Youth Group News 8/13/2019

The weekly page of all things youth group

The Recap

We will continue to eat in the fellowship hall- downstairs because we have run out of chairs in the youth room.  Last week our meeting consisted of a local mission trip. We helped Pam Griggs move her fathers belongings out of his home. I find it remarkable that you gave a day of hard labor on your summer break for someone you never met.  You are amazing people every one of you. I am proud of you.

I asked you the question, “what did you learn about God” from Triennium.  Luke 19 was the first Bible passage that we shared in worship.  It’s the story of Zacchaeus and how Jesus sought him.  It is also the story of how Zacchaeus sought out Jesus.  So, how has Jesus sough you?  How have you sought Jesus?  Tell me next week when we meet on August 14.

Looking ahead

We will have a regular Senior High meeting on the 14th..  I will serve pizza by request. And, August 28th will be an end of Summer bonfire at Mazlowski beach for the Senior High.

Junior High Youth Group Kick Off- August 14

Young Ladies and Gentlemen,

We are kicking off our new and improved Junior High Youth Group on August 14.  Let’s meet at 5:00 at Mazlowski beach for fun, games and a BONFIRE!!!  That’s right, we will roast hot-dogs and make S’mores.  After our Devotion we will send you home at 6:00 to rest up for the NEXT DAY!!!

Please Return Email if you can make it- Junior High People!!!

Valley Fair– August 15

Looking for a fun filled adventure your teens can have with their friends and neighbors? Look no further; Pioneer Parish of Superior and the Presbyterian-Congregational Church of Ashland have you covered!

Please join us on our Valleyfair Trip for a day that is sure to be memorable!

What: Valley Fair day trip

When: August 15, 2019

Who:   All Middle and High Schoolers (feel free to bring a friend!)

Cost:   $30 and Spending money

Transportation:   Provided!

Meet at the UPCC  parking lot at 5:30 am. Pickup your loved ones at the same location.  We plan to return between 10pm and 11pm.

Contact person:         Jim Deters

Additional things to consider/remember:

¨ Lunch is not provided, remember to consider this when planning spending money.

¨ There is a waterpark! Remember a swimming suit and towel if you plan to enjoy these rides!

¨ August is still summer! Don’t forget summer appropriate gear like sunglasses, hats, sunscreen, bug spray. Check the weather in Shakopee to prepare for potential issues like rain, heat, wind, etc. and dress appropriately.

Please email me if you can make it!!!

Sea Kayak Trip

SO, let’s have some fun and enjoy this beautiful place God put us in.  Best way to do that??? Kayak the Sea Caves!!!  The cost will be $63 per person and we need your money by August 14.  Please contact Jim Deters as we need at least 10 to book this trip.

What: Kayaking the Apostle Island Sea Caves

When: August 20, 2019

Who:               All youth 14 and up (feel free to bring a friend!)

Cost:               $63- needs to be in the Pastor’s paws by August 14

Transportation:         Provided!

The Plan- gather at UPCC at 10:00 am and drive to Trek and Trail in Bayfield.  Get fitted out with a boat and some helpful training.   Then, spend the rest of the Day paddling through the Apostle Island Sea Caves.

Long Range Trip Exploration

A Senior High Trip to Camp Guacio in Puerto Rico continues to be a possibility. We have a group of adult chaperones who are willing to shepherd a trip.  We are in a holding pattern until the Presbytery Council meeting.  At that meeting we will Pastor Jim will pitch the plan for Presbytery Support.  We will keep you informed!