It’s here! The busiest, craziest, most fun and magical season of the year! This is my very favorite season, especially with the youth and children, and it begins with being so thankful for them and all of their wonder and for you and your families for your support and friendship. I truly hope that this holiday season is amazing in its big moments and small ones for you and your families.

Our youth have been extra amazing this holiday season. In November we went to Green Hand Farm in Gloucester for a bonfire cookout and to explore all of their other fun Fall activities, including a huge corn maze shaped in the theme of The Wizard of Oz. We had so much fun and definitely bonded as we stuck together in the corn maze. We also planned our next Parent Night Out Mission Trip fundraiser, the Children’s Christmas Pajama Party, scheduled for Friday, December 7.

It’s so amazing to see our youth take leadership roles as they plan the crafts and games and divide up other responsibilities for that night. Not only is it fun for all who are here that evening, but the parents rave about the evening their children had as well. This has become one of our most fun and rewarding Mission Trip fundraisers and it’s also an amazing ministry. In January we will not only introspectively prepare for a new year, but we will also begin to make plans for our retreats to Eagle Eyrie and Myrtle Beach, as well as our Mission Madness in March. We look forward to a season of hope, and peace to help us prepare for a wonderful year!

December 2 – Grand Illumination & Gathering at Joss’
December 7 – Parents Night Out / Children’s Christmas Pajama Party, 5:30-8:30pm
December 12 – Children’s Choir and Youth Choir Musical
December 16 – Youth Christmas Party at 6pm

Reverend Graham Cheek

Reverend Graham Cheek

Minister of Youth & Children