July 31, 2018

THIS WEEK: 
This Friday, August 3 is our Service Project and Packing Party.  Service Project will be 3-5 p.m.: Help set up for Sudanese Rummage Sale (Please let me or Jane know if you will be helping out with this important ministry fundraiser).
Packing Party for the youth trip will be 5-7 p.m.  Bring your rafting packing list.  If you are going on the trip, please let me know if you will or will not be at the packing party.  We will have pizza.

Sunday, August 5 - Saturday, August 11 is our Youth Mission & Rafting Trip!  Meet at the church bright & early Sunday morning at 7 a.m. and we will depart for Denver soon after.  Please pack light, and in small bags that can be stuffed under van seats!

YOUTH LEADING WORSHIP SERVICE:
Saturday, August 18: (7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. *note this time change)  Youth will prepare for leading entire Worship Service. Pizza provided.

Sunday, August 19:  (9:30 a.m.) Youth lead entire 10 a.m. Worship Service with reflections from youth trip (those who did not go on the youth trip can help with other areas of the service such as collecting offering, and leading the call to worship).

MOMS' BOOK CLUB: 
Moms, we will be discussing the book, I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith.  This month, we will meet at Shannon Baker's home at 7 p.m., Friday, August 24th.  Bring wine or an appetizer to share.

Hope to see you soon!
Dawn

July 27, 2018

IMPORTANT INFO FOR THIS WEEKEND:

SATURDAY OVERNIGHT CAMP-OUT AT AFFLECK PARK CAMPGROUND:

This Saturday, Ethan and I will be taking the youth camping this weekend.  Families are invited to join us for the evening before leaving their youth to camp overnight (or you may drop off your youth at Wasatch at 4:30 p.m. Saturday and we will drive them).  I will be emailing out a permission form that needs to be completed and scanned/emailed or brought to the camp out.  We will return in time for Sunday 10 a.m. worship.

Please have your youth bring a sleeping bag, sleeping pad, pillow, flashlight, water bottle, sweatshirt, pajamas, clothes for Sunday and toiletries.  Please do not have your youth bring cell phones.  The temperature is expected to be a high of 88 and low of 60.

PRAYER OF SENDING DURING SUNDAY WORSHIP:
During the time for children, Pastor Scott will say a prayer for all the youth and chaperones going on the youth summer trip.

SUNDAY PARENT & YOUTH SUMMER TRIP MEETING:

For those youth going on the youth mission and/or rafting trip, we will have a mandatory parent & youth meeting on Sunday, July 29th at 11:30 a.m. in the loft.

There, we will go over the details of the trip, collect final payments, answer any questions and complete permission forms.  I had planned to email these permission forms/waivers in advance but there are too many of them.  For those going on the rafting trip and mission trip, a final payment of $150 is due ($300 total).  For those only going on the rafting trip, the final payment is $100 ($250 total).

For our rafting outfitter, please answer the following questions in an email response ASAP: Does your youth weigh less than 90 pounds?  Does your youth have dietary restrictions or allergies?  Is your youth allergic to bees?  Does your youth have a disability?

COMING UP:

Monday evening, July 30: Youth Families Activity - Bees Game 7:05 p.m.  Families will meet at the ballpark for a great time!

Friday, August 3: Service Project: Help set up for Sudanese Rummage Sale
from 3-5 p.m., then a Packing Party for the youth trip & Pizza from 5-7 p.m.

Sunday, August 5 - Saturday, August 11: Youth Mission & Rafting Trip!!!  It's almost here!!

Saturday, August 18, 5-7 p.m.: Youth preparation for leading entire Worship Service.  PIzza provided.

Sunday, August 19, 10 a.m.: Youth will lead entire Worship Service with reflections from the youth trip.

Have a great Friday!

Dawn

July 13, 2018

Thanks for taking time to RSVP to July's youth events.  If you have not yet RSVPed for the Monday Night (July 30th) Bees Game (tickets are just $5 per person) please do so by this Sunday.

SERVICE PROJECT TOMORROW:

Youth, meet at the church at 9:30 a.m., wear closed toe shoes and bring $10 for lunch.  Plan to get picked up from church at 1:30 p.m.

Additionally, we need more help for the Food Bank service project tomorrow morning!  The Food Bank needs ten volunteers to help out between 10 a.m. and noon and we only have five youth signed up as many of our families are out of town this weekend.  If any youth and parents are available to help out, that would be wonderful.  Please let me know as we have to bring exactly ten volunteers.  You are welcome to meet us directly at the Food Bank if you can't stay for lunch afterward.

THIS SUNDAY:

I will be asking the first four youth through the door on Sunday morning to help collect offering, so get there early if you would like for your youth to help out.

Jr High Camp Blessing  - We will have a blessing during Sunday's time for children for Alex, Noah, Owen, Andy and Sam who are off to Camp Tuttle on Sunday afternoon.

Moms' Book Club - This Sunday from 6-8 p.m., we are discussing the book entitled, A River in Darkness: One Man's Escape from North Korea by Masaji Ishikawa.  Bring wine or an appetizer/dessert to share. No need to RSVP.

Thank you!
Dawn

July 6, 2018

THIS SUNDAY:

Would your youth like to pass out bulletins and collect the offering this Sunday?  This is a great way to serve our community and I will go over what to do (please have your youth arrive at 9:45 a.m.).  Please email me if your youth is available to help.

During the next three Sundays, during the time for children, Scott and I will give a blessing to those going to Camp Tuttle that particular week. (This Sunday, the 5th & 6th graders will receive the blessing.)

Stay for 2nd Sunday Brunch after 10 a.m. Worship.  Bring a side dish to share.

TRIP CHAPERONE NEEDED:

A male chaperone is needed for the Denver service/mission portion (August 5-8) of the youth trip.  This is a great opportunity to have fun with our youth, get to know them better, and serve alongside each other at urban non-profits.  Requirements: someone who likes hanging out with teenagers (!), has a good driving record willing to take turns driving the 12 passenger van, and has the ability to go with the flow (as typically, many things on youth trips do not go according to our well thought out plan).  Would you, yourself, consider chaperoning or do you have any great suggestions (they do not need to be church members but need to be committed attendees)?  Let a member of the youth committee (Shantel, Tracie, Wendy, Ethan, Sunya, Marian, Sam) or myself know.

Have a great weekend!
Dawn

July 2, 2018

RECAP:

We had fun at lunch and playing games in the loft yesterday.  It was great to get to know some of our incoming 7th graders better and I appreciate our older youth making them feel welcome.

It's been wonderful to have the youth collect the offering during Worship each Sunday.  We plan to continue that all summer long so let me know if your youth plans to be here on a particular Sunday and I will get them plugged in to help.

COMING UP THIS WEEK:

Tomorrow, Tuesday, July 3: All church BBQ at Sugarhouse Park.  It begins at 6 p.m. and goes until it gets dark.

NEXT WEEK:

Saturday, July 14: (8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.) Service Project at the Food Bank & lunch after.  We may have time to wash Viette's house windows.

See you soon!
Dawn

June 29, 2018

RECAP:

We had a great time volunteering with 200 others for United Way of Salt Lake's Day of Action (#beaforceofgood). They even gave us T-shirts, breakfast and lunch!  Summer activities are going to be light on attendance as everyone’s summer schedules are so varied but these small groupings will benefit us as we continue to create and build a culture of friendship and community.

YOUTH ACTIVITY THIS SUNDAY:

LUNCH OUTING
(11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.) The youth are invited to go out to lunch after church and then play games in the loft.  Bring $10 (we will take a vote on where we want to eat lunch).  Please email me (if you have not already) if your youth plans to join us.

Also this Sunday,  youth will be collecting the offering during 10 a.m. worship. 

NEXT WEEK:

Tuesday, July 3: All church BBQ!  The youth will have the opportunity to hang out with each other in organized, unorganized and disorganized activities!

LATER THIS SUMMER:

Saturday, July 14: (8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.) Service Project at the Food Bank & lunch afterward.

July 15-20: Jr High Camp at Camp Tuttle

July 22-27: High School Camp at Camp Tuttle

Saturday, July 28 - Sunday, July 29: Overnight Camping trip at Affleck Park.  We are hoping to make this family friendly with entire families coming up for the afternoon/evening/dinner/smores before leaving their youth to rough it in the tents overnight. We will be back in time for 10 a.m. worship.  I would like to know who might be considering this fun activity.  Please send me a quick email reply.  I will also need two additional chaperones.

Monday evening, July 30: Youth Families Activity - Bees Game

AUGUST:

Friday, August 3: (3-5 p.m.) Service Project: Help set up for Sudanese Rummage Sale
(5-7 p.m.) Packing Party (for youth trip) & Pizza.

Sunday, August 5 - Saturday, August 11: Youth Mission & Rafting Trip

Saturday, August 18: (5-7 p.m.) Youth prepare for leading entire Worship Service.  PIzza will be provided.

Sunday, August 19: (10 a.m.) Youth lead entire Worship Service with reflections from youth trip.

PARENT OFFERINGS:

Sunday, July 15: (6-8 p.m.) Moms' Book Club.
This month we are reading the book entitled, A River in Darkness: One Man's Escape from North Korea by Masaji Ishikawa.  Get July's book on Amazon for just $1.99 (Kindle version)

Dawn

June 18, 2018

COMING UP THIS WEEK:

This Friday, June 22: (8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.) Service project + lunch afterward (bring $10).
We will be participating in United Way Salt Lake's Day of Action, coming together with over a hundred volunteers to spruce up Cottonwood High School.  We will meet at Wasatch at 8:30 a.m. and be back in time for a 1:30 p.m. pick up.  Please let me know if your youth will/will not attend (reply via email).  I am happy to help with rides and lunch costs if needed.

Also this Friday, June 22: (7-9 p.m.) Moms' Book Club
(Redfield Farm: A Novel on The Underground Railroad)  Come for food, book discussion, off-topic discussion(!) and laughter.  All moms welcome.  Dawn's House.  Bring a bottle of wine or an appetizer to share.

Sunday, June 24: We need four youth to usher/collect offering during Sunday's Worship. Training provided.  Let me know if your youth would like to help.

JULY:

July date TBD: We will plan an evening to create a Youth T-Shirt.

Sunday, July 1: (11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.) Out to lunch after church and then loft games. Bring $10.

Tuesday, July 3: All church BBQ!

Saturday, July 14: (8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.) Service Project at the Food Bank & lunch after.

July 15-20: Jr High Camp

July 22-27: High School Camp

Saturday, July 28 - Sunday, July 29: Overnight Camping trip

Monday evening, July 30: Youth Families Activity - Bees Game

AUGUST:

Friday, August 3: (3-5 p.m.) Service Project: Help set up for Sudanese Rummage Sale
(5-7 p.m.) and Packing Party (for youth trip) & Pizza.

Sunday, August 5 - Saturday, August 11: Youth Mission & Rafting Trip!!!

Saturday, August 18: (5-7 p.m.) Youth prepare for leading entire Worship Service.  Pizza provided.

Sunday, August 19:  (10 a.m.) Youth lead entire Worship Service with reflections from youth trip.

Please reply ASAP whether or not your youth can attend Friday's service project so I can plan for enough drivers.
Thanks!
Dawn

June 15, 2018

C O M I N G     U P :

We are changing the date for our camping overnight at Affleck Park.  We are thinking we will depart on Saturday, July 28 and return in time for church Sunday morning, July 29.  I value your feedback on this tentative date as I would like as many youth as possible to come.  Let me know if your youth might attend.

Also, please note that sInce we will not be doing the camping overnight the last weekend in June, we will have an after church out-to-lunch activity on Sunday, July 1, returning to the loft for a bit to play some games (11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.).

Hope you are having a great start to your summer!
Dawn

June 7, 2018

We had a great time on Sunday initiating our incoming 7th graders (Noah, AJ, Aidan, Sam, Sam, Thomas, Andy and Owen) into youth group!  Thanks to all who participated.

And welcome, parents of incoming 7th graders, to our weekly youth email.  Each week, you will receive a weekly email with updates, news and photos from past events.  You also may want to follow our Some Cool Youth facebook page for even more youth photos:  Youth Photos on Facebook

S U M M E R   C A L E N D A R  :

JUNE:

Wednesday, June 13 - Friday, June 15: (6-7:30 p.m.) Youth are invited to be counselors at Camp Wasatch, helping lead the young kids in activities and fun.  Contact Hilary at hlambert@wpcslc.org if your youth can help!

June or July date TBD: Service project: washing Wasatch Pres. member, Viette Olson’s, windows.

Friday, June 22: (9 a.m. - 1 p.m.) Service project: Painting fence for Cottonwood High & lunch.

Overnight camp-out for youth at Affleck Park.  Families are invited to join us around the camp fire for the evening before heading home and leaving their youth to rough it in a tent.  The dates were set for Friday, June 29 - Saturday, June 30, but these dates are going to change due to parent feedback.  Not a lot of kids are around that night.  I am thinking of Saturday, July 28 to Sunday, July 29 instead.  Let me know if your youth would be available.  I have to reserve the campground.

JULY:

July date TBD: We will plan an evening to create Youth T-Shirts. 

Tuesday, July 3: All church BBQ

Saturday, July 14: (9 a.m. - 1 p.m.) Service Project at the Food Bank & lunch after.

July 25-20: Jr High Camp

Saturday, July 21: (1-5 p.m.) Swimming Activity

July 22-27: High School Camp

Sunday, July 29: Lunch after Church

Monday evening, July 30: Youth Families Activity - Bees Game

AUGUST:

Friday, August 3: (3-5 p.m.) Service Project: Help set up for Sudanese Rummage Sale &
(5-7 p.m.) Packing Party (for youth trip) & Pizza.

Sunday, August 5 - Saturday, August 11: Youth Mission & Rafting Trip

Saturday, August 18: (5-7 p.m.)  Youth prepare for leading entire Worship Service

Sunday, August 19:  (10 a.m.) Youth lead entire Worship Service with reflections from youth trip

P A R E N T     O F F E R I N G S :

Tuesday, June 12: (8 p.m.) Dads' Night Out at Sugarhouse Pub.  Contact Ethan at kiburtz@msn.com or just show up!

Friday, June 22: (7-9 p.m.) Moms' Book Club at Dawn's House.
This month's book is Redfield Farm by Judith Coopey.  Bring a bottle of wine to share.

I hope your youth will participate in many of our summer activities.  I am always happy to coordinate rides for your youth when they need them.

Let me know if you have questions!

Dawn

June 1, 2018

S U N D A Y :
PLEASE READ THESE IMPORTANT DETAILS

We truly need ALL youth in the parking lot at 7:45 a.m. on Sunday morning! No excuses ;)

The youth will meet at the church at 7:45 (sharp!) and will divide into four cars (driven by youth parents, Rebecca Sandulli or Ethan Kiburtz, Nick Penze, Nathan Florence, and me) to surprise the incoming 7th graders (Noah, Andy, AJ, Sam, Sam, Thomas, Aidan, & Owen) at their houses.  Each car full will pick up two incoming 7th graders, dress themselves and the new youth in funny clothing, go on a scavenger hunt and then breakfast at Einstein's on 15th & 15th (arriving to church just in time for the 10 a.m. service).  The youth are invited to sit together in church and will be introduced during announcements.

Here's the very important part: Will you please prep your youth with the idea that we want to make the experience as fun and inclusive for the new youth?  We want these incoming youth to feel welcome and accepted and begin to bond with the older youth!  This will ensure a great transition into youth for these incoming 7th graders.

S U M M E R   C A L E N D A R :

JUNE:

Sunday, June 3: New Youth Initiation

Wednesday, June 13 - Friday, June 15: (6-7:30 p.m.) Youth are invited to be counselors at Camp Wasatch, helping lead the young kids in activities and fun.  Contact Hilary at hlambert@wpcslc.org if your youth can help!

June or July date TBD: Service project: washing Wasatch Pres. member, Viette Olson’s, windows.

Friday, June 22: (9 a.m. - 1 p.m.) Service project: Painting fence for Cottonwood High & lunch.

Friday, June 29 - Saturday, June 30: Overnight camp-out for youth.  Families are invited to join us around the camp fire for the evening before heading home and leaving their youth to rough it in a tent.  I will be taking a headcount of interested families next week so check your calendars!


JULY:

July date TBD: We will plan an evening to create a Youth T-Shirt.

Tuesday, July 3: All church BBQ at Sugarhouse Park!

Saturday, July 14: (9 a.m. - 1 p.m.) Service Project at the Food Bank & lunch after.

July 25-20: Jr. High Camp @ Camp Tuttle.

Saturday, July 21: (1-5 p.m.) Swimming Activity

July 22-27: High School Camp @ Camp Tuttle.

Sunday, July 29: Lunch after Church

Monday evening, July 30: Youth Families Activity - Bees Game

AUGUST:

Friday, August 3: (3-5 p.m.) Service Project: Help set up for Sudanese Rummage Sale,
(5-7 p.m.) Packing Party (for youth trip) & Pizza.

Sunday, August 5 - Saturday, August 11: Youth Mission & Rafting Trip!

Saturday, August 18: (5-7 p.m.)  Youth prepare for leading entire Worship Service.

Sunday, August 19:  (10 a.m.) Youth lead entire Worship Service with reflections from youth trip.

I will see your youth this Sunday morning, 7:45 a.m., bright & early!  I am happy to provide or coordinate rides if needed.  Just let me know.

Dawn

May 31, 2018

T H I S    W E E K E N D :

6th GRADE INITIATION (All youth needed!)
This Sunday, June 3rd, 7:45 a.m.
Drop off your youth at church at 7:45 a.m.  The youth will be surprising (shhh! don't tell) the incoming 7th graders at their homes... picking them up, dressing them in silly clothing, going on an early morning scavenger hunt & breakfast at Einstein's on 15th & 15th, and ending up at church for the 10 a.m. service.  I need one additional adult to drive a group of hyper kids.  Let me know if you'd like to help.

L E A D E R S H I P    O P P O R T U N I T I E S :

YOUTH LEADERSHIP TEAM
Open to all high schoolers.  Join our youth leadership team and help plan our summer activities!  Eat a light dinner; I'll have lots of snacks/dessert.

COMMITTEE MEETING
Thursday, May 31st
5 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. at my house.

SUMMER LECTORS & USHERS
Youth have an amazing opportunity to help out at church as lectors and ushers this summer.  Lectors will lead the Call to Worship and/or read the day's Scripture.  Ushers will collect the offering and have the option of arriving 20 minutes early to pass out bulletins.  The lector will be chosen one week in advance, but the ushers can be chosen day of (which is helpful for those of you not sure what Sundays you will be at church).  I hope all youth will participate in these leadership roles.  I will be reaching out individually!

Watch for our summer calendar coming out later this week!
Hope your youth can come bright & early on Sunday morning.  Let me know if they need a ride.

Dawn

May 22, 2018

C E L E B R A T I O N :

Sunday was quite the celebration!

Abi & Meredith were baptized; Meredith & Sam were ordained and installed as youth Elders; youth teachers & volunteers were recognized;  Paige, Abi, Sam, & Meredith were confirmed. And I was surprised with a nice gift from the youth... a book + Kings English Bookstore GC... how'd you know I'd love it!? ;) Thank you so much.

Deposits for the mission & rafting trip were also due Sunday. (If you forgot to turn it in and your youth plans to go, please let me know right away.)
 

T H I S   W E E K :

SERVICE PROJECT
Today! Tuesday, May 22nd, 5:15 - 7:30pm
We will make & serve dinner to Family Promise guests, eat with them, and play games with the kids.  They have ten kids here this week!  I met them yesterday and they are super sweet.
Please tell your youth NO phones.  Can you please let me know if your youth can be there, so I know how much help I will have?

Also, Today: DADS' NIGHT OUT
Tuesday, May 22nd, 8pm
This month, guys will meet at Sugarhouse Pub.  Email Ethan at kiburtz@msn.com or just show up.

LUNCH AFTER CHURCH
Sunday, May 27th, 11:30am - 2:30pm
We'll go out to lunch after church and then come back to the loft & hang out.  Since it's a holiday weekend, attendance may be low but if there are at least a few kids around that weekend, we will keep it on the calendar.  Please let me know if your youth will be there.
 

C O M I N G    U P :

YOUTH LEADERSHIP TEAM
Wednesday, May 30th, 6pm - 8pm
Open to all high schoolers.  Join our youth leadership team and help plan our summer activities.  Also, a main goal will be coming up with a particular area of community service to focus on for the upcoming school year.

6th GRADE INITIATION
Sunday, June 3rd, 7:45am
Drop off your youth at church at 7:45am.  The youth will be surprising (shhh! don't tell) the incoming 7th graders at their homes... picking them up, dressing them in silly clothing, going on an early morning scavenger hunt & breakfast, and ending up at church for the 10am service. I need a couple of adults to drive a group of kids. Let me know if you want to help.

Watch for our summer calendar coming out June 1st!

Thanks!
Dawn

May 15, 2018

G R A T I T U D E :

The youth and dads truly helped make the pancake breakfast a great success!  So many people in the congregation commented on how nice it was to be served breakfast and spend time chatting with the youth.  We had 16 youth + 7 dads help out and I owe each of you a huge "thank you!" for helping it go so smoothly.  So thank you!
 

C O M I N G    U P    T H I S   W E E K :

CONFIRMATION DINNER
Wednesday, May 16th, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
We are having a Celebration Dinner for confirmands and their adult sponsor/advocate.  Meet at the church at 6:30 p.m. and go OUT to dinner.  Please dress up.

YOUTH ELDER TRAINING
Saturday, May 19th, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
For selected youth who will serve on Session for the 2018-2019 school year as Youth Elders.

CELEBRATION SUNDAY
Sunday, May 20th, 10 a.m.
This Sunday begins the summer series of one joint 10 a.m. service.  We will celebrate a baptism, confirmation and our youth elders.  Cake reception will follow the service to honor our confirmands.  Please have youth sit together in the second row to support the youth being honored.
 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

SERVICE PROJECT
Tuesday, May 22nd, 5:15 - 7:30 p.m.
We're going to make & serve dinner to our Family Promise Guests.

LUNCH AFTER CHURCH
Sunday, May 27th, 11:30am - 2:30 p.m.
Let's go out to lunch after church and then come back to the loft & hang out.  Since it's a holiday weekend, attendance may be low, but if there are at least a few kids around that weekend, we will keep it on the calendar.

YOUTH LEADERSHIP TEAM
Wednesday, May 30th, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
If your high schooler would like to join our youth leadership team join us for this first meeting to plan our summer activities.  Also, a main goal will be coming up with a particular area of community service to focus on for the upcoming school year.  So far, we have four high schoolers on our leadership team which will meet monthly throughout the school year to provide feedback, ideas and plan youth events.

6th GRADE INITIATION
Sunday, June 3rd, 7:45 a.m.
We're going to welcome our new group of youth members!  Drop off your youth at church at 7:45 a.m.  The youth will be surprising (shhh! don't tell) the incoming 7th graders at their homes... picking them up, dressing them in silly clothing, going on an early morning scavenger hunt & breakfast and ending up at church for the 10 a.m. service.  I need a couple adults to help drive a group of kids.  Let me know if you can help.


R E G I S T R A T I O N   D U E  :

RAFTING & MISSION TRIP
The registration deadline for this summer's August 5-8 trip is this Sunday, May 20th.  Register by submitting a $150 deposit (check made out to Wasatch Presbyterian Church).  If your youth is only going on the Mission portion of the trip, submit a deposit of $50.

CHAPERONE NEEDED
You may have noticed that I am looking for an additional adult to help me chaperone the Denver service (August 5-8) component of the trip.  Why yes, I am!

Chaperoning a trip is an amazing opportunity to get to know our junior high and high school kids on a deeper level.  Serving together bonds groups together in incredible ways.  I am looking for a trusted adult who will be flexible, kind, fun and helpful.  It would be great to have a male chaperone so that the boys have an adult in their sleeping room.  If you might consider chaperoning, I would love to talk to you more about what it would look like.  Please contact me so we can set up a time to talk.

 

P A R E N T   O F F E R I N G S :

MOMS' BOOK CLUB
This Friday! May 18th, 7 - 9 p.m., my house.
Last month we had ten women at book club for lively discussion, wine, laughter and a bit of off-topic conversation.  Join us this Friday for much of the same.  We will be discussing the book, Ginny Moon.

DADS' NIGHT OUT
Tuesday, May 22nd, 8 p.m.
This month we're changing things up a bit, the guys will meet at Sugarhouse Pub.  Email Ethan at kiburtz@msn.com or just show up.

Have a great week!

Dawn

May 8, 2018

T H I S   S U N D A Y . . .

is our Thank You Pancake Breakfast!  I hope all youth and their dads can help out!  Dads, please send me a quick email (dfleishman@wpcslc.org) if you plan to help so I know who I can count on!

Here is the plan:

9:15-10am
Youth & Dads will flip pancakes in the main kitchen area and help set up Fellowship Hall.

10am - 11am
Each youth will host one table, serving orange juice and coffee to their table guests, sitting and talking with their table guests, and clearing plates.  Dads will serve pancakes.

11-11:30am
clean up

This breakfast is a way for the youth to show their gratitude for all the ways the congregation supports them.  This year, the congregation approved a large budget for youth ministry, including $4000 to subsidize our summer trips.  Let's show them we are thankful!  It is also a great opportunity for them to know our youth better.

Please Note: Moms, if you try to help out, you will be turned away! ;)


M A Y O F F E R I N G S :

CONFIRMATION DINNER
Wednesday, May 16th, 6:30 - 8:30pm
Celebration Dinner for confirmands and their adult sponsor/advocate. Yay!

YOUTH ELDER TRAINING
Saturday, May 19th, 9am - 1pm
Once your youth is confirmed, youth have the opportunity to serve on Session for the school year as Youth Elders.  Contact me if your youth would like to be part of the 2018-2019 Session. So far, Sam Bonkowsky has agreed to serve.

CELEBRATION SUNDAY
Sunday, May 20th, 10am
Confirmation and baptism during 10am Celebration Sunday service.  Cake reception following service.  If your youth has not been baptized and would like to be, please let me know.  A baptism class will be planned this fall.

SERVICE PROJECT
Tuesday, May 22nd, 5:30 - 7:30pm
Make & Serve Dinner to Family Promise Guests.

LUNCH AFTER CHURCH
Sunday, May 27th, 11:30am - 2:30pm
We'll go out to lunch after church and then come back to the loft & hang out.  Is anyone going to be around this holiday weekend?  If not, we can change the date.

YOUTH LEADERSHIP TEAM
Wednesday, May 30th, 6pm - 8pm
If your high schooler would like to join our youth leadership team join us for this first meeting to plan our summer activities.  Also, a main goal will be coming up with a particular area of community service to focus on for the upcoming school year.  So far, we have four high schoolers on our leadership team which will meet monthly throughout the school year to provide feedback, ideas and plan youth events.


S U M M E R    T R I P :

RAFTING & MISSION TRIP
Register by turning in a $150 deposit (check made out to Wasatch Presbyterian Church) by Sunday, May 20th

CHAPERONE NEEDED
You may have noticed that I am looking for an additional adult to help me chaperone the Denver service (August 5-8) component of the trip.  Why yes, I am!

Chaperoning a trip is an amazing opportunity to get to know our junior high and high school kids on a deeper level.  Serving together bonds groups together in incredible ways.  I am looking for a trusted adult who will be flexible, kind, fun and helpful.  It would be great to have a male chaperone so that the boys have an adult in their sleeping room.  If you might consider chaperoning, I would love to talk to you more about what it would look like. Please contact me so we can set up a time to talk.

 

P A R E N T   O F F E R I N G :

MOMS' BOOK CLUB
Friday, May 18th, 7 - 9pm
This month we are discussing the book, Ginny Moon.

See you soon!

Dawn

May 1, 2018

T H I S   S U N D A Y:
Our last Sunday School class of the school year.  We will play group games (led by juniors, Meredith Miller & Abi Murphy), hang out & eat.  Please bring a small brunch or snack item to share with the class.

 

M A Y   O F F E R I N G S:
PANCAKE BREAKFAST
Sunday, May 13th, 10am
Youth & dads will flip & serve pancakes to the congregation to share our gratitude for such great congregational support.  If youth & dads can meet early at 9:15 a.m. for pancake making please do!  Otherwise, come at 10 a.m. ready to serve.  Moms, please do not do anything but relax & feel special that day!

CONFIRMATION DINNER
Wednesday, May 16th, 6:30 - 8:30pm
Celebration Dinner for confirmands and their adult sponsor/advocate.

CELEBRATION SUNDAY
Sunday, May 20th, 10am
Confirmation during 10 a.m. Celebration Sunday service.  Cake reception following service.

SERVICE PROJECT
Tuesday, May 22nd, 5:30 - 7:30pm
Make & Serve Dinner for Family Promise Guests.

LUNCH AFTER CHURCH
Sunday, May 27th, 11:30am - 2:30pm
We'll go out to lunch after church and then come back to the loft & hang out.

YOUTH LEADERSHIP TEAM
Wednesday, May 30th, 6pm - 8pm
If your high schooler would like to join our youth leadership team join us for this first meeting to plan our summer activities.  So far, we have four high schoolers on our leadership team which will meet monthly throughout the school year to provide feedback, ideas, and plan youth events.

 

P A R E N T  O F F E R I N G:
MOMS' BOOK CLUB
Friday, May 18th, 7 - 9pm
This month we are discussing the book, Ginny Moon.
 


C A M P  R E G I S T R A T I O N  D E A D L I N E S:
CAMP TUTTLE
Register online (link below) and submit payment of $245 by this Sunday (May 6).  Please put your check (made out to Wasatch Presbyterian Church) in my mailbox in the office workroom.

REGISTER FOR CAMP TUTTLE

RAFTING & MISSION TRIP
Register by turning in a $150 deposit by May 20th.  Still looking for some chaperones!

 

F E E D B A C K:
Thanks for all of your support.  Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have ideas, feedback, or input!

 

RECAP (check out some photos on the Youth Photos):

  • This past week we offered three opportunities for our youth to serve the community: Preschool Fun Fair, Sandwich Making, & Serving Dinner at St. Vincent de Paul. Thanks to all our youth who helped out during Service Week: Paige, Abi, Mira, Will, Paul, Alex, Kaila, Sam, Charlie, Daniel, Emery, & Ella!
  • Our four confirmands were voted into membership by Session on Wednesday night.
  • Luana led a wonderful writing workshop to our eight Sunday School attendees on sharing personal stories.

Dawn

April 27, 2018

REGISTER FOR CAMP:

It is time to register for Camp Tuttle so we can get the early bird discount!

If your youth will be attending either the 7th & 8th Grade Camp (July 15-20) or High School Adventure Camp (July 22-27), please complete Camp Tuttle's online registration (linked below).  Please do not submit any payment at time of registration.  Instead, please submit to me a check (made out to Wasatch Presbyterian) in the amount of $245 by next Sunday, May 6th so that we can then send one large check for all Wasatch Presbyterian attendees that includes our contribution of $100  (junior high) or $125 (high school) per youth.  Register for Camp Tuttle

Additionally, if your youth will participate in one or both portions of the August mission and rafting trip, please turn in a $150 deposit (check made out to Wasatch Presbyterian Church) by May 20th.  The total cost is $300.  Note: If your youth is only going on the rafting portion, the cost is $250. The mission portion is $50. Also, partial scholarships are available.

Our chaperones for the rafting trip are Ethan, Sunya, Tracie, & myself.  I am looking for a trusted adult (of either gender) to help me chaperone the Denver portion of the trip (Sunday morning, August 5th - Wednesday morning, August 8th) and one more male to chaperone the rafting trip (Wednesday afternoon, August 8th - Saturday afternoon, August 11th).  Let me know if might be interested.

Thank you!

Dawn

April 24, 2018

THANK YOU!

  • to your youth who helped with the church recycling campaign and Earth Day seed giving
  • to all of you for providing an abundance of treats for coffee hour - we had so much that we were able to give lots of leftovers to the Sudanese congregation and Women of Wasatch meeting
  • to Sunya Jones for providing breakfast for the youth lock-in
  • and to all the dads who helped move couches on Sunday!

SERVICE WEEK:
We have three opportunities this week to volunteer to do some good in the community.  Click on the links below to find out more details and please RSVP right away if you can help out!  It's important to have accurate numbers.

CM and Youth are hosting Soup Kitchen sandwich making and serving this month.  We still need a lot of volunteers!  If your family can come lend a hand from 7-8pm today (Tuesday 4/24), or tomorrow (4/25) from 4:30-6:30pm please RSVP below or email Rebecca at rsandulli@wpcslc.org.  It's a fun time for all ages, so if you haven't ever helped out before, we encourage you to give it a try!  If your youth needs a ride to serving, have them meet at the church at 4pm.  RSVP: Family Sandwich Making    RSVP: Soup Kitchen Serving

Youth will help with face painting, art table, and games in our gym for the Wasatch Preschool FunFair this Friday (4/27), 5:30-9:30PM.  Afterward, we will have pizza and night games of our own in the Youth Loft.  RSVP: Friday FunFair Service Project & Fun

SUNDAY SCHOOL:
Youth bring laptops this Sunday.

This Sunday, we have a special Sunday School hour planned.  Luana Uluave will lead the youth in a writing workshop around the topic of understanding and writing their own life stories.  There is so much power in owning your story.  This is an opportunity for our youth to think about their lives as journeys - and take time to reflect and describe what has happened thus far in their lives.  It is important for them to see their lives holistically and that spirituality is one component within it that helps make up the whole.  Please have your youth bring their laptops this Sunday!

THIS WEEK FOR CONFIRMANDS:

Wednesday, April 25th, 7PM - 8:30PM
Confirmands will meet before Session, present their individual faith statements & eat dinner together.  Sam is providing dinner.

Sunday, April 29th, 12:20PM - 1:30PM
Confirmation Class, Meredith is providing lunch.

Hope to see your youth during our service opportunities this week!
Dawn

April 17, 2018

We have a busy weekend coming up, as well as a busy following week for youth ministry!

PRETTY PLEASE take just a couple minutes today to RSVP for the events you think your youth/family plans' to participate in (understanding that sometimes plans change).  It is important to have a head count ASAP!

Details & RSVP for this Saturday's Lock-In, 7PM

RSVP to Bring Treats for this Sunday's Coffee Hour

Details & RSVP for next Tuesday's Sandwich Making, 7-8PM

Details & RSVP for next Wednesday's Soup Kitchen Serving, 4:30PM

Details & RSVP for next Friday's Service Project & Fun, 5-9PM

 

ALSO THIS WEEK:

Tonight night is DADS' NIGHT OUT!
Tuesday, April 17th, 8PM at Wasatch Brew Pub.  Email Ethan at kiburtz@msn.com to RSVP (or just show up!).

 

ALSO NEXT WEEK:

Confirmands will meet before Session Wednesday, April 25th, 6:55PM - 8:15PM.  Confirmands will present their individual faith statements & eat dinner together.  Sam is providing dinner.

I am typically in the church office Mondays, Tuesdays, & Thursdays.  I am happy to meet one on one with parents and/or youth if you have suggestions, concerns, needs, or if your youth is having a difficult time with something and needs to process it.

Dawn
dfleishman@wpcslc.org

Check out the Youth Photos button to see pictures from this past weekend's youth and family events: Sunday School, book club, youth families' dinner & hike.

April 12, 2018

TIME TO REGISTER FOR OUR SUMMER YOUTH TRIP!

We have two parts to the Youth Summer Trip, a Denver/mission component (August 5th - 8th) and the Moab/rafting component (August 8th - 11th).  The cost per person for the full trip is $300 with a $150 deposit due by May 20th

Here is the basic itinerary:

Sunday, August 5th: 
Head to Denver.

Monday, August 6th & Tuesday, August 7th:
Participate in a variety of workshops and hands on service projects.

Wednesday, August 8th:
Head to Moab and do some hiking.

Thursday, August 9th & Friday, August 10th:
Spend two full days rafting on the Colorado River and camping.

Saturday, August 11th:
Pack up camp and return to Salt Lake.

To officially register, please turn in your $150 deposit with the check made out to Wasatch Presbyterian Church.

Note: If your youth is only going on the rafting portion, the cost is $250.  The mission portion is $50.  Also, partial scholarships are available.

Our chaperones for the rafting trip are Ethan, Sunya, Tracie, & myself.  I am looking for a trusted adult to help chaperone the Denver portion of the trip (Sunday morning, August 5th - Wednesday morning, August 8th).  Let me know if you might be interested.

Thank you!

Dawn

P.S. Don't forget to let me know what you are bringing to this Saturday's youth families dinner! Click the link:  Potluck Sign Up

April 10, 2018

This weekend, we have our Youth Families' Potluck Dinner!  Please join us: Saturday night, 6:30-8:30PM in the Youth Loft.  This is an opportunity for parents to enjoy fellowship with each other and the youth to know Pastor Scott and Andrew better.  Please click on the link below to let me know if your family will come.  (Younger siblings will be supervised by a childcare attendant).  RSVP Here for Saturday's Dinner.

 

ALSO THIS WEEKEND:

Friday night is our Moms' Book Club at my house from 7-9PM.  We will be discussing a trippy SciFi thriller called Dark Matter.  If you'd like to join us and have not read the book yet, you are welcome to borrow my copy.  It's a very quick read!

Confirmation Class, Sunday 12:20pm
For registered confirmands.  Abi is bringing lunch.

There is also a Family Fellowship outing planned for this Sunday from 4-6PM.  Email Hilary at hlambert@wpcslc.org for details.

 

COMING UP:

YOUTH LOCK-IN
Saturday, April 21st, 7PM until after church Sunday.
Bring $3 for pizza and lots of energy!  On Sunday morning, youth will be leading our Minute for Mission on Recycling for both services.  Who wants to bring youth breakfast?

SERVICE PROJECT:
Wednesday, April 25th, 4:30 - 6:30PM
Serving Dinner at St. Vincent de Paul's dining room.  We will meet at the church at 4PM to ride over together and be back to church by 7PM.

SERVICE PROJECT & FUN:
Friday, April 27th, 5PM - 9PM
Youth will help with face painting and games at our Preschool FunFair.  Afterwards, we will have pizza and night games of our own in the Youth Loft.

 

FAMILY OFFERINGS:

YOUTH FAMILIES HOST COFFEE HOUR
Sunday, April 22nd - Bring treats to be served at coffee hour. 

FAMILY SERVICE PROJECT: SANDWICH MAKING
Tuesday, April 24th, 7 - 8PM
Children, youth & parents will make sandwiches to be delivered to St. Vincent de Paul's dining room.  We are typically done within one hour.

 

PARENT OFFERING:

DADS' NIGHT OUT
Tuesday, April 17th, 8PM
We'll get together again at Wasatch Brew Pub.  Email Ethan at kiburtz@msn.com to RSVP (or just show up).

And finally, later this week, I will send out registration info for July's summer camp and our Youth Mission and Rafting Trip (August 5-11).  Watch for that email!

Have a great week! 

Dawn
dfleishman@wpcslc.org