Youth Activities from Heather
What’s in your Backpack?
As each of you prepare to begin a new school year, I’d like you to consider the purpose of the items in your backpack. My guess is that most of you have at least a few of the following: a pencil, ruler, pencil crayons or markers, paper, and a binder. They all look different and they have different uses but they are all necessary to help us learn at school. We use the pencil to write down information or draw an outline of a picture but it can’t make our drawings look as beautiful as the pencil crayons and markers. The binder is useless unless it has paper to hold and the paper becomes disorganized without being placed in the binder. Our rulers help us measure things but we need the pencil to write down our findings.
What does this all have to do with YOU?
The items in your backpack each have their own unique purpose but also work together to help you do your best in school. 
God has given each of us special gifts, talents, personalities, and experiences. We are each different, but all work together to be God’s hands in this world.
You have been specially made by God. There is no one exactly like you. So, go into this school year and be the unique person God made you to be!
Live in love and smile!
Heather
For Kids:
God made us special: Douglas Talks
Something fun For Parents:
Life is God’s plan and Our responsibility: You are God’s Idea: The Skit Guys
A message for youth and adults:
You are unique, God made you unique
Bible Verse: 1 Corinthians 12:4-7 ICB (International Children’s Bible)
“There are different kinds of gifts; but they are all from the same Spirit. There are different ways to serve; but all these ways are from the same Lord. And there are different ways that God works in people; but all these ways are from the same God. God works in us all in everything we do. Something from the Spirit can be seen in each person, to help everyone.”
Music For Everyone to Enjoy

Click on the songs below to tap, sing and dance along with these fun songs.

Songs:

Go Fish

Go Fish 


Dried Milkweed Pods
The children and youth ministry need dried milkweed pods for crafts in late fall (no seeds please). 
Wood Disc Donations
We are still accepting wood discs for upcoming youth projects. If you have some wood and can cut them into 2 - 2 1/2" discs we would greatly appreciate that.
Children and Youth online:
September 20th 7:00pm - Jr/Sr. Youth Group meeting
September 30th 6:30pm - Hands and Hearts Craft Club
September 27th worship service, more details to follow
Teens and Young Adult please contact Heather (heathermargerisontrillium@gmail.com) if you are interested in the Faith Formation Inquiries program. This program will begin in late fall and be completed in the spring. We will meet once a month to explore insights into faith, discipleship, the United Church tradition, and prayer, just to name a few. 
September Birthday Celebrations
Happy Birthday

Alexis: September 8th
Mira: September 23rd

Do you have a birthday this Month? Let us know so we can celebrate YOU!

The Youth eBlast is being sent to all congregants as you may wish to share the activities with those outside of the church.

If you do not wish to get the Youth eBlast news, you can unsubscribe by replying to this email, asking to unsubscribe or using the unsubscribe link at the bottom.

IMPORTANT: If clicking on unsubscribe below, when prompted be sure to remove the check beside the "unsubscribe all", and only uncheck the eBlast newsletter. (The mailing lists have changed to allow you to unsubscribe from any type of newsletter per request.)