This Wednesday, Nov. 13
This coming Wednesday we will draw names for Secret Santa names. We will also finish the rest of our pinecone Christmas Trees. We should also settle on dates for rehearsing our handbells.
We will not meet on Wednesday, November 27 (the evening before Thanksgiving).
Go Out to the Movies
It became necessary to reschedule our trip to Chillicothe to see a movie. We changed the date to Saturday, November 23. We'll probably eat out while we are in Chillicothe. So, between now and then we'll need to decide where we want to eat. Let's hope they have a good movie showing that day. We will work out the movie and the time as we get closer to the date. The movie ticket will be covered, but each person will be responsible for her snacks and meal.
Cooking Soul Food Meals
This has become a Youth Group tradition over the last several years. It is probably the most Christ-like thing we do all year. Soul Food is purely about serving others. We will cook meals for 90-100 people and box them up ready for delivery. Adults from our church will deliver the meals to people who need them thoughout Carrollton. We will prepare these meals for delivery on Sunday, February 16. That is a long way off, but now is the best time to put it on your calendar. Save that date to serve the Lord!
Thanks to everyone for signing up to bring snacks in the weeks to come. To see the Snack Schedule, click here or or tap the bottong at the bottom of the page.
Youth Handbell Choir
The idea of a youth handbell choir has come up a couple of times. This time we're going to give it a try. The goal is to be able to ring a song at the Christmas Eve worship service. Everyone will really need to commit to this; otherwise, it just won't work. We'll need all the hands we can get! One of the first goals was to pick out a Christmas song to ring. We picked out O Come, All Ye aithful. Rehearsals could be on Wednesday evenings, or Sundays after worship. Sally Schmidt is in charge of getting the music. We will want to start practicing soon.
Youth House Christmas Tree
It was suggested that we put up a Christmas Tree in the Youth House this year. Sounds like fun! Brooke volunteered to bring a tree. The rest of us will bring ornaments for the tree. We decided to put the tree up on Wednesday, November 20.
We set Wednesday, December 11, as the date for this year's Christmas Party. There will be plenty of time to plan the party, but for now, mark your calendar. We'll do a Secret Santa gift exchange. But, the group wanted to increase the maximum cost of the Secret Santa gifts from $10 to $15. We will draw names for the gift exchange in November.
We Welcome Two New Members
We are delighted to have two new 7th graders join the Youth Group. Welcome to Sophie Bartlett and Mandy Miller. We are glad you want to be a part of our group.
Like to sing? The church’s Adult Choir is always open to youth who want to sing. The choir director, Ron Schuler, is a big youth advocate. The choir normally sings in worship on the fourth Sunday of the month. They rehearse from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. the Tuesday evening prior to singing in worship.