WELCOME TO THE EGUMC YOUTH GROUP PAGE!
Watch for event details in weekly emails and Facebook posts to youth and parents. Please make sure that Jeff and Pastor Kathy have all your email addresses. We can also mail a weekly update to you.
Youth Director: Jeff Teague
WHAT’S GOING ON IN AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER?
Preparation for SSP Sunday
We have a few special dates to get in the calendar as we prepare for SSP Sunday. On August 13 at Youth Group, we will choose the songs we will be singing at the service. All Youth should plan on attending so you can participate in the selection process. Even if you did not attend SSP you will still participate in this portion of the SSP Service. On August 15 we will have a speech writing workshop from 6:30-8:00. We will develop the speeches for all the SSP participants based on their experiences. Each SSP participant will give present their speech in front of the congregation (at both services) on SSP Sunday. Only SSP participants are required to attend the speech writing workshop. August 19 will be the SSP rehearsal dinner. All Youth should plan on attending. This will begin at 6:00 and will be over by 8:30. August 20 is SSP Sunday. We will be presenting at both services. Youth should plan on arriving Sunday morning at 8:00am.
Flamingo Flocking Continues
EGUMC Annual Flamingo Flocking continues through the end of August. This is a fundraiser for the youth where you choose a house to flock with pink plastic flamingos. The youth and parents will quietly and secretly disperse the flocks on Sundays and then return on Wednesdays to gather them up. Small Flock is $10, Medium Flock is $15 and large flock is $25. Are you worried you may get flocked? Anti-Flocking Insurance is available for $10 (covers August). Not only will this prevent you from being flocked but you can then choose where the flock should nest for that week. Please contact Amy Heidemann or Jeff Teague for more info or look for the order forms in the information racks on the sanctuary.
In August our excited and exhausted SSP group returned from Smith River on the 5th. “Building Together” was the theme this year and the Youth were able to experience that through service, fellowship and their relationship with God. On August 20 the Youth shared their experiences at the annual SSP services. From Liturgist to special music the Youth planned and ran both services.
Our 2017-2018 Drama program kicks into full gear in September. Drama provides an opportunity to share your gifts with congregation, connect our community with the sermon topics, learn and practice speaking and creative skills and share in fellowship. We have opportunities for available for those who would like to be in front of an audience as well as those who prefer to help write and prepare the material. All are welcome. Please contact Jeff for more information.
Confirmation Sunday is September 24. Youth who participated in 2017 Confirmation Camp at King’s Beach will be participating in this special program during service. Please join us and praise as our youth take this next step in their faith journey.
GRADUATING SENIORS UPDATE
We also send blessings and prayers to our graduating seniors, Maddy, Liam and Rachel. Maddy left for Humboldt on August 14th. Her family traveled with her to help her set up her dorm and prepare for the next step in her journey. Rachel is heading off to University of Oregon. She will be heading off to college mid September. We will have a Congregational blessing for her on September 10th at second service. Liam leaves for Seattle Pacific University on Sept 19th. We will have a .Congregational blessing for him at first service on Sept 17th.
Sept 17 Church/Sunday School/Youth Group
Sept 20 Meet Up
Sept 23 Consecration Ceremony
Sept 24 Church/Sunday School/Youth Group/Confirmation Ceremony and Party
Sept 28 Meet Up
Oct 1 Church/Sunday School/Youth Group
Oct 4 Meet Up
Oct 6 Parent Meeting Starbucks at 6:30
Oct 7 Rummage Sale Lock In/Comedy Sportz
Oct 8 Church/No Sunday School/No Youth Group due to Lock In
Oct 12 Meet Up-
Oct 15 Church/Sunday School/Youth Group
Oct 18 Meet Up
Oct 20 Junior High Mystery Trip with Jeff
Oct 22 Church/Sunday School/No Youth Group due to Mystery Trips /Senior High Mystery Trip with Pastor Kathy
Oct 26 Meet Up
Oct 29 Church/Sunday School/Youth Group/Meal Ministry/Bullying Workshop
If you are new to our church, have friends you would like to invite or just want to learn more about EGUMC Youth Group programs, here is information about our ongoing events:
What is Youth Group? Youth Group is a weekly meeting that takes place following second service. We eat lunch together in the Youth Room and then spend the rest of time discussing and planning upcoming activities, sharing faith related experiences and discussions, playing games and sharing in fellowship. Youth Group starts at noon and ends at 2:00.
What is Mid-Week Meetup? A chance for the Youth to get together in the middle of the week. Mid Week Meetup is held at the Starbucks on Elk Grove Blvd and Auto Mall Parkway from 6:30-8:30. Youth do not have to attend the entire time and friends are encouraged. One drink is on the Youth Group. We play games, do homework and share in fellowship. The dates alternate between Wednesdays and Thursdays so make sure to check the monthly schedule for exact dates.
What is Drama? Practice for the Drama piece that is used at the second Sunday Service. We write our own dramas and through this process engage in spiritual and faith based conversations. We encouraged everyone to participate and there are other opportunities to participate beside being “onstage.” Drama meets on Tuesday night of every week with the exception of summer and holidays.
Drama will meet in two groups:
About the Writing Sub Committee
About the Acting Sub Committee