YOUTH

 

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 YOUTH NEWS

New Program Year 2021

The Program Year Begins! Here are the Faith Formation Connections coming up:
 
Sunday School – We will be joining with leaders from across the Austin area for virtual Sunday School to begin the year, until it feels a little safer for meeting in person. We will meet on Zoom on Sundays from 3:30 – 4:15 pm.
 
Confirmation Kick Off! – This year, we join with Lord of Life Lutheran Church for our confirmation programming. Students from 6th-8th grades are invited (as well as anyone who’s confirmation journey timing might be a little different). We’ll have an orientation on Sunday from 5:00-6:30 pm. Students are invited to join at 5:00. The grown ups can plan to join at 5:45. We’ll make our covenant for community, talk about our curriculum – Manna & Mercy, and look at the calendar.
 
Youth Group – Our high school youth will also be invited to join with youth from Lord of Life for some special events this year. We hope an in person kick off will be possible soon. So…pending confirmation of pandemic safety – pencil in Sunday, September 26 at 6:00 pm for a pool party to begin the year!
 
Community Connections – Adult Faith Formation – This year, we will discuss a wide variety of topics…beginning with some online sessions and moving back to in person or hybrid options as we can. If you have topics you want to learn about (or teach!) please email Pastor Carolyn. Our first session will be on zoom on Sunday, September 19 at 1:00 pm, discussing the podcast The Bible and Climate Change: Genesis from the Salt Collective. You can listen here in advance of our session to prepare.
 
You can find all the Zoom links in the weekly email. Please feel free to email us to get the link or subscribe to the email newsletter. We’d love to have you join us!


Dungeons and Dragons and Dads

Join us for Dungeons and Dragons Tuesdays at 7 pm on Zoom!

You can join the adventure here:

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12/13/20 Christmas Program

Join us here, on Facebook or YouTube for the Christmas Program at 1:00 pm on December 13.


Christmas Program Online

Recording December 6, 2020 – Online Presentation December 13, 2020
This year our Children’s Christmas Program will be done online! We will record our program via Zoom, and share it on December 13th! You can find our script here. And you can sign up for a part here on Sign Up Genius. There are many different parts to be filled, and children and adults are welcome to participate!

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Blessing of the Animals

We invite the animals in your household to receive a special blessing on Sunday October 4 at 11:15 on Zoom as we bless our pets and all creation in our care during a special gathering following the worship service. Check the weekly email update for the link or email us.


Confirmation Starts Sunday 9/27/2020

Our new year of Confirmation starts Sunday, September 27, at 5 pm on Zoom! We pray that our new year of Confirmation Ministry in a new way is blessed with new relationships, growth in faith, and new connections with our youth, parents, and mentors!
 
Email Jacob or Pastor Carolyn if you’d like to be part of our confirmation ministry or know someone in 6th-8th grade who’d like to participate!


Rally Day August 23

We  look forward to celebrating an online version of Rally Day on August 23rd at 11am! Everyone is invited to join us for a fun day of fellowship and games online. This will be a time for our kids and adults to reconnect online and check-in with each other. We will share some highs and lows, and play a few games that even our youngest children can enjoy!


New School Year Blessings Aug 16

Though our times of remote worship and learning have both extended beyond what many of us expected…a new academic year is beginning, and we want to surround this transition with blessing…maybe now more than ever. As we continue to worship online on August 16…please bring your book bag, learning technologies, supplies, masks…and anything you anticipate using to support learning and teaching this year for a special blessing and prayer as part of the service.

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Online Middle School Retreat

JHaMS at AC is usually four days at Austin College with dozens of your closest rising 6th-9th grade friends. But this year, we’re going all online – but not like boring Zoom calls – this is going to be fun and interactive and possibly weird at times, but in a good way.

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Lutherhill Virtual Day Camp

Lutherhill Ministries is offering a Virtual Day Camp on their website, and its 100% free!


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