are really interested. The youth can work as individuals or as a team to make something very tasty! You make whatever your dish is at home and bring it and set it up for around 50 people (I think) and then serve those who come to experience Taste of Wesley. There are prizes for the favorites of the crowd. Let me know if your youth is interested so I can let the team know they need a table!
February 10 - Early Bird Registration Due for Young Christian's Weekend at Silver Dollar City - Dates are April 5-7. Cost to active youth will be $50. This will cover cost of hotel, dinner on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday as well as part of ticket price. The youth would REALLY like to get down there by 6:00 on Friday to see Colten Dixon but there really is no way unless they get out of school early! I told them I would ask their parents but understand I AM NOT encouraging this! Otherwise, we will leave like 6:30 on Saturday morning and just spend one night there.
February 15 - Family Movie/Game Night - 6:30 - Bring a favorite snack to share with the group!
February 27 - Buddy Packs
March 9 or 16 - We would like to do a "Spring Fling 50's Thing" Fundraiser. This would be a 50's themed diner with dinner and entertainment by the youth. But I need commitments from the youth as to which date works best for them. In addition, we would need a night for creating the diner. So please let me know ASAP which date works best!
March 20 - Buddy Packs - DOUBLE PACK - NEED ALL HANDS
March 28 - Mission Day during Spring Break - Details will be announced later on this. We will probably try to work at the Samaritan Center in the afternoon helping carry out groceries.
April 5-7 - Young Christian's Weekend at Silver Dollar City - Registration needed by February 9 for Early Bird Discount. Otherwise will need to pay $20 more.
April 12 - Sidewalk Prophets Concert at Marshall, Missouri (?)
April 19-21 - Campfire Vigil after Good Friday Service - The youth would like to try to pull this off like we did the first year where it's manned from Friday night to Easter Sunrise!! I will have to work with other people in the church to see if there would be interest in helping make this happen!
May 12 or 19 - Graduating Senior Breakfast - (Vogel's and Vansant's - which date do you prefer?)
May 30 - End of School Celebration Trip - TBA
As always, we will continue to meet each Sunday at 9:45 for Sunday School. Please let me know if you have any questions regarding the above. Prayers continue to surround Karen T. as she begins her cancer treatments as well as for Jacquie H. for her continued treatments. Also, just a reminder, J.R. Chaney's visitation will be this Friday evening from 4:00-6:00 and the Celebration of Life Service on Saturday at 2:00. J.R. and Gloria have ALWAYS been big supporters of the youth program at Wesley.
If you have not signed up for the Remind notices, you can do so by texting to 81010 and entering this message @pmueller. However if you have Verizon service, they will no longer allow you to receive messages through this texting service. You can however sign up with your email by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by downloading the Remind app and getting them that way. Or I can add you directly if you let me know how you want to receive the notices! I use this service to remind you of upcoming events or changes in the schedule. I don't send out lots of texts!
Do not let cost be a factor in your youth participating! We have scholarships available! And, I am always in need of parental help. Please let me know if you are available for any event.
Blessings in the week ahead!
Director of Youth Ministries, Wesley United Methodist Church
2727 Wesley Street, Jefferson City, MO