Wednesday, February 20
5:00pm-6:30pm @ First Presbyterian Church
Menu: hot dish (casserole?), breads and desserts
Wednesday, January 2, 2019
Alpha and Omega, our beginning and our end, gather up the fragments of last year, bless them and use them in ways that will nourish [all of] your children in the year ahead. We pray in the name of Jesus Christ, your Son and our Savior. Amen.
Used with permission. (c) 2016 by Jill Duffield, The Presbyterian Outlook
The most important thing I will do for my work this year just might be... meeting with families from our congregation. It's been a great way for me to get to know you, and for you to get to know a little more about me...even if we've known each other for several years now. I'm in search of 30-60 minutes of your time, along with your son/daughter (grades 5-12).
For you, your son or daughter, and myself... we spend this short amount of time discussing your interests and hobbies, your schedules, activities the youth are involved with (in and outside of school), what you like to do as a family, and how this congregation can (and does) support you in all of it. Or if it doesn't - how we can become better at this! And often, a family will seek or offer new ways to serve the congregation too.
Who's all gonna be there?
Who's all gonna be there?
- Mark Giese, youth director @ First Presbyterian Church
- one parent, or (both is preferred, if possible)
- and the student!
- if there are siblings, grades 5-12, we can do this together, or as separate meetings with each youth. I'd like this to be 100% your call. You know your kids. If they would do fine together, I'm up for it. If better to separate, this works for me too.
Let's be flexible. It could be...
Let's talk! Contact Me to initiate this meeting so we can get it on our calendars soon.
- a meal at your house, or restaurant
- time at a local coffee shop
- attending a local sporting event together
- meeting at the church during the week, or on a Sunday morning - this is harder because of my schedule, but not impossible.
One of my favorite things that I can easily do is cheer on Youth. Sometimes it happens just by checking in with them via text, or a short conversation after worship during the Fellowship time. But when possible, I especially enjoy watching Youth at their sporting event, concert, recital, play, etc. It is easier to accomplish more [attending their events] by planning ahead. This is where you come in! Let me know what your son/daughter is up to in the coming weeks. Got a tournament coming up? Email me that schedule when you know it and I'll try to get to a game. Band or Choir concert this Spring? Again, email me those dates and I'll try to get to it. It doesn't always work with my schedule at home - but often it can work with some planning ahead.