Monthly Archives: May 2012

Your kids aren’t weird, They’re just “Millennials”

Hey there,

We hope that our Surfsideyouth Blog will be more than just a place for you to get the latest on what’s going on with our youth ministry. We’d also like to make this a place for you to come for resources on family, faith, and life in general. This is our first resource, and we hope to make it at least weekly. Do let us know what you think in the comments section, and if we’re “hitting or missing”. The point is to better serve you!

Just last month I (Paulo) turned 30. That’s right, I’m crossing the line! However, as you’ll notice in this post, I’m at the old “edge” of a generation that’s now being called “Millennials”. Your kids are at the young “edge” of this generation.

All this is to say that I’m at a curious spot. I get frustrated often, just as you do, with our youth. It seams sometimes that we’re from different planets. On the other hand, I can relate to a lot of what they go through because I to have lived most of my life “connected”. I remember the days when my now wife and I, as teenagers, spent hours “talking” online to each other before we even dated. We loved it!

So the next few resources are meant to help you better understand what it means for your kids to be “Millennials”. To start off, here’s an infographic  about Millenialls and how connected they are. We’ll go on to talk about what all this means in our next posts.

The Millennial Teenager
Courtesy of: Online Schools

Blessings,

Youth Ministry Team

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FREE FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT @ SUMC

We’d like to invite you to our first FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT at Surfside United Methodist Church. This event is being sponsored by our Youth and Men’s ministries. If you haven’t yet heard of COURAGEOUS, read about it hear.

When: Friday, June 8th @ 6:30pm

Where: Surfside United Methodist Church (800 13th Ave N. Surfside Beach)

What: Free Movie, Fellowship, and Refreshments!

Who: Everyone is invited! An alternative movie will be shown to children under 10, courtesy of our Children’s Ministry.

CHILDCARE WILL BE PROVIDED FOR INFANTS – 3 Y.O.

We hope to see you there. Copies of the Courageous Movie companion book will be available for those interested as well!

Blessings,

Surfside Youth Ministry Team

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