We all had a blast recently traveling to Cleveland to see “The Fest.” Thanks to all the youth that went and also to the parents! On the way home we all talked about ways we can stay connected and we all agreed that we would look ahead to see what was coming up that we are part of. Phone numbers were verified with the leaders because communication is a big key to all members of Recycled Youth. We like to share alerts for events and meetings that are planned. Below are some of the upcoming events and fundraising that is planned for the Recycled Youth. We are only able to do the fun things like WinterJam, other concerts, road trips when we are actively fundraising. Harmony church LOVES to support the youth and we appreciate their commitment to us! This list below may change and things may be added but we will keep in communication during it all.
AUG – Served in the soup kitchen at St. Paul UMC in Tiffin two different days.
SEPT – We are going to collect apples that will be used to make cider. Last year this was a HUGE success but it takes us working together to collect apples that people donate to us. We will announce the dates.
OCT – We are planning to host the Trunk or Treat party. This is a hit every year. It will be a potluck style meal in the fellowship hall. It will be held at the same time as the H.O.O. campfire on Sat. Oct 20th.
NOV – We have had a request to take part in Project Feed again this year. This year the date is Sat. Nov 10, the cost is $5 with a canned food item for their food pantry. The youth will also need to bring money to get a bite to eat afterwards.
Bible Quiz begins in Nov and Janice is an amazing coach. We need a few more youth on our team!
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD – Of course, we love to partner with the ladies in UMW to pack shoeboxes for Samaritan’s Purse. It’s fun to buy for underprivileged children and share the gospel at the same time.
It’s fun to be part of Harmony’s Recycled Youth group. We meet every Sunday at 5pm to read and study the Bible and just have fun!
Our fundraiser this year is the Harmony Cookbooks, “Homemade from Harmony” and sell for $12.00 each. Filled with favorite recipes from our wonderful cooks at Harmony, these cookbooks make great gifts! Contact us for more details http://firstname.lastname@example.org.
We had a great time at Winter Jam in Columbus Jan 20, 2018.
Feb 23-24th 30 hr. Famine – Recycled Youth
We partnered with Pietist Church to have a fun weekend while focusing on world hunger. Everyone ate their normal lunch on Friday but then we fasted until 6pm Saturday. We stayed overnight at the Pietist church with sleeping bag and pillows! We finished with a spaghetti dinner together and discussed our emotions that we experienced from the experience.
March 11-17th – Haiti Mission Trip –
Luke, Renea, Peg, Angie, and Becky traveled to Haiti to visit one of our missionaries that the church supports, Andris and Mary Jane Jolibois at the Living Hope Ministries school. While there we helped at the school during Vacation Bible School teaching and making crafts. We also observed and visited with culinary class, sewing class, business class, and welding classes. Check out Living Hope Ministries web page: http://www.livinghopehaiti.org. If you are interested in sponsoring a student in their school it only costs about $1.00/day. It helps provide a full meal, textbooks, and supplies. Please contact us if you want more information or if you would like us to share our pictures and details about our trip at your church or organization. http://email@example.com
June 7-10th – Youth Annual Conference @ Lakeside
All youth are invited to spend a weekend at Lakeside, OH for YAC. Bring your bicycle and enjoy riding through this beautiful town. We will be camping so you will need to be prepared! It is a great time and fellowship with other Christian youth. For more information click on the link: http://www.eocumc.com/yac