February 15, 2018

THIS SUNDAY:
Sunday, February 18th:
In Sunday School this week we will have a guest speaker talking about the Ulster Project which brings Protestant and Catholic youth together.  Parents are welcome!


 

COMING UP:
PRESBYTERY YOUTH WEEKEND
Saturday, February 24th - Sunday, February 25th
We will be joining 50 youth from across Utah for this fun overnight event!  If you have not yet signed up, but would like to come, we have two open spots.  Meet at our church at 8AM.

MARCH:

YOUTH COMMITTEE MEETING - Thursday, March 1st, 5PM

FAMILY FUN NIGHT: DINNER & BINGO!
Friday, March 2nd, 6 - 8PM.  Youth Loft.

ICE FISHING
Saturday, March 10th, 8AM - 3PM

CONFIRMATION CLASS
Sunday, March 11th, 12:20PM
For registered confirmands, we'll meet in the youth loft.


ST. PATRICK'S PARTY: NIGHT GAMES
Saturday, March 17th, 7 - 10PM
Wear green & bring a snack to share!  The place to be is the youth loft.

YOUTH FAMILIES' PROGRESSIVE POTLUCK DINNER
Saturday, March 24th, 6:30 - 8:30PM
For families with youth-aged kids, let's come together for a casual gathering of dinner & fellowship (younger siblings of youth are welcome to attend).  We'll be in the youth loft.

CONFIRMATION CLASS
Sunday, March 25th, 12:20PM
For registered confirmands in the loft. 

 

SAVE THE DATE:

YOUTH LOCK-IN
Saturday, April 21st, 7PM - Information to come!


 

PARENT OFFERINGS: These are new gatherings for parents to relax and connect with one another.  We are grateful for each other!

MOMS' NIGHT IN
Sunday, February 25th, 5 - 7PM
Join us for an informal social evening and bring an appetizer to share.  Hilary will host. Contact hlambert@wpcslc.org.


MOMS' BOOK CLUB
Saturday, March 3rd, 7 - 9PM
Our first book will be, "The Women in the Castle" by Jessica Shattuck.  We'll gather and have a discussion.


DADS' NIGHT OUT
Thursday, March 8th, 8PM
For dads that would like some chill time and camaraderie, let's gather at Wasatch Brew Pub in Sugarhouse.  Contact Ethan at kiburtz@msn.com for more information.


Thanks!
Dawn
 dfleishman@wpcslc.org

Don't forget to check out our Youth Photos to see the fun from these events:
- Family Fellowship ice skating
- Mardi Gras Party
- We hearted 15 lawns for Valentines' Day! Thank you to Rebecca and Tracie for driving, the youth for hearting lawns, and youth parents for letting your kids stay out late on a school night!

February 8, 2018

IMPORTANT (CLIFF NOTES):

Lots of new activities are listed on the Spring calendar including a St. Patrick's Night Game Party, a Lock-In, Youth Families' Progressive Dinner, and Moms' Book Club!

Tuesday (2/13), from 7:30 - 8:30PM,  the youth will spend an hour "heart attacking" (with paper hearts and signs) the lawns of loved ones (neighbors, friends, partners, children) of the congregants who have signed up.  I would love to have as many youth as possible participate and also need some parents to volunteer as drivers so we can attack multiple houses at once!

THIS SUNDAY:

Sunday, February 11th:

- CONGREGATIONAL ANNUAL MEETING 10:10AM.
Youth are encouraged to participate in the meeting.

- HEARTING FUNDRAISER
We continue to take donations and orders from congregants to "heart" their loved ones' lawn with paper hearts and signs. 

- CONFIRMATION begins! 12:20 - 1:30PM
For registered high schoolers!  Lunch provided.

- FAMILY FELLOWSHIP: ICE SKATING, 3 - 5:00PM.
Families will meet at Gallivan Center and spend the afternoon ice skating together.

COMING UP:

MARDI GRAS PARTY
Tuesday, February 13th - 6:00 - 7:30PM - Youth will host an all ages dance party in the Loft!
7:30 - 8:30PM - Youth will go out "heart attacking" lawns with paper hearts and signs.  Parents, we need driver volunteers, too.

ASH WEDNESDAY, Soup Dinner & Service
Wednesday, February 14th, 6PM

PRESBYTERY YOUTH WINTER WEEKEND
Saturday, February 24th - Sunday, February 25th
Meet at our church at 8AM.

MARCH:

YOUTH COMMITTEE MEETING - Thursday, March 1st, 5PM Dawn's House

FAMILY FUN NIGHT: DINNER & BINGO! - Friday, March 2nd, 6 - 8PM, Youth Loft

MOMS' BOOK CLUB - Saturday, March 3rd, 7 - 9PM, Dawn's House

ICE FISHING - Saturday, March 10th, 8AM - 3PM

CONFIRMATION CLASS - Sunday, March 11th, 12:20PM
For registered confirmands.  Youth Loft

ST. PATRICK'S PARTY: NIGHT GAMES - Saturday, March 17th, 7 - 10PM
Wear green & bring a snack to share!  Youth Loft

YOUTH FAMILIES' PROGRESSIVE POTLUCK DINNER - Saturday, March 24th, 6:30 - 8:30PM
Families with YOUTH-aged kids will come together for a casual gathering of dinner & fellowship. (Younger siblings of youth are welcome to attend).  Youth Loft

CONFIRMATION CLASS
Sunday, March 25th, 12:20PM
For registered confirmands.  Youth Loft

SAVE THE DATE:

YOUTH LOCK-IN - Saturday, April 21st, 7PM
 

Our youth collected $725.24 for the Utah Homeless Youth Resource Center during Sunday's Souper Bowl of Caring!  Way to go awesome youth!!!

Thanks for reading & participating as you are able!
Dawn, dfleishman@wpcslc.org

January 30, 2018

IMPORTANT:
1) RSVPs are needed by today for the Presbytery Youth Winter Weekend, February 24-25. Please text or email me if your youth will attend. Friends are welcome! So far, I have as YES: Fischer, Fischer's friend, Alex, Paul, Samantha, Abi, Will, Kye, and Lauren. MAYBE: Paige, Mira, Alyssa, Merideth.

2) Today's Service Project
(Tuesday, Jan. 30) 5:30-7:30PM, Main Kitchen.
Youth will cook dinner for the Family Promise families/guests (and eat dinner) and play games with their children.  We are making pizzas and will have pepperoni and black olives available as toppings.  Your youth is welcome to bring their favorite topping for their own personal pizza. 

LATER THIS WEEK:

Thursday, February 1st:
YOUTH COMMITTEE MEETING - 5PM ***at Wasatch***, changed from my house.

Friday, February 2nd:
FAMILY FUN NIGHT, 6-8PM - Youth Loft
We will divide into age groups and bake goodies for Sunday's fellowship hour.  Parents can choose to help or socialize.  We will have pizza and pasta with bolognese sauce.  Bring a side dish to share.

Sunday, February 4th:
SOUPER BOWL OF CARING
This is a national effort to utilize Super Bowl weekend to mobilize young people to fight hunger and poverty in our local communities.  Our youth will collect cash before and after worship services which will then be 100% distributed to the Utah Homeless Youth Resource Center.

COMING UP:

Sunday, February 11th:
CONFIRMATION CLASSES BEGIN, 12:20-1:30PM
For high school students who have signed up for the Spring confirmation class session. (Contact Dawn for more information or to sign up before the first class.)

Sunday, February 11th:
FAMILIES' OUTING, 3-5PM
Ice Skating at Gallivan Center
For families with children, birth to 18 years.

Tuesday, February 13th:
MARDI GRAS PARTY, 6PM-7:30PM
Youth will host an all ages dance party in the Loft! 

Wednesday, February 14th:
ASH WEDNESDAY
Soup Dinner & Service

Saturday, February 24th, 8AM - Sunday, February 25th, 2PM:
PRESBYTERY YOUTH WINTER WEEKEND
We will spend Saturday night at the Presbyterian church in Ogden after two hours of snow tubing plus games, music, and fun with other youth in the Presbytery of Utah.  We already have six youth signed up from Wasatch Presbyterian Church... will your youth join us? RSVP by January 30th.

SAVE THE DATE:

ICE FISHING
SATURDAY, MARCH 10TH, 8AM TO 3PM

Photos from our Family Promise Service Project Set-Up & Lunch at Even Steven's are on the website. Check out Youth Photos on the youth page!  Thanks to Tracie for chaperoning.  If you would like to chaperone a future event, please let me know!

Thank you!

Dawn
dfleishman@wpcslc.org

January 23, 2018

COMING UP:

Sunday, January 28th:
SERVICE PROJECT, 10:10AM
MINUTE FOR MISSION, 9AM & 11:15AM
LUNCH AT MAUD'S CAFE, 12:30PM
- Youth will provide the Minute for Mission (for Souper Bowl of Caring) during both 9AM and 11:15AM services.  Please let me know which service your youth can help.  Bring big soup pots for props!
- During Sunday School, youth will help ready the rooms for Family Promise guests.
- 12:30-2:30PM Youth will head over to Maud's Cafe for lunch where all profits support Utah's Homeless Youth Resource Center.  Maud's Cafe is a newly opened cafe which offers 8-12 weeks of employment training for homeless youth.

Tuesday, January 30th: 
SERVICE PROJECT, 5:30-7:30PM - Main Kitchen
Youth will cook dinner for the Family Promise families/guests and play games with their children.

COMING UP IN FEBRUARY:

Thursday, February 1st:
YOUTH COMMITTEE MEETING - 5PM at my house.

Friday, February 2nd:
FAMILY FUN NIGHT, 6-8PM - Youth Loft
We will divide into age groups and bake goodies for Sunday's fellowship hour.  Parents can choose to help or socialize.  Bring a side dish to share.

Sunday, February 4th:
SOUPER BOWL OF CARING
This is a national effort to utilize Super Bowl weekend to mobilize young people to fight hunger and poverty in our local communities.  Our youth will collect cash before and after worship services which will then be 100% distributed to the Utah Homeless Youth Resource Center.

Sunday, February 11th:
CONFIRMATION CLASSES BEGIN, 12:20-1:30PM
For high school students who have signed up for the Spring confirmation class session. (Contact Dawn for more information or to sign up before the first class.)

Sunday, February 11th:
FAMILIES' OUTING
Ice Skating at Gallivan Center.  For families with children, birth to 18 years old.

Tuesday, February 13th:
MARDI GRAS PARTY, 6PM-7:30PM
Youth will host an all ages dance party in the Loft.

Wednesday, February 14th:
ASH WEDNESDAY
Soup Dinner & Service

Saturday, February 24th, 8AM - Sunday, February 25th, 2PM:
PRESBYTERY YOUTH WINTER WEEKEND
We will spend Saturday night at the Presbyterian church in Ogden after two hours of snow tubing plus games, music, and fun with other youth in the Presbytery of Utah.  We already have six youth signed up from Wasatch Presbyterian Church... will your youth join us?  RSVP by January 30th.

SAVE THE DATE:

ICE FISHING
SATURDAY, MARCH 10TH, 8AM TO 3PM

FAMILY MINISTRIES
We are putting together a Moms' Book Club (novels) which will meet one evening each month at my house, beginning in late February. Please let me know if you are interested in more information and what night of the week works best for you.

Let me know what ideas you have for future outings! Please take a few minutes to fill out the Youth & Family Ministry Survey.
Thank you!

Dawn
dfleishman@wpcslc.org

January 28, 2018

COMING UP THIS WEEKEND:

Sunday School:
FAITH & POVERTY

Our next four weeks of Sunday School will focus on God's love for the poor and how we might take action to help reduce and respond to poverty and hunger in Utah. We will join Utah churches in these efforts, with a special focus on child homelessness.
https://www.crossroadsurbancenter.org/news/ending-child-homelessness-sabbath-2018 
https://allevents.in/salt%20lake%20city/faith-and-poverty-day-at-the-utah-capitol/139945963290459

Saturday, January 20th:

YOUTH ICE SKATING - Gallivan Center, 5-8PM Drop off & Pick up at church
Bring $5 (plus $ for snacks if desired).  RSVP to Dawn by Friday.

Sunday, January 21st:
FAMILIES' OUTING - Fairmont Aquatic Center, 4-6PM
For families with children birth - 18 years old.  RSVP to Dawn or Hilary by Friday.

LATER THIS MONTH: 

Sunday, January 28th:
SERVICE PROJECT, 10:10AM
MINUTE FOR MISSION during both services.
***LUNCH AT MAUD'S CAFE, 12:30PM***
Youth will provide the Minute for Mission (for Souper Bowl of Caring) during both 9am and 11:15am services. During Sunday School, youth will help ready the rooms for Family Promise guests. At 12:30pm, Youth will head over to Maud's Cafe for lunch where all profits support Utah's Homeless Youth Resource Center. Maud's Cafe is a newly opened cafe which offers 8-12 weeks of employment training for homeless youth.

Tuesday, January 30th: 
SERVICE PROJECT - 5:30PM to 7:30PM
Youth will cook dinner for the Family Promise families/guests and play games with their children.

COMING UP IN FEBRUARY:

Thursday, February 1st:
YOUTH COMMITTEE MEETING - 5PM at my house

Friday, February 2nd:
FAMILY FUN NIGHT 6-8PM - Youth Loft
We will divide into age groups and bake goodies for Sunday's fellowship hour.  Parents can choose to help or socialize.  Bring a side dish to share.

Sunday, February 4:
SOUPER BOWL OF CARING
This is a national effort to utilize Super Bowl weekend to mobilize young people to fight hunger and poverty in our local communities. Our youth will collect cash before and after worship services which will then be 100% distributed to the Utah Homeless Youth Resource Center.

Sunday, February 11th:
FAMILIES' OUTING - Ice Skating at Gallivan Center
For families with children, birth to 18.

Tuesday, February 13th:
MARDI GRAS PARTY
Youth will host an all ages dance party in the Loft.

Wednesday, February 14th:
ASH WEDNESDAY
Soup Dinner & Service

Saturday, February 24th, 8am - Sunday, February 25th, 2pm:
PRESBYTERY YOUTH WINTER WEEKEND
We will spend Saturday night at the Presbyterian church in Ogden after two hours of snow tubing plus games, music, and fun with other youth in the Presbytery of Utah. We already have six youth signed up from Wasatch Presbyterian Church... will your youth join us?

SAVE THE DATE:

***ICE FISHING***
SATURDAY, MARCH 10TH, 8AM TO 3PM

FAMILY MINISTRIES
We are putting together a Moms' Book Club (novels) which will meet one evening each month at my house, beginning in late February. Please let me know if you are interested in more information and what night of the week works best for you.

Let me know what ideas you have for future outings! Please watch for an email later this week with a link to fill out a Family Ministry survey.

***Watch for Stars and Italics***
Stars and italics indicate that this particular youth activity is a new addition to the Youth calendar.

Thank you!

Dawn
dfleishman@wpcslc.org

January 11, 2018

COMING UP THIS MONTH:

Sunday, January 14th:
CONFIRMATION INFORMATION MEETING - 12:15pm Youth Loft
For parents and high school youth interested in finding out details for this spring's confirmation classes.

Saturday, January 20th*
*Note: Date Has Changed 
YOUTH ICE SKATING - 5-8PM Drop off & Pick up at the Church
Gallivan Center, bring $5 (plus $ for snacks if desired). RSVP to dfleishman@wpcslc.org

Sunday, January 21st:
FAMILIES' OUTING - 4-6pm
Fairmont Aquatic Center, for families with children birth - 18.

Sunday, January 28th:
SERVICE PROJECT
During Sunday School, youth will help ready the rooms for Family Promise guests. 

Tuesday, January 30th: 
SERVICE PROJECT - 5-7:30 pm
Youth will cook dinner for the Family Promise families/guests and play games with their children.

COMING UP IN FEBRUARY:

Thursday, February 1st:
YOUTH COMMITTEE MEETING - 5PM at my house

Friday, February 2nd:
FAMILY FUN NIGHT - 6-8PM
Groundhog Day Edition, bring a side dish to share. Youth Loft

ICE HOLE FISHING
One Saturday 8am to 2pm
Email your preferred date (February 10, March 3, or March 10)

Sunday, February 11th:
FAMILIES' OUTING 3-5PM
Snow tubing at Parley's Canyon/Gorzoga Tube Park

Tuesday, February 13th:
MARDI GRAS PARTY
Youth will host an all ages dance party in the Loft.

Wednesday, February 14th:
ASH WEDNESDAY
Soup Dinner & Service

Saturday, February 24th - Sunday, February 25th:
PRESBYTERY YOUTH WINTER WEEKEND
We will spend Saturday night at the Presbyterian church in Ogden after a day of snow tubing, games, music, and fun with other youth in the Presbytery of Utah. We already have six youth signed up from Wasatch Presbyterian Church... will your youth join us?

FAMILY MINISTRIES
We are putting together a Moms' Book Club which will meet one evening each month. Please let me know if you are interested in more information.

It would be great to hear what events and activities your youth plans to participate in. Send me a quick email and let me know! Thank you! 

I have had a number of great one on one meetings with parents of youth. I would love to have informal chats with each of you to better know you and your family. Let me know if you would like to get together for coffee and we can find a convenient time and place.


Dawn

January 4, 2018

HAPPY NEW YEAR!
I hope you had a happy christmas and holiday season.  Wishing you each a wonderful 2018!
 

COMING UP THIS MONTH...

Thursday, January 4th:
YOUTH COMMITTEE MEETING - 5PM at my house

Friday, January 5th:
FAMILY FUN NIGHT, Game Edition
Youth will lead Minute to Win It games for the children and families. Please have your youth arrive at 5:45pm to help organize the games.  Families, bring a topping for our taco and salad bar or a dessert. Please let me know if your youth or entire family plans to be there.

Sunday, January 7th:
Youth Sunday School resumes this Sunday at 10:10am in the youth loft. 

Sunday, January 14th:
CONFIRMATION INFORMATION MEETING - 12:15pm Youth Loft
For parents and high school youth interested in finding out details for this spring's confirmation classes.

Friday, January 19th:
YOUTH ICE SKATING - Gallivan Center
5-8PM Drop off & Pick up at the Church.  Bring $5 (plus $ for snacks if desired).

Sunday, January 21st:
FAMILIES' OUTING - Fairmont Aquatic Center, 4-6pm
For families with children birth – 18.

Sunday, January 28th:
SERVICE PROJECT
During Sunday School, youth will help ready the rooms for Family Promise guests. 

LOOKING AHEAD AT FEBRUARY EVENTS...

SERVICE PROJECT
One evening the week of Jan 29 - Feb 3
Cooking dinner for the Family Promise families/guests and organizing and playing games with their children.

Friday, February 2nd:
FAMILY FUN NIGHT 6-8PM - Youth Loft

Thursday, February 8th:
YOUTH COMMITTEE MEETING - 5PM at my house

ICE HOLE FISHING
One Saturday 8am to 2pm
Email your preferred Saturday date (February or March).

Sunday, February 11th:
FAMILIES' OUTING 3-5PM
Snow tubing at Parley's Canyon/Gorgoza Tube Park

Tuesday, February 13th:
MARDI GRAS PARTY

Wednesday, February 14th:
ASH WEDNESDAY

Saturday, February 24th - Sunday, February 25th: 
PRESBYTERY YOUTH OVERNIGHT RETREAT
We will spend Saturday night at the Presbyterian Church in Ogden after a day of snow tubing and fun with other youth in the Presbytery.

What activities and events might your youth participate in this January & February? Will you please send a quick email with what you are thinking at this point (I know it's subject to change but it would be great to start a head count).

I am in the church office Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday mornings if you would like to chat.


Thanks so much for your youth's participation!

Dawn Fleishman
dfleishman@wpcslc.org

December 21, 2017

RECAP:

Eight youth baked cookies and delivered them to 18 persons in the congregation who can use some extra support and cheer this holiday season. 

To see more photos of our youth happenings, please "like" and "follow" www.facebook.com/somecoolyouth

COMING UP:

We will NOT have Youth Sunday School December 24 or December 31.
(There is only one service at 10:00am for the entire congregation both Sundays.) 

Thursday, January 4th, 5pm
Youth Committee Meeting - My house

Friday, January 5th, 6pm
Family Fun Night
Youth will lead the families in Minute to Win It Challenges.
Please have your youth arrive at 5:45pm to help set up the fun challenges.

Sunday, January 14th, 12:15pm
Informational meeting about Confirmation for all parents and high school youth (9th grade & older).

More to come in the New Year...
Look forward to our monthly youth fellowship events and monthly service projects including an overnight trip with other youth in the Presbytery in February or March!  Also, save the date for our mission and rafting trip, the week of August 5th.

Have a wonderful Christmas and I hope to see you at Family Fun Night January 5th!

Dawn

December 14, 2017

RECAP:

We had eight energetic youth attend Saturday's Lock-In! 

We danced, ate, played Night Games, watched a movie, and played Minute to Win It challenges (including Cheeto Head, Pringles Taste Test, Marshmallow Mouth Race, Duct-Tape Wall Challenge, Youth Gift Wrapping, & more), before turning out the lights at 2am to get a few hours of sleep. 

A big thanks to Ethan Kiburtz for helping out for the night, Rebecca Sandulli for bringing us bacon and eggs for breakfast, and the Mullin family for bringing sodas and juice!

To see more photos from this weekend, and future events, please "like" and "follow" www.facebook.com/somecoolyouth

COMING UP:

Thursday, December 14
YOUTH COMMITTEE MEETING - 5:15PM at my house

This Sunday, December 17 Service Project: 
Let's bake cookies together and deliver them to those who are not able to leave their houses due to illness or age related ailments and those who might be having a hard time this Christmas season 12 - 3pm.  This was the youth's idea for a service project,
specifically Paul, Mira, & Ethan who, last month, raked leaves for a church member who cannot leave her house. RSVP
 
Confirmation:
We will have confirmation for youth, 9th grade & older, beginning in late January.  An informational meeting will be held at 12:15pm January 14th for youth & parents who would like more details.

Confirmation will be held for a series of ten one-hour sessions in a casual conversational format. We will explore the Christian faith, Presbyterian denomination, the role religion plays in society and our individual lives, and where we are at (and want to be) in our faith journeys.

This is an open and accepting class where youth can ask questions without cliche answers. At the end of the ten sessions, participants will write their own faith statements and decide how they want to move forward in their individual faith journey. Contact me for more details or to sign up.

As always, I welcome individual meetings with parents and/or youth at a coffee shop near you. I am also in the church office Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday mornings.

Thanks so much for your youth's participation!

Dawn Fleishman

December 7, 2017

R E C A P :

We had a great weekend filled with youth activities. Thank you to all youth and parents who participated. We raised over $600 during the Bake Sale! A handful of wreaths and greenery remain to be sold but we are projected to make an additional $800+ from our Greenery Fundraiser. All money raised will go toward our summer mission trip.

To see photos from this weekend, and future events,
please "like" and "follow" www.facebook.com/somecoolyouth

 

C O M I N G    U P :

This Saturday, December 9:
YOUTH LOCK-IN (OVERNIGHT) 7PM:
We will play games, eat, and watch movies (and possibly get some sleep!). This is a great event to invite a friend to that may want to become part of our youth group. Bring sleeping bags, clothes for church, pajamas, and a snack to share. Please RSVP if your youth is attending! 

Thursday, December 7:
YOUTH COMMITTEE MEETING
5PM at my house

Saturday evening, December 16:
We will attend the symphony as a group (for those who are not attending with their own family). Nathan Florence is narrating and Marian is playing in the symphony. Please RSVP by Friday, December 8 so I can request the right amount of tickets from Marian.
 

January:

CONFIRMATION:
We will have confirmation classes for youth, 9th grade & older, beginning in late January. Confirmation will be held for a series of ten sessions in a casual conversational format. We will explore the Christian faith, Presbyterian denomination, the role religion plays in society and our individual lives, and where we are at (and want to be) in our faith journeys. This is an open and accepting class where youth can ask questions without cliche answers. At the end of the ten sessions, participants will write their own faith statements and decide how they want to move forward in their individual faith journey. Contact me for more details or to sign up.

November 28, 2017

RECAP:

We had a great turn out (11 youth) and a lot of fun jumping at Get Air!
and completing the progressive fast food dinner challenge.

To see photos from this event, and future events,
please "like" and "follow" www.facebook.com/somecoolyouth

Sunday:
Youth gave the Minute for Mission for the Bake Sale Fundraiser. Please let me know ASAP if your youth can help out during either service.
Instead of Sunday School, the youth helped prepare the rooms for Family Promise guests.

 

COMING UP:

Friday, December 1, 6pm - 8pm
Family Fun Night
Families with children and youth gather together for a casual time
of fellowship, pizza, and watching the movie, Elf. Wear your pajamas
and bring a side dish or snack to share. 

Saturday, December 2, 3pm - 8pm
Greenery & Bake Sale Prep + Cooking Dinner for Family Promise  
Bring your bake sale items with you and a topping for the baked potato bar
(let me know what topping you are bringing).
We appreciate ALL parents who can also help out,
whether it be the entire time or just an hour.

Sunday, December 3
Greenery Pick-Up & Bake Sale, in-between & after services
Advent Festival, 5-7pm

Saturday, December 9
Youth Lock-In
Youth will attend the symphony and head back to the church for games, pizza, and movies (and hopefully some sleep). This is a great event to invite a friend to that may want to be part of youth group. 

Please RSVP for the events above so I can have an accurate head count.

As always, I welcome individual meetings with parents and/or youth
at a coffee shop near you. I am also in the church office Monday,
Tuesday, and Thursday mornings.


Dawn Fleishman

November 16, 2017

We have a lot of fun things coming up for the youth! Please read the entire way through so you can mark your calendars.

COMING UP...

Youth Outing this Sunday: 

Get Air! Trampoline Park followed by Progressive Fast Food Dinner Challenge

Please RSVP NOW if your youth will attend!

Sunday, November 19, 3:30 - 7:30pm (meet at the church)  

Some FAQ you might have about this event:

  • Q: What should we bring?
  • A: Bring grip socks and $10 (the church is paying $15 per youth to attend) and an extra $3 if you do not have grip socks. Parents should also fill out this Get Air! waiver.
  • Q: What is a progressive fast food dinner challenge? 
  • A: This is a fun take on Thanksgiving dinner. Each youth purchases one fast food item (appetizer, main, and dessert) at three different fast food restaurants. The goal is to do so with $5 or less (hello, dollar menu!).
  • Q: Do you need some super fun parents to help drive (a.k.a jump and eat junk food with the youth)?
  • A: I do! Depending on the turn out, I will need 1 or 2 parents to drive. Let me know if you can.

Wreath Fundraiser

Can you collect pre-orders for Advent wreaths and greenery this Sunday (November 19th) either between services or after the late service?

Youth 1:1s

An important part of youth ministry is nurturing a safe space for your youth to talk and process their lives. As a master's level counselor, I would like to think this is a strength of mine.

Please let me know a few good times and dates that your youth and I could meet up for a coffee, smoothie, hot chocolate somewhere near your home. It may feel awkward for your youth to think about meeting one on one with me, but I promise, I will make it comfortable for them.  A gentle nudge from you the parent is appreciated! 

COMING UP IN DECEMBER...

Start baking NOW for our Youth Bake Sale Fundraiser, Sunday December 3rd!

Friday, December 1Family Fun Night, Youth Loft

  • casual gathering (dinner and hanging out) for families with children and/or youth. Bring a side dish to share.

Saturday, December 2, 3pm-8pm

- Youth Fundraiser Prep & Cook Dinner for Family Promise, Main WPC Kitchen.  (We will get our 75+ wreath orders ready for pick up, bag up baked goods for the sale, make sugar cookies, and cook dinner for family promise.)

Sunday, December 3

Youth Bake Sale & Wreath Pick-Up

Advent Festival

Thursday, December 7, 5-6pm  Youth Committee Meeting at my house

Saturday, December 9

YOUTH LOCK-IN  Youth will spend the night at the church: playing games, eating pizza and snacks, and (perhaps!) sleeping a bit. 

COMING UP IN THE NEW YEAR...

Confirmation Class!

We will have confirmation classes for youth, 9th grade & older. Confirmation will be held for a series of ten sessions in a casual conversational format. We will explore the Christian faith, Presbyterian denomination, what role religion plays in society and our individual lives, and where we are at (and want to be) in our faith journeys. This is an open and accepting class where youth can ask questions without cliche answers. At the end of the 10 sessions, participants will write their own faith statements and decide how they want to move forward in their particular faith journey.

Let me know if you have any questions/ideas/concerns.

Thank you! Dawn

November 9, 2017

Recap...

Thanks to the youth who cooked dinner for Family Fun Night last Friday and those who passed out flyers for our Wreath Fundraiser on Sunday morning.

Also, we had a great youth committee meeting and are planning a summer mission trip in addition to our summer 2018 rafting trip. Dates and details to come in the New Year.

Coming Up...

Wreath Fundraiser

The youth will continue to collect pre-orders for Advent wreaths and greenery. Are you and your youth able to tend to the table in Fellowship Hall collecting orders before or after one of the worship services this Sunday (12th) or next Sunday(19th)?

Youth Outing: Get Air! Trampoline Park followed by Progressive Fast Food Dinner Challenge Sunday, November 19, 3:30 - 7:30pm (meet at the church)  Some FAQ you might have about this event:

  • Q: What should we bring?
  • A: Bring grip socks and $25 (for 2 hours of jumping and fast food). You will need an extra $3 if you do not have grip socks. The church is happy to subsidize your cost if you are not prepared to spend $25 on an afternoon outing. Parents should also fill out this Get Air! waiver.
  • Q: What is a progressive fast food dinner challenge? 
  • A: This is a fun take on Thanksgiving dinner. Each youth purchases one fast food item (appetizer, main, and dessert) at three different fast food restaurants. The goal is to do so with $5 or less (hello, dollar menu!).
  • Q: Do you need some super fun parents to help drive (a.k.a jump and eat junk food with the youth)?
  • A: I do! Depending on the turn out, I will need 1 or 2 parents to drive. Let me know if you can.

Coming up in December...

Start baking NOW for our Youth Bake Sale Fundraiser, Sunday December 3rd!

Friday, December 1Family Fun Night, Youth Loft

  • casual gathering (dinner and hanging out) for families with children and/or youth. Bring a side dish to share.

Saturday, December 2, 3pm-8pm

- Youth Fundraiser Prep & Cook Dinner for Family Promise, Main WPC Kitchen.  (We will get our 75+ wreath orders ready for pick up, bag up baked goods for the sale, make sugar cookies, and cook dinner for family promise.)

Sunday, December 3

- Youth Bake Sale & Wreath Pick-Up

- Advent Festival

Thursday, December 7, 5-6pm  Youth Committee Meeting at my house

Saturday, December 9

YOUTH LOCK-IN  Youth will spend the night at the church: playing games, eating pizza and snacks, and (perhaps!) sleeping a bit. 

Coming up in the NEW YEAR...

Confirmation Class!

We will have confirmation classes for youth, 9th grade & older. Confirmation will be held for a series of ten sessions in a casual conversational format. We will explore the Christian faith, Presbyterian denomination, what role religion plays in society and our individual lives, and where we are at (and want to be) in our faith journeys. This is an open and accepting class where youth can ask questions without cliche answers. At the end of the 10 sessions, participants will write their own faith statements and decide how they want to move forward in their particular faith journey.

We would love for you & your youth to drop off a simple meal to our families with new babies. The meals do not have to be anything fancy (or even homemade!). It's a simple way to show that we care about these families in our congregation.  Please contact the office or Dawn for sign up instructions.

I hope your youth can make it to these fun events! Let me know if you have any questions!

Thank you! Dawn

October 20, 2017

Recap... 

We had great fun at Night Games last Saturday. Your kids are full of energy, enthusiasm, and silliness! Thank you all 11 kids who made it.

This Weekend...

Sunday, October 22nd:

Instead of youth Sunday School, we WILL have youth hang out time during the 10:10 hour and a run to Starbuck's for sugary caffeinated beverages. 

So lf your youth will be there this Sunday:

1) please let me know and bring $5

2) I would like their help during either service for the minute for mission Wreath Fundraiser.

3) Do you have any wreaths or greens we can borrow for our minute for mission skit?

This upcoming week...

Tuesday, October 24th:

- Service Project: Sandwich Making for St Vincent de Paul. 7-9pm at the church. Can your family participate? Please let Hilary or me know!

Looking Ahead...

Sunday, October 29th: 

- 10:10am in the Loft, celebrating the 500 year anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. We will have cake!

- After church (around 12 - 2pm), the youth will be decorating the haunted art room for Spook Alley. Bring Halloween and spooky decorations.

- 5-7pm, Spook Alley, youth will host their haunted art room and lead the younger kids through it.

Thursday, November 2nd:

- 5-6pm, Youth Committee Meeting.

Friday, November 3rd:

- 5-7pm, Kids' Eat Service Project. Youth and parents are invited to participate in packing backpacks with food for kids who need it on the weekends. After the service project, youth will cook mac & cheese for the group (bring a side dish to share).