October 1, 2017 - With the arrival of late summer comes the inauguration of a new school year. We also begin to see the reformation process beginning for our LYF group here at St. John. It is with immediate observation, by our newest LYF leadership volunteers, to have found energy and helpful exuberance fully represented in this group of LYF members. The experience and helpful attitude shared by several seasoned LYF members are an encouragement to the adult sponsors, and a wonderful example for the younger LYF members moving forward.
All members of St. John should heartily enjoy and appreciate the active participation our youth find in their congregational engagement. For some, there may be seen but brief moments of visual acknowledgment. However, behind the scenes there are plans being made, preparations accomplished, work performed, follow-up conversations held, and throughout – sprinklings of group hesitation on a variation of expected success.
The LYF sponsors ask all members to be mindful of our youth and their activities. Provide them feedback. Get to know them. If you don’t know their name, ask them. Keep them in your prayers and with God’s help, encourage them to succeed with your ongoing support in all ways pleasing to Him. In short, be there for them. And, if they belong to you, bring them to church on Sunday so they can be there for the rest of us.
Below is a list of forthcoming LYF activities currently in the works for October. The LYF would like to remind everyone to drive safely home from church always, but especially on Sunday, October 8th as the LYF will begin combing the roadside near St. John with their bi-annual, roadside-cleanup event. In your wave of encouragement, pray for God’s constant protection when driving by.
Upcoming LYF Activities:
October 1, 2017 - The LYF will be hosting and annual “Trunk or Treat” event for families and kids of all ages. The event is currently planned for Friday evening, October 27th beginning at 6:30 p.m. Of course, weather permitting, the congregation is invited to take part by lending a helping hand in decorating their vehicle trunks or pickup beds for the kids. They will traverse their way through a candy collecting extravaganza playing games and collecting treats along the way!
The LYF ask that members of St. John also assist by donating treats in factory sealed packaging. Through the month of October, please look for a plastic tote marked, “Trunk or Treats” somewhere in the church building in which to place your helpful donation of goodies. Adult members are also asked to consider volunteering their time during the event to help with games and guide kids along. Please contact Adam or Lashalle Hughes at 402.309.6754 or 402.304.0580 - email@example.com.