St. John Neumann
Middle School Ministry
(6th-8th Graders)
Youth Newsletter
Rooted Challenge Activity - The current challenge (due Nov 8, 9, and 15) is based on the Salesian theme of appreciation. You should:
  • Read the verses for "Grateful" in the "when I'm feeling..." section of your Bible (found towards the end).
  • Think about the things in your life that you are grateful for.
  • Create a Zoom background which symbolizes your appreciation and use the background at your next Rooted session. (If your computer does not allow for backgrounds, you can still create the image and screen share it with your group.)
Thanksgiving Drive - The food drive bins for our annual Thanksgiving Drive are in the Narthex until November 15. We are asking all Faith Formation youth to donate $3 along with specific food items:
  • 6th Grade Youth: Three cans of fruit
  • 7th Grade Youth: On e 24oz bottle of oil (olive or canola)
  • 8th Grade Youth: Two 2lb bags of flour or sugar

If your family would prefer to donate financially only, your parents have been sent a link to give online.
Service Opportunity!!!
Trunk or Treat Volunteering - If you would like to volunteer for this event, have your parents sign you up using the link in their newsletter (the link can also found on the website).
Service Opportunity!!!
Thanksgiving Baskets - The SJN High School Youth Ministry has invited the 6th-8th graders to participate in their Thanksgiving service event! (Please be aware that there is Rooted scheduled for the Sunday B group during the evening time slot.) If you would like to volunteer for this event, have your parents sign you up using the link in their newsletter (the link can also found on the website).
Edge Summer Camp - In the summer of 2021, Branching Out will take a group of rising 6th through 9th graders to Georgia for a week of Catholic summer camp full of fun, faith, mud, adventure, and more fun! Registration will begin sometime in Novemberf. Stay tuned for more information and get ready to camp! This camp is run through Life Teen. Check out their camp website or this promotional video!
High School Placement Test (HSPT) - For those planning to attend Diocese of Arlington Catholic Schools in the Fall of 2021, it is time to register for the HSPT. You can find more information on the Diocesan website. Please talk to a parent if you are interested.
Thank you for all you do to make your faith formation a priority and for inviting us to support you along this wonderful journey.

Angela Davis
Coordinator of Middle School Faith Formation
St. John Neumann Church
Reston, VA 20191
[703-390-2345]  [adavis@saintjn.org]  [www.saintjn.org]