Phew, did anyone else feel like February was a whirlwind or was that just me?! Between the weather being indecisive switching between snow pants weather and t-shirt weather in the same week, a packed Youth Ministry calendar with SonShine and weekly Rooted happenings, and being a little under the weather myself I feel like I have been blowing in the wind. When things get hectic I find there are 3 things that bring me back to some sense of 'normal': Sleep, snacks, and time in my Bible. With only 122 days (at the time of writing) until the summer staff move in for staff training it is my prayer that you are able to find time to keep yourselves rooted in God's Word.
Our recent SonShine event (over President’s Day Weekend) was a huge success with 45 young people and volunteers coming together under the theme of #LoveYourSelfie. The weekend, which included a trip to Willard Mountain for an evening of snow tubing, was attended by young people from all over the Diocese who came together to continue our 55 year history of Building Community in Christ! For photographs of the event head here.
Our weekly Youth Group has been growing from strength to strength with a weekly attendance of between 20-25 young people. Each week young people from all around the Capital District join together for a time of fun, friendship, and faith formation! It is never too late to join in.
What is coming up?
Beaver Cross - On Wheels!
Come have a wheelie good time!
What: A Young Christian Roller Skating Evening
When:Sunday 31st March 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Where:The Fun Spot 1035 U.S. 9, Queensbury, NY 12804
Kids skate free (adults $10 if want to skate)
To R.S.V.P call: (518) 692 9550.
Rooted - Albany Youth Group
What: A weekly youth group for young people in the capital district
When:Thursday’s 6:45 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where:St. Johns, Troy. (146 1st St, Troy, NY 12180)
A free event. No registration necessary. Call for more info.
Teaching with local Albany clergy with games led by Beaver Cross counselors.
O God, who before the passion of your only begotten Son revealed his glory upon the holy mountain: Grant to us that we, beholding by faith the light of his countenance, may be strengthened to bear our cross, and be changed into his likeness from glory to glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
We ask for prayers for the upcoming roller skating event and that the time of fellowship is blessed with a renewed hunger for the Word. We also ask for continued prayers for summer camp planning, preparation, and that God creates a camp experience that is good and pleasing to Him.