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

April 3, 2018

Thank you all for participating in Holy Week & Easter.  It was wonderful to see the church filled with joy and laughter yesterday.  Our youth did a great job of April Fooling the congregation as well as celebrating that He is Risen!  A special thanks to these youth: Abi Murphy, who played a key leadership role in our Maundy Thursday service, and Alex Sandulli and Samantha Kiburtz, who served Easter dinner at St. Vincent de Paul's.

THIS WEEK:

Thursday:
Youth Committee Meeting - My house, 5 - 6:15PM
Are you interested in finding out what joining the youth committee for the 2018-2019 school year entails?  Let me know if you would like to know more.

Friday:
Dinner & Dodge Ball - Gym & Youth Loft, 6 - 8PM
Pizza will be provided and please bring a side dish to share.  Youth are invited to get dropped off/picked up, or bring the entire family to stay, eat, and play.  Please RSVP.

Saturday:
Moms' Night In, 5:30 - 7:30PM
An informal social evening at Stasha Lewis' house.  Bring an appetizer to share and RSVP to dr.stasha.lewis@gmail.com.

Sunday: 
During Youth Sunday School, we will have bagels & cream cheese and spend the hour brainstorming activities, events, and service projects to put on the 2018-2019 calendar.

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

 

UPCOMING YOUTH OFFERINGS:

YOUTH FAMILIES' PROGRESSIVE POTLUCK DINNER
Saturday, April 14th, 6:30 - 8:30PM
This is an opportunity for fellowship among the parents of youth.  We will break up into three groups (youth, parents, younger siblings with a babysitter) and enjoy each others' company.  RSVP if your family will be there and tell me if you will be bringing an appetizer, main dish, or dessert.  Click to RSVP for Youth Families' Dinner.

YOUTH LOCK-IN
Saturday, April 21st, 7PM  Details to come.

SERVICE PROJECT:
Wednesday, April 25th, 4:30 - 6:30PM
Serving dinner at St. Vincent de Paul's dining room.

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 games of our own in the Youth Loft.

 

FAMILY OFFERINGS:

YOUTH FAMILIES HOST COFFEE HOURS
Sunday, April 22nd, 10:10AM & 12:15PM - Families will drop off 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.

 

PARENT OFFERINGS:

MOMS' BOOK CLUB
Friday, April 13th - My (Dawn's) house at 7 - 9PM
There's still time to read the book, Dark Matter, by Blake Crouch.  I finished it in one night as it is a quick fiction read about quantum mechanics!  Read the book and come for discussion, drinks, and appetizers.

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

Please let me know if you have questions or would like to help lead an event.

Dawn
dfleishman@wpcslc.org

March 27, 2018

So proud of our thirteen youth who helped lead the March For Our Lives, SLC this past Saturday!  Check out some photos from the event.

 

THIS EASTER SUNDAY:

The youth will be hiding the Easter eggs for the children's egg hunt, so meet in Fellowship Hall at 9:45am.  In lieu of Sunday School, youth will be helping with games, prizes, and some fun April fools' jokes!

 

APRIL CALENDAR of EVENTS:

YOUTH OFFERINGS:

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

SERVICE PROJECT: SERVING AT ST. VINCENT DE PAUL DINING HALL
Wednesday, April 25th, 4:30 - 6:30PM  This is a great service to our community and wonderful experience for our youth to participate in.

SERVICE PROJECT: FACE PAINTING & GAMES FOR PRESCHOOLERS at FUN FAIR
Friday, April 27th, 5PM  Come help the Preschool raise money and have fun with the tiny ones!

FAMILY OFFERINGS:

FAMILY FUN NIGHT: Dodge Ball!
Friday, April 6th, 6 - 8PM in the Youth Loft.  Please bring a side dish to share and be ready for a great time!

YOUTH FAMILIES' PROGRESSIVE POTLUCK DINNER
Saturday, April 14th, 6:30 - 8:30PM

FAMILY FELLOWSHIP OUTING
Sunday, April 15th, 4 - 6PM TBD

YOUTH FAMILIES HOST COFFEE HOURS
Sunday, April 22nd, 10:10AM & 12:15PM

SERVICE PROJECT: SANDWICH MAKING
Tuesday, April 24th, 7 - 8PM
Children, youth & parents will make sandwiches to be served at St. Vincent de Paul's Dining Room the next day.

PARENT OFFERINGS:

MOMS' NIGHT IN
Saturday, April 7th at Stasha Lewis' home.  Her email is: dr.stasha.lewis@gmail.com.

MOMS' BOOK CLUB
Friday, April 13th, 7 - 9PM
We'll be discussing the Book, Dark Matter, by Blake Crouch.  It's a brain bender!

DADS' NIGHT OUT
Tuesday, April 17th, 8PM at Wasatch Brew Pub.

Dawn
dfleishman@wpcslc.org

March 20, 2018

THIS WEEK:

PARENT OFFERING: PREVENTING GUN VIOLENCE DISCUSSION
Thursday, March 22nd, 5:30 - 6:30PM in Fellowship Hall.  Refreshments will be provided.  While most gun owners store their firearms responsibly, nearly 1.7 million children in the U.S. live in homes with unsecured guns.  Too often, when an unsupervised child gets his or her hands on a gun, tragedies result---including unintentional shootings, suicides, and homicides.  With the goal of starting the conversation about responsible gun storage in our community, Emily Rainey will present on the Be SMART campaign which outlines simple steps that all adults -- whether they own guns or not -- can take to keep our children safer.

MARCH FOR OUR LIVES, SLC
Saturday, March 24th, 9AM - 1PM
The youth will meet at the church at 9AM to make signs and then take TRAX over to West High School to start the march to the state capital building to end gun violence.  Breakfast provided.  Bring a water bottle and $5 for TRAX.  Parents who would like to join us are welcome!

SERVICE PROJECT
Sunday, March 25th during Sunday School, 10:10am
Youth will fill Easter bags with candy to be distributed to the guests at St. Vincent de Paul's soup kitchen.

CONFIRMATION
Sunday, March 25th, 12:20pm in the Loft.  This class is for registered confirmands.

RSVP HERE FOR PARENT OFFERING & MARCH FOR OUR LIVES

APRIL OFFERINGS:

FAMILY FUN NIGHT: Dodge Ball in the Loft!
Friday, April 6th, 6-8PM

MOMS' BOOK CLUB
Friday, April 13th, 7-9PM
We'll be discussing the book, Dark Matter, by Blake Crouch.  Fitting for Friday the 13th!

YOUTH FAMILIES' PROGRESSIVE POTLUCK DINNER
Saturday, April 14th, 6:30 - 8:30PM

FAMILY FELLOWSHIP OUTING
Sunday, April 15th 4-6PM

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

YOUTH FAMILIES HOST COFFEE HOURS
Sunday, April 22nd, 10:10AM & 12:15PM

SERVICE PROJECT: FACE PAINTING & GAMES FOR PRESCHOOLERS
Friday, April 27th, 5PM

SAVE THE DATES:

MOMS' NIGHT
Saturday, May 5th

PANCAKE BREAKFAST
Sunday, May 13th, 10 - 11AM

CELEBRATION SUNDAY
Sunday, May 20th, 10AM
Our confirmands will be confirmed!

6th GRADER INITIATION INTO YOUTH GROUP (Shhh!)
Sunday, June 3rd

See you soon!
Dawn
dfleishman@wpcslc.org

If you have not yet let me know your youth's plans to attend/not attend our summer trips, please do so ASAP (click below):  YOUTH SUMMER TRIP PARTICIPATION

This past weekend, we said good-bye to two members of our youth group, Ethan and Kye. Ethan is moving to California and Kye is moving to Massachusetts. We will miss them greatly and wish them the best!

March 13, 2018

Summer plans are in the works!  Please let me know if your youth does (or does not) plan to attend the following:

  • Youth Mission & Rafting Trip (August 5-11)
  • Camp Tuttle (Jr High Camp, July 15-20 or High School Camp, July 22-27)

THIS WEEKEND:

ST PATRICK'S PARTY NIGHT GAMES:
This Saturday, March 17th, 7 - 10PM we'll meet in the loft.  Youth, join us for a night of food, music, games, and the black light!  Wear green (if you want) & bring $3 for pizza.  Friends are welcome!  Please RSVP.

FAMILY FUN OUTING: BOWLING:
Sunday, March 18th, 4:30 - 6:30PM at Olympus Hills Lanes.  The youth will have a separate lane! We love it when you RSVP.  Contact Dawn at dfleishman@wpcslc.org.

COMING UP LATER THIS MONTH:

MARCH FOR OUR LIVES, SLC
Saturday, March 24th, 9AM - 1PM.  The youth will meet at the church at 9AM to make signs and then head over to the state capital building to join other's marching to end gun violence.  Breakfast will be provided. 

SAVE THE DATES:

YOUTH FAMILIES' PROGRESSIVE POTLUCK DINNER
Saturday, April 14th, 6:30 - 8:30PM

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

PANCAKE BREAKFAST
Sunday, May 13th, 10 - 11AM

PARENT OFFERING:

BE SMART: GUN SAFETY
Thursday, March 22nd, 5:30 - 6:30PM

Please let me know if you have questions, feedback, or input.

See you soon!
Dawn
dfleishman@wpcslc.org

March 6, 2018

SUMMER TRIPS:

It is really important to get an estimate of youth participation in our summer trips: rafting, mission, and camp.  Please let me know your best guess right away by clicking below:
CLICK HERE TO SHARE YOUR YOUTH'S SUMMER AVAILABILITY

ICE FISHING:

Ice Fishing is here (this Saturday, March 10th)!  Please click below to RSVP by Tuesday, March 6th so I can get accurate numbers.  Parents and younger siblings are invited to join us!
CLICK HERE TO RSVP for ICE FISHING

THIS WEEK:

DADS' NIGHT OUT
This Thursday, March 8th, 8PM at Wasatch Brew Pub, Sugarhouse!
Email Ethan (kiburtz@msn.com) to RSVP.

CONFIRMATION CLASS
Sunday, March 11th, 12:20 - 1:30PM in the Youth Loft.
For registered confirmands. Lunch will be provided by Tracie Cooper.

FAMILY FUN OUTING: FAIRMONT AQUATIC CENTER
Sunday, March 11th, 2 - 4PM at Fairmont Pool in Sugarhouse.
RSVP to Hilary at hlambert@wpcslc.org.

COMING UP LATER THIS MONTH:

YOUTH ST. PATRICK'S PARTY: NIGHT GAMES
Saturday, March 17th, 7 - 10PM in the Loft.
We have invited other youth in the Presbytery to join us for a night of food, music, games, and the black light.  Wear green & bring $3 for pizza.  Friends are welcome!

FAMILY FUN OUTING: BOWLING
Sunday, March 18th, 4:30 - 6:30PM at Olympus Hills Lanes.
Youth will have a separate lane!

MARCH FOR OUR LIVES, SLC
Saturday, March 24th, 9AM - 1PM
Youth will meet at the church at 9AM to make signs and then head over to the state capital building to join other's marching to end gun violence.  Breakfast will be provided.

PARENT OFFERING:

BE SMART: GUN SAFETY
Thursday, March 22nd, 5:30 - 6:30PM
With the goal of starting the conversation about responsible gun storage in our community, Emily Rainey will present on the Be SMART campaign which outlines simple steps that all adults -- whether they own guns or not -- can take to keep our children safer.

SAVE THE DATES:

YOUTH FAMILIES' PROGRESSIVE POTLUCK DINNER
Saturday, April 14th, 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 LOCK-IN
Saturday, April 21st, 7PM

PANCAKE BREAKFAST
Sunday, May 13th, 10 - 11AM
Youth & dads (moms have the day off from helping because it's Mother's Day) will flip and serve pancakes to the congregation as a way to say thank you for all the ways the church supports our youth!

Thanks for RSVPing so I can plan accordingly!
 
Dawn
dfleishman@wpcslc.org

February 27, 2018

HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS WEEK:

YOUTH COMMITTEE MEETING
This Thursday, March 1st, 5PM - 6:15PM

FAMILY FUN NIGHT: DINNER & BINGO!
This Friday, March 2nd, 6 - 8PM in the Loft.  Bring an appetizer or side to share.  The youth will be the bingo callers! 

YOUTH LUNCH
This Sunday, March 4th, 12:30 - 2:30PM
By youth request, we will go out to lunch after church!  This time we are going to Bruges Waffles & Frites in Sugarhouse, known for their amazing grilled cheese waffle sandwich and much more.  Bring $8.

MARCH HAPPENINGS:

ICE FISHING
Saturday, March 10th, 8AM - 3PM
Paul Hewitt will lead the youth in a few hours of ice fishing.  Please bring $5 for breakfast.  Lunch will be provided.  Parents are welcome to come along.

CONFIRMATION CLASS
Sunday, March 11th, 12:20 - 1:30PM in the Loft.
For registered confirmands.

FAMILY FUN OUTING: FAIRMONT AQUATIC CENTER
Sunday, March 11th, 2 - 4PM at Fairmont Pool in Sugarhouse.

YOUTH 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, as always.

FAMILY FUN OUTING: BOWLING
Sunday, March 18th, 4:30 - 6:30PM at Olympus Hills Lanes.
Youth will have a separate lane!

CONFIRMATION CLASS
Sunday, March 25th, 12:20 - 1:30PM in the Loft.
For registered confirmands. 

PARENT OFFERINGS:

This Saturday is our first MOMS' BOOK CLUB
Saturday, March 3rd, 7 - 9PM
We will discuss the book, The Women in the Castle, by Jessica Shattuck.  Contact Dawn for her address (email or text).

DADS' NIGHT OUT
Thursday, March 8th, 8PM
We'll meet at Wasatch Brew Pub, Sugarhouse.  Contact Ethan at kiburtz@msn.com for information.

BE SMART: GUN SAFETY
Thursday, March 22nd, 5:30 - 6:30PM
Emily Rainey will lead a discussion on how we can help ensure our kids safety. 

SPRING, SAVE THE DATES:

YOUTH FAMILIES' PROGRESSIVE POTLUCK DINNER
Saturday, April 14th, 6:30 - 8:30PM
Families with youth-aged kids, lets come together for a casual gathering of dinner & fellowship!  (Younger siblings of youth are welcome to attend.)

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

PANCAKE BREAKFAST
Sunday, May 13th, 10 - 11AM
Youth & dads (moms have the day off from helping because it's Mother's Day) will flip and serve pancakes to the congregation as a way to say thank you for all the ways the church supports our youth!

Thanks for your families' participation!
 
Dawn
dfleishman@wpcslc.org

Check out the Photo Link to see photos from the fabulous retreat last weekend:
Our youth had a great time at the Presbytery of Utah Youth Weekend.  I really appreciate their positive attitudes and capacity for fun whatever the occasion.  Our youth are open, inclusive, and kind!  A big thanks to Ethan Kiburtz for chaperoning and for Luana Uluave and Ann Murphy for helping to drive a group of kids to/from Ogden.  We look forward to more combined events with youth from our Presbytery!

February 22, 2018

THIS WEEKEND:
The Presbytery of Utah Youth Weekend is here!  We will be meeting at our church at 8am on Saturday morning.  For those participating, I will send a separate email with a packing list and waiver to be filled out by a parent.  We have 12 youth participating and I am in need of one more parent volunteer to drive a group of kids and drop them off at the Presbyterian church in Ogden (or pick up Sunday afternoon).

* Please note: We will not have youth Sunday School this Sunday.

MARCH:

YOUTH COMMITTEE MEETING
Thursday, March 1st, 5PM

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

YOUTH LUNCH
Sunday, March 4th, 12:30 - 2:30PM
By youth request, we will go out to lunch after church!


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

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

FAMILY FUN OUTING: FAIRMONT AQUATIC CENTER
Sunday, March 11th, 2 - 4PM at the Fairmont Pool in Sugarhouse.

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

FAMILY FUN OUTING: BOWLING
Sunday, March 18th, 4:30-6:30PM at Olympus Hills Lanes. The youth will have a separate lane!

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

APRIL, SAVE THE DATE:

YOUTH FAMILIES' PROGRESSIVE POTLUCK DINNER
Saturday, April 14th, 6:30 - 8:30PM (Date changed based on parent feedback)
Families with youth-aged kids will come together for a casual gathering of dinner & fellowship (younger siblings of youth are welcome to attend).

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

PARENT OFFERINGS:

MOMS' NIGHT IN
Sunday, February 25th, 5 - 7PM
An informal social evening, please bring an appetizer to share.  Hilary will be hosting. Contact hlambert@wpcslc.org.

MOMS' BOOK CLUB
Saturday, March 3rd, 7 - 9PM
Discuss the book, The Women in the Castle, by Jessica Shattuck.

DADS' NIGHT OUT
Thursday, March 8th, 8PM
We'll  meet at Wasatch Brew Pub, Sugarhouse.  The contact is Ethan at kiburtz@msn.com.

Let me know if you have questions!
Dawn
dfleishman@wpcslc.org

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.