YOUTH MINISTRY UPDATES AND THOUGHTS
It seems like I spend a lot of time talking about change; probably because I do. This past month saw the last Call to Worship Sunday, as well as the first Re[de]fine event. We had a bonfire for Katie Schaeffer and Kaitlyn Riley, as they begin their college careers, and started planning for the future of Re[de]fine. It’s been an energetic month, with the blurring of beginnings and endings, held together – for me – by Pastor Bonnie’s sermon on faithfulness:
Our faithfulness to God is rooted in our willingness and ability to trust in God’s faithfulness to us, which doesn’t change, no matter what else is happening around us.
This month also saw the last (scheduled) Youth Mission Trip. We took a little trip to West Virginia. Amy Ost returned to be our Female Sponsor, and James Ost returned for his 2nd Mission Trip. We spent a week in Clendenin, WV, where we joined Caroline Ost, who spent the summer there as a member of the staff, leading worship and a work crew. We worked on a building a sidewalk to create wheelchair access to the local ball field, and learned a lot about concrete and rain!! Below are some pics to give you a flavor. Thanks to the Schaeffer family for once again loaning us their van, and to Veronica and Nurture for our packs of snacks!!