April Youth News
On May 8th, we'll have our annual Grill Masters, Sweet Treats, & Senior Celebration. All cooks, whether you use an open fire or an oven, prepare to bring your grilled or smoked meats and tasty confections to be judged for the coveted traveling trophies of Grill Master Champion and Sweet Treat Champion. This fun night will not only have an amazing variety of good food, but will also be our final opportunity to celebrate with our 6 high school graduates. Our 2019 seniors are Ashlee Goodwin, Kaleb White, Makayla Stone, Cherdon White, Tya Clary, and Dy Kimbrew. Please come and share in the celebration. This will be our last Youth Group Fundraiser of the school year. Thanks for all your love, prayers, and support!
February Youth News
February 7th is the deadline for deposits for the high school mission trip June 22nd-29th to Lithia, Florida. We will be working with migrant farm worker families. This will be about the eighth trip in the past 10 years in which we’ve participated with other youth groups from our Presbytery. From North Carolina to New Jersey, and from South Dakota to New Orleans, our young folks have served those in their paths well. Please prayerfully consider making a donation to our youth fund. It will help us cover the half of the cost that we don’t charge them, so we can send these young people into places where they can serve and share God’s love with those to whom they minister. And please pray for these young people as they go through life and seek to know Jesus more and to make Him known. Thanks!
In Christ’s Love,
Rob, Romans 12
Youth Appreciation Day
Wednesday, September 6th, is Youth Appreciation Day at FPC. We need 20 people to purchase $25 gift cards from local restaurants or stores, or Chamber Checks, etc. to be given to middle & high school youth. Each giver is asked to attend a celebration from 6:00 pm until 7:00 pm and meet the recipient, as well as take part in hearing brief testimonies and just hanging out with our teens. Please sign your name to the gift card and turn it into Dawn in the church office or give it to Rob. Thanks for your support of our youth!
July Youth News
As you read this, we will have returned from our High School Mission Trip to Chicago. Thank you to all who supported this trip through your prayers and donations. Your generosity made it possible for some to go who otherwise could not afford the trip, and for that we are very thankful. Through your support, you had a part in their reflecting Jesus to the good folks of Chicago, and their growing in love and knowledge of our Lord and Savior. God bless you all and thanks again for your ongoing encouragement and support of our youth here!
January Youth News
Thanks so much for all the encouragement and support you’ve given our youth over the past year, and specifically the past couple of months. Six students - Hunter Harris, Dee Allen, Isabella Tapp, Haley Cope, Emily Fischels and Keelie Carter - attended the W. KY Presbytery Youth Fall Retreat with Michael Milam and myself. It was another great experience to grow closer to God. Four of our students attended Chrysalis #55 - Kaleb White, Ashlee Goodwin, Makayla Stone and Emilee Higgs. After our fundraiser in November we were able to buy gifts for four Angel Tree children and sports balls for the Christmas Palooza event for low income children held at Browning Springs. Thanks "bigly" for the $1002.00 you donated. Our youth did an amazing job shopping for and blessing those children here in our community.
September Youth News
Our first fundraiser for the youth groups this year will be September 28th. We'll have a Soup & Sandwich meal with homemade desserts. If you’re interested in helping out, we would greatly appreciate it. Thanks again for all the support and encouragement you’ve given us for so long! Contact Rob if you want to make something to contribute.