A few weeks ago, I shared about this amazing opportunity called the National Youth Gathering taking place in July 2019.  It’s a HUGE event that takes place every three years and spans over 5 days.  And when I say HUGE, we are talking nearly 30,000 youth from around the country and world who come together to praise God, serve, grow in their faith and have a lot of fun!

I’m excited to share that our youth are showing their excitement for this opportunity as 20 youth have registered to attend the NYG 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota!  I believe that this is one, if not the largest, groups that we will have taken as a congregation!

Over the course of the next few months, the youth will be doing a variety of fundraisers at church and in the community to help offset the costs of their trip. To give you a taste ofIMG-1235 things to look forward to, here are a few fundraisers that will be happening in the next couple months:

  • Silent Auction – Have the chance to buy a custom gift basket featuring all kinds of goodies, gifts, or event opportunities.  If you would like to donate an item for auction, please contact Lindsay Hietala or myself
  • Advent Meals – this is a free will offering meal which will consist of soup, chili, salad bar, bread, and dessert.
  • Christmas Wreath Sales – fresh handmade wreaths make great decorations and gifts!
  • Econo Receipts – did you know that fore every receipt collected, we receive 1% of the total on the receipt!  Super simple!  Just drop off your receipts on your way to get a donute and coffee on Sunday mornings in the marked box.

Stay tuned for more information and details on all these great ways to support our youth and families!