Children, Confirmation and Youth Ministries
January 2019 e-Newsletter
"A Tree Lot Christmas" was a wonderful success! Thank you to ALL who helped to make the Christmas Program what it was. We are so proud of you all!
Summer Promo! It might be cold outside but summer is coming, we promise! Come to church on Sunday, Jan. 6th and Wednesday, Jan. 9th to learn about summer camps/events, upcoming fundraisers, and how you can help make camp a reality for others!
30 Hour Famine - Save the Dates!
We will grow closer to Christ and each other as we fast together for 30 hours and raise funds to fight hunger. What’s more, when you do the Famine you get to be a part of something bigger than yourself. To take action for God’s kingdom. To help save the lives of hungry kids. To permanently change the way you see the world.
Every year, hundreds of thousands of students in the U.S. — and thousands more around the world — unite through World Vision’s 30 Hour Famine to feed hungry children and families.
We will learn about life in Africa as we take part in “Trek Challenges: Africa.” We will play games, worship, take part in service projects and so much more! We will stay the night at church and at the end of our time together, we will share a fabulous meal!
Who: 6th Grade and up
Price: $20/person (can pay for this fee with CYF Credits)

Sign up Begins: February 6
Informational Meeting: Sunday, February 24, 11:15am-12:15pm in Youth Room
Participants Lockin: Friday, March 15, 6pm - Saturday, March 16, 9:30am
30 Hour Famine: Friday, April 26, 6pm - Saturday, April 27, 7pm
We currently have 3 girl spots open for Quake.
Check out Quake here .
Interested? Talk to Leisha !
Save the Date!   Women of all ages - teens included! , 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 . 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. Meet at FMSC, pick up from FMSC.
Must be signed up for a spot in order to attend. Sign up on the Children and Youth Board at OSLC.
If confirmation students are unable to attend, they need to make up those service hours (1.5 hours) on their own.
Questions? Contact  Leisha .
Frolic: Child/Caregiver Play Group Little Steps. Big Faith. Fri., Jan 4 and Jan 18, 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.
Wow! A HUGE thank you to all of you who helped make this fundraiser for your CYF Youth Credit accounts a roaring success!!!!
We had a goal of selling 100 pies and ended up selling 295!
Over $900 was awarded to sellers CYF Credit accounts. We are so proud of you all!
Credits...January opportunity is Schwans Cares! This fundraising selling campaign will kick of January 6th. Stay tuned for more info!
NO regular programing for children, confirmation and youth on Wednesday, January 2. See you at Programing on Sunday, January 6th and Wednesday, January 9!
Thank you to all of our youth and families who helped make the Lunch at the North Pole such a great success! THANK YOU!
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:
Questions? Contact Leisha or Kate
2019 Mission Trip
Coming up:
Sunday, Feb 3, 11:15-12:15 Meeting for participants and parent(s)/guardian(s)
$225 due at 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.
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. at Our Saviour's.
Thrivent Member?
Are you a Thrivent member with Action Plans? Would you be interested in donating an Action Plan to CYF Ministries at Our Saviour's? Wondering what an Action Plan is? Contact Kate or Leisha for more information.
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Kate Roettger, Director of Children & Family Ministries,
Leisha Tays, Director of Confirmation & Youth Ministries,