December 10, 2018

FUNDRAISING SUCCESS!
Thanks to everyone's baking skills, our Youth Bake Sale was a great success. We made $521! A special thanks to parents: Kristen, Ethan, Brad, Courtney, Shannon, Tracie, & Ann for helping out on the Saturday before with fundrasiser prep!

Additionally, we made about $800 in profit from our wreath and greenery fundraiser!

These monies will be used to subsidize our youth summer river rafting trip happening in the beginning of August 2019. We are in talks about spending three nights & four days on the river this year! Details soon to come.

YOUTH OUTING
Ice Skating and dinner on Sunday, December 16th. We’ll also have a white elephant exchange! The fun will be 3:30 - 8:00 p.m.

PARENT OFFERINGS:
Guys' Night Out at Sugarhouse Pub! Plan on Tuesday, December 11 at 8:00 p.m.

Moms' Book Club
We’ll get together on Friday, December 14 at 7:00 p.m. at Dawn's house. Bring wine or an appetizer to share.

November 30, 2018

Our big youth bake sale fundraiser is this Sunday. Bring your goodies on Saturday afternoon or Sunday morning unwrapped and we will package them up. This is an important fundraiser and we hope all youth and parents will be involved, especially if your youth is planning to go on one of our youth 2019 summer trips.

YOUTH EVENT: BAKING
Saturday, 4 - 8 p.m.
Youth will bake cookies & prepare the bake sale tables and wreath fundraiser tables. Pizza (and broken cookies) provided. Let me know if your youth can be there. (Parents are encouraged to stay and help out, too, if available, for part or all of the time.)

We will also be packaging cookies to be delivered to those Wasatch Presbyterian members who cannot easily get out of the house and can use some Christmas cheer!

SUNDAY MORNING BAKE SALE & WREATH PICK-UP
Bring your goodies (breads, cookies, pies, etc.) and we will package them up for the sale. Youth will be in charge of their tables and collecting donations.

ADVENT FESTIVAL
Sunday, 5 - 7 p.m.
Youth will take 30 minute shifts selling their baked goods & have the rest of the time to participate in festival activities.

BOW MAKERS....
Calling talented bow makers! We would like to sell bows to go with our wreaths, so if you can make some bows for Sunday, that would be wonderful.

Thanks for everyone's help!
Dawn

November 26, 2018

CHANNEL YOUR INNER MARTHA STEWART!
All parents and youth, start up your ovens and get baking! Our big youth bake sale fundraiser is this Sunday morning before and after Worship services and at the evening Advent Festival.

Bring your goodies on Saturday afternoon or Sunday morning unwrapped and we will package them up. This is an important fundraiser and we hope all youth and parents will be involved, especially if your youth is planning to go on one of our youth 2019 summer trips.

COOKIE BAKING
On Saturday, December 1st, 4-8 p.m. the Youth will bake cookies for the bake sale the next day and prepare the bake sale and wreath fundraiser pick-up table. Dinner will be provided. We will also be packaging cookies to be delivered to those Wasatch Presbyterian members who cannot easily get out of the house and can use some Christmas cheer!  Let me know if your youth can be there! (Parents are encouraged to stay and help out, too, if able.)

BAKE SALE & WREATH PICK UP
Please contribute lots of items to the bake sale fundraiser this Sunday, December 2nd 10:00 - 11:15 a.m. & 12:15-12:45 p.m. It will help subsidize our summer youth trips. Bring your baked goods (breads, cookies & pies seem to be top sellers) and we will package them up for the sale. The congregation is very generous so even if you aren't the best baker, they are happy to contribute (for example, did you see the frosted cookie "masterpieces" the youth made last year?) :)

ADVENT FESTIVAL
Our family friendly festival with soup, music, crafts, nativity dress up and animals and more will be on Sunday, December 2nd 5-7 p.m. Youth will take shifts selling their baked goods.

CONFIRMATION CLASS
The signed up confirmands will meet on Monday, December 3rd 6-7:30 p.m.

YOUTH COMMITTEE MEETING
Thursday, December 6th 5:30-6:30 p.m.

SERVICE PROJECT
The youth will make, serve and clean up after dinner for Family Promise guests on Friday, December 7th 5-8 p.m.

YOUTH OUTING
Ice Skating and dinner on Sunday, December 16th. Stay tuned for more details.

LASTLY....
Calling talented bow makers! We would like to sell bows to go with our wreaths. Unfortunately, I do not have beautiful-bow-making ability. Can you help make some bows for Sunday? Thanks to all you crafty-parents/youth in advance!

See you this weekend!
Dawn

November 19, 2018

I was impressed with our youth yesterday; they were very welcoming and inclusive to the ten visiting youth from the local Unitarian Universalist congregation. Thanks to Shantel for providing treats, with enough to go around for our visitors, too.

For those of you going out of town for Thanksgiving, safe travels this holiday weekend! For families planning to attend Worship Sunday, please let me know if your youth can help out with the Minute for Mission at either service. I will provide the script but am in need of youth acting skills!

Please take a minute to put the November & December youth happenings on your family calendar.

COFFEE OR BAGEL RUN
Sunday, November 25th, 10:10 - 11:10 A.M.
For those in town, we'll drive over to a local coffee shop or walk over to Einstein's (depending on the weather) in lieu of Sunday School.

MINUTE FOR MISSION
Sunday, November 25th, 9 A.M. & 11:15 A.M.
Youth will be providing the Minute for Mission during both services, talking about our summer trips & wreath fundraiser. Please let me know which service your youth can participate.

COOKIE BAKING
Saturday, December 1st, 4-8 P.M.
Youth will bake cookies for the bake sale the next day and prepare the bake sale table and wreath fundraiser pick-up. Dinner provided. We will also be packaging cookies to be delivered to those Wasatch Presbyterian members who cannot easily get out of the house and can use some Christmas cheer!

BAKE SALE
Sunday, December 2nd, 9 A.M. - Noon
All hands on deck! I am asking all parents and youth to contribute items to the bake sale fundraiser for summer trips. Breads, cookies and pies seem to be top sellers.

ADVENT FESTIVAL
Sunday, December 2nd, 5 P.M.
Family friendly festival with soup, music, crafts, nativity dress up, animals and more. Youth will take shifts selling baked goods.

CONFIRMATION CLASS
Monday, December 3rd, 6 - 7:30 P.M.
For signed up confirmands journeying through confirmation this year.

SERVICE PROJECT
Friday, December 7th, 5-8 P.M.
Youth will make, serve and clean up after dinner for Family Promise guests.

YOUTH OUTING
Sunday, December 16th
ICE SKATING & DINNER

WREATH FUNDRAISER
We will continue to collect pre-orders both before & after services throughout November!

SUNDAY SCHOOL:
Sundays, 10:10 A.M. - Loft
We are currently journeying through the Old Testament and learning to take the Bible seriously without taking it literally. Last Sunday, we talked about the book of Ruth which went great with Scott's sermon!

If you are available to bring brunch treats (donuts, bagels, muffins, fruit, etc. for 12 youth - 1 person is gluten free), the hungry teens would appreciate it!  Please sign up for a Sunday that works for you! Sunday Brunch Treat Sign Up

Happy Thanksgiving!
Dawn

October 26, 2018

THIS SUNDAY

HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION
If you have not yet RSVP’d your family with Hilary or me, please do so right away! (Send a quick email) It's important to know who is coming so we have enough food!

SPOOK ALLEY SET UP
12:30 - 3:00 p.m.
The youth will be creating their very own Spook Alley! Bring your scary ideas, props and creativity, lunch will be provided. I am in need of some creative Halloween-loving parents to help with our Spook Alley creation. Let me know if you can help out.

FAMILIES' HALLOWEEN PARTY
5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Bring a soup or side dish to share, wear costumes and be ready to scare and be scared!

SUNDAY SCHOOL
This Sunday, Rebecca or Guido Sandulli will be assisting in Sunday School and Marian  & Nathan Florence will bring treats. Thanks in advance!

We are journeying through the Old Testament in Sunday School, discovering how to take the Bible seriously without taking it literally.  Once a month, we will change things up and discuss a current event in the context of our faith and beliefs.

Please sign up for assisting & bringing treats in November... all dates open!

Sunday Assistant Sign Up Sunday Treat Sign Up

October 19, 2018

SUNDAY COFFEE RUN:
If your youth is around this Sunday for the 10:00 a.m. hour, we will be making a Starbuck’s run for caffeine, sugar & conversation. Bring $5. (This is in lieu of Sunday School since many families are away this weekend for UEA.)

CONFIRMATION PROGRAM:
If your youth is planning to go through the Confirmation program this school year, please send me a quick email to let me know.

MOMS' BOOK CLUB:
This month we will be discussing the thriller, The Woman in the WIndow by AJ Fink at Dawn's home. We’ll gather on Friday, October 26th at 7:00 p.m.

PARENT HELP NEEDED:
On Sunday, October 28th from 12:30 p.m. - 3:00p.m. I am in need of some Halloween-loving parents to help create our Spook Alley. Please let me know if you can help out!

October 15, 2018

8TH & 9TH GRADE CONFIRMATION 
2018-2019 PROGRAM DECISION DEADLINE: Today - MONDAY, OCTOBER 15

We are excited to offer the process of confirmation for 8th and 9th grade youth this year!  I have included the program information to help you and your youth decide if they will participate.  Please talk with your youth about Confirmation and let me know by today - Monday, October 15th, if he or she plans to participate so that I can purchase the right amount of materials.  The decision to go through the Confirmation program can be the parent’s, while the decision to be or not to be Confirmed must be the youth’s.

The GOAL of confirmation is... 
for young people to have a language of faith and be able to articulate and claim their beliefs, even to the extent that they have questions about particular doctrine.

CONFIRMATION IS NOT:

  • A completion of baptism.

  • A graduation out of the church.

  • An indoctrination into Christianity and/or the PC(USA).

  • About knowing the right information.

CONFIRMATION IS:

  • Asking questions & grappling with ideas.

  • Engaging in what it means to have faith in something beyond ourselves.

  • An act of covenant renewal.

  • Often the first public participation in the liturgical life of the church of their own volition.

  • Exploration, Self-Discovery, & Self-Reflection.

  • A time to engage in their developmental stage of "differentiation" - in this case, developing their own faith identity.

  • An opportunity to explore and think about their faith in new ways. 

THE PROGRAM:
6 CONFIRMATION CLASSES: Mondays, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

  • November 5

  • December 3

  • January 14

  • February 4

  • March 11

  • April 8

These classes will emphasize the foundations of the Christian faith, the Presbyterian Church USA's tradition in the Bible, theology and prayer, while offering young people the opportunity to voice their questions, thoughts and own insights into faith formation. Andrew and Scott will each take a turn leading a class session. Families will take turns bringing dinner for the confirmation class.

FAITH ADVOCATES:
November: Each confirmand will choose an adult advocate in our Wasatch Presbyterian community to come alongside them on their journey of faith.  Parents may help their youth choose an advocate or Dawn is happy to match them with a person she thinks would be a good fit. The confirmand & advocate will meet one on one, two times during the school year to have casual conversations about faith and life. The ideal is for this relationship to continue, intentionally meeting once a year until the youth graduates high school and also being part of the celebration dinner each spring.

STATEMENT OF FAITH:
Spring: Each Confirmand will write their own faith statement, sharing their personal thoughts and beliefs on God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, the church and other aspects of their faith identity.  As they develop their faith statement, they will decide whether being Confirmed is right for them.

SESSION MEETING:
Wednesday, April 24th @ 7:00 p.m.: Confirmands will join April's session meeting to share their statements of faith, talk with the Session members and be received for Confirmation.

CELEBRATION DINNER:
Wednesday, May 15th @ 6:00 p.m.: The Confirmands, their Advocates and Dawn will go out to dinner to celebrate their journey through confirmation.  We honor all Confirmands, wherever they are in their journey of faith, and whatever their decision on Confirmation.

SERVICE OF CONFIRMATION:
Sunday, May 19th @ 10:00 a.m.: Confirmands and their Advocates will participate in the service of Confirmation during the Celebration Sunday service.  Confirmands, who desire to, will be confirmed and those who have not been baptized, will also be baptized. They will each receive a token to remember their Confirmation.

CAKE RECEPTION & FAMILIES' LUNCH:
Sunday, May 19th @ 11:00 a.m.: After the church service, the congregation will celebrate the Confirmands with a cake reception in their honor. Directly following this, our Confirmands and their families (and any family guests), will be invited to the Loft for a Potluck lunch where the Confirmands will share their Statements of Faith with their families.

Have a great week!

Dawn

October 8, 2018

INDIGENOUS PEOPLES' DAY:
If you want a lively conversation around the dinner table tonight with your teens, click on the link below. Read the New York Times article and then discuss with your teens whether Columbus Day should be renamed Indigenous Peoples' Day.  NY Times Link to Article

YOUTH GROUP:
This Wednesday night, October 10th, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Loft, the Youth will have a chance to relax and take a break from their routine. Dinner will be provided and we will play some silly games and have a short reflection and discussion. Hope your youth can fit this into their busy schedules! RSVP: Let me know if they will be there.

SUMMER YOUTH TRIPS:
Our tentative youth rafting trip will be sometime between August 4-10, 2019. Let me know if you have conflicts ASAP before we secure the dates.

I am a huge fan of Triennium, a Presbyterian Youth Conference that gathers thousands of teens from across the country every three years at Purdue University. One of the developmental milestones for teens is discovering (or creating) their identity and this is a great way for them to identify themselves as being part of the Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA). As they connect with thousands of other PCUSA teens, they often desire to identify themselves as part of this awesome denomination. The dates for Triennium are July 16-20, 2019. For more information check out the following link Triennium PCUSA Youth Conference Info.

PARENT OFFERINGS :
LADIES' NIGHT IN
This Saturday evening, October 13th at Hilary's home. Contact hlambert@wpcslc.org to RSVP.

BOOK CLUB
This month we will be discussing the thriller, The Woman in the WIndow, by AJ Fink on Friday, October 26th at 7:00 p.m. We’ll gather at Dawn's home for great conversation (may be related to the book) and some nibbles.

SUNDAY SCHOOL:
Thanks to Shannon Baker for bringing amazing treats and serving as assistant yesterday!  This Sunday, Tracie Cooper will be assisting Andrew in leading Sunday School and Shantel Mullin will bring treats. Thanks in advance!

We are journeying through the Old Testament in Sunday School, discovering how to take the Bible seriously without taking it literally.  Once a month, we will change things up and discuss a current event in the context of our faith and beliefs.

Sunday Assistant Sign Up Sunday Treat Sign Up

COMING UP:

SPOOK ALLEY SET UP
The youth will be creating their very own Spook Alley on Sunday, October 28th 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.! Bring your scary ideas, props and creativity. Lunch will be provided. I am in need of some creative Halloween-loving parents to help with our Spook Alley creation. Let me know if you can help out.

FAMILIES' HALLOWEEN PARTY
Sunday, October 28th from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. will be the annual Halloween Extravaganza. Bring a soup to share, wear costumes and be ready to be scared by some creepy youth!

Many blessing,

Dawn

October 1, 2018

FALL RETREAT:
The youth fall retreat is this weekend! This will be a great time of fun, games, songs and bonding at Camp Tuttle. If your youth wants to go, but you need help with transportation, I will be driving up and am happy to pick up your youth and bring them there and/or back home. Fall Retreat Sign Up

YOUTH GROUP:
A few parents & youth have requested a traditional youth group midweek gathering. While I don't think it could work every week due to families' busy weekday schedules, I thought we can try it once in fall and once in spring. Dinner will be provided and we will play some silly games and have a short reflection and discussion. Hope your youth can fit this into their busy schedules twice a year! Our first one will be next Wednesday Night, October 10th, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Loft.

OCTOBER YOUTH CALENDAR:
Click here for the calendar.

SUMMER YOUTH TRIPS:
Yes, it is already that time to start thinking about next summer! The youth committee meets on Thursday and one thing on our agenda is to determine the youth 7th-12th grade summer trip dates. Please email me any dates that you know your youth will not be available this summer.

Additionally, I am gauging the interest level for our youth to attend Triennium, July 16-20, 2019, at Purdue University. Triennium is the Presbyterian Youth Conference for high school age youth (current 8th - 12th graders) which gathers thousands of youth from around the country every three years. There are nightly large group meetings with music, singing and faith talks geared specifically for this age group. Each youth gets assigned a small group which they meet with daily and they also get to choose from an assortment of daytime workshops to attend. I am a big fan of this conference as it connects youth with other youth in the Presbyterian Church USA and they learn and grow in their faith in unique ways. I have known this to be the highlight of some youth's entire high school experience! Please check out their website for more information and then let me know if you might consider having your youth attend!

Triennium PCUSA Youth Conference Info

PARENT OFFERINGS:
ANGST Screening: A Film on Teen Anxiety
This Thursday, October 4th, 7:00 p.m. at Olympus HIgh School
Did you know that 60% of teens today could be diagnosed with General Anxiety Disorder according to the requirements listed in the DSM-5? If you want to learn more about the causes, effects and what we can do about it, come to this 56 minute documentary screening followed by a Q&A.  I have a handful of extra tickets to this film screening, so please let me know if you would like to attend.
The filmmakers' goal is to have a global conversation and raise awareness around anxiety. Angst features candid interviews with kids and young adults who suffer, or have suffered, from anxiety and what they've learned about it. The film includes discussions with mental health experts about the causes of anxiety and its sociological effects, as well as help, resources and tools.

LADIES' NIGHT IN
Saturday, October 13th at Hilary's home.

BOOK CLUB
Friday, October 26th at 7:00 p.m. This month we will be discussing the thriller, The Woman in the WIndow by AJ Fink. Perfect for the month of October! We’ll gather at Dawn's home.

ASSISTANTS & TREATS :
Thanks to Shantel Mullin for helping out as assistant and the Penze and Murphy families for bringing treats these last two Sundays. I appreciate your help and the youth appreciate the yummy food! 

Sunday Assistant Sign Up Sunday Treat Sign Up

September 24, 2018

Thank you to the 8th & 9th grade families who participated in Sunday's Confirmation informational meeting. We have determined a schedule where we will meet once a month on Monday nights beginning November 5th. I will be sending out a detailed email later this week so watch for it.

COMING UP THIS WEEK:

SERVICE PROJECTS:
If you are available for this week's service projects, please sign up via the link below.

Tuesday, from 7-8:00 p.m., we will be making hundreds of sandwiches for St. Vincent de Paul. This is a great opportunity for families.

On Wednesday, we will serve dinner at St. Vincent de Paul from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Volunteers need to be 12 or older and can participate with parents or I am happy to drive them.

Service Project Sign Up

SIGN UP NOW FOR:

Camp Tuttle Youth Retreat
The retreat is October 5-7th up Big Cottonwood Canyon. The cost is $65 (scholarships are available if needed) and you can sign up below:

Camp Tuttle Retreat Sign Up

SUNDAY SCHOOL ASSISTANTS NEEDED:

I think it would be great if a parent from each family took one turn this fall to assist in Sunday School. We have a great group of kids who have lots of insights to share. Please don't be intimidated by this request; I will not have you recite any scriptures by heart or make you perform a solo act of Peter walking on water story!  My biggest need is helping to set out the treat, make lemonade and help if one of the youth cannot sit still (taking them aside quietly and talking to them about the importance of positive group dynamics). And of course if you are helping out and want more responsibility I can give you more (just ask). Please sign up below for the Sunday that works best for you.

Sunday School Assistant Sign Up

September 10, 2018

Families, thanks to all who participated in our Labor Day Retreat! We had a wonderful time and photos will be posted soon.

SIGN UP YOUR YOUTH FOR SUNDAY SCHOOL!
If your youth plans to come to Sunday School every Sunday (gold star) or occasionally (wherever you are in your faith journey, which includes the ski slopes, you are welcome here), please sign up with Dawn. This sign up includes a 2018-2019 event permission form, social media and texting permission form, and our child protection policy. Plan to spend at least ten minutes filling out the paperwork. Additionally, we will have information about Confirmation classes (for our current 8th and 9th grade students) and ways for parents to get involved.

SEPTEMBER YOUTH HAPPENINGS:

FALL KICK-OFF: YOUTH LOCK-IN 
7:00 p.m. Saturday, September 15 - 11:00 a.m. Sunday, September 16 
We will start off the school year with the youth's favorite activity: spending the night at the church! We will have pizza, snacks, night games and lots of fun. Bring $5 and a snack to share. RSVP NOW by texting/emailing Dawn at dfleishman@wpcslc.org.

FIRST DAY OF SUNDAY SCHOOL
10:00 a.m. Sunday, September 16 - The best way to kick off youth Sunday School is with a service project!  We will set up the rooms for the Family Promise guests.

SERVICE PROJECT: FAMILY PROMISE DINNER 
5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 18 - We will cook, serve and clean up after a meal for the Family Promise guests staying at our church. Often, we have the opportunity to play with the young children after dinner!

FAMILY SERVICE PROJECT: ST VINCENT SANDWICH MAKING & SERVING
Children & Youth families are tasked with making the sandwiches (7-8 p.m. Tuesday, September 25th) and serving dinner (age 12 and older, 4:00-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 26th) at St. VIncent de Paul.

PARENT OFFERINGS:

DADS' NIGHT OUT
8:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 18th - Casual gathering at Sugarhouse Brew Pub.

MOMS' BOOK CLUB
Saturday, September 22nd 7 p.m. - The Immortalist by Chloe Benjamin

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