This Week in the Joint Youth Ministry...

Sept. 14th - Sept 21st

We had a great week! Sunday we got to play together and grow together at our Small Group Sunday. Tuesday we returned to Almaden Hills UMC and students got to choose to bond through team building games or by creating some pottery together. We've had some new faces the past few weeks and we are so happy to make new friends in the Joint Youth Ministry! Here's a breakdown of what you can join us for next -

This Sunday is a very special Feed the Need. Families are invited to join us at the end for dinner. Come taste the delicious food your students made and hear a little bit about the plans for Joint Youth Ministry this year. If you can attend, please RSVP here

Know someone who would like a meal delivery? Sign them up on this form!

Tuesday we are back at Casitas and would love the help of students, parents, and alumni! We use help with meal prep and providing crafts for families who live there. You can join us on site or carpool with us from Willow Glen UMC. Let us know if you need a ride so we can make sure we have enough seats.

Plan ahead by scrolling down and saving our September & October calendar graphics. We hope to see you soon!

We have a great team of Alongside volunteers for our Sunday and Tuesday programs. If you missed their intros, read this e-mail. Some great photos and bios on the adults who are volunteering their time with the JYM students this year!

Do you want to help us out this year? There are other ways to volunteer and help Lisa & Kat and our ministry. Check out our Sign-up Genius link to find ways to donate snacks, pick up food orders for our Tuesday nights, chaperone trips, grocery shop... and more jobs that can be done on your own time!

Sign Up for a job here

In Christ,

Kat Kraynick-Baker

Assc. JYM Director

(408) 761-5820

Lisa Jacobs

Joint Youth Ministry Director

(408) 806-3133

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We also have a Google Calendar with our upcoming events and locations, it is public and you can add it to your own online calendar to always stay up-to-date!

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This week in the JYM...

Sunday Sept. 17th

4:30 - 6:30pm at Willow Glen UMC

Feed the Need

(Parents invited from 6:00 - 6:30pm!)

Once a month our Sunday is a "Feed the Need" night, where we teach students to cook different elements of a meal, eat together, and then package up meals and deliver them to friends, family, and church members who may appreciate a home-cooked meal.

This month, we are inviting families to join students at the end of the evening to have dinner with us. This is a chance to taste the food your students made, meet Lisa & Kat if you haven't yet, and hear about some upcoming plans for our year in the Joint Youth Ministry. Arrive at 6:00pm and stay until the end. We hope you will make some time to join us!

If you plan to come, please sign up here so we can plan for food accordingly: RSVP to Feed the Need

Do you know someone who would like a meal delivery?

Sign them up here!

Tues Sept. 19th: Casitas De Esperanza

4:30 - 6:00pm at 801 N. First Street,

Carpool from WGUMC at 4:15 - 6:15pm

Help us prep and serve dinner, lead crafts and games, and spend time with this wonderful community of unhoused families. You can meet us directly at the site (801 N First Street) Or be in the Willow Glen UMC parking lot by 4:15pm.

If carpooling let us know by e-mail or text no later than noon on Tuesday.

Adults are welcome to come and help us too! In fact, we have three adults (with no current students in the JYM) who handle the majority of food shopping, planning and prep for us. We would love to add a couple of new people to our food team for the year. If you are interested in helping with food at Casitas once a month or so, please reach out to us ASAP.

Sunday Sept. 24th: Small Group Sunday

4:30pm - 6:30pm at WGUMC

Join us for a Sunday of games and small group discussion at Willow Glen UMC. We will split up by grades. It's a good way to get to know each other and grow deeper in our faith!

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Coming this Fall...

October 23rd - All Day! JYM Day-Treat Cost: $55

Invite a new friend and you both get $5 off your fee

The best way to make and strengthen friendships is to travel together! We are planning a full day adventure with the JYM on Sunday October 23rd. We will do something that's active outdoors, eat a meal together in a restaurant, do a paid-activity together. Our Itinerary may depend on numbers, so if you plan to go, please RSVP as soon as possible!

If you aren't sure you can attend, add it to your calendar to keep it in mind!

Sign Up for our adventure!

JYM Google Calendar

Put Sunday, October 22nd on your calendar. It will be an all day Youth Retreat filled with spiritual growth, service, fun activities and meals. We will travel to the coast and do lots of things to help our students grow in their relationship with themselves, each other and God!