Every year we choose February to be our month where we put a special focus on the importance of sharing our faith, and what better way to do that than to Bring a Friend?
February was originally chosen as Bring a Friend Month because of Valentine's Day. I figured if we were already spreading love around, we might as well as apply it to our church life as well.
Starting Sunday, February 3, 2013 if the kiddos bring a friend to Sunday School, then they and their buddy will get to pick from our special prize basket.
We'll be taking a little break from our Books of the Bible review cards and focusing on lessons on God's love during Chapel Time throughout February. On Feb. 17, 2013, however, we'll be making our Praying Arm Pretzels, which is always a favorite day for the kiddos.
We hope to see you there...Bring a Friend!
Mark your calendars (and amp up those appetites) because the Laurel UMC Youth are hosting a Pancake Breakfast to raise money so they can attend Dare 2 Share in Seattle.
The Pancake Breakfast will be held Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013 at 8:30 a.m.
Dare 2 Share is an exciting opportunity for our Youth to really grow in their faith. It's does for teens what Women of Faith has done for (female) adults.
Interestingly - and tragically - the start of the Dare 2 Share ministries has a direct correlation to the April 20, 1999 school shooting at Columbine High School. Greg Stier, President and Founder of Dare 2 Share Ministries, resigned a pastorate at a church in Arvada, CO following that tragic day to pursue Dare 2 Share full-time. The "driving concept behind this movement is a calling, much like the calling Jesus gave to his disciples...a dare to share."
-Dare 2 Share website
Certainly you can head over to the Dare 2 Share website to learn more about why our Youth are so fired up to attend this event, but even better, just ask them when you pop in and support their Pancake Breakfast this Sunday.
Mark your calendars and plan to help us pack the pews because the Laurel UMC Youth Group is taking on the awesome challenge of leading the January 27th main Worship Service.
You can expect a little moving and grooving as things get ready to start (in that lovely 10:00-10:15 a.m. window), and from there things will be divvied up between various youth, with senior Emily Shelton delivering the sermon.
Expect great and wonderful things from this group of bright, faithful young people!
We hope to see you there!
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