Next Meeting: We are skipping Wednesdays, December 22 & 29 during Christmas school break. So our next meeting will be, Wednesday, January 5. Anselm and Susan will provide the snacks that night. The rest of the group can sign up for snacks for other Wednesday evenings.
We had a great time at our Christmas Party.Everyone seemed to enjoy both giving and receiving "Secret Santa" gifts. Susan thinks this was the best Youth Christmas Party so far!
Ideas: Susan and Anselm shared an idea that we thought our group might like. It’s called "Readers Theatre" (sometimes called Readers Choir). Basically this is telling a parable-like story by way of a fun dramatic reading. Each person is a different character. You don’t have to memorize anything; it is all read from a script. We could do a “performance” at a Sunday worship service.
Project: We've been working on making Bible themed word-search puzzles that we will eventually take to our nursing home and shut-in church members. That's been fun and we've learned a little bit in the process. We have also been working on birthday cards for church members.
Helping with worship: It was asked if the youth could participate in the worship service. And, of course, Anselm thought that was a great idea! Youth can serve as liturgists and help lead worship. This will include leading the Call to Worship, prayers, or reading scripture. Youth can also serve as ushers. Click\Tab on the "Worship Helpers" button below to see the new liturgist and usher schedules.