15 September 2008

Village: Come and See

Dear Villagers,

Thank you to everyone for a wonderful kickoff to our third year of Youth Ministry at St Thomas! With nearly 40 of us there last night, it was great to see so many new faces.

Our theme for the semester is 'Come and See', words Jesus spoke to the disciples when he first encountered them near Bethany. That invitation is issued to each of us at every moment! Christianity is not merely a philosophy- it is not about obligations or good works, but about an encounter with Christ.

Join us this semester at The Village as we Encounter Christ in Eucharistic Adoration and in one another. Pope John Paul II calls out to each of us- "only an encounter with Jesus can give full meaning to our lives!"

See below for the Village News!

Youth Minister St Thomas the Apostle

Village News

This Sunday 9/21:
Join us next Sunday from 5-6:30 as we discuss Our Lord Jesus. Could he have been a good moral teacher but not God, as some suggest? Just who was Jesus of Nazareth- was He a Liar, a Lunatic, or Lord?

Hospitality Request:
Please bring a non-perishable snack to Village next Sunday. We will be storing everything, and using it throughout the semester for Village events.

Corn Maize Social Friday 10/3:
We’re headed to the Talladay Farm Corn Maize, Friday October 3rd. Drop off will be at Talladay Farms at 6:30pm, and pickup will be there as well, at 9pm. Permission slips (online) and money are due Monday September 29.

Grown Up Soda Teen Leaders:
Our Middle School Youth Group, GUS, is kicking off this Friday September 19th from 6:30-8pm. All GUS Volunteers must arrive by 6pm to prepare. Contact Beth if you are interested in volunteering with GUS! We will have an Orientation this Friday before GUS begins.

Thank You:
A huge thank you goes out to Bridget Fil and Andy Forbing, two of our amazing Village Volunteers who will be retiring from active ministry with The Village this year. Bridget and Andy have been with us for a year and a half, and have made a huge difference in the lives of our Villagers!

Picture- the winning small group!! holy cow, you were fast. :)


Anonymous said...

do you have any more applesauce?

mr. peters the younger said...

Yay! A new post on the blog! That was quite a hiatus..

Anyway, Awesome Village last night Beth, it was great to see so many new people, hopefully we'll have lots of comments on the blog now! :-)

i wish nemo was a part of village again said...

amazing village yesterday beth! it was so much fun!! i totally met some of the most amazing people there!! can't wait to see you all next week!

Missing-the-village-greatly-girl said...

Hi! Sounds like it's all going well! I miss the village! Maybe we'll come down for the corn maze? Beth, can you call me with the info?... just use our old phone number and it will transfer you to our new one. bye!