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Youth Christmas Tree, Wreaths and Garland Sale - Pre-order Now

Pre-order your Christmas Tree, wreath or garland from our youth and help support their summer mission trips. Then join us December 1-3  to pick up your items. Order early to make sure you get what you want. Please help us spread the word by sharing with friends. 

Order HERE

Sign-ups to work the tree lot will be in next week's youth yak.

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Volunteers Needed to Work the Tree Lot - Dec. 1-3

 Sign-up to work on the Christmas Tree Lot  We need parents and youth to sign-up to help. We can't do this event without you. 

Sign up HERE

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Merry and Bright Movie Night Class Christmas Parties

Youth will gather at host homes to celebrate Christmas together (see below for information, addresses are in the sign-up genius) on December 11th. Youth are invited to dress up as their favorite Christmas Movie Characters & join us to play games, have fun, and enjoy time with one another! To RSVP please sign up to bring an item to the party to share using the links below, and bring a White Elephant Gift to exchange. Gifts should not exceed $10. Times vary by grade. Click the grade of your youth to RSVP.   
6th Grade - 6 – 7:30 pm - The Foose House SIGN UP HERE
7th grade  - 6 – 7:30 pm - The Jones House SIGN UP HERE
8th grade - 5:30 – 7 pm – Each small group will be in a different house. Homes are listed on the Sign Up Genius. SIGN UP HERE
High School - 7- 8:30 pm –The Rogers House SIGN UP HERE

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High School Hype at Truist Field 

December 9, 6 pm - 10 pm: Snow Tubing and Ice Skating at the Light the Knights Festival at Truist stadium. A regulation-size ice rink and snow tubing hill in the outfield for all to enjoy has been added this year. The event will also feature holiday lights, live entertainment, holiday treats, shopping, Santa, and more! Cost is $32 per person and you will need to bring your own spending money for food and shopping. Sign up Here.

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Love Feast Worship - December 18th

December 18, 6:00 p.m., Sanctuary: Everyone is invited to this youth-led worship service featuring spiced tea and love feast buns. To Help with the Love Feast SIGN UP HERE

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Summer Mission Trips 2023

Summer Mission Trip Dates More details are to come next week, but we wanted to share the dates of the summer mission trips. Please add these to your calendars. Registration for trips, other than Israel, will open on November 1st. 
Middle School Kansas City - June 11- 16, 2023
Senior Pilgrimage to Israel - June 20 - 30, 2023
High School Costa Rica - July 6-13, 2023
High School Faith Ministries in Mexico - July 16-22, 2023

Summer Mission Trips 2023

Summer Mission Trip Dates Registration will open at 10 am on November 1st. Please register using your Realm log-in not as a guest. That will allow you to pay only the deposit. If your youth is not home to answer the questions, you can go ahead and register and they can go back in and answer them later in the day (just select edit registration). Scholarships are available on request. Contact Jason Rhymer to discuss. 

Middle School Kansas City - June 11- 16, 2023
Current 6-8th graders, 25 youth spots, 5 Chaperone Spots
Cost $1,550.00 - 3 spots left

Middle School Youth will fly to Kansas City, MO for a “Justice 101: Moving from Service to Justice” experience. You will begin with an all-day service experience in Kansas City’s Historic Northeast with Independence Boulevard Christian Church, Micah Ministry, and Fruition KC; this experience will open your eyes to the realities of economic, housing, and food injustice. We will also explore the city’s history of racism, visiting with representatives from various metro Racial and Economic justice coalitions and representatives. Groups will serve with the Refugee and Immigrant Population of Kansas City, and learn about the struggles of the public education system (there are 15 different school districts in the city of Kansas City, MO, alone!). Groups will spend time intentionally thinking about the mosaics that are their hometowns, the lines drawn where they live, and how we can take lines of division and make new and beautiful stories of healing by our collective work for justice. REGISTER HERE

High School Costa Rica - July 6-13, 2023
Current 9th-12 graders, 21 youth, 4 Adults
Cost $1,800.00 - Full

We will be going to Costa Rica to work alongside Costa Rica Mission Projects with Wil Bailey and his amazing team. This will be a week of mission-building work and team-building with a local church. We will have an R&R day as well where we will spend time at a beach and rainforest. Limited to 25 spots.

High School Faith Ministries in Mexico - July 16-22, 2023
Current 9th - 12th graders, 34 youth, 6 adults
Cost $1,600.00 - Full

Join our team to work alongside Faith Ministry located on the Mexican Border. We will be building three cement houses and pouring three roofs for families while making a difference one block, one smile, one new friend at a time. We will also help distribute food to families and the health clinic on site. This is the mission trip that most of our college kids say was the most impactful!  Limited to 40 spots.

Senior Pilgrimage to Israel - June 20 - 30, 2023 

(PLEASE REGISTER BY TUESDAY - NOVEMBER 1st) High School Seniors are invited to join us on a pilgrimage to Israel from June 20 - 30, 2023. We are still working on the final cost of the trip. It will range from $3,000.00 - $3,800.00 depending on how our fundraising goes. Dr. Howell will be joining us on this trip. A $500 deposit is due at the time of registration.