Youth Update – June 2015

Youth Update – June 2015

Posted by andrew on July 27, 2015

The Sr. High youth would like to thank the congregation for their support and encouragement of National Sr. High Sunday on May 3rd. The youth did a wonderful job organizing and leading the worship services.

The Sr. High youth are looking forward to a long night of games and movies at our Lock-in, which will be at the end of the month of May.

Both the Jr. and Sr. High youth will be working at Green Tree’s annual Community Yard Sale on June 6th. The youth will be manning the youth’s sale table as well as the food table. The money that is raised at the sale will go towards the youth’s summer work camps.

We are also looking forward to our summer work camps! The Sr. High youth will be going to Crozet, Virginia from July 5th – 11th to volunteer at Innisfree Village, a residential community that houses adults with intellectual disabilities. The Jr. High will be going to Roanoke, Virginia from August 5th – 9th to volunteer with the Roanoke Rescue Mission, Samaritan Inn, and Ram House.

Youth Update – May 2015

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At the beginning of April, the Jr. and Sr. High youth prepared for and organized Green Tree’s annual Easter Egg Hunt, which was a huge success. Thank you to everyone who donated hard boiled eggs! The Jr. High youth enjoyed an all-nighter this month at the District Jr. High Lock in at Lebanon Valley College.

At the end of April, some of the youth will be joining a number of members of our congregation at Camp Swatara for Green Tree’s fellowship and service weekend. While we are there, there will be a District Adventure Day for the Sr. High, in which we will have the opportunity to hike, climb the climbing tower, and work our way through the high ropes course with other youth in our district.

The Sr. High would also like to invite the congregation to come support us on Sunday, May 3rd for National Youth Sunday. On this particular Sunday, the Sr. High will be organizing and leading the worship services.


Youth Update – April

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The youth began the month of March by organizing, setting up, and cleaning up for the Council Potluck Lunch on March 8th. Many thanks to everyone who contributed a dish or two (or more!).

The Jr. High enjoyed an exciting evening playing Laser tag in March. The Sr. High will be heading out to Lancaster for a Lock-in hosted by the Lancaster Church of the Brethren at the end of March.

Both the Jr. and Sr. High youth are excited to prepare for the Easter Egg Hunt! We will be making baskets, dying and hiding eggs, and making chocolate eggs. We’re inviting all kids, ages 0 to 5th grade to join us on Saturday, April 4th at 10:00 a.m. for the Easter Egg Hunt!

Yard Sale Fundraiser

Posted by andrew on March 19, 2015

Sat. June 6th from 6am to 2pm. We will be offering 2 time slots for the youth to sign up. The early shift is 6am – 10am and will help set-up. The last shift is from 10am to 2pm and will help clean-up.

Lock In (April 11-12)

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Lebanon Valley College (Annville, PA). We will leave at 8:30pm on Friday and return by 7am on Saturday. Bring comfortable clothes, bathing suit and towel for swimming and be prepared to be awake ALL NIGHT!

Easter Egg Hunt and Prep (April 3 &4)

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We will start the Easter Egg Hunt prep on Friday at 3pm and will work until 7pm. We will dye eggs, make chocolate eggs, make baskets and have our egg drop contest. Dinner will be provided. On Saturday, we will start at 8am and hide the eggs for the hunt that starts at 10am. We will be done by 11am after the clean-up.

National Jr High Conference – (June 19-21)

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We will need a commitment for those attending no later than Sunday, March 22nd. We will leave on June 19 at 5pm and eat on the way. We will return at 1:30pm and we will eat on the way home. The cost is $80 plus the 2 meals we eat on the way out and back.

Joe Corbi’s Fundraiser

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We are doing a Corbi’s fundraiser for workcamps. The forms will be available on Sunday 3/8 and will need to be returned by Sunday 3/29. Orders will be delivered to the church on Thursday, 4/16 and can be picked up that evening.

Laser Tag (Friday, March 13th)

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We will meet at the church at 5:30pm and will return by 9:30pm.

Youth Update

Posted by andrew on February 13, 2015

The Sr. High youth just returned from District Winter Retreat at Camp Swatara. Four youth and two advisors enjoyed a weekend of fellowshipping with other Brethren youth from around the district as well as enjoying activities such as four square, dodge ball and Dutch blitz. We also enjoyed hearing our speaker for the weekend, Josh Brockway, who is the Director of Spiritual Life and Discipleship for the Church of the Brethren.

The Jr. High youth look forward to acting as worship leaders on Sunday, January 25th, for National Jr. High Sunday. Both groups are also looking forward to the District service project, where we will be helping to pack school, relief, and hygiene kits at the Material Resources Center in Ephrata.