Family Ministry

December 2022

Jill DeCent, Family Ministry Coordinator

Greetings from Family Ministry, and Merry Christmas! 

Sunday School students have been busy learning about the Fruits of the Spirit, and have enjoyed doing so! They will now begin preparing for the annual Christmas Program, which will be held during the 10:30 service on Sun-day, December 18th. 

Families enjoyed an evening of Bingo on Wednesday, November 30th, from 6:00pm-7:00pm. This was held in place of Youth Group, being as it’s the 5th Wednesday of the month. Look out for the next “5th Wednesday of the month” Family Fun Night in March! 

Confirmation students are continuing to learn and grow through the teachings of the Lord’s Prayer. As a remind-er, confirmation is held the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, for all 7th, 8th, and 9th graders. It’s not too late to join! Contact Jill DeCent if you have a student interested in joining the journey of Confirmation. 

The youth group Christmas party will be held Wednesday, December 14th, beginning at 5:00pm, here at Immanu-el. 

Our Youth Group is enjoying time together, and learning and growing on their faith journey by engaging in “Youth Alpha”. Alpha is a film series designed to engage young people in conversations about faith, life, and Jesus. Youth Group is open to all 7th-12th graders. We will also invite our 6th graders to join us for the second half of the year, beginning in January! 

All youth grades 7-12 are invited to join us on a Winter retreat to Camp Shamineau! “Winter Wipeout” will be January 13th-15. Youth will engage over the weekend in many activities, to include Chapel and Worship times, high ropes course, laser tag, horseback riding, climbing wall…..just to name a few! The goal is to fully fund this trip for students, so a grocery bagging fundraiser was held on Sunday, November 20th, at Super One Grocery. Youth came together and did a fantastic job at serving the community, while raising funds for camp. Thank you to our adult helpers as well! 

Thank you to all who took the recent survey. Once results are available, we will begin strategically planning for the future of Family Ministry, to be sure we are meeting the needs of all. 

Merry Christmas! 

Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call His name Immanuel. Isaiah 7:14 




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