December 7th: Grandparent Seminar
For Grandparents and other caring adults, did you know that you consistently rank as some of the most influential people in the lives of teenagers and young adults? This is especially significant in the area of spiritual formation. How can we as a church maximize the potential influence of our grandparents and wise adults for the next generation? I hope you will consider joining us at Hope Free Lutheran Church on Saturday, December 7th at 9 AM to 10:30 AM to share your thoughts, insights, and questions. My hope is that this is the beginning of an exciting change here at Hope. We had a good first run last month…hear what some of the comments were: ” For those who missed it, come the next time it is offered. It is well worth it” -Jim Minard “Thank you for doing this…!!!” -Kris Minier.
December 16th :Bringing Christmas to the Lighthouse
Last year we went to the nursing home ready with carols and cookies…it was a grand time and Nick got his first kiss. Memorable to say the least. This year we are going even bigger. For youth group on December 16th, we are going to head to the nursing home and throw the residents there a Christmas party complete with carols, treats, games, and of course, the reason for the season…sharing the good news of Jesus! This will be a youth group you won’t want to miss.
Adults: We would love to have a few adults present to join the fun and help with transportation! If you would be willing to serve in this way, please let Jordan know.
December 20th: Youth Christmas Party
Don’t think that I have forgotten about a party for the kiddos…Not at all! We will be gathering on Friday, December 20th from 6:30 to 8:30 for our party. Should be lots of fun. Here are some things that will make it even better…we are going to incorporate costumes and ugly sweaters! Show up in something fun and you may win a prize…if your get-up is the funnest at the party.
We will have some fun games, a gift exchange, snacks, and a holly jolly good time. See you there!
December 22nd: Family Game night
It’s Christmas Break…what to do with all of this free time? How about we spend it together for some family fun. Some may be traveling, but for those who are still in town, we would love to have you come and join us. Also, know that this is a “Church Family” event so if you are riding your own horse, you can still come for the fun! We are scheduled to go from 7 to 9, but the time is flexible and we would love to have you for whenever you could make it. (Coming at 7 would increase the chances of you getting in on a game right away). Have a favorite game to play? Bring it with and teach a few others how to enjoy it as you do!
December 27th: College Christmas Gathering
Back in town and on break from school? It would be great to touch base and have an evening together. Let’s gather for a night of worship, carols, sharing, praying, and other festivities. We will start the fun at 7 and plan to wrap up by 9, but hey, who knows how the night will go. I would love to see you there and have a chance to catch up!
All Year Monday Nights: Youth Group
This year is going to be wonderful! For our Bible content, we will be exploring two amazing Minor Prophet books as well as having regular service projects, apologetics lessons, cultural connections, and of course the regular games and snacks as the cherries on top of an already amazing night.
Youth group is open to students in 6th through 12th grades and runs from 6:30 to 8:00 PM. We meet in the youth room which is upstairs. Also, new to this year, a great leadership opportunity for our High School students. Contact Jordan if you are interested.
Hot Chocolate Fundraiser
Do you want to earn some money in your youth account for the next big youth event? One easy way of doing that is to volunteer to sell hot chocolate during fellowship hour on Sunday mornings. Selling hot chocolate is pretty easy. What you would need to do is follow the following steps: Set up the hot chocolate table, take people’s orders, make the hot chocolate, collect the money, clean up the table in time for Sunday School, and put the supplies/money in Jordan’s office. That’s it!
Sundays are available at a first come-first serve basis. Telling Jordan doesn’t really work since he is bad at writing things down and remembering, so everything is run through the signup genius site. That is available here. Weeks that don’t have people signed up for will go without any selling. Two people seems to work best for the table.