We are finishing up an amazing week here at the church.  Each day over 80 youth have filled our building as through worship, study, prayer, missions, and fun around the theme, My Story, No Filter. They have learned that God loves us and cares about us and the story of our lives just the way we are, no filter needed.  As I have witnessed the energy and enthusiasm on the faces of all the youth as they worshipped and listened to our speaker and leaders I have been reminded of God’s unconditional love. As I watched the young people enthusiastically engaging in mission and service activities in our church and community I have been reminded that God calls us to help make a difference in the story of other people’s lives.
There are so many people to thank for making this amazing week possible - staff, leaders, and volunteers.  This is what makes our church so amazing; many people using their talents and gifts to reach out to the youth of our community to the honor and glory of God.  The effort of all these dedicated servants has made an impact on the lives of these youth that will not soon fade.
A couple of remarkable results have come from Youth Week. Our young people packaged 20,000 meals for Rise Against Hunger. This makes 170,000 meals over the last ten years! And on Thursday our youth assembled and packaged 420 hygiene kits that will go to support the work of UMCOR. Finally, 11 young people who did not own a Bible of their own were presented with their very own Bible! The support of this entire congregation makes all of these ministries possible. Thank you!
Please plan to join us on Sunday for our Youth Sunday worship services. We will have services at 8:30 and 11:00 am. Our youth will be leading the services and sharing with the entire congregation their passion for the Lord.  The 11:00 AM service will feature one combined service so that the entire New Creation family can worship together and enjoy the service our youth have prepared. Please make a special effort to be here to support them.
See you Sunday!