Hello, 2017

Image result for happy new year 2017

Happy New Year!

  • For some of us, 2016 was amazing! We had lots of “firsts” (new school, new braces, a driver’s permit or license, our first boyfriend or girlfriend). We embraced the awesome, and our hearts soared with happiness.
  • For others of us, 2016 was really hard. We lost something or someone (a friend or family member or a pet, a really important game, or even failed a test). Our hearts hurt, and we are okay saying GOODBYE to 2016. 
  • For MOST OF US, the year 2016 was mixed–some really great days and some awful, horrible, no good days. But guess what? We’re still waking up each morning and are ready to have lots of more opportunities for happiness and joy.

MAD LIBS PRAYER

So, no matter how your 2016 went (be sure and think about it for a few minutes), let’s pray this simple “Mad Libs” prayer to God–you can fill in the blanks:

God, thank you for 2016. It was a ____ (adjective) year, full of ____ (favorite activity) and ____ (least favorite activity/chore) and lots of ____ (activity you spend the most time doing).

As I enter into 2017, a ____ (adjective) year with you, teach me how to be more ____ (adjective goal). Show me how to be more loving and more thankful for each and every good thing you’d done for me. I pray that I can be a ____ (synonym for better) friend and a more respectful daughter/son. Let me shine bright like the  ____ (color) sunrise each morning.

God, you are ____ (adjective for God), and I ____ (feeling toward God) you. 

Amen.

JANUARY 2017

1/4: Youth Group (6th-12th grades) in the Youth House; dinner $3 + Bible and life chat and activities. Wednesday 6:30-8:30 pm

1/8: Confirmation Class at 9:15 am in the Youth House–Meet Your Mentor!;

  • All Youth Worship at 10:00 am (stay in Worship for special music)
  • High School: Christmas Tree pickup fundraiser—we need you! Every dollar earned goes toward YOUR mission trip!

1/11: Youth Group (6th-12th grades) in the Youth House; dinner $3 + Bible and life chat and activities. Wednesday 6:30-8:30 pm

1/15: Confirmation Class at 9:15 am in the Youth House–Field Trip to Finley-Sunset Hills; All Youth Worship at 10:00 am + Youth Bible Study at 10:20 am

1/18: Youth Group (6th-12th grades) in the Youth House–prep for Youth Sunday!; dinner $3 + Bible and life chat and activities. Wednesday 6:30-8:30 pm

1/21: Tom Rheingans + Kids/Youth Choirs Concert Fundraiser, 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary; pie reception following — we need pie servers (not in choir), beverage servers and money collectors, please.

1/22: Confirmation Class at 9:15 am in the Youth House–Hike with Dan Calabrese; All Youth Worship at 10:00 am + Youth Bible Study at 10:20 am

1/25: Youth Group (6th-12th grades) in the Youth House; dinner $3 + Bible and life chat and activities. Wednesday 6:30-8:30 pm

1/29: Confirmation Class at 9:15 am in the Youth House; All Youth Worship at 10:00 am + Youth Bible Study at 10:20 am

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s