"This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him."
1 John 4:9 (NIV 1984)
Our Savior Lutheran Youth Group - July 2013
Sunday Morning Bible Class
The OSL Youth Group meets Sunday mornings from 9:15 - 10:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall. Teens meet together to study God’s Word and how it applies to their lives. It is a great way to explore the tough questions about faith and life.
Don't be shy. Come and join us. We have a chair waiting here just for you! Whether you are a member or just visiting, we are glad you are here. Ask questions, join our events, share your name... we want to meet you and become friends. So, welcome! Our Savior's Youth Group strives to be a fun and safe place for all.
Students entering 7th through 9th grades, and their parents, meet every Wednesday night, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. for Catechism classes. These classes are the first steps toward being confirmed as a member of Our Savior.
If you would like to join this group or have any questions, please call the church office or the Pastor.
Fall and Winter Activities for the Youth Group
(and anybody else who wants to join us)
Annual Youth Group and Sunday School Kids Lock-In
Friday, November 21st (starts at 7:00 p.m.) This all night activity will include a Pizza Party in the fellowship hall, baking cookies in the kitchen, movies, and other fun and games. Volunteers are needed to help with transportation, supervision/security, activities and snacks. Please call or email Angel Roberts if you can help. *Any children under 13 must have a parent chaperone stay with them.
Thanksgiving Week Youth Bake Sale
On Sunday, November 23rd the Youth Group and Sunday School Kids will be selling a variety of treats, cookies and other baked goods made with love by them during the lock-in. Get you Thanksgiving Desserts without spending hours in the kitchen! Thanks for your support.
Youth Group Annual Calendar Sale
Starting on Sunday, November 23rd, the Youth Group will begin selling beautiful, 2015 Christian calendars. We will have them available every Sunday through January (or until all calendars are sold) for just $7 each. These calendars make wonderful Christmas gifts for friends, family, parents & grandparents, neighbors, co-workers, daycare providers, teachers, coaches, and volunteers.
A Wish and A Prayer
In honor of the "true" meaning of the season, the young people of Our Savior will be GIVING homemade ornaments to members, friends and visitors of Our Savior to hang on our very special CHRISTmas tree. Write your wish or prayer on a tag, attach it to the ornament of your choice and hang it on the ¡°Wish & A Prayer¡± Christmas Tree. After the Christmas Eve service you can take your ornament home with you and share it with your loved ones, by hanging it on your own tree.
Connecting With God Through Technology
As a mom and a youth leader, I am often reminded that I am not very "tech savvy", especially when it comes to the way you young people like to get more information on your interests.
As teenagers, your life is all about getting information (and giving information) through reading other's viewpoints and expressing your own opinions via social media, texting, tweeting, chatting, skyping and whatever else it is you do/use with your friends. I admit, I can't keep up with all the ways you teens give and get information.
I do know that the traditional way --sitting and listening to someone and carrying-on a (face-to-face) conversation-- is not a preferred method. So, please allow me to get with the times or at least attempt to act like I am a little clued in.
I found a few websites, geared toward Christian youth, that I want you to check out. Now, I don't want this to be a substitute for you coming to Sunday School or Church, but rather a conversation starter and/or a resources for you all to use to get information about God from other places, as well as, from Sunday School and Church. Let me know what you think.
Oh, and BTW, if you discover any similar sites, please feel free to share them with me.
Groundwire - Is a relationship with God possible?
- God TV - Offers a variety of faith based programming worldwide
- GodVine -Is a Christian video web site that focuses on uplifting, encouraging, and inspiring you in your daily life.
Activities in 2015
In addition to our fun-filled Sunday morning Bible studies, we, as a youth group, CAN DO more things together this year than ever before!
However, to do more fun things, I, your just and faithful Youth Leader, need your input! I have heard suggestions for things such as, bowling, movies, bonfires, etc... These are all great suggestions! We can do all these things and more. Let's start planning them together.
Don't know how to start? Well, talk to me and your parental units about your ideas so we can start working out the details. I plan to have a parent meeting Soon, so that will be a great time/place to get things on the calendar.
Volunteer Opportunities for Teens This WinterRock After School Tutoring Program
Advent Soup Suppers
Christmas Decorating and Play
Are you bored? Are you looking for something fun and meaningful to do over the next couple of months? Do you want to hang out with some old friends and meet some new ones?
Well, Our Savior Lutheran Church has a busy Winter schedule and if you come up to the church we can help you banish your Winter blues. You can help us with the following programs and events and have fun doing it.
Contact Angel Roberts, Jean Shipley, or Pastor Randy Schultz or the church office for more information.
Youth Group On-going Fund Raisers
Youth Group T-shirts
We started thinking of some super creative designs for our 2015 T-shirts. We would like to sell the T-shirts for $15 each to help us start saving for the 2016 National Gathering, which will be held in New Orleans. If you would like to see our designs and possibly pre-order one, please see a Youth Group member after service.
Cash for Cans
The OSL Youth Group respectfully asks that you please save your pop cans and bottles for us. We are collecting these returnables as an ongoing fund-raiser. You can bring your bags of cans and bottles to church or we would be happy to pick them up from your home. Contact Angel Roberts for more information. Thank you for your support.