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    Volume 2014  |   Issue 2  |  January 15, 2014     Visit Children Youth & Family Home

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Western Regional Youth Event

Why should my 7th-12th grader attend the Western Regional Youth Event? Here are some compelling thoughts from Brandon!

Early Bird Registration Deadline was moved to January 29!

Cost: $450 ($150 families, $150 fundraising, $150 Plymouth)

Dates: June 29-July 3, 2014

Location: Seattle University

Day 1: Workshops, Day 2: Service, Day 3: Fun!

Karen Hollis will be the lead chaperone from Plymouth. More to come on how Plymouth can be hosts to youth and leaders from states in the western USA!

Superpotluck - January 26

Sunday, January 26th I think will prove to be a busy and Spirit-filled day! We have a number of programs happening after church, including the confirmand/mentor potluck, Masterminds & Wingmen, and the MLK Soul Choir concert!

We are planning a superpotluck for which different groups are being asked to bring different things. For the confirmation/Masterminds crowd, please bring a main or side dish (salads are being covered by another group).

We will gather in Hildebrand at 12:15pm to get our food and then each group will split off to various areas in the church. We look forward to sharing a meal with you all!

Childcare will be available… Read full article >

Masterminds & Wingmen - January 26

Last week I started reading Masterminds and Wingmen and was immediately captivated by Wiseman's insights about Boy World. Though I don't yet have children, I see tremendous value in the research and insight Wiseman has put into this book. If you are unable to join us for discussion, I enourage all parents of boys or girls, and anyone who cares about kids to read this book.

Our discussion group will meet again Sunday Jan 26, 12:30-2 pm.  (Remember to park or move your car into the Plymouth parking lot so you do not have to pay for parking after 1:30.) Here's how to prepare for the January meeting: 

Read ch 1-5 (97 pages) Bring a potluck… Read full article >

January Calendar

Sun, January 19 - Regular Schedule (MLK weekend)

Sun, January 26 - Regular Schedule

     12:30-2 pm - Mentor/Confirmand Potluck & Masterminds & Wingmen discussion group

     2 pm - Sing Out for Justice: Community Choral Celebration to benefit Mary's Place

Wed, January 29 - Early Bird Registration deadline for Western Regional Youth Event

Talk About Death & Dying

Families who are a part of faith communities often ask, what can I be doing at home to teach my child about how to live a life of faith? How can I help my kids grow into their own spirituality? Honestly, there are very simple things we can do as a family that will naturally encourage spiritual growth . . . things that a lot of which families do anyway. Still, it's nice to know that the things we do are helping our kids in this way. Nancy Bostrom wrote a lovely little book called, 99 Ways to Raise Spiritually Healthy Children, from which I will share excerpts to plant seeds, share ideas, and offer encouragement for families of ALL SHAPES AND SIZES.

"Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe… Read full article >

Prayer for Confirmands

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God, may your blessings be with Nolan Griswold and his mentor Steve Schmidt as they walk together. Give them open hearts and ears to hear, that they both might deepen their life in you. Amen

This Sunday at Plymouth

Sunday, January 19 - Justice/Racism

8:30 am Worship for all ages (Chapel)

     Childcare up to 2nd grade (1st floor classrooms)

9:30 am Breakfast (Lounge)

10 am Plymouth Forum (Hildebrand)

     Youth Forum - Panel about Western Regional Youth Event (322)

     Confirmation (222)

     Children's Choir & Chimes (221, 223)

11 am Worship for All Ages (Sanctuary)

11:15 am Elementary Church School (221)

12:15 pm Hospitality Hour (Lounge)

     Planning for February Church School (323)


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