May 15, 2018

G R A T I T U D E :

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

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

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

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

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

UPCOMING EVENTS:

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

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

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

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


R E G I S T R A T I O N   D U E  :

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

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

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

 

P A R E N T   O F F E R I N G S :

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

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

Have a great week!

Dawn