What's Happening Right Now At Youth Connections
Youth Connections Stories on tumblr.com
Read selected stories and pictures about Youth Connections programs on our fpcgv.tumblr.com blog. Click the stories below to read more:
#PropheticallyAngry - What happens when woke people feel a call from the Holy Spirit.
Positivity on a Soup Can - Youth Connections wanted to make sure that the recipients knew they were loved, cared for and believed in.
#WeAreStV - After hearing about his story of unselfish giving and even a bit of government protesting, the group present was challenged to think of a person(s) to whom they could be St. Valentine.
Group building 30' in the air - Straping on a high ropes harness and climbing the ladder is a lot more challenging that you might think.
Summer Mission Trips & Conferences
REMINDER: Scholarships are available for each of these trips. Please contact Jodi for a scholarship form.
The attached Medical Form and Covenant are forms for the mission trip. The other attachments are flyers with more details about conferences. Jodi will register the group for Synod Youth Workshop and for JhaMS. Please email DCE Jodi Haun at email@example.com and let her know which trip you plan to attend. Details will be sent out for each event.
High School Mission Trip: (completed 9th-12th grades)
June 10-16: Hurricane Harvey Recovery in Beaumont, Texas. The group leave following worship on Sunday, June 10 and will return on Saturday afternoon, June 16. They will stay at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, sleeping on cots and will work with Presbyterian Disaster Assistance in recovery work from Hurricane Harvey. Chuck Schneider and Mark Hinton aregoing on the trip with Chuck serving as the leader. We need a female for the trip. Cost is $150 per person which includes everything except for 2 meals while traveling and spending money. The deadline to resister is Monday, June 4.
Synod Youth Workshop: (completed 8th – 12th grades)
July 9-14 at the University of Tulsa. Since 1957, SYW has provided an amazing and unique conference experience for high school youth from Synod of the Sun. SYW offers both a fun place and a holy space to explore and deepen one’s faith by following the example of the acceptance, love and grace of our Lord. Daily activities include small group gatherings, worship, group-building, service, lots of laughter and even room for tears. SYW is a conference that truly lives out these biblical words: When one rejoices, we all rejoice. When one weeps, we all weep. We welcome your group to be part of our loving, serving, worshipping and ever-growing SYW family. Synod Youth Workshop will be held at the University of Tulsa in Tulsa, OK, from July 9th-14th, 2018. FPCGV has a long history of sending youth to Synod Youth Workshop. Roger Burks will serve as our male sponsor and Jodi will serve a small group leader for the conference and will be our female sponsor. The conference is open to youth who have completed 8th grade through graduated seniors. Cost is $395.00 per person. A $100 deposit is due by June 1 and the balance is due by June 30.
JHAMS: (completed 5th-8th grades)
July 19-22 at Austin College in Sherman. Four days of building community while meeting others. Conference participants will explore their relationship with God and be equipped to live into their faith.. Cost is $175.00 per person and includes housing and meals while at Austin College.
Middle School Mission Trip (completed 6th-8th grades)
July 27-29 at Ferncliff (church camp) in Little Rock, Arkansas. The group will tour the Clinton Library and then go and stay in the Eco Center at Ferncliff Camps & Conference Center to work with Presbyterian Disaster Assistance. This is where clean-up buckets and other “Gifts of Heart” churches put together for Presbyterian Disaster go before they are distributed to those in need. Cost is $100 and includes everything except for 2 meals while traveling and spending money. Mark Howe and Jodi will be the leaders for the trip. The deadline to register is Monday, July 16.