January Middle School
Youth Happenings
Middle School Glow Games
Middle School Youth are invited to join us on  Sunday, January 13 from 5-7 PM  for our first annual GLOW GAMES. John went crazy the night after Halloween buying glow in the dark gear, and now we get to enjoy a night of crazy games and activities where everything glows including our new 9-square game with black light attachments.
We will serve a meal, and there is no cost for this event. 
We will also need chaperones, if you are an adult able to help please sign up or contact John at jschomberg@oslchurch.com
Confirmation In January
6th grade will be doing a program called Everyday Samaritan. This is a 5-session unit on learning about and practicing empathy, inclusion, and being a good friend.
7th and 8th graders will each choose a 5-week elective that they will attend on Wednesday nights during January. These have not been chosen yet, but last year they included things like Worship Workshop with Andrea Nesdahl and Denny Gale, Peer Ministry Preview with Trish Syverson, Woodshop Ministry with Pr. Tim, and my Neighbor is Muslim with Joan Bacon. You can look out for the opportunity to sign up for these on Sign Up Genius soon.
Upcoming Events
Middle School Youth Group Hunger and Thirst Lock-In
Feb 8 from 8 PM to 7 AM
We had 37 middle school youth having an amazing time at our first all night lock in back in the fall. Join us as we take it up a notch for our second lock where we are expecting over 50 youth to battle it out in our Hunger and Thirst Games. The Hunger and Thirst games are your opportunity to join a district and battle it out with your friends in different food-related activities while also learning about who we hunger and thirst for God.

Cost is $5

We will need chaperones throughout the night, please sign up for one or multiple shifts if you are able.
Stampede Hockey and the Weiner Dog Nationals
Join us February 23 at 7:05 PM as we head to a stampede game and enjoy the Weiner Dog Nationals. Watch those tiny feet scamper across the ice and see the fastest wiener dogs in South Dakota. Oh, and there will be a hockey game too :) Tickets ONLY $15. Avalible Sunday mornings or in the church office.
Banquet and Talent Show
March 3 at 5 PM we are hosting our Silent Auction Banquet and Talent Show. We will have more information and details about this event in January. If you are a youth who is interested in participating in the Talent Show please email John.
Okoboji Recharge
Look for registration links for the spring recharges in the next couple weeks. Middle School students, we will be reserving spots for the MS Spring Recharge to ensure there will be plenty of space available.
Middle School Okoboji Recharge
April 5-7
If you missed our November Recharge or are ready to go back for round two this is the event for you.
4-6th Grade Okoboji Recharge
April 26-28
Recharge isn't just for Middle Schoolers. 4-6th-grade students are invited to join us for all the same great fun the middle school youth have at camp in a bit more relaxed atmosphere geared toward upper elementary youth or 6th graders the prefer less craziness.

Contact John for questions or more information.
Upcoming Calendar
January
2 – Confirmation 6-7:15 PM
6 – Middle School Youth Group 10-10:50 AM
9 – Confirmation 6-7:15 PM
13 – Cross-Gen Sunday 10-10:50 AM
13 – Middle School GLOW GAMES 5-7 PM
16 – Confirmation 6-7:15 PM
20 – Silent Auctions Items due at Church
20 – Middle School Youth Group 10-10:50 AM
23 – Confirmation 6-7:15 PM
27 – Middle School Youth Group 10-10:50 AM
30 – Confirmation 6-7:15 PM

February
3 – Middle School Youth Group 10-10:50 AM
6 – Confirmation 6-7:15 PM
8,9 – Middle School Lock-In Fri 8 PM – Sat 7 AM
10 – Middle School Youth Group 10-10:50 AM
13 – Confirmation 6-7:15 PM
17 – Silent Auction Begins
17 – Cross-Gen Sunday 10-10:50 AM
20 – Confirmation 6-7:15 PM
24 – Middle School Youth Group 10-10:50 AM
27 – Confirmation 6-7:15 PM

March
3 – Middle School Youth Group 10-10:50 AM
3 – Silent Auction Banquet and Talent Show 5-8 PM (end of Auction)
6 – Ash Wednesday Service 7 PM ( NO Confirmation or HS Youth Group )