Youth Connect

February 11, 2016


The lock-in is THIS FRIDAY from 8 pm to 8 am.

What to Bring:
1. Comfy clothes

2. A Pillow and Sleeping Bag
3. A Snack that Can be Dipped in Chocolate

4. Money for Whataburger

5. Money for T-Shirt

Details: We will meet at the church at 8 pm and pickup will be at 8 am at the

Saenz house: 856 Kilbridge Lane (in Coppell Greens). Dede and Javier Saenz have graciously offered to cook the kids pancakes and bacon for breakfast. We will walk to the Saenz's house as a group.

***Each hour we will be doing something different, as a group activity, and at 11 pm we will be walking as a group to Whataburger for a late night snack. Upon arrival at 8 pm, we will have a chocolate fountain running. Everyone will need to bring something to dip into the chocolate (pretzels, marshmallows, strawberries, cookies, popcorn, rice crispy treats, apples, brownie bites, etc.)

T-Shirt Money

I realize that parents are not ATM machines, and therefore, I apologize that I am asking for more money! However, the youth have expressed great interest in wanting a new youth shirt since so many of the newer youth do not have the old (blue) shirt and everyone is wanting a change.

Noah has graciously offered to design a cool new shirt and I am asking for $10 (to be given at the lock-in or on Youth Sunday) as I have rushed ordered NEW Youth Connect T-Shirts that the youth will be wearing on Youth Sunday. I have heard from most of the youth (as to what size shirt they will need) and I will email the parents of any youth that I haven't heard from yet.

Youth Sunday

There will be a mandatory Full Run Through for all youth participating in Youth Sunday from 3-5 pm this upcoming Sunday, February 14!

Here's the Format:

Video: Welcome and Intro

Praise Set:

Lay Me Down

Revelation Song

Give Us Clean Hands/We Fall Down

Children's TIme: "We Belong to God" (Madi and Emily)

Scripture Reading: Genesis 1:26-28 (Blake)

Part 1: Who God Says You Are/ Your True Identity (Noah)

Part 2: I.D.O.L.S (What Takes the Place of God and Becomes Our Identity/Idol? (Macy and Jordan)

Dance: "Finish Line" (Jordyn and Friends)

Testimony: "The L word" (Daira)

Offertory: "He Knows My Name" (Macy and Daira)

Closing Song: "Lay Me Down" (shortened)

Sending Song: This is Amazing Grace"

See Links Below!!!!!

Chris Tomlin - Lay Me Down (Lyrics)
This Is Amazing Grace (Phil Wickham) cover by Sarah Reeves / Featuring Ross Hebert
Revelation Song With Lyrics Jesus Culture
Give us clean hands - hillsong
Chris Tomlin - We Fall Down (Lyrics And Chords)

Parent and Youth Meeting (Regarding the Mission Trip)

You are invited to attend an information meeting regarding this year's mission trip on Sunday, February 14, at 2 pm in the Sanctuary.

Please note: There will not be no regular youth this Sunday, INSTEAD, there will be a full run-through from 3-5 pm.

Please attend to receive the registration form, fill out a Team 316 form if you haven't already, and to find out more information about the trip.

***Following this meeting will be a mandatory FULL RUN THROUGH for Youth Sunday (2/21).

Important Mission Trip Info

It's official! In case you haven't heard, this year's Youth Mission Trip will be to Virginia Beach with Team Effort on July 10-16.

To reserve your student's space, a registration form and $50 non-refundable deposit will be required by Youth Sunday, which is February 21st. The registration form will be available soon. Make check payable to VRUMC and indicate Mission Trip Deposit in the memo line. This is a very important deadline so that we reserve the correct number of spots through Team Effort and plans can move forward to start booking flights.

***Currently, this is just to reserve student spots, as adult chaperones will be based on the number of attendees. (You will be receiving an e-mail soon as to how this will work on behalf of the Youth Council.)

Bishop's Rally

Attention All 5th-7th Graders....You Are Invited to:

The Bishop's Rally on February 21 from 2-5:30 pm. Those attending will leave the church at 1 p.m. See link below for more information!

January and February Schedule


Friday 2/12: Lock-in (8pm to 8am)

Sunday 2/14: Youth Council 12:30-2 pm

Sunday 2/14: Parent and Youth Meeting 2 pm (in sanctuary)
Sunday 2/14: Full Run Through for Youth Sunday 3-5 pm

Sunday 2/14: $50 Non-Refundable Mission Trip Money Due and $10 T-Shirt Money Due

Wednesday 2/17: Last Minute Tweeks for Youth Sunday

Sunday 2/21: YOUTH SUNDAY, Bishop's Rally, no YC

Wednesday 2/24: No Youth

Sunday 2/28: YC 4-6 pm


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