On July 5 the kindergarten through sixth grade youth went peach picking at a local orchard. The outing was coordinated by their Bible class teachers. After picking the peaches, they hand delivered them to several elderly in the congregation. They returned to the church building for lunch together.
On Sunday, June 10, following lunch together with friends and family, eleven campers headed for the Mid-South Youth Camp near Henderson, Tennessee. Scott Chrisman drove the van and settled everyone in at camp. Camp runs through June 15.
Sunday, June 26, fifteen campers left for the Mid-South Youth Camp near Henderson, Tennessee. The week long camp will be a wonderful opportunity for them to be in nature, enjoy time together, and learn more about the love of God.
One highlight of the 2011 Lads to Leaders/Leaderettes convention was the puppet program which the youth did. While there were six youth involved in the puppets themselves, several adults were in the background working to bring this about.
Each group participating had fifteen minutes to set up their stage, preform their puppet skit, and then clear the stage. They were grades on time keeping, content, presentation, and art work.
Our group did an outstanding job. The clips below do not do them justice. They are large files so may take a while to download. The lyrics to the song the fish sing are original and written by Haley.
Many thanks to all those who make this possible as well as those who were on hand to support the group.
The youth worked with the Memphis Urban Ministries summer Power Hour. Here are some pictures of today’s event.
This morning (Thursday, June 24) four youth and three chaperones left for Colorado. They headed out I-40 to Amarillo TX to overnight. A local congregation will host them for the night. Then Friday they head on to Colorado to begin preparation for the trek.
After worship Sunday they will load up and begin their journey. They will sleep in tents until Friday night. Monday they practice repelling. Tuesday they hike to low camp. Wednesday is a hard hike to high camp. Thursday is a day of reflection. Then early Friday morning they hike to the summit and return to the lodge that afternoon.
Saturday they begin their return trip to Memphis stopping over in Oklahoma. They hope to be back in time for the July 4th fellowship. We wish them the Lord’s protection as they journey.
YBS will be at the Corders on March 9, 2010. There is a slight time change for it. We will leave the building at 6pm and return to the building by 8:15. We are trying to avoid all the going home traffic!
The youth of the congregation hosted a “God’s Sweetheart Banquet” for all those over fifty years of age. Even with a cold rain, over twenty-five met for a wonderful meal prepared and served by the youth.
There is a movie coming out, starts today, called “To Save a Life” The Teens and myself are planning on attending it on Saturday, Jan. 23rd. I have already seen it and would highly recommend it to any Teen, parent of a Teen, friend of a Teen, or anyone who works with teens in any aspect. The movie is a great representation of what teens go through and struggle with everyday. We originally planned on going from 2-6 with time to talk about it afterwards. The movie is actually showing at 4:10, at the Paradiso. The movie is 130 minutes long. I am changing our meet time to 3:15 at the building and then discuss it after ending at 7:30. Just an hour adjustment. the cost is $7, (talk to me if it is a problem), I am still trying to get a group rate but I have to have at least 25 committed to going before I can get a group rate. I would love to have every teen that we know go to this movie, as well as any adult that is interested! If you are planning on going, please e-mail me back, firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know how many are going.
Here is a link to the movie if you would like to watch a trailer or find out more about it; www.tosavealifemovie.com
This movie is rated PG-13, but here is why, it deals with just about every issue that teens deal with. It deals with them from a Christian perspective instead of a worldly perspective. The movie was written by a youth minister in California. I met the writer while I was at a Youth Conference in Atlanta, that is also where I watched it. Just like “Fireproof” was about helping marriages, this movie is about helping teens that are hurting!! If you think that teens are not hurting, please watch this movie and spend some time talking to me! Most teens are hurting in at least one area of their life, but Many are afraid to reveal that hurt. Worried about the stigma of “not being able to handle things.” This movie shows teens that they are not alone in their struggles. As a church, we need to be let the teens know that we care about their struggles and we are willing to help in any way, even if it is just being a listening ear!
I know that their are a lot of demands on your time, and your money, but please consider joining us for this movie. I know the teens in our church will be able to personally identify w/ at least 1 of the issues that are presented in this movie. In my opinion, this is more than just a movie, it is what our teens are really going through!!!!
If you have any questions or concerns, PLEASE call me tonight. If you call me before 2, I will still be asleep and won’t be able to answer, but any time after 2:00pm would be fine!!!!! Also please RSVP and let me know who will be going w/ me, teens and adults!
Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to work with the young people at Park Ave. They are a blessing, and I love each and everyone of them dearly.
Ron J. Sisson