High School Youth Update: Three of our high school youth group members, Jessica Stauffer, Makenzie Birkey, and Katie Whirley joined me to help with Second Harvest’s toy distribution program on December 16th. It was fun to see the bright faces of families picking up holiday toys for their children. Thanks, you three, for taking time out of your schedules to volunteer. Second Harvest staff were very appreciative of the help.
Middle School Youth Update: Our Middle Schoolers gathered three times in December. We have a pretty regular crowd of 7-9 students attending each week. In early December, we watched a clip from Rise of the Guardians, a sweet animated movie where North (the Santa Claus character) shows Jack Frost the many sides of his emotions through a set of stacking dolls. When North gets to the tiniest stacking doll, we see a face detailed with great big eyes. North describes his “center” as being filled with wonder. We took some time to talk about what our set of stacking dolls might look like and what was at the heart of each of us. Some of the descriptions heard were disciplined, compassionate, funny, caring, and filled with faith in humanity. We talked about how we could carry that heart/center in our lives as Christians. It was a thought provoking discussion
We rounded out the month with a Nerf Gun war and a pizza party/gift exchange.
Happy New Year!
Swimming and tubing at the Skaudis home!