Children, Confirmation and Youth Ministries
December 2018 e-Newsletter
Merry Christmas, our dear friends!
May the love of Christ surround you and keep you during this blessed season!
A huge thank you to all of you who participated in the Turkey Baskets for N.A.C.E.!
We were able to assemble and deliver 32 baskets (our goal was 20!) to the food shelf to distribute to those in need.
To see more pictures, visit here .
Our Youth Room has gotten a makeover! Youth, grades 6-12, this is a space for you. Check it out!!! Room 122 is now known as the Youth Room. This is a safe place for you to gather, hang out, wonder, ask questions, learn and grow. Check it out! To see more pictures, visit here .
Quake Event at the Hilton, Mpls
February 15-17, 2019 for Grades 6th grade and up and adult guides (21+ in age)
Prices go up after December 9! Check out the details  here .
This is a weekend gathering exploring faith, Christian living, a life of ministry and leadership… through speakers, music, breakout sessions and so much more amazingness!
OSLC Credits: Can be used for up to half of the cost.
To explore more about Quake, visit: http://quakeevent.com/
Questions? Contact  Leisha .
Save the Date!   Women of all ages , mark your calendars for a day away just for you on  Saturday, March 2, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  at Our Saviour’s. It will be a day of laughter, joy, and hope as we discover that  Laughter is the Best Medicine!   Our speaker is Jean Abbott, a young mom of three kids who has appeared on the TODAY Show sharing her inspirational story, which she’s chronicled in her book  Misdiagnosed: My Thirty-Year Struggle with a Debilitating Disorder I Never Had.  Jean is down-to-earth and funny – we are thrilled to have her with us! More info to come; for now, save the date! Find out more about Jean and check out her blog at www.jeanabbott.com . Questions? Contact Becky Beck (612-281-7170).
Service Project - Confirmation & Congregation
Confirmation Youth, we are signed up for a service project at FMSC in Coon Rapids for January 17, 6-7:30pm. Please sign up between Nov 25-Dec 8. If you cannot attend, these hours must be made up on your own.
Starting Dec 9, the remaining spots will be opened up to the congregation to fill.
Questions? Contact  Leisha .
Frolic: Child/Caregiver Play Group Little Steps. Big Faith. Fri., Dec 7th and Dec 21st, 9:30-11:30 a.m. This group is for families with children, newborn through age five, who come to grow and play in faith together! Frolic meets the 1st and 3rd Fri., Oct.-May. Questions? Contact Kate with questions.
Service Project - Confirmation & Congregation
Confirmation Youth, we are signed up for a service project at FMSC in Coon Rapids for January 17, 6-7:30pm. Please sign up between Nov 25-Dec 8. If you cannot attend, these hours must be made up on your own.
Starting Dec 9, the remaining spots will be opened up to the congregation to fill.
Questions? Contact Leisha .
Looking for the perfect gift the emphasizes the reason for the season? Give the gift of reading this Christmas. Book Fair Display starts Nov 21, please have your order into Kate by Dec 2nd to ensure delivery for Christmas!
Betty's Pies Fundraiser - Orders Due Wed, Nov 27! Youth, turn in your packets with full payments no later than Wed, Nov 27!
Pie Distribution will be Dec 16th, 9:30am-11:30am. No late orders will be taken. Make sure you don't miss out on your piece of the pie!
Singing Opportunity for Ages 10-18...
 
Have you ever wanted to be up front singing for IGNITE?  Join us! 

Come to practice on Tuesday, Dec. 4 th at 6:30 pm in the music office.  We will join the IGNITE band at 7:15 pm in the sanctuary to run through the song that same evening.  You will be done about 7:30 pm.
 
On Wednesday, Dec. 5 th , we will sing the song for the congregation at IGNITE.  Plan on joining us in the sanctuary at 6:10 pm for a warm up.

Don't need to sign up, just show up!
     
Questions? Email Cathy
VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION EVENT!!! SAVE THE DATE...
Are you a Sunday School Teacher or a Wednesday Night Guide/Leader? We want to say THANK YOU! Join us for Volunteer Appreciation Event Wed, Jan 2, 6:30-8:30 p.m. More details to come closer to the date!
advent family night
Thursday, November 29 5:45-7:00 p.m.

This fun evening is a time for you and your family to come together and prepare your hearts for your own Advent journey!

Performances are Sun., Dec. 9, during 8:30 and 10:00 a.m. worship, and Wed., Dec. 12, during 6:30 p.m. worship.   Click for Rehearsal Schedule...
NO regular programing for children ages 3 to 5th grade on Dec 9th and Dec 12th . Have a child not in the program? Bring them to the performance!
IMPORTANT - Confirmation programming still scheduled for Wed, 12/12!!!
Children's Christmas Basket donations due 9:00 a.m. Saturday December 8th. Help assembling baskets during Christmas Rehearsal on December 8th from 9 to noon is SO appreciated! Come if you can! It's fun, we promise!
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Lunch at the North Pole, join Santa for Some Christmas Cheer! Saturday, Dec 8th 11:30-1pm. Cost is $5/person and $20/family. This event includes lunch, picture opportunity with Santa, make and take reindeer food, a craft and Christmas games! Come ready for fun!

6-12th Graders , sign up here to help out with Lunch at the North Pole! This would also count as a make-up service project should you need one.
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Your donation of Christmas Cookies for the Children's Christmas Program Dec 9th is greatly appreciated. Please bring your cookie donation directly to the kitchen on Dec. 8th.
There will be no regular programming on Sun. Dec 23rd, Wed, Dec. 26th, Sun Dec. 30th or Wed, Jan 2. Merry Christmas everyone!
Camp Wapo
Save the Dates!
(Grades listed are the grades completed in summer 2019)
SEEDS: Grades 1-3
Fri, June 21 - Sun, June 28
Youth: Grades 4-8
Sun, June 23-Fri, June 28
Senior High @ Ox: Grades 9-12
Sun, June 23-Fri, June 28
Servant Leadership Program:
Grades 9-12
Sun, June 23-Fri, June 28
Registration begins January 15th!
Watch the Children and Youth Board and your January e-newsletter for more information.
OSLC Credits: Cannot be used for deposits, can be used for up to half of the remaining camp cost.
For more information on Camp Wapo, visit: campwapo.org
Questions? Contact Leisha or Kate
2019 Mission Trip
For December:
Sunday, Dec 2, 11:15-12:15 Meeting for participants (no parent/guardian necessary for this meeting)
Please let Leisha know if you are unable to attend.
OSLC Credits: Cannot be used for deposits, can be used for up to half of the remaining trip cost.

Still interested in attending the mission trip?
Currently our trip is full but we can take names for a wait list. If a spot opens up, we will offer it to the first person on the list. In order to be put on the wait list, a parent/guardian can contact Leisha .
High School+ Youth Group
Every Wednesday (note: not Dec 26 or Jan 2 due to the holidays), those 9th grade and up join together for youth group! You are invited!
8pm-9pm in the Youth Room
We are spending this year exploring our faith and the faiths surrounding us.
You do not need to be able to attend every Wednesday. Come when you can!
Contact Leisha with any questions.
[763-434-6117]  [ www.oursaviourslc.org]
Kate Roettger, Director of Children & Family Ministries, kroettger@oursaviourslc.org
Leisha Tays, Director of Confirmation & Youth Ministries, ltays@oursaviourslc.org