24 November 2008
There will be no Village this Sunday 11/30- have a Happy Thanksgiving!
At our next Village we will be talking about Mother Mary- her role in the Church, and her role as our Mother. In gratitude to all of our Mothers, who listen to our silly stories- we will be having Show and Tell! Even pets are allowed if accompanied by an adult. Prizes will be given for: Most Surprising, Largest, Most Furry, and Most Ridiculous. Start planning now, friends!
Also- the Village is considering the idea of hosting a study hour Monday or Wednesday afternoon from 3-6pm here at the Church. It would be a time for Villagers and their friends to stop by, do some homework, watch some TV, listen to music, chat, and have a snack. Would you be interested? Would you come? Head to www.findthevillage.blogspot.com to vote. :)
The Village News
No Village This Sunday 11/30- Happy Thanksgiving!
Next Village 12/7 -Show and Tell
Sunday December 7th, we will be talking about Mother Mary! In gratitude to all of our Mothers, who listen to our silly stories- we will be having Show and Tell! You are allowed to bring anything except dead animals and items that are sexually explicit or related to drugs/alcohol. :) Pets are allowed if accompanied by an adult.
Your Vote Counts!
The Village is considering the idea of hosting a study hour Monday or Wednesday afternoon from 3-6pm here at the Church. It would be a time for Villagers and their friends to stop by, do some homework, watch some TV, listen to music, chat, and have a snack. Would you be interested? Would you come?
Check us out online at www.findthevillage.com!
Questions of the Week
-If everything depends on free will, what good does prayer do, especially on important things (like the Election)?
-Catholics are supposed to practice chastity, but do most people actually do that? What is the percent that do/don't, and why is it so important?
17 November 2008
Click on "comments" to read the Question of the Week, "What does the Church teach on Global Warming?"
03 November 2008
One of my favorite memories growing up was sitting around the dinnertable telling stories about the day. Holidays were special because we would make all sorts of special treats -like popcorn balls or special bread shaped like bunnies.Food brought us together regularly, and preparing it together made us closer.
In so many ways, family life centered around food. The Village is like a family. We get hungry, and we are generally happier when we are fed! Aside from sleep, food is the easiest way to make a person happy.
There are two ways you can help to feed our Villagers! First, our Village Volunteers are with us here at St Thomas from 4pm until nearly 10pm each Sunday. It seemed sad not to have some food for them to eat, and Parents started volunteering to bring a simple dinner for them each week. We have a budget for youth programs, but we just don't have enough to cover this weekly dinner. Parents, please sign up to bring a dinner for our Volunteers! Teens, please ask your parents if they can help!
The second way you can help feed our Villagers is by bringing a non-perishable snack to Village on Sunday November 23rd. We will be collecting all sorts of snacks that night for our Villagers to eat throughout the upcoming months. If everyone brings one or two snacks each we will be able to continue using our budgeted snack money for Pizza on Adoration nights!
The Village Fall Retreat, "Come and See"
56 pictures from Fall Retreat are now online!!! Visit us at http://www.findthevillage.com/, click on Meeting Pics on the left, then click on More Pics, then on Fall Retreat 08. Or just go to http://www.flickr.com/photos/findthevillage/collections/72157607096833965/!
Next Week's Village- Peer Pressure and Alcohol
Next Sunday we'll be discussing peer pressure in all its forms, along with the Church's teaching on drinking alcohol. Both of these are issues that will play a stronger role in our lives throughout high school and into the college years. Join us as we discuss the impact of peer pressure in our lives and the Church's teachings on these relevant issues!
Feed Our Villagers
----At our regular Village Meeting on Sunday November 23rd, we will be collecting non-perishable snacks for our Villagers to eat throughout the upcoming months. If everyone brings one or two snacks each we will be able to continue using our snack money for Pizza on Adoration nights!
Grown Up Soda Social this Friday
Our next GUS meeting is a social night at Whirly Ball Ann Arbor this Friday, November 7th! This GUS social is free for GUS Volunteers if you RSVP to Beth by this Wednesday. Permission slips are required. We will meet at Whirly Ball (750 Phoenix Drive Ann Arbor, MI 48108) at 6:30pm, and pickup will be there as well, at 9pm. When you volunteer with GUS you become a Christian Role Model to young Catholics!