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. It begins with being 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 October we sponsored and led our first Trunk or Treat. Special thanks to Judy and Gene Tyson, Pat and Bob Kinning, and Adrianne Tropilo for having outstanding Halloween trunks for the kids to visit.
We have also planned our next Parent’s Night Out Mission Trip fundraiser and Children’s Christmas Pajama Party on Friday, December 6. It’s so wonderful to see our youth take leadership roles as they plan the crafts, games, and divide up other responsibilities for that night. This has become one of our favorite and rewarding Mission Trip fundraisers. It’s also a fantastic ministry.
In January, we will not only introspectively prepare for a new year, we will begin to make plans for our first Winter Retreat at Williamsburg Christian Retreat Center (WCRC) and our annual Spring Break retreat at Garden City Beach, SC. We look forward to a season of hope, anticipation, and peace to help us prepare for a wonderful new year and new decade.
December 6 – Parent’s Night Out & Children’s Christmas Pajama Party
December 8 – Grand Illumination
December 15 – Youth Christmas Party
February 7-9 – Winter Retreat @ WCRC
Reverend Graham Cheek
Minister of Youth & Children