For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour my spirit upon your descendants, and my blessing on your offspring.” – Isaiah 44:3

Join us for this week for super awesome fun times as we celebrate the awesomeness of water!  Your totes awesome Youth interns and volunteers are excited to announce Water Wednesday on July 26th 7pm-9pm!  Y’all might wanna wear something that you wouldn’t mind getting very, very wet.  (Alternative activities always available for those who wish so stay dry).


Last week we continued with the tie dye fun, played ultimate Frisbee and enjoyed a rousing game of Grog.  Here are a few things I learned this week about tie dye and Frisbee.  As it turns out, when you run and run and run with the youth, you tend to sweat.. a lot!  And if you have not properly rinsed and washed your new tie dye creation, your dampened shirt will produce a beautiful and colorful imprint of your tie dye all over your skin!  (After reading up a bit on the subject, I learned that it’s normal for the colors to fade with each washing, but not normal for the die to colorize your body).


So, remember to thoroughly rinse in cold water until all the water runs clear.  Then wash the item by itself with mild detergent in warm water and hang dry.  It may help to set the colors by soaking in cold water with vinegar before washing.  One method is to put the item in an appropriate size bucket and pour white vinegar over it until it’s half full and fill the rest of the bucket with cold water.  Let it sit for about 30 minutes. Another method is to use about a tbsp of salt and a cup of white vinegar to a full bucket of water and let it sit for 12-24 hours).  The vinegar and salt is supposed to help set the colors and reduce fading.  (full disclosure:  I didn’t actually do any of these suggestions because I kind of like my new temporary full body tattoo)

note: This week’s update was sent out just a tad earlier so as to remind y’all that tomorrow (Sunday 7/22) is the All Church Picnic and Rev. Binders first Sunday behind the pulpit.  See last weeks update for more deets. 

“but those who drink of the water that I will give them will never be thirsty. The water that I will give will become in them a spring of water gushing up to eternal life.” – John 4:14




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