The bi-weekly Youth Newsletter will be posed here and archived for a couple of months at a time.  Maggie will share these posts through email and facebook too.

YOUTH NEWSLETTER – MAY 23, 2018

Hello There!

Tonight is the WHS Baccalaureate service, and our very own Jessica Darling will be one of the speakers and singers. I would encourage you to come and show your support!

I also want to encourage you to volunteer for VBS! I would love to see more middle school and high school students involved! I think it is a great opportunity to serve Jesus and to connect with others in our church and community. Even if you can’t be there everyday, we’d love to find a way for you to participate!

Love in Christ,
Maggie 🙂

REMINDERS:
*** WHS Baccalaureate – Wed., May 23 @ 7 PM
*** Vacation Bible School – Sun., June 3 – Thurs., June 7
*** Rosebud Mission Trip Meetings – Sun., June 10 , June 24, July 8 @ 10:50 AM
*** Volunteer @ Bibles for Missions with Maggie – Wed.., June 13, July 11, August 8 – sign up for shifts
*** Sioux Falls Trip – Wed., June 27 from 9 AM – 3 PM – Falls Park, Empire Mall, Thunder Road
*** Rosebud Mission Trip – July 14-21
*** Okoboji Trip – Tues., July 31 from 9 AM – 3 PM – Arnold’s Park & beach

 

YOUTH NEWSLETTER – April 18, 2018

Hello There!
 
I hope everyone is staying safe in another April snowstorm! God definitely surprises us with His timing. We can’t predict what is to come, and we need to continue to trust in His plan. But I’m sure most of us are ready for spring to truly come! Hopefully it helps us be extra grateful this year for the season of new life!
 
Love in Christ,
Maggie 🙂
 
REMINDERS:
*** Staff Appreciation Fellowship Time – Sun., Apr. 22 in between church & Sunday School
*** “I Can Only Imagine” Movie in Luverne – Sun., Apr. 22 – Carpool from church at 1 PM. Show starts at 2 PM. Cost is $7 per person.
*** Sunday School & The Vine Last Day – Sun., May 6 @ 10:50 AM
*** 507 Youth Rally @ Worthington Christian Church – Wed., May 9 @ 6:30 PM – Carpool from ARC at 6:10 PM.
*** Graduation Recognition Service – Sun., May 20 @ 9:30 and followed by a time of fellowship in the ARC Center
*** WHS Baccalaureate Service – Wed., May 23 @ 7 PM at WHS  – Jessica Darling is one of the speakers & singers.
*** VBS – June 3-7 from 5:15-7:30 PM – Sign up to volunteer!

YOUTH NEWSLETTER – March 13, 2018

Hello There!
This email is going to be a little bit of a repeat of the last one I sent out with a couple of additions.
We will have the Wild Turkey Shootout basketball tournament at our church on Sat., Mar. 17.  The Hub & The Vine students and parents are asked to sign up at the Welcome Center to work a shift selling concessions.  It should be another fun time of serving the community, hanging out, and eating delicious food.  Please let me know if you are available to help out!
Those who went to Rocky Mt. High last year and other high school students are invited to come watch a livestream of the Rocky Recharge event on Wed., Mar. 21 in the youth room from 7-8:30 PM.  It will feature Stuart Hall and the MC Kelly from Rocky.  Maggie will have snacks provided as well.
The Rosebud Mission Trip individual deposits of $75 are due.  Please place your checks made out to RCYF in the marked envelope on my desk.  I am praying that all of our high schoolers will be able to join us this year for this awesome service, spiritual, and cultural experience!
I would like to encourage our middle schoolers to consider going to Inspiration Hills church camp.  We have brochures in the narthex at church.  Here is a link to their webiste:  http://inspirationhills.org/summer-camp.html  .  Our church’s mission fund pays half of the costs for students to go.  Our youth fund can help cover an additional quarter of the cost for any of our middle schoolers who want to go.  Contact me for more information.  Thanks!
I think that is it for now.  We have other exciting things coming up still in March, so stay tuned!
Love in Christ,
Maggie 🙂
REMINDERS:
*** Wild Turkey Shootout Concession Stand – Sat., Mar. 17 – please let me know if you can help!
*** The Hub Last Day Party – Wed., Mar. 21 @ 6 PM
*** The Vine Rocky Recharge Live Stream – Wed., Mar. 21 from 7-8:30 PM – live stream in youth room – https://www.facebook.com/events/360901904388334/
*** Jelly Bean Giveaway Outreach – Sun., Mar. 25 after church – put together packets of jelly beans, distribute them to local parking lots, and meet for a snack at McDonald’s
*** Journey to the Cross Prayer Walk Experience – Mar. 27 & 28 from 3-7 PM – encourage students to come from 6-7 PM on Wed.
*** Sub Sandwiches Assembled – Wed., Apr. 4 from 4-7 PM

YOUTH NEWSLETTER – February 28, 2018

Hello There!

This weekend I will be out of town, but we have a lot of exciting things coming up. Please read this newsletter carefully, so you won’t miss out.

Solid Rock Assembly is hosting a Dodgeball Night for 6th-12th grades in the ARC Center on Fri., Mar. 2 from 7-9 PM. I will not be there, but John Nau from Solid Rock said that our students and parents are welcome to come and join the fun. He has invited other churches to play as well. There won’t be any specific teams, so just show up and be ready to play!

The Sub Sandwich Sale will officially begin this Sunday, and I’ve placed order form packets in your church mailboxes. Don’t be shy about asking people to buy our delicious subs. My challenge is that every family sells to 10 different people. If we do that I will have ice cream sundaes in addition to pizza the night that we have our sub sandwich factory!

The Rosebud Mission Trip individual deposits of $75 are due this Sunday. Please place your checks made out to RCYF in the marked envelope on my desk. I am praying that all of our high schoolers will be able to join us this year for this awesome service, spiritual, and cultural experience!

I would like to encourage our middle schoolers to consider going to Inspiration Hills church camp. We have brochures in the narthex at church. Here is a link to their webiste: http://inspirationhills.org/summer-camp.html . Our church’s mission fund pays half of the costs for students to go. Our youth fund can help cover an additional quarter of the cost for any of our middle schoolers who want to go. Contact me for more information. Thanks!

We will have the Wild Turkey Shootout basketball tournament at our church on Sat., Mar. 17. The Hub & The Vine students and parents are asked to sign up at the Welcome Center to work a shift. It should be another fun time of serving the community, hanging out, and eating delicious food.

I think that is it for now. We have other exciting things coming up still in March, so stay tuned!

Love in Christ,
Maggie 🙂

REMINDERS:
*** Dodgeball Night hosted by Solid Rock at ARC – Fri., Mar. 2 from 7-9 PM
*** Sub Sandwich Sale Begins – Sun., Mar. 4 (forms in church mailboxes)
*** Wild Turkey Shootout Concession Stand – Sat., Mar. 17 more details to come
*** The Hub Last Day Party – Wed., Mar. 21 @ 6 PM
*** The Vine Rocky Recharge Live Stream – Wed., Mar. 21 from 7-8:30 PM – live stream in youth room – https://www.facebook.com/events/360901904388334/
*** Journey to the Cross Prayer Walk Experience – Mar. 27 & 28 from 3-7 PM – encourage students to come from 6-7 PM on Wed.
*** Sub Sandwiches Assembled – Wed., Apr. 4 from 4-7 PM

 

YOUTH NEWSLETTER – February 20, 2018

Hello There!

We have our BIG fundraiser tomorrow with our Love Auction! I think it is going to be a good one (as always)! Lots of high quality items this year! I’m always amazed at how generous and talented our congregation is! Let me know if you have any last minute donations. We’d love to have every youth group family donate something. Items need to be at church by 2 PM on Wednesday (baked goods by 5 PM).

Come at 5 PM to set up if possible. Matt Gaudian and David Van Der Linden will be in the ARC Center and kitchen directing students and parents with getting ready for the auction. I will be teaching a KFC class and leading music until 5:30 PM. Help serve pizza, popcorn, and cookies at 5:30 PM, and then help display items during the auction which starts at 6 PM. We will need to tear down the tables and chairs afterward, so please plan to stick around to help with the clean up process too. Looking forward to another great event led by God!

Love in Christ,
Maggie 🙂

REMINDERS:
*** Love Auction Fundraiser – Wed., Feb. 21 @ 5 PM set up; 5:30 PM serve food; 6 PM auction begins
*** Wild Turkey Shootout Concession Stand – Sat., Mar. 17 more details to come
*** The Hub Last Day – Wed., Mar. 21 @ 6 PM
*** Journey to the Cross Prayer Walk Experience – Mar. 27 & 28 from 3-7 PM
*** Sub Sandwiches Assembled – Wed., Apr. 4 from 4-7 PM

 

YOUTH NEWSLETTER – February 1, 2018

Hello There!

Hope everyone is having a happy Groundhog’s Day eve! 🙂 I have a few things I would like to plug in this newsletter. First of all, we are having a tubing trip at Great Bear in Sioux Falls on Sat., Feb. 10. The cost is $16 per person for tubing from 12-5 PM. We will carpool from church at 10:45 AM. Hoping for a great crowd! Friends and parents are encouraged to come too!

Another thing is that we have our Love Auction coming up on Feb. 21, and I want to encourage EVERY youth ministry family to sign up to donate an item, service, or experience for the auction. Talk about it as a family and be creative! Let me know if you have any questions.

And finally, Kari Voss-Drost came to The Hub a couple of weeks ago asking if our youth group could put together a gift basket for the Southwest Crisis Center auction fundraiser. The Hub voted and agreed to put together a Family Game Night basket. Items included would possibly be: a portable tote, unique games, hand crafted board game, and snacks. Students will sign up next week which items they plan to donate. Discuss with your students this week what you might be willing to provide for the basket. Thanks!

Love in Christ,
Maggie 🙂

REMINDERS:
*** The 507 at Westminister Presbyterian Church – Wed., Feb. 7 @ 6:30 PM
*** Great Bear Tubing Trip – Sat., Feb. 10 – meet at 10:45 AM to carpool from church
*** Informal Worship Service in the ARC Center – Sun., Feb. 11 @ 10 AM – no Sunday School
*** Love Auction Fundraiser – Wed., Feb. 21 @ 5:30 PM serve food; 6 PM auction begins
*** Wild Turkey Shootout Concession Stand – Sat., Mar. 17 more details to come
*** The Hub Last Day – Wed., Mar. 21 @ 6 PM
*** Journey to the Cross Prayer Walk Experience – Mar. 27 & 28 from 3-7 PM
*** Sub Sandwiches Assembled – Wed., Apr. 4 from 4-7 PM

 

 

YOUTH NEWSLETTER – January 19, 2018

Hello There!

Today I am starting a new adventure. Once or twice a month on a Friday (my typical day off at church) I’m going to be substitute teaching in the Worthington School District. Maybe even some of you will be in my class eventually. I hope this will be a way for me to connect with more people and students in the community! Plus with Lily going to kindergarten, I have more freedom on Fridays, so it is also an extra way to make some extra cash. 🙂 I am praying that God will bless me as I step into the unknown. It is intimidating not knowing what each day will be like, but I’m trusting that God will lead me as I go.

Love in Christ,

Maggie 🙂

REMINDERS:

*** Youth Sunday Practice (9th-12th Grade) – Sun., Jan. 21 @ 10:50 AM

*** Youth Sunday (9th-12th Grade) – Sun., Jan. 28 @ 9:30 AM

*** BBQ, Soup, & Dessert Supper – Fri., Jan. 26 from 5-7 PM

*** The Vine @ Perkins – Sun., Jan. 28 after church

*** The 507 at Westminister Presbyterian Church – Wed., Feb. 7 @ 6:30 PM

*** Love Auction Fundraiser – Wed., Feb. 21 @ 5:30 PM serve food; 6 PM auction begins

 

YOUTH NEWSLETTER – January 2, 2018

Hello There!

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Let’s start this new year by making our faith a priority together! I’m always motivated at the beginning of the year to reflect on the things I need to give up and start/restart in order to grow closer to God and experience His goodness!

This month we will have a few things going on. Preparations will begin for the Love Auction fundraiser and Youth Sunday. This Sunday we have the opportunity to hear an update from our very own Michaela Vancura on her mission work in New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. Pray for God’s blessings on these special events. More information will be coming soon!

Love in Christ,
Maggie 🙂

REMINDERS:
*** The Hub Resumes – Wed., Jan. 3 @ 6 PM
*** Michaela Vancura Mission Update After Church – 6th-12th Grade will attend – Sun., Jan. 7 @ 10:50 AM in the sanctuary
*** Youth Sunday Prep (9th-12th Grade) – Sun., Jan. 14 @ 10:50 AM
*** Youth Sunday Practice (9th-12th Grade) – Sun., Jan. 21 @ 10:50 AM
*** Youth Sunday (9th-12th Grade) – Sun., Jan. 28 @ 9:30 AM
*** BBQ, Soup, & Dessert Supper – Fri., Jan. 26 from 5-7 PM
*** The Vine @ Perkins – Sun., Jan. 28 after church
*** The 507 at Westminister Presbyterian Church – Wed., Feb. 7 @ 6:30 PM
*** Love Auction Fundraiser – Wed., Feb. 21 @ 5:30 PM serve food; 6 PM auction begins

 

YOUTH NEWSLETTER – December 11, 2017

Hello There!

Hope you are enjoying this Advent season!  It seems everywhere you look is a reminder of Christmas.  Let’s allow the decorations, the presents, and the music to remind us the greatest gift of all, our Savior Jesus!
This Sunday is the last day to give toward the LEGO project.  Instead of exchanging gifts as a youth group or giving gifts to me, we pool our money each year for a special mission.  This year we are raising funds for the LEGO project which was promoted by Ben Glenn, the chalk guy, at Rocky Mt. High.  This project helps purchase new LEGO sets for children in need.  His daughters helped him come up with this idea.  More info can be found here:  giveyourbricks.com
I’m excited to see the Christmas program come together!  Thanks for the energy and effort everyone has been putting in so far.  I’m praying for God to be glorified through this special service!
Love in Christ,
Maggie 🙂
REMINDERS:
*** Christmas Program Practice – Wed., Dec. 13 @ 6 PM
*** Last Day to Give to the LEGO Project – Sun., Dec. 17
*** Christmas Program – Sun., Dec. 17 @ 9:30 AM – be there by 9:10 AM & meet in choir room
*** The Hub Christmas Party – Sun., Dec. 20 @ 6 PM

YOUTH NEWSLETTER – November 27, 2017

Hello There!

Hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving!  It is always a great holiday to get together with family to eat good food, make memories, and celebrate God’s blessings.
We have several special events coming up in the next month, so I want to be sure everyone is in the know.  Please read the following reminders, and mark your calendars now!
Love in Christ,
Maggie 🙂
REMINDERS:
*** The Hub Regular Meeting – Wed., Nov. 29 @ 6 PM (Power Crunch Meal in the chapel)
*** Christmas Program Practice – Sun., Dec. 3 @ 10:50 AM
*** All Church Christmas Caroling – Sun., Dec. 3 @ 4:30 PM
*** Love INC Christmas Tree Forest @ 1st United Methodist – Dec. 5, 6, 7 – go with your family
*** Christmas Program Practice – Wed., Dec. 6 @ 4:30 PM
*** The 507 @ Solid Rock Assebmly – Wed., Dec. 6 @ 6:30 PM (carpool @ 6:10)
*** Christmas Program Practice – Sun., Dec. 10 @ 10:50 AM
*** Christmas Program Practice – Wed., Dec. 13 @ 6 PM
*** Christmas Program – Sun., Dec. 17 @ 9:30 AM
*** The Hub Christmas Party – Sun., Dec. 20 @ 6 PM

YOUTH NEWSLETTER – November 14, 2017

Hello There!

Thanks again to all who helped pack Operation Christmas Child boxes on Sunday! What a fun time to serve together! I encourage you to also pack boxes with your families too. This mission is truly spreading the truth of God’s Word and transforming lives for Jesus!

Just a few reminders for the next couple of weeks. We will not be having The Hub this Wednesday due to the Harvest Supper at 6 PM or the following week due to the Thanksgiving Eve Service. We look forward to a regular Wednesday on Nov. 29.

This weekend we have the privilege of learning from an expert about some of the big questions we might have about science and the Bible. I hope you take advantage of this special opportunity to grow in your knowledge and ask tough questions that you might have. Bring along your friends and family!

In Christ,
Maggie 🙂

REMINDERS:
*** Harvest Supper – The Hub will NOT meet – Wed., Nov. 15 @ 6 PM
*** Science & The Bible Weekend led by Helmut Welke from Quad-City Creation Science Association – Nov. 18-19 at American Reformed Church
*** Dinosaurs & the Bible – Sat., Nov. 18 @ 6 PM
*** Natural Selection & the Bible – Sun., Nov. 19 @ 9:30 AM
*** Human Genetics & the Bible – Sun., Nov. 19 @ 10:45 AM
*** Grand Canyon & Evidence of the Flood – Sun., Nov. 19 @ 6 PM
*** Thanksgiving Eve Service – The Hub will NOT meet – Wed., Nov. 22 @ 7 PM
*** Christmas Program Practice – Sun., Dec. 3 @ 10:50 AM
*** Christmas Program Practice – Wed., Dec. 6 @ 4:30 PM
*** The 507 @ Solid Rock Assebmly – Wed., Dec. 6 @ 6:30 PM
*** Christmas Program Practice – Sun., Dec. 10 @ 10:50 AM
*** Christmas Program Practice – Wed., Dec. 13 @ 6 PM
*** Christmas Program – Sun., Dec. 17 @ 9:30 AM
*** The Hub Christmas Party – Sun., Dec. 20 @ 6 PM

 

YOUTH NEWSLETTER – October 26, 2017

Hello There!

It felt good to be back at The Hub last night. It is always fun to dig into God’s Word together! Remember that 9th-12th graders are also invited to join in on Wednesdays at The Hub at 6 PM too. We’d love to have you join us!

This Sunday the 6th-12th grades will meet together again in the youth room. Pastor Tim has a meeting. Hope everyone enjoyed visiting with Rob Roozeboom last week. He has such a powerful testimony of trusting in God through life’s difficulties. Always great to hear stories of God working in powerful ways!

Two big events are coming up this month with the Operation Christmas Child packing day and the Science & the Bible weekend. Be sure to mark your calendars now!

In Christ,
Maggie 🙂

REMINDERS:
*** 6th-12th Grades Combine During Sunday School – Sun., Oct. 29 @ 10:50 AM
*** Pack OCC Boxes (6th-12th Grades & Their Parents) – Sun., Nov. 12 @ 10:50 AM
*** Harvest Supper – The Hub will NOT meet – Wed., Nov. 15 @ 6 PM
*** Science & The Bible Weekend led by Helmut Welke from Quad-City Creation Science Association – Nov. 18-19 at American Reformed Church
*** Dinosaurs & the Bible – Sat., Nov. 18 @ 6 PM
*** Natural Selection & the Bible – Sun., Nov. 19 @ 9:30 AM
*** Human Genetics & the Bible – Sun., Nov. 19 @ 10:45 AM
*** Grand Canyon & Evidence of the Flood – Sun., Nov. 19 @ 6 PM
*** Thanksgiving Eve Service – The Hub will NOT meet – Wed., Nov. 22 @ 7 PM

 

YOUTH NEWSLETTER – Oct. 1, 2017

Hello There!

I hope everyone is staying dry on this dreary rainy day! I have really enjoyed kicking off the youth ministry year again this past month. We have had great discussions at The Vine, The Hub, and had a great time worshiping at The 507 youth rally last week!

I wanted to let you know that I’ve been praying about what to do with Rooted (the high school outreach on Wednesdays at 7:10 PM). I haven’t had much response about it, so instead of having a separate high school program on Wednesdays, we are going to open up The Hub to high school students too. I know it will be difficult for those who are in basketball with late practices to join us, but I feel that this will be a better option for those who are currently looking for a way to connect on Wednesday nights.

Many youth groups in our community are for high school and middle schoolers together. I will try to split the group up at times for smaller group discussions by grades to help foster the age appropriateness of some topics though. Please pray for God to bless us as we transition to a wider age range at The Hub. We are just trying to follow God’s lead.

So again, high schoolers are welcome to join us at The Hub starting this Wednesday!

Love in Christ,
Maggie 🙂

REMINDERS:
*** The Hub Ending at 6:45 PM This Week – Wed., Oct. 4 due to The Skit Guys performance
*** The Skit Guys at Memorial Auditorium – Wed., Oct. 4 @ 7 PM – tickets are all reserved
*** Pack College Care Packages – Sun., Oct. 15 @ 10:50 AM
*** The Hub Will NOT Meet – MEA Break – Wed., Oct. 18
*** Pack Operation Christmas Child Boxes – Sun., Nov. 12 @ 10:50 AM