As of today, October 17, we are 158 days away from leaving for San Francisco for MISSION 2018. In 158 days we’ll be arriving in this city to spend a week meeting new people, praying with them and serving them. We’ll be spending time sorting donations, meeting with seniors and serving meals. We’ll be learning … Continue reading MISSION 2018
Last week our Junior Youth had the chance to go out and collect food as a part of the Drive Away Hunger campaign. Unlike last year, we were blessed to do it without rain, which was a bonus! In total, the campaign brought just about 20 000 pounds of food into Southeast Helping Hands. This … Continue reading Acting on Belief
In times like these, we’re reminded of just how fortunate we are to live where we do. We might consider the plight of those who have recently been affected by extreme weather, such as Puerto Rico, South Asia, and so many more which remind us of our relatively stable climate. Alternatively, we see terrible acts … Continue reading Eyes on Eternity
We’ve been back from Longbow for just a couple days now… rested yet?! To keep the tradition alive, it rained on and off all weekend… but we still had a great time! We even squeezed a campfire in Saturday evening when it dried off a little bit. We also elected the rest of our Youth … Continue reading Keeping Up On Goals
A glance at the vision and values of Ridgewood's Youth Ministry.
How are you starting off the new year?
At this moment, while I write this, we’re driving away from Caronport on our journey back to Ridgewood from Abundant Springs. Situations like this have an interesting tone because there’s such a mix of activities happening. Some of the youth somehow still have some energy to talk and have all sorts of fun while others … Continue reading A Different Path
Last year, the Senior Youth Leadership team hosted a Spring Break Lock-In for our Senior Youth attendees. The event was a success - so much so, that we’ve decided to host another one this year! For 2017, the Senior Youth Executive - Vanencia, Troy, Genevieve, and Jediah - are your hosts! With assistance from the … Continue reading Lock-In 2017 is Coming Soon!
Last week, for Senior Youth Small Groups, I took on the opportunity to teach the grade 10 girls about the importance of keeping a journal. Throughout the course of my research into the topic, I came across quite a few reasons why it’s important - I’ll paraphrase my favorites here, and you can find my … Continue reading Application: Journaling
Imagine you are about to go down a water-slide. You have never been down this slide before. You are nervous. You have climbed many flights of stairs to get here. You are trying to catch your breath. You are sitting at the top. The lifeguard has cleared you to go down. There are many unknowns … Continue reading Water-slides, Transitions and God’s Consistency