LAST DAY OF VBS TOMORROW!
We are having a great week at VBS and it's been made awesome by 35+ youth volunteers! We just wrapped up day 3 and will be winding everything down tomorrow. If possible, youth volunteers should bring lunch and help us tear everything down after all the kids head home. Immediately after that we will walk down to Ben & Jerry's for ice cream (on Matt) as a thank you for 4 days of hard work! We should be done with ice cream by 1:30-2 pm.
SERVING WITH CATERPILLAR MINISTRIES
For the sixth summer, our church will be providing bags of groceries to children who attend Blythe Elementary School and miss out on free school breakfast and lunch over summer break. Your family can partner with this project by loading and delivering 10 grocery bags on Thursdays this summer! The time commitment is from 10:30-12:00 and requires a parent with a car that will hold 10 grocery bags. Volunteers are needed on June 20th, June 27th, July 3rd, July 11th, July 18th, July 25th, July 31st, August 8th, and August 15th. If you are able to help on one of these dates, please email Catherine Bragg with the date of your choice and Catherine will provide detailed directions. THANK YOU for helping us meet this need with our partner school!
ON THE ROAD AGAIN
We're headed to Massanetta Springs Middle School Conference on Thursday the 20th! Would you please keep us (Alex, Alex, Anne, Catherine, Claire, Cooper, Eric, Jack, Julia, Mary, Matt, & Sam) in prayer as we travel and participate in the conference? We'll be returning on Sunday the 23rd.
THE THIRTY CHALLENGE
Hopefully everyone is still going strong with the 30 Challenge! Only 18 more days to go. Don't know what we're talking about? Click here for more info .
The Youth Ministry News email will take a hiatus with vacations and Massanetta Springs Middle School Conference over the next few weeks. Look for the next one on July 10th!
STAY CONNECTED THIS SUMMER
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  • Group messages for Small Groups & parents
  • Access to Big Group message videos the next day
Click here to sign up! Parents: we're keeping the Small Group groups just for students and SGLs, but make sure you sign up for parent-specific groups!
END OF THE YEAR CALENDAR
JUNE 10-14 Vacation Bible School
JUNE 20-23 Massanetta Springs Middle School Conference
JULY 21-27 Montreat Youth Conference
AUGUST 4 Summer Youth Group