Jr. High Youth & Parents,
Last week I returned from maternity leave and have been meeting with allll the groups (staff, Youth Council, advisors, etc) to talk about how we move forward with youth ministry while COVID is still a concern. We are EXCITED about some of the plans we are putting into place, and will soon share an update with you--WE WILL HAVE YOUTH PROGRAMMING THIS SUMMER!
However, one of the difficult decisions I (along with FPC staff, the COVID task force, and the Youth Council) have had to make is about youth mission trips for this summer. While we waited as long as possible to make the call, there is just no way that in a few weeks we will be at the point where we can all safely travel, sleep, eat and serve together while social distancing. Therefore,
youth mission trips for this summer are cancelled
and we will be refunding your deposits. I grieve this decision along with you, but I also look forward to the other opportunities this creates for us to safely gather this summer in Hickory.
Please see below for other important updates and announcements. I'm happy to be "back in the saddle" and look forward to seeing you soon!