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Need to reach Youth Coordinator, Crystal Adams?
Call or Text 910.639.5359
Email wyattworkinggirl12@gmail.com


Come and join the Youth Group at West End UMC! We meet each Sunday evening from 4:00 - 5:30 pm outside under the picnic shelter as long as weather allows then we will be moving into the Fellowship Hall following all social distancing measures.

YOUTH & CHILDREN'S MINISTRY UPDATES FOR SEPTEMBER

Sunday School
Beginning September 5th, the children's and youth Sunday school classes resume at 11:00 in their classrooms. There will be curriculum provided in both classes for volunteers and teachers of both classes. Each class will end at noon.

Children's Church
The second and fourth Sunday's beginning in September will be the restart of children's church immediately following the children's sermon for both youth and children alike. Children's church will include a time for devotion, praise and worship and a time for prayer requests and prayer.

Children's Ministry Meetings
On September 5th and 12th the children will meet from 4:00 - 5:30 pm for a lesson on prayer, praying, and the Lord's Prayer. The children will have music, activities and crafts to take home after their lessons from these meetings.

Youth Group Meetings
The youth will be off those two Sunday's but will resume the 19th and 26th from 4:00 - 5:30 pm.

Fall Festival
The children and youth will also have a floating fall festival from 2:00 - 6:00 pm on September 18th. The event is open to the families of the church but closed to the public. The event will have a western theme and the children will learn about the heroes and villains of both the old and new testaments. There will be a dance hall, bank, church, jail, general store, photo studio, and the garden; where we will enjoy lots of activities, games, face painting, pictures, music, and fun. The children will also be asked to bring school supplies for a small mission for West End Elementary called Operation: School Tools. These items will be donated to the school for those students in need.

Classroom Updates
We have been working on all of the classrooms for the youth, children, and preschoolers. We have been painting, cleaning, changing receptacle's, light fixtures, updating furniture, and cleaning carpets in these rooms. Please thank the parents for their great amount of help through this
process of bringing our classrooms up to date as we prepare them for the children to enjoy and begin work on their library. Thanks to all of the children and adults who have already donated to the library and we encourage anyone who would like to donate items or their time when we begin our work to please do so. 😉 We look forward to working with you. A HUGE SHOUT OUT to all the parents who helped us with the classrooms, cleaning, mission projects, theme activities, music, teaching, and so much more. Thank You All So Much!!!

Thank You
I also want to thank all of our church family and community members who helped us with our huge number of donations during our Operation Body Wash Mission Project for the residents of Peak Resources in Carthage. The youth were really touched with all of your support and the love you showed them as they completed their first mission. It is truly a blessing to be a part of such a loving church family!

Thank You All For Your Support😉😊❤

 


YOUTH NEWS

August 15th the youth will be working on operation: Body Wash, their first mission of the year. They will be purchasing items, making kits, and delivering them to Peak Resources (Pine Lake) nursing home to the one hundred residents there. The kits will include body wash, hand towel, puff, and thinking of you card signed by the group members. Please keep the youth in your prayers as they complete their mission.

In September they will begin a new mission project with the Moore County Humane Society. The youth will be deciding in August how they would like to help the organization. They all have a strong love for the animals and wish to help them. More details will follow in the September Spirit.

Also in September, we will be having a Fall Festival for the children and youth of the church. The theme of the Fall Festival is western and will be called: Wanted By God! The kids will be learning about the heroes and villains of both the Old and New Testaments. We will have lots of games, crafts, snacks, music, photos, learning activities and stories. The children and youth who attend are encouraged to donate supplies to West End Elementary School for a project called: Operation School Tools. School supply donations include 1,3, and 5 subject notebooks, erasers, pencils (mechanical or wooden), loose leaf notebook paper both wide and college ruled, index cards, crayons, washable markers, and school glue. This is a family themed event so all who attend church at WEUMC are welcome and invited to attend. The Fall Festival will be on Saturday, September 18th from 2:00 - 6:00 pm.


 


CHILDREN

In Children's Ministry the children have accomplished so much since January. They decided upon three mission projects to work on throughout the year. The children make and deliver cards to the residents of Peak Resources (Pine Lake) nursing home, they take up donations each week during Children's Church for the Methodist Home For Children, and they bring in donations for the WEUMC Food Pantry and deliver the donations to the Food Pantry. They are making exceptional progress in their endeavors.

  • January - July -- approx. 475 lbs of food donated to the Food Pantry
  • January - August -- $100.00 donation ($50 each quarter) to the Children's Home
  • January - August -- lots of cards sent to the nursing home

Thank you to everyone who has supported them this year and keep them in your prayers! They are really working hard this year!!!! We will be following up with a new theme for our Fall Food Pantry campaign. God Bless!

CHILDREN'S MINISTRY MEETING SCHEDULE FOR SEPTEMBER

  • September 5th 4:00 - 5:30 pm
  • Praise and worship music and movement, as well as, a lesson on prayer
  • September 12th 4:00 - 5:30 pm
  • Praise and worship music and movement, as well as, a lesson on prayer

YOUTH & CHILDREN'S MISSIONS PROJECTS

The youth and children are beginning a children's library for one of their 2021-2022 mission projects. This library will greatly resemble the adult library in the education building located in the Wesleyan classroom. I order for this library to be a success, we need your help. We would like to include the following in the library:

  • picture books for children's ministry
  • photo albums of former members of the children's and youth groups
  • children's and young adult books (fiction/ nonfiction)
  • Christian books for children and youth
  • family faith information and resources
  • devotionals for children/youth, parents, teachers, and counsellors
  • children and youth bibles
  • bible stories for children
  • curriculum, studies, books, for children and youth
  • curriculum videos, dvd's, music and instruments
  • youth ministry books for leaders, teachers, missions, etc...
  • Sunday school curriculum for children and youth
  • puppets for children
  • reading rugs
  • small beanbags or soft pillows for reading areas
  • bookshelves
  • small media area for dvd's for family viewing to use and borrow etc...
  • Disney movies

The library will have several sections for the children, youth, teachers, leaders, and families to use. Most of the library will consist of books; however, we will have a small media area that will include curriculum for children and the youth, family dvd's that can be borrowed and viewed and can also be viewed at church functions for any number of activities.

Music, instruments, and puppets will be used and included in the library for further enrichment in the children's curriculums. A small reading area will be set up in the children's Sunday school room and in the nursery so children can read, watch curriculum, and have small activities with the items mentioned above.

If you have any of these and would like to donate them to the church please bring them to the nursery starting Sunday July 11th. If you would like to volunteer to help the youth with the library please contact Crystal Adams at 910-639-5359 or email at wyattworkinggirl12@gmail.com

The first community project for the Youth missions this year has been chosen! A youth member's parent has learned that the residents of Pinelake Nursing Home (Peak Resourses of Carthage) would really enjoy having body wash. The body wash provided by the nursing home has no smell and many of the residents request better smelling wash that is also gentler on their skin. The Children of the church send the residents cards as a mission project already so this would go hand in hand with that mission. The Youth will use their funds to supply body wash and puffs and washcloth kits for 60 female and 40 male kits. They will be dropped off to residents after they are purchased and put together.

For future donations, if you would like to assist us, we will have a small box in the Youth classroom for body wash, wash clothes, or body puffs for the residents.

Thanks so much for all of your support!
WEUMC Youth Group



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