We will be having a Youth Movie Night at the Gilroy church building on August 31, following evening services. Since schools are out for Labor Day, there should be little conflict for all of our young people. The movie we have chosen is LITTLE RED WAGON (rated PG, Dove.org Family Approved).
We will also use this opportunity to put together Magi boxes. Mary Ellen is providing the material for the boxes. We will be sending them to one boy and one girl, both in the 8 to 9-year-old range. It is a wonderful way to continue encouraging the teachings from our recent lesson on the “Good Samaritan”.
Parents, we hope you will plan for your child(ren) to join us August 31, and, of course, parents are welcome to stay as well.
THIS COMING SATURDAY, there will be a Youth Day hosted by the Blackman Church of Christ (1353 Brinkley Road, Murfreesboro, TN). The day will begin at 9am, ending at 2pm. If any of our young people would like to go, please let me know ASAP. This is a wonderful way for our teens to get to know others their own age from other congregations.
Also, we will soon begin a new quarter. Our classes will continue much like they did in the Summer Quarter, with a change of teachers for the Wednesday classes.
- I will continue teaching the Boys’ Class on Sunday morning. We will be studying a new book starting in September. The new book is titled, “Headed to the Office”, and written by Glenn Colley. This material is aimed at preparing our young men to be leaders in the church.
- The Girls’ Class on Sunday will continue to be co-taught by Marissa Webb and Sandy Sole. Marissa has already begun using the book, “Everyday Princess: Daughter of the King”, written by Sheila Butt. This series of lessons covers subjects such as dating and relationships, as well as making God their first love.
- The Wednesday night class will continue to be a combined class for all teens. We will also continue using the “Horizons” book, published by Gospel Advocate. The Fall Quarter will have a change in teachers, however, as Jerry and Melinda Maxwell have volunteered to take the class for awhile. We feel it is a wonderful opportunity for our young people to be better acquainted with our pulpit minister, and we appreciate the Maxwells for the willingness to be involved with our teens.
We look forward to your participation in all of our teen activities, especially as we enter the Fall Quarter. We are excited about everything that is to come!
We have many great things happening within our youth group lately. A big thank you to Gary and Sandy Sole for hosting the most recent devotional last Saturday. We are so thankful for all those who attended and, especially, those who helped. We all had a great time, and we look forward to September.
Our next devotionals will be hosted by the following: September – Bob and Amelia Hayes; October – Ronald and Janet Luther; November – Willie and Brenda Hughes. We will share those exact dates with you as we decide on them. We thank all of these for taking an interest in our young people.