During our WSYM Midweek on December 14 we're having... An Awkward WSYM Christmas Party!!! Here's the rundown...
What to bring:
What's a Awkward WSYM Christmas?
I'll have "personalities" tonight for the students to pick from or they can form their own. Basically, pick a style/personality and dress it up in an exaggerated way. Go all out! During the night we'll take an Awkward WSYM Family pic full of random, goofy people. I've attached a pic for an example. Lets make it awesome!
Other items needed:
Here's a rundown of what's in store for the WSYM this week...
I just wanted to give you all a rundown of what's in store for the WSYM this week. So here we go...
That's if for now. I hope you all have an awesome Thanksgiving! Tasha and I are so thankful to know and get to serve each and everyone one of you!!!
Grades 9-12 | Inside Jokes
When your teenager talks about youth group, I’m sure you haven’t always understood everything. We share a lot of inside jokes with people we care about, and we want youth group to be a place where students feel part of a shared faith journey.
That’s why we explored the concept of inside jokes and insider language this week. Those can be a bad thing if they create walls, but Jesus uses them to create bridges.
Thanks for all you do to welcome us into your family’s faith journey. If you’d ever like to connect, know the door is open. Consider using these questions to begin a conversation with your teenager this week:
Thanks again for letting us partner with you in helping your teenager grow with Jesus!
Grades 6-8 | Reading the Bible in a Meaningful Way
We’ve wrapped up our “Bible 101” series, and our final conversation gave our teenagers a chance to move beyond the “intimidation factor” that Scripture holds for many of them.
We encouraged our young people to ask three specific questions when they read a passage of Scripture: How does this Scripture point me to Jesus, how does this Scripture connect to my life today, and how can this Scripture encourage another person? The first question looks upward, toward Christ.
The second question looks inward, toward our heart. The third question looks outward, toward others. All three questions can help them read the Bible in a meaningful way.
This week, I encourage you to spend a few minutes talking with your teenager about our lesson. Here are some questions you might want to ask:
Have an amazing week and HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!
Retreats are great! Not only does an event like a retreat allow for fun activities and relationship building, but it also allows us to RETREAT from the usual, RETREAT from the everyday, and RETREAT from the distractions. Retreats offer our youth an opportunity to slow down, to focus on the important, and to reenergize their soul. The Retreat is December 9-11 at Camp Caudle and is for grades 6-12. Register by November 27.
"It's a Meaningful Life" -- A look at Ecclesiastes about what gives our life purpose and what we an do about it. Preston Conder -- CCSC apprentice -- will be our guest speaker.
What to Bring //
Toiletries (Tooth brush, toothpaste, towel, soap, deodorant, etc)
Appropriate clothing for two nights (nothing revealing)
Release Form //
To participate in a WSYM event, your child needs a Release Form on file. Please download, print, read, and sign the WSYM Student Release Form and return it to Jake or the West Side Church of Christ office.
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