Last week, the youth made over 100 care packages for Ice Angels. The bags consisted of socks, crackers, protein bars, water bottles, salty snacks, fruity snacks, and a handmade Christmas card from the youth. We prayed over the bags, and they will be delivered this Wednesday to all our Ice Angel friends!
The seniors will be starting a new adventure at youth on Wednesday evenings. They will be meeting as a group with three new teachers learning about life after high school as a disciple. Blayne Cook, Sarah Smith, and Quent Wheeler will be leading this wonderful group of seniors through questions from how to change a tire, to how to stay connected in the church after youth group. Please be in prayer for this group as they continue to build fruitful relationships with Jesus and others.
The youth have been learning about creative ways to pray and the importance of prayer. Last week, Bethany taught us how to pray through prayer stations. This Wednesday, we will hear from one of our college students, KC Curry, on how taking time to listen in quiet is important. She will be teaching on being joyful in solitude and rest. We will be taking a journey to Shannon Miller Park just to the Southwest of the church a block for programming.
The youth will be helping with VBS June 11th-14th. All youth will need to arrive on Monday at 5:15 for training. We will assist wherever needed for the week. If your child can help the whole week or part of the week please let Erica know at firstname.lastname@example.org
The youth have had an awesome March. We have been collecting food each week for Skyline in a healthy competition of mid-high vs. senior high. The senior high took the lead with over 200 items collected in four weeks. We hosted a District event of around 200 people in our gym where we played good ol’ fashion dodgeball. The mid-high team dominated by winning the mid-high bracket championship. Twenty-six youth and adults spent their spring break serving at Crosspoint camp. They picked up broken trees, raked leaves, placed a wooden cross on the beach, worshiped together, spent time on the lake, played games, and painted porches. It was a great week of mission and service. We ended the month with our annual Skyline Scavenger hunt, where we collected food for the final stretch of our church wide competition. We are gearing up and getting ready for a wonderful Sunrise service for Easter. We hope you will join us on April 1st in Wesley Hall at 7am.
The youth had a blast this month. We spent the month planning and getting ready for the biggest fundraiser of the year, Reverse Prom. The night was a magical Disney themed evening filled with great music, awesome decorations, and fun filled memories. The night was completely planned, decorated, and cleaned up by forty awesome youth. We wanted to say thank you to everyone who came and supported us financially. All the donations from the event go to help the youth attend summer camp. Here are a few pictures from the evening. Visit our website to see even more photos.
The youth had a great December. We finalized our penny wars for Puerto Rico. The youth raised $228.76 for Puerto Rico. The Pathfinder Sunday School class invited us for an afternoon of snow tubing. The youth ended their month with a festive Christmas party where they made 40 hygiene kits for ice angels. Thank you for praying for us while we were at Winter Retreat January 12-15 with 43 youth and 8 adults.
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October Recap- First Friends hosted a lock-in with Jones UMC for Fall Break. They discovered ways they can serve right in their community and on a global level. The group learned about the ministries of the United Methodist Church locally and globally. At the lock-in the group made hygiene kits for the hurricane victims and served at Skyline Urban Ministry. At Skyline, they learned about all the resources that the ministry offers all while setting up the Christmas store, sorting clothing and shoes in the clothing closet, and helping customers shop in the food resource center. They have also been collecting pennies for Puerto Rico this month. They ended their month with a great time at the District Monster Mash Halloween party hosted by Grace UMC. It has been a fruitful month for First Friends and they look forward to participating in the Crop Walk next Sunday!
The summer started with the promotion of new 6th graders and the leaving of special seniors! It was quickly followed by Senior trips, VBS, summer camps, Annual Conference, and mission days. We wrapped up our summer with a great week of fun at Youth Week. We want to say a special thank you to everyone who prayed for us this summer and gave financially to the youth program. This ministry would not be possible without the support of the congregation here at Edmond 1st. We hope you will enjoy a few pictures from our busy, fruitful summer
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