Week of January 9, 2022
Our weekly news & updates
HS/MS Youth Group
January 9

Blanket Palooza - bring a fleece blanket kit or two 2 yards x 2 yards of fleece and scissors if you are able. Friends welcome! We will have extra kits available.

Dinner - $5

*Masks must be worn inside the church.

Please bring the youth off campus waiver form and the youth release form if you have not already turned these in.

*No youth group January 16 due to Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
Confirmation
January 9
Blanket Palooza
5-6:30 pm in Hickey Hall
Dinner will be served.

Please bring two 2 yards x 2 yards of fleece or a blanket kit and good scissors for cutting, if you are able. Jo Ann's has good deals on fleece this time of year. Friends are welcome.
A Fresh Start for 2022
Spiritual Decluttering
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A Prayer for the New Year
A Prayer for Hope in the New Year 

Dear Lord,

As the new year begins, I look to You for our hope, joy, and peace. Give me the courage to do all that You ask of me. Please also make me brave to not do what isn’t from You. Show me how to walk in grace and embrace Your love for me even more.
In Jesus' Name, Amen.

*Written by Holly Gerth
More Youth Activities
Fun Event for High School Students
Third Thursday Dinner Out
January 20, 6:30 pm

Antoniou's Towne Square Pizza
918 S. Rochester Road
Rochester Hills, MI
Meet us to enjoy a FREE dinner, great conversation and fun! Friends are always welcome. Bring your smile.
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Better Together
Sundays following 10 a.m. worship

January 9

Adults and Families meet in Room 128

8th grade - HS Students - meet in the lounge for Armor for Life class

Children whose families are not participating in Better Together, meet in Room 123 (next to the lounge)
Armor for Life - Looking to the Cross

Sundays, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. in the Youth Lounge
January 9

All 8th – 12th graders are welcome to join Grant and Cameron Renny who will lead a class exploring Bible stories and how they pertain to our current lives. This class will follow the Sunday school class calendar.
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New!! Parents of Youth and Confirmands Monthly Gathering

Do you need a soft place to land that is faith based and grace filled? Come as you are, drop your child at youth group or Confirmation and join us for our first session on Sunday, January 9th at 5 p.m. in the Parlor.  Other scheduled dates are February 27, March 27 and April 24. We will gather together to connect with others and enjoy a meal. Just come or contact Rachel Henry for more information. 
We need a volunteer for January 23, 2022
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Sunday Night Youth Group Meals
We need your help! Please sign up to provide a meal for our youth group and confirmands.
Task: Plan, purchase, prepare, serve the food and clean up.
New this year: All meals must be served and eaten outside at this time.

  • The kitchen is available for food prep and dishes and flatware from the kitchen may be used for the meal.
  • Another option is to bring disposable plates and flatware, totally your choice.
  • Plan to feed 40 people, at 6 pm, outside of Hickey Hall.
  • Receipts can be turned in to Jodi Stuermer for reimbursement. The budget is $200.

Thank you for supporting our Sunday evening programming!!

Sign up here.
Useful Resources
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Check out these resources highlighting mental health.

The Sunshine Index visit website.

Depression and stress relief upload here.
Trauma App
Check out this free App in the App store. It has helpful resources to help people deal with trauma.