Children and Youth

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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.

 

UPDATES: 


The fall festival we had been planning has been pushed back to April to allow for a community event in the spring. We will still have a western theme with a lot more activities. More details will follow as we move towards our date.
The youth room and nursery have been updates and are now being used during children's church and Sunday school. The children's class will be updated October-November just like our other two rooms have been.

PILGRIMAGE: Pilgrimage will be held the weekend of November 12-14. The event is going to be offered virtually in order to keep our youth safe during this surge of the pandemic. We will be participating via the virtual version this year. Several activities will be offered to the youth in between sessions throughout the weekend to enhance the lessons provided. Details about event times and further programming will be provided soon.

SUNDAY SCHOOL: Sunday school classes are going well for the youth and children. Both classes are reading and learning about the book of Acts. The nursery is open every Sunday for the little ones that would like to attend and learn about the stories of the Old Testament. The nursery is open for worship service, Sunday school or both if needed. If you have a child who would like to attend any of these classes the age groups are as follows: nursery 0-5 years, children's class 6-9years, youth 10 and 11 years, middle & high.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: We would very much like to have some volunteers for teacher’s assistants for these classrooms. A teacher’s assistant is greatly needed in the nursery on the second and fourth Sunday's during children's church. If you would like to assist or volunteer, please sign up in the narthex on our volunteer list.

SPROUTS: Every 2nd & 4th Sunday the children and youth will be invited to leave the worship service after children's sermon to attend children's church. The children's church time will now have the name: SPROUTS: Growing In Christ From The Ground Up. SPROUTS will include devotions, skits, arts & crafts, music, Bible trivia and games to reiterate what the children are learning at church and Sunday school. The 1st and 3rd Sunday's the children 6 years and older are encouraged to worship with their families in the service after children's sermon. Activity bags are available for children to use during the worship hour. Please see an usher if your child would like one of these bags during worship.

OCTOBER MISSIONS: The missions for the month of October include the children and youth making cards and mailing them to people of the church on our prayer list or that have prayer requests. We will also be mailing cards to those members who can no longer be with us each Sunday or anyone who would just like to receive a card. If you would like a card or would like to add someone to the mailing list please email Crystal Adams or if you would like to add someone to the prayer request list, contact Lynn in the office.

Operation: Pennies For Pets: The youth will be taking donations from a list provided by the Moore County Animal Services. Donations can be dropped off at the youth room, outside the office, or in the narthex. Thomas Garret will be representing the youth during this mission. He will speak to anyone who has questions and will help collect donations.

PRAISE & WORSHIP TEAM: Our children and youth have formed a praise and worship team and have begun to learn music to share with the congregation during worship. We will continue to learn new music and welcome all parishioners to join in, sing with and move along with us as we share this music with you.


 

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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