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