If you’ve been keeping up with news at SurfsideYouth, you know there’s a lot to look forward to this year. And some of the more exciting opportunities involve trips. We have a trip coming up in January, a Youth Conference in February, a camping trip in April, and a mission trip in the summer for both Middle and High Schoolers!
If you’re like me, these trips can easily become financial burdens. Especially if you have more than one kid in our youth ministry. If this is you, I have great news!
This year, beyond our usual fundraisers (Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festival) which we’ll talk about soon, we have an opportunity for your teenager to have his/her way payed for to our trips!! And while they’re at it, they’ll learn to value some work, and they’ll get to hang out with some great older Christian adults.
You may or may not know this, but we have dinners at church every Wednesday night. These are organized by Lester and Jo, who are members of our church and also owners of Chelsea Jo’s restaurant in Garden City. They, and several other volunteers, give their time to serve our church by offering these “Spirit Night” dinners.
This year, Lester is offering an opportunity to our youth ministry. Our youth (2 at a time) can take turns giving just 2 (Two!!) hours every 4 (Four!!) weeks on Wednesdays from 5:30-7:30pm to help out cleaning up and, in exchange, they will make a deposit in our youth account. So we’ve decided, in turn, to give this money back to the youth who work on wednesdays in the form of trip scholarships throughout the year!!
All you need to do if you’d like to take advantage of this is contact me (Paulo) ASAP. We only have 8 spots, and we need to fill these by Tuesday!
So don’t waist any time and let me know if you’re interested. I’ll be available to answer any questions or inform you of any further details.
That’s it for now!
Youth Ministry Team