February 1, 2018 - The LYF will host their Valentine's Dinner on Sunday, February 11 at 11:30 a.m. after Bible Class and Sunday School. The main dishes are lasagna with bread and a chicken dinner with steamed vegetables and a baked potato. A salad and desert is provided with both meals. The cost is $10 per person. The sign up sheet is on the table in the narthex. The last day to sign up is Sunday, February 4. **LYF set up for the Valentine's Dinner will be on Saturday, February 10 at 9am.**
November 5, 2017 - The LYF hosted their annual “Trunk or Treat” event for families and kids of all ages. The event was held on Friday evening, October 27th. The congregation was invited to take part by lending a helping hand in decorating their vehicle trunks or pickup beds for the kids. The kids traversed their way through a candy collecting extravaganza playing games and collecting treats along the way!
An equally fun time was held soon after with the LYF "Lock-in". Much fun, fellowship and food was shared throughout the evening into the night. The LYF from both St. John and Bethlehem took part. Several friends of our youth were also included. (See Photo Album...)
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.