By Keith Lee, Associate Pastor
Last month, our group made plans for the year. We decided to have two categories. One was for fellowship/fun events. The other was for outreach and service projects. Fellowship outings are important in maintaining and building relationships. These outings provide opportunities to form memories and experiences that will shape students’ faith journeys. The other important category was outreach and service projects. Our group felt that this was an important area and had many ideas. Also, some parents expressed the desire to increase opportunities for service projects. We listed some options and discussed their merits. We narrowed the list to the following below. We welcome greater participation by Trinity’s youth community at these events. Please take a look and join us soon!
April 5 Ice Skating
Skating might not be inviting when it’s cold outside. But when the weather warms up, and we miss the chill in the air, then skating should be fun.
May 17 Laser Tag
We had a great time with laser tag last time so we’re going again!
June 7 Bible Museum
July 13-26 King’s Dominion
The date is still up in the air depending on students’ availability and schedule.
If there is a fantastic game conference held in the area, we will consider it and announce the date. We’re waiting for more info from our game master before we decide.
We went to Whitetail this January and had more than twenty participants. We’ll go again next year so look for announcements.
You know this will be in the list. Last year we sold all the trees in three weeks. We hope to do the same. Please plan on helping out starting Thanksgiving weekend!
Christ House Lunch Service Project
Christ House is a medical care facility for those who are homeless. It’s located in DC, and every third Saturday of the month a team from Trinity makes lunch and serves residents. Connie Jeremiah said that she would love to take a team from the youth group. Let me know if you’re interested in this service project.
Vacation Bible School
VBS is a vital ministry of Trinity that serves the greater McLean community. It’s not just a program but a great way to minister to 100+ children and their families. The end of July or first week of August are possible dates.
This is still in planning stage but most likely the trip will be for one week right after the end of the school year on June 12. Look for more info.
Youth-Based Food Drive for SHARE
Trinity collects food for many organizations, and SHARE is one of them. We thought that we could sponsor one. Most likely, we’ll have one in September.
College Care Packages
The youth group has always helped send out college care packages. Our next shipment will be in February. Donations for food and postage costs will be appreciated.