We have a great week planned here at Point Washington Youth, with several opportunities for your child to get plugged into intentional Christian community, including our regular weekly programs: Small groups, Club 56, Sunday School, and Koinonia. And this week we have a service project on Saturday. Be sure to check below for details on everything happening and if I can help your child connect in any way, please call or text me anytime at 850-461-4213.
Big Wednesday & Small Groups--Wednesday, December 5--for 7th-12th grade (LAST ONE OF THE SEMESTER)--Big Wednesday is for students in 7th-12th grade and it includes Open House, Church Dinner, and Small Groups. Open House is supervised free-time in gym and youth area. It begins at 3:00 for high school students and at 5:00 for middle school students. Church Dinner is for all ages and is from 5:30 to 6:15. Dinner is $5 for youth. Small Groups begin at 6:15 and go until between 7:30 and 7:45. At Small Groups there is time for Bible study, prayer, group bonding, and discussion. This week all groups will finish their study series': Middle School groups will finish "Playing with Fire" on the power of words and how we can use them to tear others down or build them up and High School groups will conclude "Another Christmas Story" where they will be looking at some less common characters in the Christmas story to see that the story that God has been telling and is continuing to tell is so much greater than we typically imagine. We have 11 different groups divided by grade and gender. Pick up is between 7:30 and 8:00. (The 8th Grade Girls group and the 10th Grade Girls group will both have field trips tomorrow, each to a different nursing home to serve. if your child would like to participate, please contact their Small Group Leader for details and to give permission for your child to participate.)
Club 56--Thursday, December 6--3:30-5:30pm--for 5th-6th grade--Club 56 is our weekly fellowship and discipleship program just for 5th & 6th grade students. It meets on Thursdays from 3:30 to 5:30. At Club 56 there is time for hanging out, games, a message, break out discussion groups, icebreakers, and snacks. Students may come as early as 3:30 for free-time and programming begins a little after the ECMS bus arrives around 4:00pm. This week we will continue our new series called "Tis the Season" which will help students discover the true hope, peace, and love that only come from Jesus. Club 56 is for ALL students in 5th-6th grade.
Mission PoWash Service Project--Saturday, December 8--7:15am-2:00pm--for 7th-12th grade--This Saturday we will be serving in Panama City with "Feeding the Gulf Coast" to help provide food for those in need. This event is open to students in 7th grade and up. Space is limited and students must be signed up by calling or texting Paul at 850-461-4213. Sign up ASAP before space fills up.
Sunday School--Sunday, December 9--10:00-11:00am--for 5th-12th grade--We have 2 groups that meet (one for middle school and one for high school). The middle school group will be discussing the book "My Future" by Mark Oestreicher & Scott Rubin and the high school group will be discussing the book "Life is ____." by Judah Smith. Youth Sunday School is a great time of fellowship and spiritual growth and there are several adult groups that you could go to while your child is with us.
Koinonia--Sunday, December 9--for 7th-12th grade (LAST ONE OF THE SEMESTER)
--Our new Sunday youth fellowship program, called "Koinonia" (which is Greek for "Christian fellowship"), continues this Sunday. The schedule for Koinonia includes Sunday School from 10:00-11:00, Church Service from 11:00-12:15, going out to lunch from 12:!5-1:30, & free-time/game-time at the church from 1:30-3:00. Attendance at Sunday School and/or Church Service is not required, but is encouraged. If you have any questions about this, please call or text me anytime at 850-461-4213.
OTHER STUFF HAPPENING IN DECEMBER
- December 14--Deeper for High School--7pm-10pm--9th-12th grade
- December 16--Wildside Christmas Party--6pm-8:30pm--5th-12th grade
- December 20--Christmas Break Kickoff--2pm-9pm--5th-12th grade--$20--must sign up
- December 21--Middle School Movie Bible Study--7pm-10pm--5th-8th grade
- December 27--High School Winter Fun Day--3pm-12am--9th-12th grade--$25--must sign up
Yours in Christ,
Point Washington UMC