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Youth Ministry News

January Update

2020 Youth Challenges

Challenge 1 – To live with intentionality by choosing one word as a focus for the year.

During the month of January youth will have the opportunity to identify their focus and make a bracelet with that word stamped on it. Started in 2013, the MyIntent Project has found five themes that are important when setting intentions to be our best selves: EMPOWERMENT – INSPIRATION – LOVE – GRATITUDE – JOY. In a world inundated with distractions, it’s powerful to have a daily reminder of what you want to actively think about, pray for, act upon on every day. Later in the month, we will begin selling my intent bracelets to raise money for the Heifer Fill the Ark Challenge. What will your word be?

Challenge 2 – To commit to giving 200 hours in volunteer service this year.

In honor of our church’s 200th birthday, we would like to give the gift of service. Throughout the year, there will be church-organized volunteer opportunities, but youth will also need to find their own ways to make an impact. Using Matthew 25 as inspiration, youth are encouraged to volunteer at the food bank; send cards to those serving in our military; work in a community garden; rake leaves for a senior; host a baked goods sale and donate the profits… then record their hours online (www.fpcathenspit.com). At the end of the year, all hours will be tabulated by individual and by grade. What grade will volunteer the most? How many people can reach 200 hours?