A Newsletter for 6th-12th grade youth at St. James's
This e-newsletter is another way we're keeping you informed of all the great things going on at St. James's for youth in 6th-12th grades and their families. Please forward to others and let the church know if your email address changes so you never miss a beat. Love ya, Mean it, Mary Beth Abplanalp, Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries
Coming Up!
21-23 PYM 6th & 7th grade Retreat
23 Confirmation, & SYF; No JYF due to the PYM Retreat
30 Last Sunday of JYF, Confirmation , & SYF Children & Youth Ministry Appreciation and Student Recognitions 9:00 a.m.
7 Youth Choir Recognition 11:15 a.m.; Confirmation Rehearsal & Banquet 5:00 p.m.
14 Acolyte Recognition 11:15 a.m.(Happy Mother's Day)
19-21 8th Grade PYM Shrine Mont Retreat (Register by May 8)
21 Confirmation Sunday 9:00 a.m.
28 Summer Worship Schedule Begins (8:00 & 10:00)
youth summer mission
Summertime is a great opportunity to have fun putting your faith into action. St. James's has lots to offer including our two youth mission trips. Click below to learn more. Registration is first come, first served, so sign up today!
birthday cake
Holy Nugget (Small token of wisdom on ways to practice faith at home)
How does your family celebrate birthdays? I bet many of you take the traditional cake, ice cream and presents route. Have you ever considered a special prayer or blessing for the person celebrating a birthday? Here are some faith-based ways to celebrate a birthday milestone with your family at home.
Chris and Mary Beth Abplanalp
Baby Abplanalp
Chris and I are expecting our first child in late May. We are so grateful for all your love and support throughout my pregnancy and can't wait to introduce you to our little one. I will be away on maternity leave for the majority of the summer, but fear not! The summer youth mission trips will go on without me thanks to wonderful volunteer leadership. Fall program plans are already in the works for the next school year and the extrovert in me will be very excited to resume my ministry work here in September! Have a great summer!
Look What We Did!
senior blessing youth sunday
Youth Sunday in February
Youth handled all service roles and each service had a youth preacher.
Route 11 group
SNOW(less)FEST in February
Too warm for snow at Shrine Mont, instead there was sightseeing and bowling in the time not devoted to spiritual growth and worship..
PYM 2017 Day of Service
PYM Day of Service in March
Youth and leaders helped with early spring maintenance at nearby Shalom Farms.
PEEPS and Pancakes
Youth cooked pancakes and more for the parish while the Holy PEEPS dioramas were judged.
Did you know we have a St. James's Youth Ministry Facebook Group? All youth, parents, volunteers, and biggest fans are welcome to join to stay informed, see pictures, and share!
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