Youth

                      "Do not say 'I am only youth.'" - Jeremiah 1:6

 

 
 
 
          
 
PUMPKIN PATCH SALES
Please remember to sign up to help sell pumpkins and assist with the flea market scheduled for Saturday, October 18, 8 AM to 2 PM.
 
YOUTH GROUP, REGULAR SECOND SUNDAY NIGHT OF THE MONTH MEETING
6 PM Recreation, followed by Pizza and Faith Formation.  Please bring a few dollars to defray the cost of the meal. 

ARASAPHA FARMS HAUNTED HOUSE/BATES MOTEL
Advent group trip Oct 29 at 6:30 PM meeting at the church. Combination Tickets - Advent’s ASP teams have tickets to this annual spooky event for $35. These are combo tickets and are good any night of the week.  The ASP teams will receive $10 from each ticket sold. See Nichole Yakas or any member of the ASP teams for tickets. Checks should be made payable to Terri Yakas.

TRUNK OR TREAT
Advent Christian Preschool is conducting a Trunk or Treat fall fundraiser. Children will come dressed in their Halloween costume and trick or treat from one car trunk to the next in our church parking lot and families will be able to purchase dinner.  The event will be held on Wednesday, October 22nd from 5:30-7:00 pm.  Bring your kids and grandkids and enjoy the evening! 

CONFIRMATION RETREAT
for present and past Confirmands will be held Friday, October 31-Sunday, Nov. 2nd.  Cost is $110 to cover the cost of food and lodging.  This traditional retreat is held at  Bear Creek camp and offers all youth a weekend of fun and fellowship. 

BASKETBALL ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON, NOVEMBER 30?
Interested in helping/participating?  Please speak with Pastor Chris.  The plan is to offer all you can eat Pizza/Beverages for $5 and to invite other area Lutheran Church youth groups to participate.  Lets take advantage of the fact that we are one of only a handful of Lutheran churches that have a fellowship hall that can also function as a gym! (The Chinese Church will not be here on 11/30.)

MONTHLY YOUTH GROUP GATHERINGS 
Regular monthly youth group gatherings, led by Nathan Offutt, every Sunday evening.  We gather at 6:00 PM with recreation and conclude at 8:30 PM.  Pizza/Beverage will be served at approximately 7:30 PM with "God Talk” to follow. Please bring a monetary offering to defray expenses.
 
LOOKING AHEAD 
Dorney Park Trip for youth (and younger children if accompanied by parent or chaperone.)  We meet at the church, Friday, October 3, 6 PM!  Details to be announced as we try for a group rate.
 
INTERESTED IN SCOUTING
BOYS BETWEEN THE AGES OF 7 AND 17???
GIRLS BETWEEN THE AGES OF 14 AND 20???
You may not fully understand what would be involved, if your boy or girl was introduced to the Scouting world. I would be happy to answer any and all questions / concerns. If you would like to see how a Cub Scout Pack or Boy Scout Troop or a Venturing Group operate, I would be happy to take you to one of the Scouting programs for you to observe and ask questions. If interested, please contact Charlie MYERS, Unit Commissioner with the Chester County Boy Scouts – email
cdm41755@aol.com or phone 610.701-0599.
 
2015 ELCA Youth gathering in Detroit
The 2015 ELCA Youth Gathering in Detroit, a time of worship, study and service, where about 30,000 Lutherans from across the country will gather, will be held July 15-19. 2015. We sent a large group to this Gathering in 2012 and hope to repeat the experience next year. For information, please go to elca.org/gathering. To reserve your spot, a $100 non-refundable deposit needs to be made by June 15 this year. After June 15, the deposit increases to $150. We hope to secure transportation before the end of the summer and will have fund raising opportunities that should allow youth to cover most if not all of the remaining cost of the retreat. This deposit may be made online (see “Donate Now”), or by check.
 
ROTARY SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
There are two main avenues for scholarships through Rotary.  The first can be accessed through the club website - http://www.westchesterrotary.us.  There's a tab for scholarships on the right hand side of the page.  I clicked it today, but it didn't come up so check it out at your leisure.  These scholarships are $2,500 each and are geared toward high school seniors active in service, in tune with the Rotary ideal of Service Above Self.  It may be limited to WCASD kids.
 
The other is through the Gundaker Foundation, which is our District's own Foundation.  They are $1k to 9k and are for high achieving kids with some financial need.  I was President of this Foundation a few years back, and the kids that received money were all rock stars. This is for students entering their Junior or Senior year.  There is a pot of money for Grad students too.  Here's the link for this - http://www.rotary7450.org/gundaker/programs.htm#Undergraduate
 
Konnect with Kids
Is planning regular outings throughout the year for parents, grandparents and family members of children preschool through the 5th grade.  It is a wonderful way to meet other parents and enable your children to get to know other children from Advent before they reach their teen years and begin participating in youth group!  
 
MONTHLY YOUTH GATHERINGS
Our monthly 2nd Sunday, 6 PM youth gathering for Jr. and Sr. High students, with recreation, pizza and study.  It has been great having our youth regularly bring their friends to these outings.  Nathan Offutt has been doing a great job.   Our youth council meets the second Sunday most months, following 10:30 AM worship, as we plan for the future. 
 
Senior High Sunday School
with every third Sunday of the month, in the youth room.  Don’t miss these!!
 
 
Konnect with Kids
 
Konnect with Kids is led by Lisa Storniolo. Every month, Konnect with Kids offers a gathering for children preschool age through elementary school. Children come with their parents, grandparents or other family member. Recent events included a brunch with Santa complete with arts and crafts, a hike through Ridley Creek State park followed by time in the playground for a bagged lunch and then a quick trip to Yogo for frozen yoghurt on the way home. Planned events include movie/game nights and a Pirate Day. For more information about future events or to get more involved, contact Lisa Stornio at 610-565-3482, lstorniolo@yahoo.com.

 

Thank you from Advent’s ASP teams!
With your generous support and supplemental funding from the Chester County Chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, we were able to serve two families in Jackson, KY, making their homes warmer, safer, and drier. We could not have done it without you.
For more information on ASP click: www.ASPHome.org
  
 
For more information on Youth Activities contact the church office at:  office@e-advent.org  
 
 
Click to download and print a Covenant Form for Youth events by clicking on the appropriate download ß symbol below.
 
Click to download and print a Youth Activities Permission/Medical Form for Youth events by
clicking on the appropriate download ß symbol below.
 
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