PLEASE READ ENTIRE EMAIL!!
Pastor Steven's
Youth Group "Scoop"
August 21st, 2018
2018-2019 Youth Theme:
"Called to ..."
Dear NPC Youth, Parents, & Friends,

I hope this message finds everyone well!

Here’s the “scoop” for the fourth week of August and beyond!  PLEASE READ TO THE VERY BOTTOM !!

Special Announcement
Dear Friends,

An email from Jan Copeland was recently sent this afternoon with the following information ... that I have informed Patrick, the Session, and the church staff that I have accepted a call to serve as an Interim Pastor at another church within the presbytery.

I deeply, deeply apologize to everyone associated with the youth ministry at Northminster that your receiving of this news had to come via email or from someone else rather than originally from conversation with me. It was not intentional that any pain or disappointment would be caused by withholding this announcement from you until now. It's just that a proper process had to be followed by informing the Session first, which occurred just last evening.

Between now and this coming Sunday evening, I invite you to ponder any questions you may have for me or for Patrick, and about this transition process. We will provide time this coming Sunday evening to have conversation about this.

Serving as a pastor with the youth and adult leaders of Northminster Presbyterian Church has very seriously been one of the greatest pleasures of my life and ministry. That is no token phrase, I promise you. And, for the surprise and shock of this announcement and how it may cause you to feel a variety of emotions (some possibly unpleasant), I ask your forgiveness.

Information and details about the timeline of my departure are contained within the letter that was sent by Jan. This letter is also available by clicking the following link: Steven's Announcement

May God's loving presence be powerfully known among us in the coming days and weeks.

In Christ,
Steven
YOUTH CHOIR
restarts in September
Youth Choir will resume on

Sunday afternoon, September 9th
from 5:00 - 6:00pm

in the Sanctuary
w/ Charlie
Great Daily Devotion for Youth & Families
I've been following a wonderful daily devotional for many years, and I invite all of you to enjoy it as well! It's called "d365" and it's available at no charge to receive via email each day, or you can download it from the App Store.

Check it out at the following website -   d365 daily devotion

YOUTH GROUP INFO!

  NPC YOUTH FAITH, FUN, & FELLOWSHIP ACTIVITIES
THIS WEEK and BEYOND:

SUMMER WORSHIP SCHEDULE CONTINUES...
THIS COMING Sunday morning,
August 26th


SINGLE WORSHIP SERVICE
on Sunday mornings @ 10:00am
(no Sunday School)

and later that afternoon ...

YOUTH FELLOWSHIP
@ NPC!!
from 6:00 - 8:15pm


[No Youth Choir until September 9th]

Dinner begins @ 6:00pm in Fellowship Hall!
(thanks in advance to John & Mary Ann Cronley
for providing dinner!)

Activities, songs, discussion, and
fellowship/small group time
from 6:30-8:15pm!!


MAKE PLANS TO BE THERE!!

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A Note About the Kick-Off Youth Retreat
Dear Friends,
Due to unforeseen circumstances that prevents us from having enough adult leaders present during an entire weekend, our youth retreat will not be scheduled for the end of August this year. We are looking at alternative plans for the early fall. We are very sorry for any disappointment, and we appreciate your understanding.

Thanks,
Pastor Steven


  AND, THEN OUR NEXT YOUTH EVENT IS ...

SUMMER WORSHIP SCHEDULE CONTINUES ...
Sunday, September 2nd


SINGLE WORSHIP SERVICE
on Sunday mornings @ 10:00am
(no Sunday School)


and on this Labor Day holiday weekend ...

NO YOUTH GROUP
on Sunday evening, September 2nd
(Labor Day holiday)

NO YOUTH CHOIR
[Youth Choir resumes on September 9th]

NO DINNER or YOUTH ACTIVITIES!

We will be back together
for regular  Youth Fellowship activities
on Sunday evening, September 9th!



MAKE PLANS TO BE THERE, TOO!!


  AND, THEN AFTER THAT (in 2 weeks) ...

SUMMER WORSHIP SCHEDULE CONTINUES ...
Sunday, September 9th


SINGLE WORSHIP SERVICE
on Sunday mornings @ 10:00am
(no Sunday School)



YOUTH FELLOWSHIP
@ NPC!!
from 6:00 - 8:15pm


Youth Choir from 5:00-6:00pm

Dinner begins @ 6:00pm!
(Day family providing)

Announcements, activities, songs, and 
fellowship/small group time from 6:30-8:15pm!


MAKE PLANS TO BE THERE, TOO!!


If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Steven at the church office or by using the following .... 
sbarnes@northminster-atl.org  or 214-763-8674 (cell)

Know I’m always just a message or call away!

 
Have a blessed rest of this week and more!

Grace & Peace,
Pastor Steven