Zion Youth News

February 2014 Edition

JANUARY HIGHLIGHTS

LOVE IS IN THE AIR

As we give thanks for all things LOVE this month, this psalm reminds us to give thanks for God's love that will never cease.

Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.
Worship the Lord with gladness;
come before him with joyful songs.
Know that the Lord is God.
It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.


Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.

For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations.


-Psalm 100: 1-5


Family Dare: I dare you to read this psalm at home and share with each other where you saw God's love at work this week!

UP AHEAD FOR ZION YOUTH

SNOW TUBING

We're headed to Ironwood for some fun in the snow!
When: THIS SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23RD 2:30-4:30pm
Cost: $12

Look for a sign up outside Anna’s office. To attend, you’ll need to fill out a Zion Medical Release form and get a parent signature on the Ironwood Springs Release form!

Sign up by THIS Wedn
esday, February 19th so we know we have enough to attend! (If we don’t have at least 4 people by Thursday morning, the event will be cancelled!)

LENT AHEAD

It's about time to begin our journey toward Holy Week and ultimately Easter. Lent begins with Ash Wednesday in 2 weeks on Wednesday, March 5th. We hope you and your families will join us for worship we prepare our hearts and minds for what's to come.

What does this mean for Confirmation & Club 56?

We will put a pause on Wednesday night classes. However, youth and families are invited to attend our Lenten meals and worship instead. Confirmation youth, we will have special Confirmation worship notes made especially for each Wednesday. You can pick them up as you head into the sanctuary.

Upcoming Confirmation & Club 56 Schedule
March 5th-April 9th: Join us for Lenten worship at 6:45pm
April 23rd: Confirmation & Club 56 Return

NOON MEALS

Have you joined us for a Noon Meals yet this year? There are still 3 opportunities to jump into this year!

What is Noon Meals?
It's a ministry that takes place at Christ United Methodist Church in Rochester. Zion youth and families attend the first Saturday of every month to give them help in preparing, serving and cleaning up the meal. It has been a wonderful experience in the past for kids and families, so we continue to serve! Kids can come individually or, if possible, with a parent.

When can I go & how do I sign up?
March 1st, April 5th or May 3rd! We leave Stewartville at 8:45am and return by 1:30pm.
To attend, add your name to the sign up list outside the youth office.

YOUTH SKIT CREW

We're onto our next gospel story! If you're signed up or come to practice, we have a part for you! Come to practice this Sunday between services. We'll meet in Anna's office until 10:20am or so.

Schedule

Sun, February 23 - 9:40am: Practice

Sun, March 2 - 9:40am Final Practice in the Sanctuary

Sun, March 9 - 8:30 and 10:30am: Share the gospel during worship!

Want to join the skit crew? Sign up outside the youth office or talk to Anna about joining the next skit in April!