Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Monday, April 25, 2022
Tuesday, March 1, 2022
On March 30th we are ending our month of March Madness big! We will be having youth group at Howie's Activity Center at Manhattan Christian College. While there, we will play a lot of dodgeball, as well as hear some testimonies about what God is doing in the lives of students and leaders. We will meet at our normal youth group time, 6:15-8:15pm.
Monday, January 24, 2022
Spring Retreat is coming! April 8-9 we are going to host our own retreat for students right here in Manhattan, KS. This weekend will be an opportunity for students to grow in their faith and learn how to live out their life for Jesus in plain sight. So when people see them they will also see Jesus. We will have an amazing youth pastor from Abilene, Andrew Jansen, coming to share the word that weekend.
This weekend will be full of worship, teaching, small groups, a service project, a fun activity around town (hoping for Leap but finalizing those details), bon fire, and growing closer to our friends, leaders, and Jesus.
We will be transforming the garage at UCC into a worship venue for our main sessions. Friday evening we will be staying in the cabins at Camp Toma Shinga in Junction City. To help students get the everything they can out of this retreat, I'm asking to please treat it like an out of town event. The less students have to leave and come back for various reasons, the more they will be able to engage and learn what Jesus has for them.
Including in every students registration is lodging, breakfast and lunch on Saturday, a t-shirt, and the cost of our fun afternoon activity. Please eat dinner before dropping your student off! Dinner will not be served on Saturday evening. Registration will open at 9pm on February 23rd.
When: April 8 (6:30pm) - April 9th (6:00pm)
Where: UCC, MHK, and Camp Toma Shinga
Cost: $55 if registered in the first 24 hours of registration opening (Feb. 23 @9pm)
$70 between 2/24 @ 9pm and 3/16 **March 16th is the last day to register and guarantee a shirt
$80 if registered between 3/16 and 4/1 **April 1st is the last day to register
Registration: REGISTER HERE!
Other forms needed: UCC medical release form dated within 1 year
Leap Release Form (please show me confirmation when completed)
We hope your student can join us for an incredible weekend this Spring!
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
If you haven't heard, Operation Christmas Child is happening at our church! It is also the mission focus of the Oasis conference this weekend. The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world. Through this project, Samaritan’s Purse partners with the local church worldwide to share the Good News of Jesus Christ and make disciples of the nations. They do this by sending shoeboxes around the world filled with things such as hygiene items, school supplies, clothing, and toys for kids who might not normally ever receive gifts like this. Along with the items there are ways for them to learn about Jesus in the boxes as well.
Here is where the Middle School Ministry comes in! I would love to give our students opportunities to serve and give to other people in tangible ways like this. So, on November 17th, during our small group times, we are going to pack boxes. Our goal will be to pack 50 shoeboxes as a ministry!
Here is where YOU come in! There is a financial piece to sending these boxes. Each box costs $9 to ship oversees. Would you consider bringing or sending with your child these two things:
1) $9 to cover the shipping cost of one box (checks can be made payable to "OCC" or "Operation Christmas Child"
2) A "wow" item to put in a shoebox (soccer ball with pump, doll, toy truck, stuffed animal, outfit, a harmonica or recorder)
If you would provide these two things we will provide the hygiene items, school supplies, small toys, and other items to go into these boxes.
This is a small opportunity for our students to tangibly show the love of Jesus with people across the world. Would you consider partnering with us??
You can drop off money and wow items to youth group on the 10th or the 17th. Thank you!