Middle school youth group is back to the regular schedule: 6:30-7:30 and high school has changed times a little as we added 15 minutes on the end so we will be meeting at 7:45-9:00 p.m.
Middle School youth group will look a little different than normal during the Wednesday night services (Feb 25 - March 25) as the 4th and 5th grade students will be joining us for a 5 week series. Along with that, the 5th grade students will then be invited to continue to meet with the middle school group throughout the rest of the year (they may also choose to stay with the King's Kid's if they and their parents decide). This will be a great opportunity for the 5th grade students to begin their transition into the summer and middle school years!
Youth Worship Night - This Saturday, February 21st 7:00p.m - 8:30 p.m. This is another Saturday worship night for the youth to come together. Whether your youth is interested in learning some basics on the guitar, bass guitar, piano, or maybe even drums, or simply wants to come and be a part of the fellowship through singing or listening. This is really a great time to continue to build upon the relationships and community already in place within the youth at King of Glory. We will be meeting at the church for the first time this month!
Go for the Gold Family Event! Join us on Friday, February 27, from 6:00-8:00pm for an evening of Olympic themed food, t-shirt art, and games. We will also take a look at 1 Corinthians 9:24 and learn how we are to run the race of faith! This event is for the entire family! To Register for this event, sign up on the KOG website or through the connection cards on Sudnday and indicate each family member's t-shirt size.
TEC weekend: Signing up for TEC is March 1st. TEC stands for Teens Encounter Christ and is on March 13-15. It is for students who have finished their freshman year of high school through 12th grade. Students would have to miss class on Friday in order to attend this retreat. For more information visit www.interlakestec.org. The application is also present on this site with their deadlines posted (if you open candidate app it gives you more information as well). You may also get in touch with myself or Derek Hackett (who has helped out with multiple previous TEC weekends) if you have any questions about TEC.
Student Ministries Mission Trip: Coming up this summer we are going to be doing something a little different by staying in Sioux Falls for our Mission Trip. I am really excited for this opportunity to serve our community of Sioux Falls in many ways. The main focus will be on a VBS outreach. This will be in partnership with King of Glory's VBS but will also have a focus on trying to reach out to a multi-cultural group through Kings Kloset, our multi-cultural partnership with Pastor Samuel's church, as well as some open invitations to different areas of Sioux Falls. Along with this focus, we will also be partnering with several other ministries in Sioux Falls during the mornings and afternoons to get a wide variety and idea of the mission work being done here in our own city.
Pickerel Dates are out for this coming summer camps. Senior high (entering into 9th grade - graduating 12th grade) is June 21st - June 27th. Junior high camp (entering 6th grade - entering 8th grade) July 26th - July 31st. For more information go to pllbc.wordpress.com
Wednesday night Recap:
This week we had our serve Wednesday at the Saint Francis Home. While this was not entirely what we all expected it was a very rewarding and educational time. We learned a lot of information about the homeless in Sioux Falls and got to experience the gratitude that the members of the Saint Francis House had for our simple serving. We were prepared to serve and clean up the meal, however, once we got done serving we were informed that each member of the home is assigned a duty and cleaning was a part of it; so we simply just served the meal. One of the highlights of the meal was when we announced that there were crab cakes. One man got up and was so excited. Others were quickly behind him. What an awesome opportunity to continue to serve and learn about our city of Sioux Falls!
Please continue to be praying for this youth ministry. For the students as they face this battle between flesh and spirit. Pray for one another as parents as you walk together in parenthood. And please pray for those who volunteer and help with the youth ministry as we try to be a light and example for your students.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email, text or call me!