Posted by Josh Rausch

Hi everyone!

I pray you’re all enjoying this nicer weather wherein melting seems like less of a daily possibility.

The purpose of this update is to send a quick update on our Youth & Family ministry plans for the rest of the summer. So here are the dates of the upcoming events and extra info:

(FYI: I’ll be sending an update about when youth groups will be starting back up and some of those plans in the near future)

* denotes a date change from our previous schedule. There have been multiple scheduling conflicts that have arisen, so I apologize for the dearth of a changes

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Sr. High Pizza Cook-Off // Wed. July 26th, 5pm*

All incoming 9-12th graders are invited to come try their hand at baking pizza! Supplies for basic pizza will be provided, but they’re welcome to bring any unique ingredients they’d like to add their own ‘flavor.’

York County Fair Youth Group Fundraiser // Dates and Times TBD

Please stay tuned as we finalize details for when we’ll need youth helpers!

Family Cookout @ Gocke’s Sandpit // Sunday August 13th, 5-9pm*

All families are invited to Eugene and Dianne Gocke’s sandpit to enjoy an evening of food, fun, and fellowship. Swimming and games will be available. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be provided, please bring a dessert to share. (Bring your own drinks and camping chairs) PLEASE RSVP to Josh.

Sr. High Youth Leadership Retreat at Camp Luther // August 18-20

Depart: Friday 6pm, Return Sunday 4pm // $20 per person

All High school youth are invited to attend our annual retreat at Camp Luther. This year our topic will be “Connectivity & Connections.” We live in a time of profound communication technologies, so with our connectivity so high, why do most experts agree that we’re actually making fewer connections than previous generations? We’ll discuss what it means to make meaningful connections with others, why it’s so important that we do, and the obstacles that prevent those connections. Most importantly we’ll learn what God’s Word has to say to us. PLEASE RSVP TO JOSH ASAP!

Family Tanking Trip // Sunday Sept. 3rd*

11am-8pm, $8 per person (Supper optional)

Families with kids of all ages are welcome to our annual tanking trip! We will leave right after worship at St. Paul has concluded. Please bring your own lifejackets if necessary and please bring your own drinks & snacks. Optional stop at Pizza Ranch in Columbus for supper after tanking for those interested. PLEASE RSVP to Josh ASAP!

This is MUCH later than we normally have gone tanking and may conflict with Memorial Day weekend plans, but it’s the date that interferes with the fewest other things. My apologies if this change creates schedule conflicts for you and your families!

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Please let me know if you have any questions about the events / date changes.

Thank you for your flexibility!

Josh