September 12, 2011
This fall Statesboro First United Methodist Youth will be going to Snowbird Wilderness Outfitters for our high school fall retreat. It’s going to be amazing! We will be going during fall break on October 15th-17th. The cost is $150 and the due date to sign up is Sunday September 18th. Here are 5 reasons I am fired up about going back to the place we took our winter retreat last year.
#1 – The on-campus recreation activities. They have a 3 man swing, zip line, goliath swing, rock wall, foam pit, paint ball, a mountain to climb, and more. The fun never stops!
#2 – Rafting down the Ocoee River. Back in 1996 when the olympics where in the USA they went here to go rafting. Don’t worry we will be on the easier part of the water. I am huge chicken and I had a blast when I went a couple of years ago.
#3 – FOOD! Snowbird is the best camp food you will ever eat.
#4 – Worship and Teaching. I was blown away by how moving our time was with not only the teachers and worship, but also the small group leaders. They have a staff full of college age people who are ready to listen and pour into students.
#5 – It’s a high school retreat! We all deal with some similar issues, but this will be just for high school students. You will get to hang with people your age.
This is our first high school retreat and I am SO PUMPED! You should go talk with your parents right now about coming.
May 26, 2011
You can now view the Statesboro First Methodist Youth Summer calendar for 2011. Click here to view. The Summer is an amazing time to hang out and make some new friends. We will also have Becca Thomas our summer intern helping out. Most importantly it’s a great time to go deeper in faith.
I pray you will join us for some of these summer events.
For more detailed info please visit the Statesboro First Methodist Youth Page.
May 23, 2011
Remember that nursery rhyme the Farmer in the Dell? It was a simple little rhyme that taught us so much about the process of farming, economy, and life. The Bible is full of examples drawn from agriculture. Jesus knew that it would connect and resonate with so many people.
This summer during Sunday School, we will be taking a look at some the things we should be growing in our life and decide how to yield the biggest harvest.
February 16, 2011
Does your church have a good process for following up with visitors? For my youth group at Statesboro First United Methodist Church I hand write each student and thank them for visiting. I recently saw this video and has me thinking about pushing myself further.
This video is of Adam Hamilton, Sr. Pastor of The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection. Now he is dealing with adults instead of youth which is a big difference than students, but it got me thinking, how can we push that human connection more to communicate we care and value our visitors.