Christmas 2018   Visiting the residents at Christmas
Tom playing while the youth read the Bible story
Out for lunch after singing at Freidman Village
Christmas 2018 gift exchange

Visiting the residents at Friedman Village at Christmas 2018.

2018 Overview

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.

AUGUST – Served in the soup kitchen at St. Paul UMC in Tiffin two different days.

Recycled Youth helped at the soup kitchen

OCTOBER– We hosted the “Trunk or Treat” party. This is a hit every year. It was a potluck style meal in the fellowship hall. It was held at the same time as the H.O.O. campfire on Sat. Oct 20th.

Fun at Trunk or Treat

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOV – We participated in Project Feed again this year. This year the date was Sat. Nov 10, the cost is $5 with a canned food item for their food pantry. The youth stopped for a bite to eat afterwards.

Jeffery showed his muscles that day!

Bible Quiz also began in Nov and Janice is our amazing coach. We need a few more youth on our team!

Lane had to put his “thinking cap” on!
DECEMBER

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.

More boxes packed than last year!
Making shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CRAFT SHOW – We participated in a craft show to raise money for our trip to WinterJam. All items were handmade!

Working the tables at the craft show.

SALVATION ARMY –The Youth group worked on evening ringing the bell for the Salvation Army in front of Ace Hardware! Batman even helped!

Rang the bell for the Salvation Army
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://www.becky.weisenauer@gmail.com.

We had a great time at Winter Jam in Columbus Jan 20, 2018.

2017

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://www.becky.weisenauer@gmail.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