Perrin's Preview

Dear MSY families,

The season of Advent, which derives from the Latin word meaning "coming", begins four Sundays before Christmas. It appears to be the last season of the year, however, Advent is actually the beginning of the Liturgical calendar. If approached with intentionality, this season can be particularly fruitful because we, as a society, are no longer good at waiting. There is little patience allotted for waiting, whether it is for an answer, a delivery, a test result... The anticipation of Christmas is different. In our waiting, Advent offers hope, love, joy and peace. It is my prayer that our families experience this season together and that the light of Christ shines through any darkness as we begin anew.
               
Peace,
Perrin Tribble
Director of Middle School Ministry
Weekly Schedule
Wednesday, November 14th
Open Table 5:30-6:30
                Open Gym, hosted by Perrin Tribble, 6:30-7:30 in the gym
 Faith and Fellowship hosted by Levi Bannerman, 6:30-  7:30 in Room 307

Sunday, November 18th
Sunday School, 9:30-10:30,   Base- Room 318,  Quest- Room 312
Youth Music, 10:30 - 10:50
Youth Fellowship, 5:30-7:00
                Dinner for $5/person, 5:30-6:00
                Youth Programming, 6:00-7:00
                
Wednesday,November 21
No Open Table or Evening Youth Fellowship

Sunday, November 25th
Sunday School, 9:30-10:30,  Base- Room 318,  Quest- Room 312
Youth Music, 10:30 - 10:50
Dinner for $5/person, 5:30-6:00
Youth Programming, 6:00-7:00

Sunday, December 2nd
Quest and mentors visit Elevation Church Uptown
Base will help with Alternative Gift Market
Youth Fellowship, 5:30-7:00
                Dinner for $5/person, 5:30-6:00
                Youth Programming, 6:00-7:00
                
Sunday, December 9th
Sunday School, 9:30-10:30,  Base- Room 318,  Quest- Room 312
Youth Music, 10:30 - 10:50 am
Christmas Party 5:00 - 6:30 pm

Sunday, December 16th
Sunday School, 9:30-10:30, Base- Room 318,  Quest- Room 312
Youth Music, 10:30 - 10:50 
Lessons & Carols, No Evening Youth Fellowship
                
Sunday, December 23rd
               No Sunday School
               No Evening Youth Fellowship

Sunday, December 30th
No Sunday School
No Evening Youth Fellowship                
          
Lessons & Carols
Lessons & Carols
Sunday, December 16th
5:00 pm
Youth singers are invited to participate in the Lessons and Carols service on December 16 at 5:00 PM. Singers should attend Sunday morning rehearsals, 10:30-10:50 in room EW315 each Sunday from November 18 through December 16. There is a Lessons and Carols rehearsal on Saturday, December 15, from 9:30-11:30 in the sanctuary. Parents, if your child is planning to participate in this service, please email Heather Potter at heather.potter@covenantpresby.org. We would love to have your youth singing as we celebrate the coming Christ!
MSY Christmas Party
Sunday, December 9th
Grades 6th - 8th are invited to Covenant on December 9th from 5:00
to 6:30 for our annual Christmas party!  We will enjoy fellowship, games, and festive
food.  Please bring $5 to help cover costs.  Come and bring a friend!
Save the Dates!
MSY Spring Retreat -  Friday,March 1 - Sunday, March 3
Quest Beach Retreat -  Friday, March 8 - Sunday, March 10
Youth Sunday -  Sunday, March 31st
MSY Summer Trips 2019
June 23 - June 29 
MSY Mission Experience to Heifer International Ranch in Perryville, Arkansas

July 11- 14 
Massanetta Middle School Youth Conference 
Click here for more information!
Get Involved!

There are many ways to serve alongside the middle school youth!
  1. Sunday School teachers- we use an online sign up genius to choose the dates that are convenient. Each class needs at least one teacher and one shepherd each week.  Sign up here!
  2. Sunday Night Youth Fellowship- each Sunday evening we gather for dinner in the Fellowship Hall from 5:30-6:00 and then have programing from 6:00-7:00. We need other advisors to be present in the evenings. The programming varies each week as we try to rotate between recreation, bible study/small groups, service projects, and arts/spiritual practices
  3. Chaperones for retreats- For each overnight trip we need a minimum for two male chaperones and two female chaperones. The number of total chaperones increase with the number of youth participating. Appropriate youth to adult ratios are required in order for us to make these retreats possible.  It is a great way to invest in this community of youth and really get to know each of them!
  4. Logistics and Behind the Scenes- there is a lot of prep work that goes into weekly programming, retreat planning, and service projects. It is a huge blessing to have folks who want to serve but do not feel called to teach or chaperone.
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