Youth Group: 4:00-6:00 pm Each Sunday at Bailey UMC
Sunday Nights with Jesus: 6:00 pm Each Sunday at Pleasant Grove
Hello Fellow Church Members,
Over the course of the next few months, Parker, our Youth Pastor, will teach us the true meaning of the word “mission” and what it means to be in mission and the purpose of “mission trips.” Mission is not something we do. It is not a program or a set of plans; it is the work of God, something we join in with. God has been in mission to the world through Christ and is in mission to us and the world right now, and it is up to us to figure out ways we can join into this work. We will be going through Luke-Acts to look at the mission of the early church while also looking at some of John Wesley's sermons during this study. With that said, it is my honor to announce that we are currently working on our upcoming projects. We have a mission activity planned on April 15th, where we will pack food for the Food Pantry and even restock the shelves. Not only this but, we will go on visits to at least two to four people within our church - ranging from those who are unable to make it to church every Sunday due to sickness and/or those who might just need someone to stop by and spend some time with them - see how they are doing, pray with them, spend time with them and take them Communion
Also, we have planned our Youth Sunday to be on August 12th which I will organize while I am away at the Duke Youth Academy during the summer. This will be a combined service at 10:30 am in the FMC. We have nominated Noah Johnson, our co-Vice President, to be our “Pastor for The Day”. He is currently working on what he plans to preach on. There will be a cake auction immediately following the service (more information to come).
We believe this will be a great opportunity to see what our youth group is truly about – serving the Lord and seeking out the will of God in our lives. We don't go to youth just to have fun or for the trips; we go to learn more about our Savior, Jesus Christ, and to become closer to him. In conclusion, there are a lot of fun activities coming up for us and you are always welcome to join us or even stop by on Sunday evenings and see what we are up to!
BUMC Youth Group President, 2018