Youth Ministry IS Our Ministry
 
It takes so little to show a young person that you care! A little bit of your time can make a big difference, and youth ministry is FUN! 
 
We can’t do it without YOU!!!!
 
You can sign up to help with Youth activities by clicking the links below.
 
 
 
Stay connected and get texts about upcoming events by joining our Remind 101 group.  Simply click
here and follow the simple instructions!
Or you can join by texting @pastormega to the number 81010!
 
2017 Youth Permission Forms Needed – If you have not yet done so, submit a permission and health form to the church so that your child can participate in youth events at St. Andrew’s.  Click HERE to fill out and submit this form online.
 
Middle School Youth Forum!
 
 
Sunday is a time for the whole family at St. Andrew’s, and so while younger siblings are in Sunday School, mom and dad are grabbing a cup of coffee and enjoying fellowship or our adult forum, and older siblings are in High School Youth Forum, we invite Middle School students to participate in a youth experience just for them! They will meet in the Fireside Room from 9:20-10:15am to talk about their daily lives, share high and low points from their past week, pray together, and most importantly, take part in a Bible study designed to help them connect the Bible, Lutheran teachings, and their faith to their daily lives. 
 
Each study uses a YouTube clip, it may be a new’s story, a popular music video, a clip from a movie, or another kind of clip… but it is something that youth relate to. Then they talk about the themes in that video… and how they relate to them…this includes topics like self esteem, peer pressure, drugs, sportsmanship, making priorities, and managing time and stress.  Next a Bible Verse is read, youth are encouraged to look at how the Bible Verse relates to the theme they are talking about and challenged to connect that verse to their daily lives. This is a great way for youth to grow deeper in their faith!
 
You can register your kid’s for Middle School Youth Forum by following this link:
 
 
 
 
 
Middle School Youth Activities
 
Join us for month fellowship and faith formation activities with Middle School Kids!
 
Nov 17th-18- Middle School Synod Youth Gathering, See below for more information
Dec 10th- Middle School Christmas Party- 12-2, please bring a $5 gift for the gift exchange and come ready to have fun!
Jan 14th- Middle School Bowling outing- 12-2, meet at the church and pick up at the Grand Rapids Bowling Ally!
Feb 11th- Middle School Mardi Gras Party- 12-2- Masks, Pancakes, beads, and tons of fun! 
 
 
Middle School Synod Gathering
Every November, St. Andrew’s (and 100s of other church’s in our Synod) participates in the Middle School Synod Youth Gathering!  It’s a wonderful event that helps youth in grades 7-9 connect to the greater Synod and grow deeper in their faith.  This overnight retreat has it all:  music, games, worship (with 450 people!), service projects, games, Bible study and so much more!  For more information, please contact Pastor Megan. 
 
To learn more about the event and download a registration form click HERE
 
Cost of the event is $66 Due at Registration and some money for lunch on the way home! Please don’t let money be the reason you don’t attend… if you need help with the registration fee please contact us… we are happy to help!
 
This year’s Gathering is November 17th-18th. Registration Forms are due by October 12th. 
 
 
 
 
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