Webster Presbyterian Church
...that all may come to know Jesus Christ, to love Him, to serve Him, and to enjoy Him forever.
 

UPCOMING  YOUTH  EVENTS

October 1st it is going to take teamwork to collect the most unique photos in our Photo Scavenger Hunt.  Put on your running shoes and bring your cellphone charged!  We will set out around the community at 4 p.m. and return to WPC by 5:30 p.m. to share our photos with each other.  We are looking for adult drivers for this new event.  Every youth is NOT required to have a cellphone to participate in this event.  Teams will be divided to have a cellphone.  This event will end at 6:00 p.m.

On October 8th, put on your comfy clothes or pajamas and come on down to the youth room for movie night from 4 to 6 p.m. Bring blankets, sleeping bags or beanbag chairs to snuggle up in.  Concession snacks will be provided.

October 15th Youth Fellowship will enjoy the beauty of autumn in the scenic Genesee Valley from the window of authentically restored freight train cabooses for a mile-and-a-half ride to a pumpkin patch to select a pumpkin.  We will tour the inside of the museum while we wait for the train.  After the ride we will enjoy the petting zoo and eat our snack of cider and donuts before heading back to WPC.  We will leave at 3:00 p.m. from church and return at 6:00 p.m. in time for pick up.  R.S.V.P. by October 5 so I can order tickets together in one group.

We are walking the Landmark Society Ghost Walk the evening of Friday, October 20.  Costumed actors will portray the spirits of real Rochesterians, sharing the stories of their untimely deaths.  Be sure to mark your schedule for this terrific - not terrifying - event!  We will meet to carpool from WPC and need drivers.  RSVP by October 13 so I can order tickets together in one group.  Groups leave every 15 minutes for a 1½ hour walk, followed by cider and a donut.  We will meet to leave WPC at 7 p.m., returning around 9 p.m.

On Sunday, October 29th, we will be helping the Parenting in Faith class with their Trunk-or-Treat event.  Our youth will decorate my vehicle for the event, help park cars, hand out treats, and walk children around the event.  Those able to arrive at 3 p.m. will decorate my car and park cars. The event for the children will run from 4 to 6 p.m.  Put on your costume and come out to have fun serving the children of our church and community!

All youth grades 6th through 12th are welcome and always encouraged to bring friends to Youth Fellowship.  Youth Fellowship permission forms can be found on the WPC website under the youth tab at http://websterpres.org/files/Youth/YouthPermForm%202017-18.pdf.  Please bring the completed form to the first event.  Help me to plan for our events by responding with your expected attendance whenever possible.  It is necessary to plan games, provide adult support, rides and snacks.

Parents are encouraged to join the Youth Committee to help plan and run activities.  The Youth Committee meets the second Thursday of each month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the youth room.  Some events require carpooling or more adults to run the event, so we will ask for adults to join us.  Adults are always welcome to join us in supporting our youth activities.

Anyone interested in receiving Youth Fellowship emails that is not currently on my distribution list should send their contact information to youth@websterpres.org.


Together in Service and Fellowship,

Wanda Nungesser, Director of Youth Ministries

youth@websterpres.org, 585-414-1337

 

 

Guardian  Angel  News

As we begin a new school year, we once again begin a new Guardian Angel Program for the youth of our church in grades 6 – 12.  All youth in those grades are invited and encouraged to take part!

A teen questionnaire/sign-up form has been sent to each youth.  If your child did not receive one, extra copies are available on the table in the upper Narthex hallway.  Those forms need to be returned to Gayl Galen no later than October 1.

Throughout the year, the adult “Angel” will leave cards, notes, and small gifts secretly for the youth they have been assigned.  We feel the most important part of this program is that the youth taking part will know that they have a special person praying for them throughout the school year.  We depend on the parents to keep us updated on special events, concerns, or achievements.

Adults are needed to sign up to become “Angels” for the upcoming school year.  Please stop by the table outside the Church School Office to leave your name and contact information.  This is a wonderful opportunity for adults and youth of our church family to get connected!

If you have questions about the program, contact Gayl Galen (872-5154).



Youth Handbells for October 2017

Praise Ringers rehearsals are scheduled on Sunday mornings at 10:45 on October 1, 8, 15 and 29.  Anyone interested in participating in the handbell program should contact Jackie Anderson for information (703-2381 or jktanderson42@gmail.com).