Youth Ministry Update

Anthony ClementeNews Notes, Youth Ministries

FRIENDLY REMINDERS

  • SCRIP order deadline is May 1st.
  • Last Explorers and Energizers for this school year is May 2nd.
  • Graduate Blessing is May 6th.
  • Applications for the Lutheran College Tuition Grant for fall semester should be filed by Tuesday, May 15th with the church office. If you’re a member of St. John’s and attending a Lutheran affiliated school then your school likely offers a matching grant up to $500. Get your application from the church office.

ADVENTURE CAMP AND UPPER CAMP

Adventure Camp and Upper Camp will be held at Lutheran Memorial Camp in Fulton, Ohio, June 22nd – 24th.

Our theme this year is Shipwrecked: Jesus Rescues! Emergency forms and camp papers will be mailed mid-May to those who have registered. If you have any questions, please talk to Laurie Pecuch or email her at lpecuch@stjohnsgc.org. Please return camper forms by Sunday, June 10th.

CONFIRMATION

Parents of 6th Graders: It’s time to start thinking about confirmation for your son or daughter. Confirmation typically begins in August of a student’s 7th grade year. If your son or daughter plans to be a part of the catechism program next fall, please get your email address to Gary Pecuch. He has some “save the date” type information for you. His email is gpecuch@stjohnsgc.org.

PRAYER BUDDIES FOR YOUTH ATTENDING THE ACADEMY AT HEARTLAND

Gary and Laurie pair up children with teens going to the academy with the sole purpose of praying for each other. There is a prayer buddy send-off at the contemporary worship on June 3rd. Children and teens who can attend this send-off meet each other. The next day the teens go to The Academy at Heartland for four days of fun leadership and faith skill building. If you have a child who would like to be a prayer buddy, please let Laurie know by Sunday, May 20th. She has some information she will get to you about specifically how your child can pray his or her teen. And we love it when we can pair up more than one child with a teen, so the more the merrier. Questions, contact Laurie at lpecuch@stjohnsgc.org.

YOUNG ADULTS NEEDED

Young adults needed to do small chores at minimal charge for our homebound or older members. If you are able to remove leaves from gutters, pick up sticks in yard, carry boxes, and other spring chores, please give your name to Laurie Pecuch.

SCRIP GIFT CARD

SCRIP makes a great graduate gift! Consider purchasing scrip cards from the youth department. Scrip has cards for everything from i-tunes, to gas cards, to the major stores, to the favorite restaurants. Obtain an order form from the youth office door (top slot). Return scrip forms and payment to the church office or a paid youth staff person. Scrip orders are placed on the first Tuesday of the month and orders arrive within the week.

KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS

Connect your KROGER Plus Card with the KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM. It’s an easy way to raise monies for the youth program. With every dollar you spend, Kroger gives a percentage to St. John’s.

To connect, go online to https://www.kroger.com/communityrewards and follow the instructions. Our organization number is 81452. If you are currently connected, you need to re-connect annually. If you haven’t connected yet, now is a great time to do so. Need help connecting or re-connecting? Please see Laurie Pecuch.

THANK YOU

Gary, Laurie, and Diana would like to thank the faithful adult and teen leaders who ministered this past year with Adventure Club, Faith Trek, Explorers, and Energizers:

Debbie Abbitt, Amie Allman, Pastor Don Allman, Glenda Allman, Christina All- man, Jill Althoff, Tim Althoff, Trina Bellisari, Annaleise Butsko, Bryanna Brown, Jocelyn Canter, Gwen Cash, Linda Cash, Pam Castle, RJ Castle, Alex Cermak, KC Cermak, Aaron Clark, Mistie Clark, Cindy Contizano, Steve Contizano, Lilli Daniels, Rosalie Daniels, Jamie Dent, Lynne Ehrlich, Joseph Eiginger, Justin Gottshall, Dave Grossman, Karen Grossman, Barb Hill, Kate Keil, Michael Kel- ley, Ron Kimes, Susan Koehler, Morgan Lambert, Kristina Little, Donna Linder, Judy Leach, Susie Long, Aiden McClure, Colton McClure, Sarah Mitchell, Bri- anna Overly, Isaac Overly, Kaitlyn Price, Timothy Reynolds, Jesse Schroeder, Kellye Schroeder, Jane Stenerson, Keith Stenerson, Reagan Straub, Rita Straub, Sue Sutton, Kaylie Tulloch, Rosemary Turnbull, Brian Turner, Cheri Turner, Haley Turner, Sarah Wittenberg, Aidan Wahl, Lauren Wahl, Emma Weaver, Matthew Weaver, Cory Westerfeld, Donna Westerfeld, Jennifer Uhrin,Laura Imbrock, Paul Morris, Gini Rogers, Brandon Rogers, Diane Sexton, and Courtney Starr.

TRANSFORMATION ZONE

Spots are still available for this year’s service camp!

  • Who: 7th through 12th graders
  • What: a local service camp
  • When: July 8-13th
  • Where: Marysville, Ohio
  • How much: $125.00 for the week
  • Contact Diana with any questions.