Country Club Christian Church Youth
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Henry taking communion during worship on Sunday.
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This Week in Sunday School and Youth Group

For our live streaming service during the time you would normally attend worship, at 9:01, 10:00 or 11:00 a.m. by visiting  cccckc.org. (link:  https://www.cccckc.org/about-us/sunday-worship-services/) The worship service will be the same at all three time, blending our worship styles and including music, scripture, a moment for children, communion, prayer, and sermon. We invite you to have a bit of bread and juice ready so that we may share in communion. Click here for an update from Rev. Carla Aday related to COVID-19. 

Youth Group: Join us every Sunday night for "virtual youth group" on Zoom! We'll meet from 5:30 to 6:30pm each week to catch up, play a game, and see each others' faces. 

To join Virtual Youth Group on Zoom, click the Zoom link below to launch the meeting room on a browser or via the Zoom application on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. Alternatively, you can go to Zoom.us or open the Zoom app, click "join a meeting" and type in the Meeting ID below. Or, if you want to tune in just with voice, call the phone number below, enter the Meeting ID when prompted, and you'll be connected. 

Meeting ID: 683 524 052
Phone: 312-626-6799

 Reflection from Tyler

On Sunday, Mike preached about baptism and what it means for the life and community of our church. This upcoming Sunday is Palm Sunday, and our original plans were to kick off Holy Week with the baptism of those in our Pastors' Class. It was difficult to hear a sermon about baptism, especially when Mike named that the baptisms have been postponed because of the spread of COVID-19. Last year's baptisms stood out as one of the most meaningful moments of my first year here, and I've been looking forward to this Palm Sunday since the first day after Easter last year.

But the sermon also encouraged me; it reminded me that baptism is more than a watery ritual that recognizes an individual's relationship to God. Baptism is a commitment made by the community who baptizes to support, care for, and love the one who is baptized- no matter what. Mike said, "Baptism isn't a private moment in the presence of others; it's a public moment- it's a church moment." Baptism is a sign that we are all washed by God's love and that we are united in community as a church family.

We will celebrate this sacred ritual in person soon. If you have time, I invite you to write a note to our Pastors' Class youth who are sad not to have baptisms this Sunday but are eager to continue learning and growing together through online class over upcoming weeks.    Take a moment, too, to remember what baptism means to you. 

Even though we will not be gathering around the baptistry in the Sanctuary on Sunday, I have seen many other moments that remind me, like baptism, that we are connected as a community in God's hope and love. Life-giving phone conversations, laugh-filled youth group meetings on Zoom, eager donations and support for our mission partners, and the many photos of people joining in worship online on Sunday mornings have all swept over me like baptism waters, washing away fear and isolation and giving me a strong sense of hope and togetherness during this difficult moment for our global society.
With the uncertainty of how the current pandemic will pan out in upcoming weeks and months, we are still tentatively keeping our plans for summer trips & opportunities. 

Summer Service-Learning Trips:
High Schoolers will travel to Fort Worth on June 7-13,  click here for more information. 
Middle Schoolers will travel to Oklahoma City on June 21- 23 ,  click here for more information. 
Stay tuned for more information about fundraising for these trips.

Tall Oaks Summer Camps: 
Tall Oaks Camp & Conference Center, our denomination's regional church camp, offers a number of camps for youth and children across the KC area. Each camp is a bit different, but all provide a week of connection to friends old and new and connection to God. 
 
Youth will be especially interested in the following camps:
CYF (Christian Youth Fellowship) for youth who have finished 9th through 12th Grade: June 21-26
Chi Rho Fine Arts for youth who have finished 6th & 7th grade: June 22-26
Eighter's Camp for eighth graders (a faith-based camp that offers a comprehensive sexuality education): June 5-11
Chi Rho Classic for youth who have finished 6th & 7th grade: July 17-21
Find out more information and registration at  https://www.talloaks.org/camps .

Summer Youth Group Events
We'll have more information about in-town summer activities, from socials to Sunday school and more, in April.
Rev. Tyler Heston
Minister of Youth 
(816)-381-9257 or  email

April Booth
Director of Children's Ministry
(816)-181-9244 or email
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