Over the next few weeks, we will post our planning for the Spring and Summer. With summer being six months away we typically don't think much about it, but youth summer camps can be expensive, especially for families with multiple children. Now is a good time to help your student put back some money weekly to help cover the cost of these camps.
At West Side, we take your student's spiritual development seriously and believe that attending at least one camp over the summer and one retreat over the year helps in creating a solid spiritual foundation that supports what we do at West Side and what you do at home.
Our goal is for the Spiritual Development and experience to outweigh the burden of the cost. Start planning now in making one of these events a priority for your student. Please do not hesitate in letting me know if money is keeping your child from attending.
WSYM - Sr. High (10th - 12th and 9th grade with invitation) is heading to Arlington, TX. January 18-20, 2019 for Winterfest. Cost for our trip is $150 (registration, T-shirt, Van Rental and Hotel). For those who remember last year we did not attended Gulf Coast Getaway so this year we are replacing it with Winterfest in Arlington, TX. We have a sign-up sheet in the Cornerstone. This event is comparable with Impact @ Lipscomb University.
Wednesday, December 19, 2019
Singing with Zac George is a monthly activity where our focus is to get WSYM back into the heart of worship. With Zac's spiritual gift of singing, we can offer a time that is consistent with quality and less distraction. This time is open for any who would like to join. After class this Wednesday night we will have Hot Chocolate, so stick around and join in the community of WSYM.
Sunday, December 2: Christmas Party for Middle School Families this Sunday in the Cornerstone.
What to bring? $10 gift and Food.
Sign up for food on this link: we are going for "Southern" food theme: Fried Chicken, Mash potatoes and such.
We have about 18 family units in the Middle School please sign up to bring some food.
***Use the link:
Here is what we need:
Six Families to bring a main dish
Five Families to bring Mashed potatoes
Five families to bring some sides
Five families to bring some desserts
I will try and post what people have signed up to bring on facebook.
WSYM Retreat Theme: Self
Scripture Reference: 2 Corinthians 13
When: Friday, November 16 - Sunday, November 18.
Departure: 7:00 pm from Church Building
Return: 11:30 am to the Church Building
SIGN UP Deadline: Wednesday, November 14.
As the Fall Retreat @ Camp Caudle approaches it would appear we will have a small group. It has been tempting at times to cancel, due to light attendance, a couple of the students expressed the desire to keep it scheduled. This was encouraging and challenging as now I must rethink the approach originally planned for the weekend. Just think about some of your best trips, it likely only had a few people. Sandi and I will be the adults on this outing as we stay in "The Lodge" at Camp Caudle. The schedule will include four major class sessions, one improvement project for Camp, some entertaining games and some basic chill time. The theme "Self" will allow us to focus on some personality traits/behaviors and personal gifts for Kingdom living. Many of the students mentioned they have other activities on Saturday. I am inviting anyone who would like to join us for Friday night and Saturday night to join in the fun. My request is we have adult communication about your availability. As we try to keep the cost of these retreats down we still have to pay for the event. Cost $35. This pays for part of the renting of the retreat center, food, and activity. Deadline to sign up Wednesday, November 14th. As you can see below we have 8th and 9th graders signed up. Text Mark for more details or questions.
1. Porter Davis 8th
2. Jadan Preuit 8th
3. Houston 8th
4. Aiden Grant 9th
5. Brandon Hurt 9th
6. Holly Williams . 8th
7. Reagan Mitchell . 8th
8. Silvina Garcia 8th
WSYM in these coming weeks...
Area Wide Youth Event in Little Rock at the Pleasent Valley Church of Christ.
Van leaves WS parking lot at 3:00 PM and expected to return around 8:30 PM.
(RSD School out Monday and Tuesday)
Students in the 10th - 12th grades are invited to join us for Paint Ball in Dover @ Xtreme Paintball and Laser Tag. 2:00 PM Cost $25, please see Mark if you need a ride.
WORSHIP LED BY ZAC GEORGE - All are encouraged to come (teens, parents and friends)
Walter's Family Hayride @ Shannon and Kim Walter's house @ 5:30 PM. Please bring a package of hot dogs and buns. Address is 5580 Old Hwy 7 (North of Dover). See Kim or call 479.264.6552 with questions.
Trunk and Treat - Youth Group activity, See Chiane Nesbitt or Elizabeth Martin for details.
Need: Candy and Help.
November 16 - 18 - RETREAT
Retreat at Camp Caudle, 8th - 12th grade. Cost $35
Middle School (6th - 8th) Lunch - Christmas Party, bring a <$10 gift for gift game exchange.
Sr Youth (9th - 12th) Lunch - Christmas Party, bring a <$10 gift for gift game exchange.
As with any event, please let us know if money is keeping you from the event and we can work out a solution.
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