Youth News

Hey Church Family,

It's been a quick few months since I have taken on the role of Youth Leader. I am grateful for the opportunity to share God's word, and to be a part of shaping these young individuals. I know God is working in every one of them.

On behalf of the youth, I would like to thank everyone who has donated snacks, meals, and financially to the youth program. Your gifts are very appreciated!

We would also like to give thanks to Mrs. Kaye and Mr. Ashley Folsom for spending an afternoon with the youth. They shared their background and talked with them about being a witness. If anybody else would like to spend some time, and share a message, please let me know. It's a great opportunity to get to know the youth and for the youth to get to know you.

In the month of October, I challenged the youth to write their own devotions and share the message of God with each other. They accepted my challenge and did a fantastic job. I am very proud of each one of them. I know it was not easy and they rose to the challenge.

The youth are planning a service project which has been approved by the church council. They will be constructing a prayer/memorial wall at the playground. The intent is to get God's word to the community by sharing a weekly verse or prayer. Also, included on the wall will be a prayer box so that individuals can write their prayer concerns, and the youth can take those concerns and pray over them. The prayer/memorial wall will be a general information spot to share service times, and other special events taking place at the church. A memorial plaque will also be placed on the wall in remembrance of those who have passed on.

In November, the youth went to see a drama put on by the First Church of Goldsboro called, "Judgment Day", God's message for the end of days. It was based on the book of Revelations. It was a great message about giving your life to Christ because you never know when Jesus will return, and you don't want to be left behind. We would like to thank Jennifer and Dwan for attending with us.

Sam and Mercedes Ledbetter attended Pilgrimage at the Rocky Mount Event Center over Veteran's Day weekend. The theme was "Finding God in Unexpected Places". They enjoyed the music and lectures.

We also would like to thank everyone who donated to the yard sale, we raised $400. The money raised is being used for youth missions and shipping for the Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes. The youth packed 26 boxes.

We wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and look forward to the month of December to see what God will do in our lives.

Remember, "Rejoice always, pray constantly, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus."
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Youth Leader,
Brian Hester

Regular Meetings:
Youth Group: 4:00-6:00 pm Each Sunday at Bailey UMC  

Sunday Nights with Jesus: 6:00 pm Each Sunday at Pleasant Grove