Youth and Family Ministries Kids In/Parents Out Tuesday Nights

Youth and Family Ministries
Valentine Dinner Babysitting
The Saturday following Kids In/ Parents Out,
February 11, we will offer babysitting for those
attending the Couples Valentine Dinner Event. More
details will be in the February VOICE. Donations
benefit the 2012 ELCA Youth Gathering Team.
Coffee and Compline
God Squad and Fire Force will
join the youth group from
Issaquah’s Our Savior Lutheran
Church on Sunday, January 15.
FIRE FORCE is
Meet at Saint Andrew’s at
Grades 6-8
7:00 pm. We will travel to Seattle
to enjoy a warm drink and then
head to St. Mark’s Cathedral for
the Compline service. We will
return to Saint Andrew’s at
10:45 pm. St. Mark’s website says:
Every Sunday evening at 9:30 p.m.
in the Cathedral’s nave, the all-male
Compline Choir leads this formal
choral service that is a Seattle
GOD SQUAD is
tradition. An average audience of
Grades 9-12
500 packs the Cathedral each week
for this meditative service. Many more listen to the
broadcast on KING-FM, 98.1 on the radio dial.
2012 ELCA Youth Gathering Team
Our first fundraisers, Kids In/Parents Out, are coming
up December 17 and February 4!
We will gather for our first trip meeting with parents,
on Sunday, January 29, 12:15 pm - 2:15 pm. Bring your
lunch!!
Saint Andrew’s Lutheran Church Tuesday Nights
Beginning January 10, Fire
Force will meet at its new time:
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm. Join us
every Tuesday night from 6:30
pm - 8:30 pm as we explore the
FIRE FORCE is
Bible and apply it to our lives,
Grades 6-8
snack, and play games. We will
explore questions like; “How can God be ‘three-inone?’”, “Why should I follow Jesus; can’t I just say I
believe in him?” and “Did Jesus know he was God?”
There will be no Fire Force on January 3 or
February 21.
GO! Night
This is a Synod wide youth event. Registration
starts at 8:00 pm Friday, January 20, here, at Saint
Andrew’s! Highlights of this Up-All-Night Event: Sky
High Sports, Bowling, Worship, Late night pizza, Sock
Samurai (we will teach this!!) and other fun stuff! We
are looking for a group of parents or a family to cook
a pancake breakfast for our attenders; contact Emily if
you can help. Sign up no later January 8.
Yakama Reservation Mission Trip
Fire Force is traveling to the Yakama Reservation to
serve those that live there, July 29- August 4, 2012. If
you would like to attend, you may speak with Emily
about a missionship and sign up by January 10. Our
first team meeting is February 19.
Happy Birthday to these youth who
celebrate birthdays in January!
Play games, watch a movie, and
enjoy some pizza with some of
the youngest in our congregation.
We will enjoy an entertaining
evening with Sheep and
Shepherds kids while their
parents gather together at an
offsite location. Donations
GOD SQUAD is benefit the 2012 ELCA Youth
Grades 9-12
Gathering Team. Join us on both
Saturday, December 17, 4:30 pm 9:30 pm and Saturday, February 4, 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm.
Happy Birthday to You!
Kids In/Parents Out
Calvin D........................................... 1/5
Jack G.............................................. 1/7
Emily A........................................... 1/12
Jack W ........................................... 1/13
Nicole R.......................................... 1/15
Michael O....................................... 1/17
Joslyn N..........................................1/19
Avery L.......................................... 1/20
Jenna M.........................................1/23
Carmen K...................................... 1/26
Adam C.......................................... 1/29
2650 148th Avenue SE, Bellevue, WA
www.SALChome.org
Youth and Family Ministries
Sheep and Shepherds
SHEEP and SHEPHERDS are
FAMILIES with kids ages birth
through Grade 5
KIDZ BOUNCE!
On Saturday, January 7, 2012, Sheep
and Shepherds are heading to Kidz Bounce in Preston.
From 3:30 pm - 5:45 pm we will bounce around until
we can’t bounce anymore on indoor inflatable
structures! We have upgraded to the large room.
With that, the time changed. Please take note.
Please sign up no later than December 18 to ensure
there is enough space for all to enjoy!! You can learn
more about Kidz Bounce at www.kidzbounce.com.
Gingerbread House Decorating
Party
Thank you to all who helped make the Gingerbread
Party a success!
Kids In/Parents Out
Two nights for Kids In/Parents Out are coming up!
Bring the kids to church to hang out and play fun
games with the high schoolers while you take a few
hours to yourself. The youth will enjoy a pizza dinner,
silly games, and a movie. Parents gather at an offsite
location to enjoy hors d’oeuvres and conversation. All
donations from these events benefit the students
going to the 2012 ELCA Youth Gathering in New
Orleans this summer.
December 17, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Drop your kids off
at church; parents will share hors d’oeuvres at the
home of Guy and Sonja Feldman!
February 4, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm. The parent location
is to be determined, but mark your calendar now!
Download This!
“Children of God” performed by Third Day
Adoption has played a large role in my life. Our
family has been blessed by adoption. My older sister,
Laura, was adopted by my parents at 3 months. She is
no less my sibling than my biological brother, John.
Like many younger sisters, I wanted to be just like her
growing up, right down to her birth story. While my
story of being brought home from the hospital seems
much less exciting, I can also say I have been adopted.
I am an adopted child of God. As the lyrics of this
song say, “We have been redeemed and we can be
called the Children of God.” This song sings praises to
God for giving us life. I encourage you to check out
the webpage, http://thirdday.com/adopted. The page
includes Third Day’s music video for “Children of God”
as well as resources on adoption.
Check it out! If you would like to make a
“Download This” suggestion, contact Emily.
For more information....
about Youth and Family Ministries at Saint Andrew’s, contact Director Emily Henselmeier,
[email protected] or 425-746-2529
Saint Andrew’s Lutheran Church 2650 148th Avenue SE, Bellevue, WA
www.SALChome.org
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