Youth News

by Chris Abel

ABEL-CHRIS-97       The Christmas story is kind of bizarre. A woman gets miraculously pregnant, angels appear in front of people, God speaks in dreams, children get murdered, foreign wise men flee from an evil king… and yet it’s one of the most family-oriented, happy times of the year. Why? I think it’s because in the face of all that chaos, there’s a beautiful moment. A baby is born.

To teenagers, this may not seem like a big deal. A baby. Woopdi-do. But there’s something powerful about the hope that comes with new life. Every president, world-changer, hero or heroine has to be born. We all start as this little, vulnerable creature. Even Jesus. A baby means hope for change. New ideas and hopes and energies to make a difference in our world. This is why I like teens. They have a way of seeing the world in a new light. They are like big babies. 🙂 Honor that newness in youth and in others!

December Youth Group Schedule

1 Youth Group 5 p.m.

8 Youth Group 5 p.m.

15 Youth Group 5 p.m.

22 Youth Christmas Party

29 No Youth Group

Don’t forget to sign up to help sell Christmas trees (contact me). Tree lot hours here.


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Trinity United Methodist Church is located in McLean, VA. Our weekly worship services are on Sundays at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. and on Wednesdays at noon. Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. for children and adults. Children up to 6th grade are also invited to Children's Education during the 10:30 service. Adult Bible Study also occurs on Mondays at 10 a.m. and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Please visit our website for more information.

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