2016 Youth Winter Retreat deposits due December 6
The Winter Retreat is January 22-24 at Camp Broadstone in Banner Elk, NC. We’ll do Saturday night skiing at Sugar Mountain Ski Resort. Information fliers and medical forms available at the Youth and Parents Potluck on January 3.
Youth Choir Notes
12/6 – Rehearsal (4:00 p.m.)
12/13 – Rehearsal (4:00 p.m.)
12/20 – Sing in worship (rehearse at 9:00 a.m.)
12/20 – Christmas Caroling (3:00 p.m.)
12/27 – No rehearsal
1/3 – Rehearsal (4:00 p.m.)
Youth Christmas Party
Friday, December 11
7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Branscom/Heflin home
What to bring:
- Wrapped gift for the exchange game (in the $5 range and something people might actually WANT to take home!)
- A dish for the potluck
- Donations for the CWS Refugee Welcome Kits (see article below for list of items needed)
Youth Group and Friends Christmas Caroling at Croasdaile
Sunday, December 20
Attire: Festive Casual!
Meet at the church at 3:00 p.m. and we’ll return by 7:00 p.m. Be sure to bring money for holiday pancakes at IHOP after caroling!
Youth, if you’d like to sing a solo or play an instrument, please let Kelly know. (There is a piano in the Chapel.)
Parents, if you’d be willing to be a driver for this event, please let Kelly know.
Youth and Parents Potluck and Winter Symposium
Sunday, January 3
5:00-7:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall
Bring a covered dish and join us as we kick off the new semester with food, fellowship, and information about upcoming youth events.
Epiphany Night All Ages Mission Project for Refugees
On a night when we celebrate the Magi bringing gifts to the refugee Jesus, the Watts Street youth are sponsoring an inter-generational service project to assemble Welcome Kits for Refugees through the Durham office of Church World Service.
The congregation is invited to bring the following linens or hygiene items on or before Wednesday, January 6: twin, full or queen sheet sets in good condition (no king), bath towels, hand towels, washcloths, blankets/comforters/quilts, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, and shampoo.
After church supper on January 6, we’ll assemble our kits and also learn more about the Syrian refugee crisis, the struggle of refugees worldwide, and opportunities for people of faith to “welcome the stranger”.
On January 13, Ellen Andrews, the director of CWS’s Durham Immigration & Refugee Program, will speak on how we can get involved beyond simple donations