I have had a great time getting to know our youth over the last few days. We spent a meaningful time of worship this past Sunday night at The Gathering Place and we are fresh off the sand from the Youth Beach Olympics Tuesday afternoon. I’m also real excited about the activities we have planned in the coming days. This Thursday, July 25th, we have a mystery mission trip planned that will use the student’s creativity to touch the people of this community. On Saturday, July 27th, the youth will meet at the church at 7:00 a.m. We will be headed to Ichetucknee Springs for a time of tubing. Bring five dollars for tubing and enough money for a fast food meal. We will return to the church at 7:00 p.m. Finishing up the summer we will have a back to school swim bash at the home of Lon and Joy Lewis on July 28th. Meet at the church at 4:30 p.m. We will return to the church at 7:30 p.m. BREAKING NEWS… if you would like to go to the Gathering Place that night bring a change of clothes and we will head over to Epworth for a time of worship. This is the last Gathering Place worship of the summer, so I encourage you to come. We will return to the church at 10:30 p.m. I Hope to See you there!
This summer has been a bit of a surprise to me. I think I may be enjoying all of the activities as much as the kids are. I knew all of them before I took the internship but to be able to be with them this summer has been so much fun. Thanks Rebekah for picking fantastic things for us to go do!—Abby
For the past year I have been working with the kindergarten and first grade Sunday school class. With this summer internship, I have gotten to work with all ages of the children’s ministry. I think my favorite part of the summer has been going on the mystery trips. It is fun to see the reaction of the children at the surprise adventure. Of course, VBS and choir camp have always been important to me because they minister to many nonmembers. —Ansleigh
This past Sunday the youth had a cookout at Neptune Park. It was a great time of food, fellowship, games and discipleship. I would like to thank the youth parents for cooking and for teaching us the ins and outs of corn hole. This was just the first activity of many that we have scheduled for the rest of July before the students return to school.
Starting this Sunday July 21st, we will have five activities in eight days. The youth will meet here at 7:30 p.m. to head over to the Gathering Place for a time of worship in Brunswick, Ga. We will return to the church at 11:00 p.m. On July 23rd, the youth will meet at church at 10:00 a.m. and head over to the beach for The Beach Olympics. Students will need to bring a sack lunch and dress for activities in the sand and the water. On Thursday July 25th, we will have a youth mystery mission activity at the church. Students will need to bring money for lunch at McDonalds. For this activity youth will need to meet at the church at 12:00 p.m. and the event will end at 3:00 p.m. Then, on Saturday July 27th, the youth will meet at the church at 7:00 a.m. We will be headed to Gainesville for a time of tubing at Ichetucknee Springs. Bring five dollars for tubing and enough money for a fast food meal. We will return to the church at 7:00 p.m. finishing up the summer we will have a back to school swim bash at the home of Lon and Joy Lewis on July 28th. More details about this event in the next lifeline. Also don’t forget to check the youth Facebook page (FBCSSI Youth). Signup sheets for all of the above events will be available in the Epic Café starting this Sunday. I look forward to seeing each of you at these activities.
I am excited about the opportunity to serve FBC St. Simons as the interim youth minister. We have a wonderful group of kids, parents, and volunteers that are ready to continue to seek the will of God for their lives. On Monday July 8, we had a parent and youth volunteer meeting. During this meeting, we focused on the many ways we can share God’s love with the youth in our church and throughout the community. We also began to look at the addition of many fun filled and spiritual development focused trips and activities. Make sure you pay attention to the lifeline and other communications over the coming weeks to see what is in store for our youth!
This Sunday night the youth will be having a cookout at Neptune Park. We will meet at the church at 5:00 p.m. and return to the church at 7:00 p.m. This will be a time of food, games, and discipleship. I am looking forward to seeing all of you there!