Christmas Caroling and Party this Wednesday!
We're going Christmas Caroling this week, December 14, during Student Outreach. We'll split into groups and walk around the neighborhood behind the church. We will have pre-assigned routes and each group will hit 3 or 4 houses.
We'll wrap up the evening with refreshments back here at the church.
The forecast for Wednesday is a 50% chance of thunderstorms. Needless to say, if it is raining or the temperatures are in the 40's, we won’t be caroling. My experience is that the kids won't be dressed warmly enough, and they've all got too much going on at school to be sick!
In the case of inclement weather, we'll stay at the church and play "reindeer" games.
This Sunday is already the 4th Sunday in Advent. Our waiting for the Christ Child will soon be over! Please take a moment to slow down and enjoy the season with your children.
Sunday School Breakfast
The Ward family will be providing breakfast this week, December 18.
Confirmation 2012 will kick off on Sunday, January 29th. The class will meet on Sunday afternoons for 12 weeks from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm and include a meal, a lesson taught by Dr. LaBarr, discussion time and an active learning game. Each of the young people will be paired up with an adult mentor to share the experience with them.
Confirmation at Plymouth Park UMC is open to all youth in grades 6, 7, and 8. As young persons reach the age of accountability, they are ready to take more responsibility for their faith. Confirmation is a call to discipleship, a call to claim the name Christian for themselves. Our goal is to provide a process and structure for this to occur.
Confirmation Sunday is May 13, 2012.
If you have a youth in middle school who has not yet gone through Confirmation Class, please encourage to join us as we prepare a new group of young people to make the decision to become an adult in the United Methodist Church.
Older Youth Confirmation
Not all our youth are cradle Methodists who attend PPUMC with their parents. Many of our students begin attending PPUMC at the invitation of a friend. Many have stayed to make this their church home, often bringing parents and younger siblings with them.
We currently have a number of students who don't fit the criteria for our "traditional" Confirmation Class. To bring them fully into the church, we will be holding an Older Youth Confirmation Class for high school youth during the Sunday School hour for four weeks—Feb 5, 12, 26 and March 4. Confirmation Sunday for this class will be on March 25.
Both of these classes require your Youth to be pre-registered. You can download the forms from the Youth home page or please see me for more details.
See you at the church!